Initial WR Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez - @TJHernandez
eric-decker
Jun
30
2014

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. Read More »

Out With The Old, In With The New

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
michael-floyd-2
Jun
27
2014

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 price, owners continue to prefer Fitz to Michael Floyd. I submit that I prefer Michael Floyd to Larry Fitzgerald this season for three reasons: efficiency, age, and price. Read More »

LeSean McCoy & The Possibility of 20 Rushing Touchdowns

By Asher Molk - @AsherMolk
shady
Jun
25
2014

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 player we all mentioned? LeSean McCoy.

As the centerpiece of an explosive Chip Kelly offense in and out of the red zone, we agreed that he may have the best chance at doing so. This lead me to doing some research on what type of opportunity, situation, and environment have occurred in previous 20+ rushing touchdown seasons. By exploring the individual statistics, team play breakdowns, and team scoring statistics, let’s get an idea of when it’s most likely a player can join the “20” club:

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Initial RB Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez - @TJHernandez
pierre-thomas
Jun
23
2014

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. Read More »

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

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
demaryius-thomas-3
Jun
20
2014

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 will be this season’s WR1. Read More »

Initial QB Rankings: A Closer Look

By TJ Hernandez - @TJHernandez
nick-foles
Jun
18
2014

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 over- or under-valued as your draft approaches, rather than as a definitive guide in late August. Read More »

Post-Hype Value Picks

By Asher Molk - @AsherMolk
Denver Broncos v Buffalo Bills
Jun
16
2014

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 of the beast. However, this disappointment can create opportunity- many fantasy owners feel “burned” by particular players, and avoid drafting them or knock them off their boards completely. Here is a list of some of my favorite “post-hype” fantasy assets- guys who disappointed last year, but could very well be values in 2014.

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Zero RB Suspects: Part II

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
Sports Day
Jun
13
2014

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. Read More »

Cordarrelle Patterson: A Disappointment Waiting to Happen

By Asher Molk - @AsherMolk
cpat2
Jun
11
2014

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. Now- I happen to like Cordarrelle Patterson a lot as a player. He has undoubtedly shown that even as a rookie, he was one of the most explosive players with the ball in his hands as evidenced by his elite kickoff return skills and impressive rushing statistics. But it would be an absolutely inexcusable error to think Cordarrelle Patterson is going to be a WR1 this season, and I’m about to tell you why:

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Zero RB Suspects: Rookies

By Mike Braude - @BraudeM
devonta-freeman
Jun
9
2014

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 are lots of good options for running backs even if you draft other positions early. Guys like Pierre Thomas, Toby Gerhart, Shane Vereen, even Bishop Sankey. But all of these guys are well-known – I’m here to discuss some rookies that are currently below the radar in redraft leagues. Read More »

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