Top-10 Reasons to Subscribe to FantasyGuru.com for 2013
#1 – Our credibility, proven track record, and professionalism
With so many sources to choose from, credibility
is a very important factor when choosing a fantasy service. We contend that NO fantasy
site or service can match us in terms of credibility/professionalism, as well as our track
We feel we are true
professionals in this field, and here are some examples of how we stand out from the rest:
We’ve been publishing since 1995, an eternity in the fantasy industry. In 2013, we are celebrating our 19th year in business, and our reputation is impeccable in the industry. Many of our competitors haven’t been playing fantasy football as long as we’ve been publishing this site. We’ve also experienced double-digit growth 18 years in a row, and we’ve done that the last five years in a bad economy. It just goes to show that content is still king, and our content continues to keep people coming back for more.
We’ve led the charge in this industry in many ways and were the first to
produce many different types of content that are staples in the business now, but here are some of the
specific things we led the charge on in this industry:
fantasy columnists/content providers to ESPN.com (1995)
on-air fantasy experts on NFL.com (2002)
on-air fantasy analysts for NFL Network (2003)
print magazine to interview an NFL player (2003)
fantasy sports contributors for Sirius Satellite Radio (2004)
the) First fantasy site to send out a “Breaking News” update (1997)
the) First site to use the stock market analogy for fantasy (1995)
of the first sites (if not the first) to track pass target numbers
of the first sites to track average draft positions
the last couple of years, Greg Cosell of NFL Films has emerged as one of the nation’s foremost
NFL personnel and matchup analysts. He’s quoted by a lot of other fantasy sites, but he’s
actually worked with us for almost a decade.
We merged with footballinjuries.com (2008) to create the most comprehensive fantasy football information service on the Internet. Already one of the oldest and leading fantasy football information sites on the Internet, in 2008 we merged with the highly respectedfootballinjuries.com, also online since 1995. Footballinjuries.com had been the premier news and injury information service – The
Pro Football News & Injury Report – for the previous 14 years. The Footballinjuries.com staff has an active role, as editor Adam Caplan is a regular contributor going forward. FantasyGuru.com subscribers also benefit from the inside information that Caplan, Steve Cohen, and the rest of the footballinjuries.com staff, including NFL Insider Jay Glazer, have always brought to the table.
Unlike the other fantasy services, we’re on the inside when it comes to the NFL. Members of our staff and the Footballinjuries.com staff talk to NFL players, coaches, agents, and beat writers; we attend events such as the NFL Combines, NFL Draft, and Training Camps with full-credential access; we’re constantly discussing the league with key insiders and analysts who talk to coaches and players and break down coach’s tape. Most other sites get their information from watching games and reading newspapers and are run by people who hold down full-time jobs in other fields. In other words, they’re like any other NFL fans. We’re truly a professional staff, and even our other full-timers came from strong NFL backgrounds, having done work for PhiladelphiaEagles.com and NFL Films while also serving as football editors for Penn State's student-run newspaper.
We published a national fantasy football magazine. FantasyGuru.com Magazine has featured interviews with such marquee NFL players as LaDainian Tomlinson, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steve Smith, Clinton Portis, Reggie Bush, and Marshawn
Lynch. In fact, it was the first fantasy magazine to ever feature a player interview. In 2009 we decided to cease publishing the magazine due to skyrocketing costs and also due to a pending lockout in 2011, one that looked problematic for fantasy football magazines.
We've been all over T.V. and radio. Publisher John Hansen appeared on the Fantasy Fix TV show on Comcast Sportsnet’s local stations, which also aired nationally on Direct TV and on other stations during the NFL season from 2003-2008. You have also been able to hear FantasyGuru.com’s Hansen and Caplan each hosting “SiriusXM Fantasy Football”
on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. Overall, Hansen has been SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s official fantasy football expert, as he’s frequently heard on several Sirius sports shows. Due to the success of Hansen’s and Caplan’s shows on Sirius NFL Radio from 2004-2009, the company launched an entire channel devoted to fantasy in 2010 and asked Hansen and Caplan to host the channel’s signature show, “SiriusXM Fantasy Football.”
