A FANTASY EXCURSION THAT CONTINUES TO BE ITS OWN REWARD
ASSEMBLING OUR FANTASY FOOTBALL issue is a challenge every season—so many players, so much vital information. Last year, when the NFL lockout forced hundreds of players to remain unsigned until mid-summer, the task was especially daunting. Getting our postlockout issue out well ahead of fantasy drafts involved a highlight-worthy editorial scramble: endless nights, lots of late-breaking intel, sudden analysis, gallons of coffee.
So it was especially gratifying when we learned in January that the Fantasy Sports Writers Association had named SI's Fantasy Football Preview its 2011 Best Football Print Publication.
Now our mission is to be even better. To that end, we've significantly expanded the number of players carefully analyzed at every fantasy-relevant position to a grand total of 432, enough to stock even the deepest leagues. That complements features such as our draft-day cheat sheet, busts and sleepers, rookie ratings, Peter King's inimitable musings, plus ENEMY LINES, in which coaches give the inside fantasy scoop on the opposition.
One pleasure of working on this issue each year is that we always learn things. Lots of things. We hope you will too.
FANTASY NEWS ON YOUR SMARTPHONE
ACCESS TO SI'S fantasy football coverage hardly ends with this magazine. Throughout the NFL preseason and regular season you can get updated information delivered to your smartphone. Just scan the bar code above, or any of the bar codes printed on the position openers throughout the magazine, and in a matter of seconds you'll be taken to SI.com's latest fantasy football reports
Depending upon when you scan, you'll get updated information on player injuries and situations as well as other fantasy-related developments. Reacting to breaking news, SI.com will break down players and matchups right up until and through your fantasy draft, then will help you manage your team with tips on whom to start, whom to sit, whom to pick up and whom to let go, all the way until the NFL's final week.