1. Why should I use Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues?
Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues is dedicated to bringing you the most competitive, skill-based, and financially rewarding fantasy football experience available. Made by fantasy football fanatics for fantasy football fanatics (see our Survey Results), hundreds of hours of discussion, reasoning, and research went into each and every aspect of Apex. Not only do our settings intentionally reward the most consistent and skilled fantasy football players, we have yet to discover another website with higher payout percentages than Apex. But don’t just take our word for it – check out what the experts are saying about us!
2. You say you have a higher “payout percentage” than other sites. What does that mean?
This means our website takes the smallest “cut” of the league entry fees. Check out our payouts page: some websites take as high as 60% of the league entry fees, leaving a much smaller percentage for the hard-working winners of their fantasy leagues. Here at Apex, we don’t believe that is acceptable and we want to reward our winners so we increased our payouts again for the 2017 season!
Apex has some of the best payouts online, and when we add an enhancement to a league (extra money going to first place out of OUR pocket) our payouts become unbeatable! Check if we’re offering any enhanced leagues right now!
3. How do I play with Apex?
Starting in 2017, Apex has teamed with DataForce Fantasy Football in order to comply with various state laws so people all around the country can continue enjoying our leagues!
Simply click this link to go to our sign-up lobby and click “Create Account” in the top-right corner (unless you’ve already created one). Follow the instructions, load money into your account and then sign up for any league you’d like!
4. What do you mean by “two game weeks”?
At Apex, every team plays two games that count toward the league standings during each week of the regular season. One of the games is played against a random owner in the league (like a typical fantasy league). The second game is played against the average league score for that week. This is designed to eliminate the randomness of the head-to-head schedule.
How many times have you scored the second or third most points in a week, only to be unfortunately playing the team who scored the most points that week? Under our system, you would still salvage one victory, and finish 1-1 for the week. How many times has a team scored 30 points less than you, only to be rewarded with a win because they were playing the lowest scoring team that week? At Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues, that low scoring team would still be punished with a loss against the average, and finish 1-1.
This sort of randomness is the main element we attempt to combat here at Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues. Our system tempers the random effect of the league schedule while rewarding consistently high-scoring teams and keeping the thrill of playing against a single opponent. For a deeper, more comprehensive example, see our Skill-Based Format page.
5. It says I have to provide a form of identification before I join your leagues. I don’t want to provide my ID online, is this step required?
Every fantasy game operator is now legally required to obtain residence and birth date information, whether done by asking for it or by paying another site for a background check. We go with the former in order to pass the savings on to you. However, you are welcome to mask out all information on any ID submitted except for legal name, state of residence, and birth date. That is all we look at before immediately destroying any electronic copy.
6. I’ve signed up and paid for an Apex league. Now what?
You will be receiving a MyFantasyLeague invitation shortly. If you do not already have one, create a MyFantasyLeague account. All Apex leagues are played on a customized MyFantasyLeague.com platform. The confirmation email you receive after signing up has all this information as well. The draft order for the league will be randomized as soon as the league is full.
7. Is there a “commissioner” of each Apex Fantasy Football Money League?
Yes, there is. For each and every league, there will be an Apex employee who monitors and assists with the draft for the first two rounds. Thereafter we will update the message board, evaluate vetoed trades, and make sure each and every owner is actively participating and setting their lineup. If there are any problems within your league or any trades you disagree with, be sure to email us at email@example.com.
8. Can trades be vetoed?
Yes, they can. If two or more owners contact the league commissioner to complain about a trade, the commissioner will review the trade and decide whether to allow or veto the transaction. In cases of obvious collusion between owners (two or more owners trying to form a “superteam”), the trade will be vetoed and the owners may be subject to disciplinary action.
9. When can I enter the Live Draft Room and when will the draft order be randomized?
Once 12 owners have paid, the league is full. Once the league is full, we randomize the draft order. Once the draft order has been randomized, the Live Draft room link will appear on the league homepage. Look for the big link that says “Enter Live Draft Room”.
10. What happens if the league doesn’t fill?.
It is an extremely rare occurrence for us to not fill a league, due to our enhancements, but in the scenario that we cannot fill a league then every owner can either transfer to another draft of the same price or receive a full refund.
11. When is the league considered full, when 12 owners join or when 12 actually pay?
The league is not considered full until 12 owners have actually paid for the league. Clicking “Join” does not reserve a spot for an owner, it simply notifies owners when the league is close to filling. Spots are only reserved once a player has paid.
12. What is a Dynasty league and why do I need to pay for two years?
Dynasty Leagues are a chance for fantasy football owners to manage their own franchises in a format where owners will retain most or all of their players from year to year. Dynasty Leagues provide owners with the real experience of managing a team – rather than for just one short season. Just like the NFL, great selections can help owners build dominant juggernauts for years to come.
If you sign up for an Apex Dynasty League you are making a commitment to be in an ongoing year-to-year league. You will be competing against the same 11 owners each year. In order to keep the league together and prevent teams from leaving, we require an initial payment for the first TWO seasons.
Abandoned Dynasty teams are called orphan teams. Our orphan teams are available here!
13. Can I use the MyFantasyLeague software to do a mock draft and how long will I have to make my selection?
Owners can practice using the MyFantasyLeague software by completing a mock draft. During Apex Live Drafts, owners have 90 seconds to make their selection.
14. In what states can I play in Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues?
Money contests for fantasy sports are not legally permitted in the following states/provinces: Quebec, Puerto Rico, Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Washington, and Montana.
We are not yet licensed to offer money contests to residents of Virginia, Tennessee, Indiana, or Missouri due to the exorbitant cost of licensing fees in these states. However, this situation is fluid and we will keep you up to date on any licensing or legal updates.
15. What are the tax implications of winning?
If your winnings exceed your entry fees by a total of more than $600, it must be reported as income. Your winnings will be reported with a 1099-MISC form and your Social Security Number (SSN) will be required.
While U.S. residents will not have any money withheld from their winnings (assuming they supply their SSN), non-U.S. residents may be subject to a 30% withholding. Non-U.S. residents can file a U.S. tax return and recover some or all of the withholdings.
16. Where can I go to make suggestions?
Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues actively encourages feedback and suggestions from customers as to how we can make our website an even better fantasy football experience for you. Please contact us on Twitter, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.