In addition, Senior Writers Matt Camp and Joe Dolan have gained a loyal following hosting the weekend edition of that show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Hansen and Caplan have also worked as fantasy analysts alongside former NFL player Ron
Jaworski on the weekly TV show NFL Fantasy Live and on the NFL Network on the Playbook show, where they appeared alongside former NFL players Sterling
Sharpe and Solomon Wilcots. They were also the chief analysts on a DVD the NFL produced for fantasy football in the early 2000s. In addition, Caplan is a regular on Sirius NFL Radio, Comcast Sportsnet, and many other media outlets. Former footballinjuries.com owners Steve Cohen (VP of sports programming for Sirius Satellite Radio) and Jay Glazer (Fox Sports) are huge names in the business.
We're elsewhere on TV, radio, and in print. We’ve also provided fantasy analysis for an NFL preseason special that appears nationally on ABC in August. We’ve appeared weekly on ESPN Radio and too many (local) radio stations to mention, as well as being interviewed by and quoted in the Wall
Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Charlotte
Observer, Newark Star-Ledger, Wired News, by the Associated Press, and in other publications.
We’ve even made it on a sitcom! That’s right; the creators of the hit comedy series The
League on FX thought so much of our site and overall fantasy acumen that they wrote us into one of their episodes in 2010. Our own John Hansen and Adam Caplan appeared in four scenes playing themselves as fantasy football experts hosting their show on Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio. Check out the IMDB
page for the episode here. We contend that no other fantasy experts can play themselves better than Hansen and Caplan.
proven our savvy in some of the top "expert" leagues on the Internet by winning 30+
about success in "Expert Leagues" in the fantasy sports
industry is a necessary evil in today's competitive times. For the most part, when you compete in a
league comprised only of individuals who write about fantasy sports for a living, the competition really
is tough, despite what some skeptics may believe. So while the bragging may annoy some, publishing
expert league results is one of the best ways a consumer can determine whether or not a fantasy "Expert"
really is an expert or a good player.
In total, Hansen has won 22 expert leagues, all of them considered high-end in the industry.
some hardcore FantasyGuru.com readers formed a startup Dynasty league and challenged Hansen to
compete with his own readers. Even though all the participants were privy to every fantasy football
thought Hansen had from the site, Hansen still won the
NFL Insider Adam Caplan has over 10 "Expert League" titles to his credit as
well. Senior Writers Matt Camp and Joe Dolan have always taken home titles in fantasy expert leagues the
last three years (2009-2011). Dolan, for example, won the 14-team Host League comprised solely of hosts
on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.
In addition, our writers’ articles and fantasy football player rankings have appeared in seven national fantasy football magazines. See what our customers say about our fantasy football player rankings and more.
Reason #2 – Our content quality and uniqueness
We're not infallible, but over the last 18 years, you would be hard-pressed to find a
more reliable source of fantasy analysis and prognostication anywhere, as our subscribers have come to
expect, and our competitors have consistently imitated (or worse, copied). Since 1995, we’ve been
on the cutting edge and continue to be.
In 2008, due to our merger with footballinjuries.com and contributions from
NFL insider Adam Caplan and NFL analyst Greg Cosell, we brought our content to a new level, and one
not matched anywhere else when it comes to an effective combination of fantasy intelligence, inside
information, and the analysis of personnel. With three other full time Senior Writers hired in 2009-2010
who focus only on covering the NFL for fantasy football year-round, we’ve taken things to yet
another higher level.
Some sites are good at regurgitating and offering up a barrage of stats; some are
good at collecting a wide variety of opinions to give you the "safest" picks and rankings;
some are good at rewriting newspaper articles available to the general public.
