Optimizing The Apex Flex
Constructing a strategy for the flex position in Apex Fantasy Leagues presents unique dilemmas for the owner that is accustomed to a more traditional roster construction. While most leagues roster either 2 RBs, 2 WRs, and a flex, or 2 RBs and 3 WRs, Apex leagues roster 2 RBs, 3 WRs, AND a flex.
Does Jeff Tedford Limit Doug Martin’s Ceiling?
What a difference a year makes. Coming off of a stellar rookie season that earned him a top-2 fantasy finish at running back, Doug Martin was being discussed in many circles as the number one 2013 redraft pick. But after an ineffective, injury-shortened sophomore campaign that ruined many a fantasy team, where do we project…
A Closer Look at Early Round Selections
In Part I of this series I suggested that those who cannot select a top three running back should attack the wide receiver position. This strategy formed from the theory that wide receivers outscore running backs while being available for selection at a later draft position. Let’s take a look to see if the statistical evidence…
Embrace The Defense (And Special Teams)
Last week I took an in-depth look at how experienced fantasy football owners can benefit from keeping kickers on fantasy rosters. The evidence suggests that Apex owners that waited until the last round to draft their kicker saw a marked advantage over owners that took a kicker early.
Peak Age for Running Backs
Considering we were able to find definitive conclusions by researching the Peak Age for Wide Receivers, it’s certainly worth checking if the same is true for running backs. Running backs are known to have a shorter lifespan but does that mean we can trust the best guys for three years or five years or somewhere…
Rookie vs. Sophomore Running Backs – Is There A Decline?
Ahh, the sophomore slump. Is it real, or is it just our crazy fantasy fanatic brains just trying to explain the randomness of fantasy football? In an earlier piece, Mike Braude takes a look at Rookie vs. Sophomore Quarterbacks to see if there is any sort of pattern or drop-off. Here, we will be examining the…
A Tip on Early Round Selections
Recently I’ve seen many articles debating the best way to start your fantasy football draft. While there isn’t an answer set in stone, there are many ways to draft to improve your probability of winning. Let’s start with the top of the draft.
Embrace The Kicker
One of the biggest petitions going in the fantasy football community is to eliminate the Kicker (and to a lesser extent, Defense and/or Special Teams) position(s) from fantasy rosters. They’re hard to predict and add increased luck to an already high variance game. Well, I’m here to tell you, “Embrace The Kicker!”
Is the Sophomore Slump Real?
After watching Robert Griffin III struggle in his second season, I set out to examine if the sophomore slump really exists. I’ve doubted the theory but defendants would make arguments like, “he’s struggling in his second season because the defense has adjusted to his playing style.” In this article I’m going to examine if quarterbacks…
Rookie Vs. Veteran Running Backs
“I don’t draft rookie running backs- they are too risky.” This is an axiomatic statement I’ve heard many-a-time from fantasy football players. But is it really true? How do rookie running backs perform when they get similar amounts of touches to non-rookie running backs? Lets explore this “rookie vs. veteran running backs” debate.