Apex Insider Blog

Initial WR Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez

We are rolling out our initial Apex player rankings this week, and as each position’s rankings are posted I’ll discuss the players that I’m highest and lowest on. Quarterback and Running Back rankings have already been released, and you can find Mike Braude’s free player projections here.

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Out With The Old, In With The New

By Mike Braude

In fantasy football leagues, owners will often take players off of name recognition. When looking down at their cheatsheets, owners will see the name of a player that defeated their team in the past and will immediately want to select that player. In many scenarios, that player is Larry Fitzgerald. Despite being at a steeper…

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LeSean McCoy & The Possibility of 20 Rushing Touchdowns

By Asher Molk

After one of the most interesting fantasy football conversations I’ve ever enjoyed, something that was discussed was stuck in my mind. We were talking about how it is vital to consider the range of possibilities for each player before drafting them, briefly mentioned was who we thought had a shot at 20+ rushing touchdowns. The…

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Initial RB Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez

This week I’m rolling out my initial set of rankings based on Apex Fantasy League scoring. You can also find Mike Braude’s free Apex Insider projections here. Used together, our rankings and projections can be an effective draft guide tailored specifically to the Apex format, especially as they are adjusted as the season approaches.

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Calvin Johnson vs. Demaryius Thomas: Who Is The Real WR1?

By Mike Braude

Based on history, fantasy owners tend to assume that Calvin Johnson will be the No. 1 WR by season’s end – or at least that he is the most likely bet to do it. Here at Apex, we’re trying to change fantasy’s owners thought processes to look forward rather than backwards – when examining who…

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Initial QB Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez

Now that the dust has settled a bit from the draft, I will be releasing my positional rankings. You can get Mike Braude’s free projections here. Rankings will change drastically as the season approaches, with injuries occurring and position battles being decided. Use these initial set of rankings as a model to start thinking about who might be…

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Post-Hype Value Picks

By Asher Molk

Every year, we dream about the upside of a handful of players after drafting them. We imagine the best possible scenarios, listen to all the hype coming out of training camp, and seemingly wait for the fantasy championship trophies to inevitably fall into our laps. But every year, there will be disappointments- it’s the nature…

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Zero RB Suspects: Part II

By Mike Braude

After talking about six rookies who I think have a chance to help Zero Running Back drafters, it’s time for me to talk about six non-rookies who have a good chance to provide value for those drafting their starting running backs late.

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Cordarrelle Patterson: A Disappointment Waiting to Happen

By Asher Molk

Recently, I found myself looking at MyFantasyLeague.com’s ADP to see where players are going, who is trending up and down, wondering if anything would catch my eye. When I took a look at the redraft PPR ADP, I saw Cordarrelle Patterson with a late 3rd round ADP as the 13th wide receiver off the board….

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Zero RB Suspects: Rookies

By Mike Braude

This article is intended to find the rookies for proponents of the “Zero Running Back” strategy. The “Zero RB” strategy is built around the idea of taking wide receivers (or Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, or Rob Gronkowski) early because they score the most points in PPR formats, leaving RB2 as your weakest starting position. There…

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