FANTASY FOOTBALL 2009
FANTASY FOOTBALL JUNKIES, REJOICE! IN YOUR HANDS, YOU hold SPORTS ILLUSTRATED's foray into fantasy (the Swimsuit Issue notwithstanding), a full-blown, 168-page special edition packed with must-have information and tips for every fantasy football owner.
What makes this fantasypalooza different from the other fantasy magazines? First, to give readers the best football information from the best sources, we tapped SI's army of award-winning NFL writers, who are more closely attuned to the happenings around the league than anyone else, and polled them for their top sleepers, busts, rookies, etc. It gets better: For additional insight we went straight to the source—NFL assistant coaches—and asked for the scoop on players who they faced last year. The assistants dished, anonymously, of course. (Hint: Stay far away from Torry Holt. "He doesn't have anything left," one coach says.) This exclusive information can be found in the Team Reports section under Enemy Lines.
But to begin, bury your nose in the Quick Setup Guide, complete with the SI writers roundtable, Peter King's fantasy edition of 10 Things I Think I Think, draft strategies, team management tips and much more. After all, everyone needs a manual to build something as complicated as a winning fantasy football team. Let's start getting yours assembled.