Live Draft Leagues

Most of the leagues offered on Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues are “redraft” leagues. Redraft refers to drafting a new team for one season. Each league will have an 18-round online live draft with 12 teams per league. To see all of our Live Drafts dates, click here.

We also offer Dynasty Leagues, click here for more information.

Every week, all teams will play two games: one head-to-head game against a random opponent and one game against the league average.

The top six teams qualify for the playoffs, with the top two teams getting a “bye” in Week 14.

Currently, all Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues use the same PPR scoring format. For more information, see League Scoring.

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Live drafts are serpentine and will take place on MyFantasyLeague. After signing up, you will receive a detailed email with important information about the drafting process. This email will contain the draft’s start time and other crucial drafting information.

Once the league is full (oftentimes only on the day of the draft), each owner will receive an email with a link to their league page. The draft order will be completely randomized once the league is full. The draft timer will be set at one minute and thirty seconds per selection. If an owner allows the draft clock to expire, the draft software will select the best player available according to average draft position (ADP).

All draft times are approximate and it is your responsibility to be on time and ready to draft your team. If you are unable to make it to the draft, your team will be drafted using MyFantasyLeague’s ADP. We recommend owners make their pick at least ten seconds before the clock expires to ensure that you receive the player you intend to draft. If you do not draft the correct player, you must notify the commissioner before the next pick is made as that the draft can be paused to correct the erroneous pick. The Commissioner will only monitor the draft for accidental picks during the first two rounds of the draft.

Apex strongly recommends that owners use desktops or laptops with the most updated version of your preferred browser. Issues during the draft can be solved by contacting the commissioner through the use of the Live Chat feature.

Only players currently in the NFL, which means they are on an NFL team roster, are currently an NFL free agent player in search of a team or rookie players that were drafted to an NFL team (even if they are unsigned) are eligible for the fantasy draft.

MyFantasyLeague does provide mock drafts for those who would like to test the drafting software or draft strategy. Here is the link to the mock drafts: MyFantasyLeague Mock Drafts.

Owners are not required to fill all starting lineup requirements on draft day. For example, owners are not forced to take a kicker or defense during the draft and have the opportunity to pick them up before the first week of the season. Owners are required to have a full starting lineup for the kickoff of Week 1.

League Schedule

Leagues begin during the first week of the NFL season. During each of the first 13 weeks of the season, every team will play two games: one against a random opponent and one against the average score of all the teams in the league. Every team will play every other team in the league once during the first 11 weeks of the season.

Once each player has played every other team at least once, teams will play two random opponents during Weeks 12-13. At the end of the regular season, each team will have played 26 games (13 against a head-to-head opponent and 13 against the league average) and the top six teams will make the playoffs.


Standings will be sorted by winning percentage. If there is a tie between two teams in the standings, the team with more total points scored will receive the higher seeding. If there is still a tie, the team with more total points against receives the higher seed. The top six teams will make the playoffs.

The first round of the playoffs is Week 14. During this round, the top two teams receive a playoff bye. The 3rd seed will face the 6th seed, and the 4th and 5th seeds will face each other.

In the second round of the playoffs (Week 15), the 1st seed will play the winner of the 4th and 5th seed game and the 2nd seed will play the winner of the 3rd and 6th seed game.

In Week 16, the second round winners play in the league championship. The second round losers play in a 3rd place game.

If a playoff game ends in a tie – the team that scored more points over the course of the season will break the tie. If this takes place after the first week of the playoffs, the tiebreaker will be the higher combined points per game from the regular season and the playoffs.

Free Agents

All Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues use a “blind bidding” free agent acquisition system. The blind bidding waivers run from Tuesday at 8 am EST till Wednesday at 10 pm EST. To start the season, all owners will receive $500 in bidding money for the entire season.

To pick up a player during waivers, owners must bid a minimum of $1. The team with the highest bid will receive the player, for the amount they bid. Other teams will not be able to view your bid (hence the term “blind bidding”). Players who were dropped during the bidding process will not be available for acquisition until the next blind bidding period.

