It’s that time of year again, football season! With the fall leaves comes our favorite past time, yelling at our closest friends about football. Every serious fantasy league needs an awesome prize for its winner. Short on fantasy football trophy ideas? Actual trophies are so old school, they sit on shelves and collect dust until next season. Your league needs something the winner can really gloat with. A fantasy football championship belt is a prize that everybody will remember!
Belt Material - If you’re going to buy a belt for your league, you want it to look and feel like the real deal. Belts can come in everything from leather to fabric straps. Make sure you choose the material that is right for your league!
Shield Material - Is this a belt you’ll keep for years to come? Or just something for a few good photos at the end of the season? If you’re looking for something long term, you’ll need a metal shield to engrave with all the winner’s names.
Length - Is everyone in your league the same size? Probably not. Make sure to check that the belt you choose can fit everyone in your league, from the teenager that snuck in, to the guy who can’t stop sneaking snacks.
Shield Size - Make a statement! Choosing a belt with a larger shield size can make for some great photo ops, but a smaller size is easier to wear to every post-season party. Larger shields can also mean more room for winner’s names.
Closure - Belts close with everything from Velcro to metal snaps, so be sure to choose the closure that works best for you. Choosing a belt with multiple sizing options can also be a great way to ensure it fits everyone.
Weight - Some belts can be as heavy as the weight of losing. Think about whether the winner of your league (AKA you) wants to wear your awesome belt or hang it on the wall. Then choose something in your weight class.
Let’s get right to it! We know you need to get back to watching the waiver wire. We’ve assembled a buying guide that will help you navigate your way through the wide world of fantasy football trophy belts. Here’s our list of the best fantasy football belts on the market. If you’re trying to get back to watching your fantasy football rankings, just check out the first two - our top pick and our budget pick. Those are the players you scooped up in the first round and held on to all season. Let’s go!