By Matthew Berry
All things considered, I've had a truly blessed journey in the fantasy sports industry. I've been playing since 1984 and now I'm the Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports. I'm a Sports Emmy Winner for my work on ESPN2's Fantasy Football Now.
I'm one of only four people to be a Hall of Fame member of both the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) and the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA). I'm the New York Times Best Selling Author of "Fantasy Life." Hell, I somehow had a cameo in Avengers: Endgame
Not a bad resume, right?
There's no reason to risk that resume or my reputation unless I truly believed in something. I've read every site on the planet for the 30 years I've been playing and these sites are the best of the best. I personally hand-picked each one and am putting my name behind it because I believe in what they do. I believe in the quality of the research, analysis, rankings and tools of these sites. I believe in the passion and professionalism of the people running these sites.
And I'm happy to put my name out front, in bold, on RotoPass because...
I'll start right off and tell you RotoPass isn’t for everyone. Just like you wouldn't give the Grandma who only drives to church on Sunday a Lamborghini, not every fantasy football player needs RotoPass. If you're in a casual league with a bunch of people that set their line-up on Friday and then check the scores Monday morning, then this isn't for you.
But if you play in a league where everyone knows what they are doing, where people start discussing next year's draft during the Super Bowl, the second a running back misses practice with a slight hammy issue, his second back-up is snatched up (because his handcuff is already owned)... you just found the answer to your prayers.
FootballGuys costs $40. The NFL season long package on Rotowire costs $48. A year of ESPN+ $60. RotoViz is $60. RosterWatch is $72. And the fantasy football package (season long and DFS) on Sharp Football is $100. You get access to all of that and the total value of the RotoPass sites is $380. You know why these sites cost so much? Because they can get it. They're that good.
And that's why I chose them to be a part of RotoPass.
Not every site - even the good ones - does everything equally well. So why should you have to choose? Now with RotoPass, you don't have to.
When you buy RotoPass, you're gaining access to ALL of the most reputable, knowledgeable and proven sites in the business. And here's the best part...
Be it a draft guide, a magazine, a website subscription, a fee for a league management service, your entry fees… you already spend money on fantasy sports. So why not spend it wisely?
RotoPass offers the best premium fantasy football sites at a discount of over $300. That’s not a typo. Over $300 off this amazing collection and you get it for a fill 12 months. If you bought all these sites separately, it would cost $380 and yet, we offer this package for LESS than $80.
These aren't a bunch of sites that just started with a couple of buddies who "really enjoy talking fantasy." No, these sites are among the oldest, most respected sites in the history of fantasy football. You know how every single analyst quotes Value Based Drafting ("VBD?"). Well FootballGuys.com founder and co-owner Joe Bryant is the guy who created that.
Over 15 years ago. Yeah.
You’ve heard of the famous “Zero RB” draft strategy? Well, that was invented by Shawn Siegele of RotoViz.
Speaking of inventions that are the now common throughout fantasy sports, Rotowire (back when they were called RotoNews) was the first company to do player news updates followed by a quick analysis of what that meant. They invented the fantasy player news model that every site tries to replicate (just not as well) as Rotowire.
Combined, all the sites in the RotoPass circle have over 75 years experience in offering professional, paid fantasy analysis. These aren't people doing it for a hobby or in their spare time. The people that own and operate the award winning sites in RotoPass do this for a living.
Think about that. In a world where everyone is offering free advice, rankings and articles, these people offer a product that is so high in quality that people are willing to pay for it. And pay for it in a significant enough way that they don't need to do anything else to make a living. Brag all you want about awards, expert league titles and making your subscribers winners (and that's coming next), but the real proof is in if you offer a good enough value that people want to pay for it. The sites in RotoPass have done just that for a long time. And now, they're finally all available for one low price.
All in, the sites in RotoPass have combined to produce over 70 expert league titles, over 100 different writing awards and feature ten different FSWA Hall of Famers.
I've already mentioned how FootballGuys Joe Bryant is the inventor of VBD (Value Based Drafting). Well, he also has a great eye for finding fantasy analysts. According to independent accuracy competitions, FootballGuys is top 3 in all-time winning percentage for career Fantasy Index rankings and their own Bob Henry is a two time Fantasy Index Experts Poll title winner. No wonder they are a FSTA (Fantasy Sports Trade Association) winner for Best Online Content Service. As Chris Schussman says, "Footballguys.com was invaluable in giving me the advice and resources I needed to win the WCOFF's (World Championship of Fantasy Football) $200,000 Grand Prize."