Once all the bids are processed, the “first-come-first-serve” waiver period starts on Wednesday at 10 pm EST and runs until 1 pm EST on Sunday. The first-come-first-serve waiver system is a standard continuous waiver system. These pickups do not cost any bidding dollars.

If your team roster is full, you must drop a player to acquire a player. Your roster may not exceed 18 players. Players that are picked up are available immediately to play and to be traded. Any bid that includes a dropped player must keep said dropped player to complete the bidding transaction. The blind bidding system does what it is instructed to do.

We understand that owners accidentally drop the wrong player occasionally. When this happens, send us an email as soon as possible at and we will investigate and attempt to correct the error. We must be notified before the player is picked up through blind bidding. If the player has been awarded to a team through blind bidding, it is final and irreversible.

Approximately 24 hours after draft completion, “first-come-first-serve” waivers will begin and continue until the first game of the season. Blind bidding will start the following Tuesday at 8 am EST.


There is no trading prior to or during the draft.

There is no limit to the number of trades a team can make in a given week or throughout the season. Both teams must approve the terms of the trade for it to be confirmed. Once approved by the league commissioner, the trade becomes official. Trades must be balanced and include an equal number of players from each team – for example, 1 for 1 or 2 for 2. Once completed, trade results will be posted on the league website and a transaction record will be listed. The team rosters will also be automatically updated. Trades must be completed and confirmed by both sides by 5 pm EST on Saturday each week. Trading will start 3 hours after the draft begins and continue until the start of Week 8 of the NFL regular season.

Trades will be monitored for collusion and unfair trades will not be tolerated. If two owners notify Apex of their objection to a specific trade, the trade will be evaluated for fairness by the league commissioner.

Any objections for a trade completed during a week must be emailed to Apex by 10 pm EST on Saturday of the week during which the trade was completed. Once a trade is approved, or if two objections are not received by Apex by 10 pm EST on Saturday, the transaction is final.

Refund Policy

If Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues is unable to fill a league within 30 minutes after the draft start time, we guarantee each owner a reserved spot to another draft of the same price OR a full refund. Despite this warning, Apex hopes to avoid all inconveniences for owners by having leagues filled before the listed draft time.


Absent collusion, Apex will not retroactively adjust lineups. It is the exclusive responsibility of the owner to set his or her lineup. Owners with difficulty setting lineups can notify Apex at and have their lineups set accordingly.

Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues will run abandoned teams. They are not eligible to win prize money but will have set lineups and function like any other team. Apex-run teams do not make trades but players will be picked up in order to maintain a full and active roster.

Conduct that is detrimental to the league or to Apex Fantasy Football will not be tolerated. This includes any harassment in the form of a post or email that serves no purpose other than to cause dissonance within the league or the Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues organization. Any personal attacks toward fellow owners or the commissioner, or vulgarity in emails or on the message board will not be tolerated.

Failure to comply with league sportsmanship rules may result in immediate expulsion without refund. This also applies to owners failing to set their lineups – it is unfair for owners to receive free wins because other owners forget or choose not to set lineups or pick up free agents as necessary. Attempts to negatively impact the integrity of the league will also result in immediate expulsion without refund from Apex. Examples include threatening or outright refusal to submit lineups, partaking in bogus trades, disruption of a live draft, etc. Apex also reserves the right to set your lineup for you if by our judgment you are intentionally trying to lose. These rules are simply meant to make Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues as friendly, honest, and competitive as possible.

Apex does not take responsibility for utilization of third-party applications and strongly urges owners to use for all aspects of team management.

All prizes won are paid at the end of the season. After the completion of the playoffs, winners will receive an email requesting their information to send the winnings. Please respond to this email and we will pay the winners as quickly as possible. We take pride in paying owners promptly. Owners will have their checks sent out within a week of winning their league.

If you have no future games scheduled, you are not allowed to make any roster moves.

Position Eligibility: The position of a player is defined by his NFL team’s depth chart.

Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues are neither affiliated, endorsed, or licensed by the NFL or NFLPA.