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Top 5 Fantasy Football Books

Top 5 Fantasy Football Books

Table of Contents


  1. Warren Sharp's Football Preview
  2. The Fantasy Football Black Book
  3. Fantasy Football for Smart People
  4. Fantasy Football for Dummies
  5. Matthew Berry's Fantasy Life

1. Warren Sharp's Football Preview

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Warren Sharp is a world renowned for using computer models to understand and interpret what correlates to NFL success. Sharp publishes a yearly NFL preview book where he goes into detail about what his models are predicting for the upcoming season. Sharp uses his models to make predictions about not only the regular NFL season, but also about the upcoming fantasy season. Sharp's way of evaluating teams and players is unorthodox which makes his yearly previews unique. Despite Sharp's unorthodox approach, his evaluations are widely respected and sought after as he is a regular guest on ESPN and other sports radio shows in addition to being published in the Wall Street Journal.

2. The Fantasy Football Black Book

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Joe Pisapia, the author of The Fantasy Football Black Book, has been the best selling fantasy sports author for 10+ years on Amazon. With that being said, Pisapia's opinion on fantasy sports is one of the most sought after in the world. Joe has a unique method for evaluating players that is called Relative Position Value or RPV. Joe's method is focused on value-based drafting and The Fantasy Football Black Book goes into detail about why it is important to adopt these strategies. Pisapia also brings in other experts to provide their opinions on fantasy topics, covering all angles of the fantasy world.

3. Fantasy Football for Smart People

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Fantasy Football for Smart People is written by Jonathan Bales, who is the founder of both FantasyLabs and RotoAcademy. Fantasy Football for Smart People is a unique book as it focuses on daily fantasy sports. Daily fantasy sports are becoming increasingly popular and are being preferred to traditional fantasy leagues. Fantasy Football for Smart People aims to increase your knowledge of daily fantasy football by providing in-depth insight into psychological and data-centric factors that affect contests. This book is absolutely the top book that has more of a focus on daily fantasy sports rather than traditional fantasy leagues.

4. Fantasy Football for Dummies

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Fantasy Football for Dummies is the fantasy football edition of the For Dummies series. The For Dummies series is a series of books dedicated to educating the readers on the basics of a particular subject. With that being said, this book is focused on providing raiders with the most basic knowledge of fantasy football. Therefore, this book is a relatively easy read and simple to understand. The simplicity of this book is what makes it stand out and what has made this book and the For Dummies series so popular. This book covers all the basics, from drafting and scouting players to setting your lineup every week.

5. Matthew Berry's Fantasy Life

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Matthew Berry's Fantasy Life is a memoir by Matthew Berry about his rise in becoming a senior fantasy analyst at ESPN and one of the most respected fantasy analysts in the world. In this book, Berry includes stories about his fantasy journey that provide the reader with advice and are relatable. Berry is a well known voice in Fantasy Football and is a senior fantasy analyst for ESPN. In addition, he makes several guest appearances on radio shows and other publications. This book is an uplifting story about fantasy football and life but it does not provide the same analytical advice as other books on the market.



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