Rotowire, run by FSTA and FSWA Hall of Famer Peter Schoenke (one of only four people to be in both Hall of Fames) and featuring FSWA Hall of Famer Jeff Erickson and Industry legend Chris Liss have dominated the FSWA writing awards since they started, with 20 different Fantasy Writer of the Year awards and many more for articles, features and analysis. With more than 30 different expert league titles to their credit, Rotowire backs up what they preach by dominating on the virtual field.
ESPN+ features former NFL players breaking film down and talking to players and current coaches in a way no one else can and while there are too many awards and titles to mention but how about this:
There are FOUR different FSWA Hall of Famers on full-time staff. The only other company with more than one? Rotowire (with Jeff Erickson and Peter Schoenke). No other company has more than one. Starting with 2 time FSWA Writer of the Year and Hall of Famer Eric Karabell, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Stephania Bell and myself. With ESPN alone there are over 35 different FSWA award winners, an even more impressive number when you consider that Hall of Famers are not eligible for FSWA Writing Awards... with four HOF's on staff, we're running out of guys that are eligible. Luckily we recently added FSWA Award and Accuracy champ Mike Clay to our roster plus respected NFL Insider Field Yates now contributes to our fantasy coverage, as does NFL Matchup star and X&O guru Matt Bowen. Add to roster the 17 different FSTA Awards, the Emmy for Fantasy Football Now, the seven different Podcast Awards from PodcastAwards.com for Fantasy Focus and the fact that I am also in the FSTA Hall of Fame and well, we'll put our trophy case and expert title wins up against anybody.
Meanwhile, while everyone else is working for your fantasy team, Warren Sharp of SharpFootballAnalysis is working for ACTUAL NFL Teams, sharing his visualized play- by-play data with them. (And that you will also have access to!)
As for RotoViz, let @FF_Contrarian, 2nd Overall in NFFC Career Earnings, take a moment to tell you "I wouldn't have won the NFFC Primetime championship without access to the RotoViz apps."
Longevity and a proven track record, there is no site out there that can compete with RotoPass on an accuracy level, an industry awards or writing awards level, an expert league title level or in the millions of dollars they've helped their subscribers win. Add all of it up and not only can no other site compete, it's not a fair fight.
Be it job, school, work, kids, whatever... your time is valuable. You need the time you spend to be on fantasy football research, NOT searching all over trying to find what you need. With RotoPass, everything is only one click away!
Once you log into RotoPass.com, all the links are laid out in front of you. When you click on a site's link, a new window opens up INSIDE that site. Look around the site, get what you want, close the window.
You're still logged into RotoPass and can now go to another great RotoPass site.
In. Just. One. Click.
RotoPass.com is by far the most COMPREHENSIVE fantasy information service site you can subscribe to.
Do you play IDP? Maybe you start 2 QB's, 4 RB and 6 WR's. Maybe you play with head coaches. Or Punters. Don't laugh. I played in a punter league once. Do you count fumble recoveries more than touchdowns? Only draft players born in the Yukon? You name the rules, we have you covered with customizable advice, rankings, draft kits, line-up tools, sortable stats and more to help you win.
And while this is primarily a football website, subscribers to RotoPass get access to the rankings, news, tools, applications, articles and experts of all other leagues on both Rotowire and ESPN Insider, plus they get the Fantasy Insiders basic package for College Football. So if you have a fantasy basketball or fantasy hockey draft to get ready for...or are chasing a pennant in fantasy baseball or play daily fantasy college football....Rotowire, ESPN Insider and Fantasy Insiders will get you where you need to go with the same customizable rankings, analysis and draft tools they offer for fantasy football.
Seriously. Whatever you play, however you play, RotoPass has the sortable stats, projections, rankings and analysis for it all.
Don't take our word for it. Take the word of the biggest names in sports.
And by the way, when other "fantasy experts" want advice... they subscribe to our sites. We won't publish their names and embarrass them, but over 100 people who write for, work for or own fantasy websites and magazines are on the subscriber lists of all of our sites. So you can either pay them to steal and try to regurgitate it for you or go straight to the source.
Praise. Testimonials. Thanks. Call it what you will, but the subscribers of the RotoPass sites can't stop showering us in it.
"RotoPass helped me win $1,000,000 in the 2015 DraftKings World Fantasy Football Championship. I use RotoPass every day during the NFL Season" – Charles Chon (aka "Condia"), one of the highest ranked DFS players in the world.