Generally speaking, here’s what we do:
extensive news and injury updates, but with the inclusion of insider information not found in
newspapers (or found in them well after we’ve reported it). We give you not only the
information, but also insight into the fantasy implications of the information. When situations aren’t
exactly clear or known, we’re giving you the best educated guesses from those close to the
our access to legit NFL insiders and events such as the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine, Owners Meetings,
etc. and NFL Coaches Tape to offer superior fantasy football analysis and overall
football extensively – not just fantasy football – by analyzing personnel and coaching
philosophies and how they pertain to and affect fantasy production. In other words, we’re not
just using statistics and numbers to analyze players and teams. We’re analyzing talent,
offensive and defensive systems, matchups, etc.
up our extensive analysis with the appropriate statistical data, especially unique data that cannot
be found in newspapers or on sites like nfl.com and espn.com.
proven and well thought-out "gut feelings" and fantasy instincts culled from over a decade
and a half of producing our site and, in our publisher’s case, from playing fantasy football
since the mid-80s.
numerous stat-based tools (Points Allowed tool, SOS tool, History tool, etc.) to enhance the user
experience even further and aid in the fantasy football decision-making process.
our information in a variety of forms, including standard text pages, blogs, message boards,
podcasts, Twitter posts, smart phone apps, and more.
while you will find some difference of opinions among our writers from time-to-time, we mostly offer
up a singular message, one carefully analyzed by our staff, aimed at giving our readers a clear
We do all this in a professional and well-written way that is not only informative,
but it’s also entertaining (and sometimes even humorous).
invite you to visit our “What You Get” page to see exactly what you’ll receive as a subscriber. Finally, we
should note that, while we have a TON of features that we welcome subscribers to take advantage of, we
make it easy for subscribers to utilize as much or as little of our content as they see fit. There’s
no need to get overwhelmed with the wealth of information and tools we have to offer. If you want the
bare minimum (just the facts, projections, etc.), it’s easy to find and use.
Reason #3 – Our advanced stat tools and tech features
made major strides in this area over the last couple of years, and in 2013, we’re going to be
bringing things to a whole new level. There are too many features to list here (but check out
our “What You Get” page). Here’s just a small sampling of some of the tools
our subscribers will enjoy in 2013:
Guru Software: This web-based software will work on a PC or a Mac and is a fantastic tool for
running quick and easy mock drafts or analyzing your real drafts as they
happen in real time or after the fact. And the best part? The version of the software posted on our
site is synced up with FantasyGuru.com, so all of our projections, rankings, and
recommendations are built right into the software. As we update our projections twice a week, they
are also updated in the software.
Draft Guru iPhone/iPad and Droid App: Available this year for iPhone/iPad and Droid, you can
easily draft well using only your phone or iPad, and you can also use these apps to practice in mock
draft mode. This app is FREE for subscribers.
Draft Tool: Using this downloadable, stand-alone Excel program, easily track and manage your
online or offline drafts, and use the tool to maximize your Value-Based Drafting and much
Database: Deep statistical database of fantasy football information spanning the past nine
years. This gives us the ability to build software to isolate top performers, best matchups, SOS,
and much more.
A personalized portal to all of your fantasy football information. Create your fantasy teams
(scoring system, number of starters, roster, etc.) here in minutes, and all season you can view
custom information for your players, including player news, customized expert fantasy football
projections, suggested starting lineups, and more. If you don’t have time to utilize all our
offerings, simple set up your team(s) here in minutes and have all the information you need (injury
updates, custom projections, suggested starting lineups) available at the click of a
iPhone/iPad and Droid App – Take us with you and get custom news, projections, starting
lineup suggestions, articles, depth charts, and much more right on your smart phone or iPad. This
app is FREE for subscribers.
Preseason and In-Season Fantasy Football Projections: Custom built and sortable, expert
offensive skill, special team, and IDP projections, strictly based on your scoring
Preseason and In-Season Cheat Sheets - As a bonus, customized rankings can be generated in
cheat sheet form (even one-page) for easy access and viewing in the preseason and for each week of
the regular season.
Analyzer: Use this powerful tool to help with your lineup decisions. Set up your scoring systems
and how many players you start at each position in MyGuru, and this tool will suggest a starting
lineup for you, completely customized to your scoring system.
