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Cooper vs. Crabtree: Where Is The Value?

By Asher Molk

There’s little doubt that the Oakland Raiders are going to continue their offensive prowess in 2017. With Derek Carr emerging as a true franchise quarterback, a stellar offensive line and two fantastic receivers, there are going to be plenty of fantasy points to be had in the Bay Area. But the past two seasons, hype…

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Routinely Undervalued – Golden Tate

By Mike Braude

Somehow it seems like every year that Golden Tate is undervalued in PPR leagues. After finishing as WR12 in 2014, Tate finished as WR24 playing alongside Calvin Johnson in 2015. Last year, Tate struggled out of the gates but finished the season as WR17. That makes three straight top 24 finishes – yet Tate is…

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Three Unheralded Rookie Running Backs Who Could Make an Impact in 2017

By Mike Braude

Running backs consistently impact fantasy leagues as rookies – oftentimes leading their fantasy teams to championships. In 2016, it was first-rounder Ezekiel Elliott and fifth-rounder Jordan Howard. In 2015, it was first-rounder Todd Gurley and third-rounder David Johnson. While higher picks are indeed more likely to have an impact, running backs drafted after the first…

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Help Protect Fantasy Sports For All

By Mike Braude

With the rise of popularity in fantasy sports, lawmakers are cracking down on the regulations for each state. Legislation is quickly becoming a very concerning issue for fantasy sports businesses. As a consumer, you need to be aware of the changes in the regulations for legally playing fantasy football – both season-long and daily. Many states are actively…

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The Peak Age for an NFL Wide Receiver

By Mike Braude

Wide receivers continue to be a polarizing topic in fantasy leagues: 2016 proved to be the height of Zero RB discussion. Regardless of whether you believe in the strategy, wide receivers are a critical ingredient to fantasy leagues. In this article, we’re going to examine the ages of wide receivers during their “peak” seasons and ultimately…

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Learning From 2016’s Breakout Players

By Mike Braude

In competitive fantasy football leagues like Apex’s, identifying breakout players is a crucial element to winning. This is the reason that August is dedicated to pumping out “sleeper” and “upside” articles – if you can find the player who was valued as a 14th round pick but performed as a 2nd round pick, you will…

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Regular Season Recap: Apex Expert Writers League

By Mike Braude

It’s always important to reflect on competitive fantasy leagues to refine your strategy. Few leagues are as competitive as the Apex Expert Writers League, where some of the biggest names in fantasy football battle it out. With starting lineups of three wide receivers and a flex and PPR scoring, the draft was extremely wide receiver…

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Most and Least Valuable Picks of the First 4 Weeks

By Mike Braude

Although there is a lot made of different drafting strategies, fantasy football comes down to selecting the right players. While injuries determine the fates of a lot players, some players underperform and consistently leave a hole in your lineup. Through four weeks, I am going to discuss the best and worst fantasy picks of the season.

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The Former Star Wide Receiver That Is Being Ignored

By Mike Braude

It doesn’t take more than a little recency bias for fantasy owners to turn on a player. Stuck on a team that threw the least in the NFL last season, Mike Wallace disappointed fantasy owners.

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The Undervalued Pass-Catching Running Backs

By Mike Braude

When drafting wide receivers early, it’s important to draft serviceable running backs who can score enough fantasy points to hold down the fort for your dominant wide receivers. The most frequently undervalued running backs are those who catch passes. Here are three pass-catching running backs that I believe are undervalued.

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