"Footballguys was invaluable in helping us win $250,000!" – Joseph Reither, 2013 FFPC Champion
"Rotowire is great; the best out there for sports information concerning player news." – Franklin Rose, Vero Beach, FL
"Used the cheat sheet and in season downloads last year. Got me in all 5 "Super Bowls," winning 3 of them. It works." – RosterWatch Subscriber Kip C (@BomisHawg on Twitter)
"I wouldn't have won the 2013 NFFC Primetime championship without access to the RotoViz apps." – Shawn Siegele, 2nd Overall in NFFC Career Earnings
Still don't believe? Read many more testimonials here.
Thanks to the exploding popularity of fantasy football, news is all over the place and getting the winning edge, the extra insight, that razor thin margin of advantage is becoming harder and harder. Until now. Because while your competitors may subscribe to one premium website... Or even two... they don't subscribe to 6!
Like we said, different sites do different things very well. Now, thanks to RotoPass, you don't have to make a tough choice between sites.
From the time we all first got on the internet, technology has consistently improved the way we play and win at fantasy football. Not surprisingly, the sites in RotoPass are on the cutting edge of technology. Both FootballGuys and Rotowire offer customizable draft software as part of your subscription. FootballGuys' lineup dominator and projections dominator are great but nothing is as popular, it seems, as their "Rate My Team" tool which does exactly that. And then tells you what you need to do. They also have customizable and sortable stats so you can look at whatever you need for whatever time frame you need.
In addition to Rotowire's draft software, their popular Ask an Expert feature allows you to email a real live human expert and get an answer back immediately. Not technically a tool, but super cool regardless.
ESPN Insider has their customizable ranks and auction values, their Insider recommends tool that helps you draft, trade and pick up the right player, plus their roster advisor is an impartial set of eyes on your team. And for those that enjoy gambling, Pick Center helps sharpen those bets so that RotoPass more than pays for itself.
I have to tell you - the RotoViz Apps are unlike anything you've see. Over 20 of them, in fact, ranging from streaming defenses and the Buy Low Machine to similarity scores that can predict future success by trends form the past, the ADP arbitrage to see where the values in draft are and the VBD Baseline Calculator are all must haves. Personally, I love the "splits" app below, where you can see things like how well Tom Brady performs with Rob Gronkowksi in the line-up and how well he does without him along with lots of other splits - with or without Gronk on the road, last two years, last five, etc etc. Love that app.
Wait till you check out the suite of tools on RosterWatch, like their Matchup Tool, the Vegas tool (getting you insight from the sharps that know exactly how many points are going to be scored), snap counts, touches, targets, touchdown dependency and, of course their HyperDFS Professional Lineup Generator.
In fantasy sports, the news and value of players can change in an instant. That's why, when it happens in the real sports world, RotoPass subscribers know it, know the analysis and impact it has sooner than anyone else.
With Rotowire, you can get text alerts, emails or just read it on the web. And you can create a watch list so you're only notified if it's about a player you care about. FootballGuys delivers breaking news both via email and on the site.
Whether you want to read on the web, listen to a podcast (ESPN, FBG, Rotowire and RosterWatch have great ones), listen to the radio (Rotowire, RosterWatch, ESPN+'s Mike Clay), use apps (Rotowire, ESPN), want email alerts and content (FootballGuys, Rotowire), watch TV (ESPN), get a RSS feed...no matter how you want your info, the sites in RotoPass deliver it every possible way.
With a subscription to RotoPass, you also get free money. That's right. Every subscriber is eligible to enter the FootballGuys Subscriber Only contest (free to play with a RotoPass subscription) with over $35,000 in prizes up for grabs!
My father, Dr. Leonard L. Berry, is a customer service guru, speaking all over the world and having written many books and articles on the subject. So I grew up understanding how important customer service is. RotoPass has that same spirit my Dad teaches to this day. We respond ASAP to your problem and if there's an issue, we will do everything possible to make it right. That's my promise to you.
Any site that tells you they charge less because they want to be "affordable" and are for "the fans" is full of it. People charge what they are worth and not a penny less. If a fantasy football site is free or only costs $19.95 for a year, there's a reason for it.
RotoPass isn't for everyone. It's the ultimate fantasy football resource. It's a high quality, elite product for those that take their fantasy sports seriously. Yeah, we play fantasy for fun. But it's even more fun to win. So what are you waiting for? Winners are decisive.