Comparison Tool – This tool allows users to easily compare players graph form
and includes every possible position and stat (as well as fantasy points in your custom scoring
Tool - This tool is yet another way for users to gain an advantage by charting out any
player's production at home or on the road. You can easily spots trends here, which could mean the
difference between wins and loses.
Consistency Tool - Use this tool when looking to make trades, pick up off the WW, or
for any reason. Easily see a player's consistency in terms of scoring (in your customized scoring
system) in graph form.
Glance – This tool is another way for subscribers to take advantage of a multitude of
our database benefits with only one click. While on our site, simply click on a player’s name,
and you’ll quickly see his remaining schedule with the fantasy points allowed to his position
for his upcoming opponents (in your scoring system), the player’s
fantasy points history against that opponent going back years, his remaining SOS (again customized
to your league), recent news, and even a weather report for his next game.
Projections – Each Tuesday morning, subscribers can view player projections for each
upcoming week, based solely on their scoring system(s) and the numbers each defense is giving up to
Analyzer: Using technology similar to our Roster Analyzer, this tool allows you to enter two
sides of a proposed trade, and the tool will then analyze the trade and indicate how favorable or
unfavorable the deal is for you.
Tool: For all positions, including IDPs, see what teams are giving up the most/least points to
each fantasy position in your scoring system(s) over the schedule range you select.
of Schedule Tool: We measure strength of schedule by looking at the fantasy points allowed by
each team to a given position and then summing up and averaging those points over the schedule range
you select. The SOS shown can be customized to YOUR league’s scoring system, so it’s SOS
in YOUR league.
Stud Report: Keep track of the defensive leaders easily and effectively. Track all major
defensive stats, as well as who’s creating most of the opportunities for their teams, with
overall contribution percentages.
History Tool: Looking for player rankings that are 100% tied to each player’s past history
against this week’s opponent? That’s here, plus you can easily view your player’s
matchup history versus this week’s opponent and see if he’s dominated, struggled, or
fallen somewhere in the middle in recent meetings. View rankings for each week of the NFL by
position, based solely on the players’ fantasy points per game against their opponents for
each week of the NFL season. Also view each player’s game logs against a specific opponent
going back to 2002.
And, believe it or not, there will be much more than this!
Reason #4 - Our comprehensiveness & content delivery
There are hundreds of fantasy football sites on the Internet, but none of them can
approach our level of comprehensiveness. As a subscriber, you’ll enjoy a one-stop-shop for fantasy
information and analysis you can trust, along with statistical and technical tools. Our preseason and
in-season reports cover fantasy from every imaginable angle, and we feverishly update content each
day/week. We also provide the most in-depth analysis of NFL teams, coaches, and, of course, players.
Statistical and schedule analysis is also a very strong point. There’s much more, too. And unlike
competing publications that collect your money, issue you a password, and then leave you completely on
your own all year, Fantasyguru.com prides itself in keeping in close contact with its
subscribers throughout the season.
Not only that, but we devote extra resources so we have a mailing system that can
e-mail our entire subscriber list in less than 5 minutes – even a 100-page e-mail if need be.
These e-mails contain a large percentage of the content we post on our site. FantasyGuru.com is
a service, not just a site.
