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Fantasy Basketball Website Reviews

Our Fantasy Basketball website reviews are not grouped by category, simply because there aren't nearly as many websites as there are for Fantasy Baseball or Fantasy Football. In addition, we are including sites which require a subscription, because the offerings out there are sufficiently slim that it makes some sense to pay something for good draft prep materials.

We use the following notation: If a site is free, we include a single rating number (from one to ten) for each category. If a site offers services for sale, we rate it according to paid content with a number in parentheses.

We rate each site for the quality of its fantasy basketball leagues, fantasy basketball articles, fantasy basketball news updates, fantasy basketball draft help, and overall website usability. Our overall rating is determined by a weighted sum of the composite ratings, with a discount for paid services.


Website Overall Leagues Articles News Draft Help Usability Summary
Fantasy Sports Central 10 0 0 0 7.5 4 In a fantasy sport like basketball, where projections and other relatively sophisticated draft help is hard to find, Fantasy Sports Central really stands out. It's free, offers relatively good projections and rankings, as well as an in-season manager which helps you to find good waiver wire pickups and trades. This site is chock full of ads, and is a little clunky to use, but there is no free fantasy basketball service which comes close to its usefulness.
Yahoo Sports 9 8 4 3 3 6 Yahoo is pretty much king of the fantasy sports world, and most of their offerings are free. They don't have a lot of free fantasy draft help, and their news offering is substandard, but their leagues are superior to almost anything you can find. They are free, with a good user interface, a huge number of online players, and a very usable site. Don't rely solely on Yahoo for your fantasy draft prep, but using Yahoo as your home base makes a lot of sense.
CBS Sportsline 9 6 3 3 3 5 CBS Sportsline has some solid fantasy basketball offerings. It is free, and offers a fantasy basketball game which is fairly popular. It has some draft help available, some player news, and some articles, although none of them are that fantastic. Basically, this is a "jack of all trades, master of none" kind of site.
About.com 8 0 5 0 3.5 6 If About.com's site is fully updated, it has some very good offerings. Just check the dates on the most recent articles before you start copying rankings to a spreadsheet. Good, free analysis and rankings when you're preparing for your fantasy draft - assuming that the information is timely.
RotoWorld 8 0 6 9 (5) 5 Rotoworld is just an awesome site. Extremely strong fantasy basketball news blurbs, which are updated quickly and which provide updates on more players than you can find anywhere else. Good articles, totally free. Rotoworld does have a fantasy draft kit which is available only for a fee.
Sandbox 7 (5) 4 9 (5) 5 Sandbox gets Rotoworld's news feed, so if you want to access it here instead, go right ahead. Sandbox's articles aren't quite as good as Rotoworld's, and Sandbox has more content which is fee-based, but they do offer some pretty good leagues. Some industry people hold up Sandbox leagues as the best around, but they don't come for free.
RotoTimes 7 0 2 3 6 RotoTimes is useful primarily for its draft help resources, but these are generally pretty pedestrian without projections. Rototimes often provides free player projections in its online offerings, but not for every sport every year. Check in to see if projections are up, but if they aren't don't feel like you'd be missing a lot to just hit the back button.
Sport Fanatics 6 0 0 1 4 4.5 Sport Fanatics is largely made up of links to other websites, and not to the best websites at that. Still, it is a free site, and when it offers its own rankings and projections, it does so for free. Worth taking a look at, although it can be a little difficult to find anything here.
Hoops Klyce 6 0 0 2.5 8 5 Hoopsklyce is a site totally devoted to providing fantasy basketball projections and draft preparatory work for a fee. If you're interested in hiring out your draft prep work, this looks like the most reputable among the "draft kit only" websites.
RotoWire 6 (0) (3) (5) (6) 6 It's tough to recommend RotoWire, as its primary offering - its fantasy news service - is totally outclassed by RotoWorld. In addition, it is a fee-based site. Given that, RotoWire does have a decent news feed, some OK articles, and a reasonable-looking draft kit.
ESPN 6 (5) (4) (3) (5) 5 ESPN is basically like Yahoo and CBS SPortsline, but for a fee. If you're already an ESPN registered insider, you get access to the content, but in our experience ESPN content is no better than that on the other big sports portals. ESPN's website and user interface are a cut below Yahoo's, and the pages are slower to load. If some catastrophe befalls the other major sports sites, maybe ESPN's will have some value, but not until then.
Inside Hoops 7 0 5 3 3 4 This is another site that would be pretty decent if it were fully updated. Free rankings, as well as some articles and news, make this a potentially valuable site.
Basketball Monster 6 0 0 0 (7) 9 Although it is a paid option, we at RotoSource confess to have a place in our hearts for Basketball Monster. It is a site totally devoted to player projections, and breaking them down in useful ways. It is highly usable and fast with virtually no advertising or visual distractions - no frills, just the numbers. It's a good site, and perfect for someone who is numbers-oriented, but costs a fee for what you can find at Fantasy Sports Central for free.
NBA.com 5 2 3 3 2 6 NBA.com offers some information and fantasy analysis, but at a fairly low quality. Not a worthless site, but probably only useful for providing another set of rankings for you to include in your pre-draft preparations.
Fanball 5 (4) (3) (3) (5) 4 Fanball is a second-tier fantasy sports provider, with a fee. Given that, it is hard to recommend, although it does offer leagues, articles, news and draft advice.
Fantasy Hoops Realm 6 (0) (0) (0) (7) 5 Fantasy Hoops Realm offers a decent draft kit, highlighted by player projections, but only for a fee. If you're interested in paid options, this is one that might interest you.
Fan Insights 5 0 0 0 (7) 5 Fan Insights offers a draft kit, including player projections, for a fee. This is another paid option, of indeterminate quality.
USA Today 5 0 3 2 2 6 USA Today provides some decent offerings, something like a sports portal's, but without leagues. Some decent articles, news, and some draft help, if you're looking for another source.
RotoStuds 4.5 0 5 0 0 6 A small, free source of some nice articles. Some high quality stuff, but limited in scope and quantity.
Dr. Fantasy Basketball 4 0 0 2 2 6 Dr. Fantasy Basketball provides rankings, and not a lot else, but it does so for free. Another free source of rankings is nothing to sniff at.
Inside Hoops 3 0 1 2 0.5 4 Inside Hoops would be a decent source of draft prep if it were updated better. It doesn't provide much, at the moment.
Fantasybasketball.com 2 0 3 0 0 4 Fantasy Basketball just provides articles, but its "Fantasy University" page is somewhat interesting. The analysis is worth checking out.
Hoops World 2 0 (3) (3) 0 4 Hoops World offers articles, for a fee. Given what's available elsewhere for free, it's hard to justify forking over cold hard cash for fantasy sports articles.





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