Six Rookie Running Backs That You Should Know for 2017
Rookie running backs frequently have an impact both in the NFL and fantasy leagues. Last year it was Ezekiel Elliott and Jordan Howard breaking out as rookies. Even if you don’t like drafting rookie running backs, it’s good for fantasy owners to know backups because running backs are frequently injured and this leads to increased…
Nine Rookie Wide Receivers To Keep An Eye On In 2017
In fantasy football leagues wide receivers have a history of struggling in their first season, but some rookies have had an immediate impact. For example, you were sitting pretty if on draft day you identified Michael Thomas last season, Amari Cooper’s rookie campaign in 2015, and Odell Beckham Jr.’s league winning performance in 2014. Identifying which rookies…
Cooper vs. Crabtree: Where Is The Value?
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…
Routinely Undervalued – Golden Tate
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…
Three Unheralded Rookie Running Backs Who Could Make an Impact in 2017
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…
The Peak Age for an NFL Wide Receiver
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…
Learning From 2016’s Breakout Players
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…
Regular Season Recap: Apex Expert Writers League
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…
Most and Least Valuable Picks of the First 4 Weeks
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.
The Former Star Wide Receiver That Is Being Ignored
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.