Whenever we lift a finger, you'll either be e-mailed the content directly or will be
notified by e-mail when we produce new content that is too large to e-mail. By the time the season
is over, we'll likely e-mail you 140-150 times with full reports, notification that large reports have
been posted online in our subscriber area, and breaking news updates. We'll also produce 2,500 pages of
content (with no fluff), 150+ different editorial sections, and 700+ articles or features, total. In
addition to keeping in close contact via e-mail, we also provide you with your own username and
password, which will enable you to access our premium content whenever and wherever you
Reason #5 – Our interactive and multimedia content
In 2007 we began producing weekly and bi-weekly Podcasts, which only enhanced our
offerings and provided subscribers with even more information delivered in new ways. Many podcasts are
hosted by our own John Hansen and Adam Caplan, who happen to be TV and Radio veterans in
this industry, appearing on TV shows on NFL.com and NFL Network as far back as 2002. Hansen and
Caplan are currently also the hosts of “SiriusXM Fantasy Football” on Sirius/XM Fantasy
Sports Radio. The duo produces various preseason podcasts. During the season, our Sunday night wrap-up
show goes over the weekend that was and will offer early info on injuries and WW options. Mid-week, the
duo will be joined by a veteran of NFL analysis, Greg Cosell of NFL films and the
Senior Producer of the NFL Matchup show that airs on ESPN. No fantasy site can match our ability to
offer some of the most insightful NFL analysis that Cosell brings to the table, since he spends
countless hours each week analyzing coach's tape along with Ron Jaworski. In addition, Senior
Writers Matt Camp and Joe Dolan, who also host the Weekend Edition of SiriusXM Fantasy Football on
Sirius/XM Fantasy Sports Radio, host a weekly podcast “In the Loop” that covers fantasy
football from a variety of angles and allows listeners to phone in with questions.
We're also the only fantasy site consistently interviewing players, and in the last couple
of years, we've spoken to such names as Sam Bradford, Arian Foster, Antonio
Forte, Pierre Thomas,
Olsen, and many more.
2009, we hit Twitter hard,
and in our first four years, we’ve “Tweeted” over 16,000 times (as of April 2013). You
can follow us for free by clicking here.
Many of our readers absolutely love our updates, insight, and even our humor on Twitter. Thanks to this
tool, we’re able to offer up information, insight, and analysis displayed right on our homepage
from anywhere and at any time. This is especially convenient for breaking news. Also, we believe we have
the most followers of ANY independently owned (not by a major media company) fantasy information service
on the planet (43,000 as of 4/13). There's a reason tens of thousands of fantasy players - and
hundreds of other fantasy writers - follow our Twitter feed.
You can also get updates on our various blogs, podcasts, and more by become a fan of our site on
In addition, FantasyGuru.com boasts an impressive and devoted
message board community. Our boards are full of knowledgeable and helpful individuals and are void of a
lot of the problems comparable boards face, such as frequent personal attacks and the like. Some of our
customers even claim that access to our MBs alone is worth the price of subscription. Access to our MBs
is for current subscribers only, so the number of personal attacks, trolls, etc. is
Finally, we host regular expert chat sessions, giving our customers access to our
insiders on a wide variety of topics.
Reason #6 – Our longevity and originality
We started publishing in 1995 as a printed, hard-copy newsletter, and in each year
that followed, our company has grown by leaps and bounds and has become stronger and better than the year before. You'd be
surprised how many other fantasy services are run by people who also have full-time jobs. Fantasy
Football IS our full-time and only job.
last few years, we have seen many, many sites attempting to imitate and duplicate our content. For
example, we believe we invented the "Breaking News" e-mail update in 1997 when we sent one out
to advise readers to pick up then-rookie Corey
Dillon after news broke that starter Ki-Jana
Carter was out for the season. There have
been many, many examples of other sites copying our content ideas.
We can't control this imitation by others, but the fact that we have seen others
using our ideas only motivates us to improve our content continually to stay one step ahead of the
Wouldn't you rather get your information and analysis from an original, the service
to which the other services subscribe (or attempt to subscribe)?
Reason #7 – We do more for less, and time is money
First and foremost, we haven't raised our subscription price in our 19 years of
publishing. In fact, we continually add more and more content and cool technical features without
passing any of the costs along to our subscribers. Our costs to host and manage our site, for example,
have increased 500% the last 5-6 years, yet our subscription price remains the
And if you’re a previous subscriber, at the end of each season, you’re
always able to re-subscribe for the next year at a price that is lower than the going rate right as the
season ends. Feel free to review our Subscription Features (the "What You Get" page) for
overviews on the 2,500+ pages of content (with no fluff), 150+ different editorial sections, and 700+
articles or features total we will publish in 2013.
