5 Fantasy Football Lineup Tools You MUST Bookmark

  • David Gonos

Fantasy Football Lineup Tools

Fantasy Football lineup tools are always good to bookmark and keep around for when you start coming across some very tough decisions. We update these roster tools each year, in order to hook you up with the five best tools meant to bring you wins.

That might just be in Week 3, as you have to start decide between disappointing stars (DeMarco Murray and Jordan Howard?) and up-and-coming young players coming off a great week (Derrick Henry).

Now that the draft is far behind us, here are some of my favorite Fantasy Football lineup tools I’ve found over the course of several years. I’ve been playing Fantasy Football for the past 25 years. I’ve drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner – and I need some help once in a while too!

5 Great Fantasy Football Lineup Tools

Save these, bookmark them, use them – win with them!

1. “My Playbook” from FantasyPros

1 Fantasy Football Lineup Tools - My Playbook

Without question, this Fantasy Football lineup tool ranks first, second and third, if I was able to do that.

This Fantasy Football roster tool has so many ridiculously cool features, from waiver wire help, to trade help, to ongoing cheatsheets, to rating your team’s lineup for the upcoming week, to updated player news, this tool has it all. I go into much more detail here about how “My Playbook” is the single most useful Fantasy Football lineup tool there is. It’s not free, but it’s cheap, and it’s useful with multiple leagues and multiple sports, so you’ll get your money’s worth – and then some — by winning all of your leagues.
It will preview your matchup for any week, but it also provides a great waiver wire assistant and trade analyzer. It’s incredibly powerful.

2. FNTSY Weekly Rankings Reveal with Jake Ciely

FNTSY Sports Network has become a huge player in the Fantasy industry, and Jake Ciely has become known as one of the best player rankers in the game. He sits down weekly and counts down his rankings by position with Chris Meaney every week — and it’s freaking awesome.

3. Team Defense vs. Positions Tool by CBSSports.com

The table shows the yards and touchdowns allowed to each position by each NFL team, along with other great stats. It’s good to see things like how the Jets defense is allowing two touchdown catches to wide receivers per game, but the Dolphins and Browns defenses are the worst so far against tight ends.

4. numberFire.com’s Who Should I Start? Tool


You’re able to pit any two players against each other to see what the number crunchers think about that comparison! It’s also really useful for Daily Fantasy lineups, too.

5. CBS Sports’ Fantasy Football Roster Trends

This tool is more useful for waiver wire movement, but it’s also good for when you’re setting lineups and suddenly need to find a replacement for a player that is deemed out for the upcoming week. It looks at the thousands of CBS leagues and determines which players are the most added, most dropped, most viewed and most traded.

Let me know if there are some Fantasy Football lineup tools that you love that I might have missed! Tweet me @DavidGonos with a link and explanation why it’s your favorite!

David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com, NFL.com, MLB.com and SportsIllustrated.com.