And while we certainly do not dispute the fact that there are a few sites that are
viable and do not charge a fee for information, we contend that no free (or pay) site can approach the
level of comprehensiveness offered by FantasyGuru.com. What this means for the user is that
he or she would have to search several sites to approach the level of information and analysis contained
Since time is money, and users who must search the web for hours upon hours waste a
significant amount of time, the alternative would be to subscribe to FantasyGuru.com. With a
subscription, all the information – NFL news, injury updates, fantasy analysis, fantasy football
player rankings, etc. – that a fantasy player could possibly need is delivered conveniently to his
or her e-mail inbox for less than $1 a week.
Reason #8 – Everyone needs an edge these days
Never before has fantasy football been so competitive and difficult to navigate than
it is right now – and it’s only going to get more heated and complicated. Ten years ago, it
was thought to be a stretch to charge a fee
for fantasy information, but we did it successfully then. Now, with more and more companies following
our lead and charging a fee for information, subscribing to FantasyGuru.com is not
merely a wise investment; many would say it’s a must.
If you’re a novice player, you’ll be helped greatly by our insightful
analysis and strategies, our fantasy football player rankings and projections, sleeper picks, and all of
our news and injury coverage (and more). If you’re a savvy player, you’ll enjoy the
convenience of not having to search multiple sites for info and scramble on Sundays wondering if your
star player is going to play. You’ll also appreciate a well-informed opinion to compare with your
own (and more). Again, you will not find a better combination of experienced and well thought-out
fantasy analysis, inside information, and quality NFL personnel scouting than what we offer at FantasyGuru.com.
And finally, you’ll get a noticeable edge by utilizing our various stat-based technical
Reason #9 – Our loyalty to our subscribers
We're not out to make a quick buck. We want to keep you as a subscriber for a long
time, and we work diligently to ensure you're satisfied, understanding that our users expect a
constantly improving product. We wouldn't settle for anything less. We have, without a shadow of a
doubt, improved our service in each of our 18 years of publishing, and in 2008 took things to a new
level with the merger with footballinjuries.com and the addition of some other key contributors
such as Greg Cosell of NFL Films. We’re constantly tweaking our site design based on
reader feedback, and we’re always adding new technical improvements and database-driven upgrades
and offerings. And 2013 will be no different, with some major technical enhancements, smart phone app
development, more interaction, and more content than ever, since we have a larger staff than ever.
Our subscription renewal rate is usually around 85%, which is very high. Plus, as
mentioned above, when you subscribe once at the regular price, you'll forever have the opportunity to
renew your subscription at a price substantially lower than "the going rate." Not only that,
but at the end of every season, we welcome subscribers to play in a special playoff league contest and
compete against other FantasyGuru.com readers. We will give away cash prizes ($3000 in 2013)
and free subscriptions for 2014 and for life.
Reason #10 –
Because YOU can be a Fantasy Guru!
We’ve been in this business a very long time, and we employ not only serious
fantasy experts, but also individuals who study coaches’ tape and who cover the league full-time,
so we have a lot to offer. From learning how to scout talent to understanding NFL schemes to wading
through the coach speak, we can educate you in a way that no other site can match.
Our vision with this site is not that we’re fantasy gurus and you should listen
to us; instead, it’s that we can make you a fantasy guru yourself. Armed with the information,
analysis, and overall intelligence that we bring to the table, we’re sure to bring your fantasy
game to another level. And even if you’re already at a professional level, you’ll still save
a ton of time researching the league by just using our site – and you’ll sleep well at night
knowing that our information is information you can trust.
We understand it seems ridiculous to some to pay for a fantasy service, but we’ve
been doing this for 19 years with a lot of success. Many of our readers were hesitant to order our
service at first, but ultimately they were very glad they did. We encourage you to give us a shot. After
just under two decades in this industry, we know for a fact that there's at least an 85% or more chance
that you, too, will be very glad you did.
Subscribe for 2013 Now!
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