Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I still join a fantasy football league?

Yes, we have many ways that you can play in a fantasy football league with Apex. We offer Live and Email draft redraft (one-year) leaguesDynasty leaguesAuction draft leagues, and Playoff leagues! Select your players, manage your roster, make trades, and win! You can see what leagues are currently available in our lobby!

2. Where can I join a fantasy football league?

Go to the Apex Lobby, select the price, league type, and when you would like to draft. Then deposit money into your account and pay for the league! You can join the league prior to paying to receive notifications about the draft – however, joining does not reserve your spot in the league.

3. Can I win money playing fantasy football?

Yes, Apex provides you with a platform to make money playing fantasy football. Join a league, win the league, and Apex will pay you a cash prize for winning the contest. You can sign up for a fantasy football league in our lobby!

4. 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!

If you’d like to read more about Apex, visit our About Us page.

5. 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 with huge payouts!

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!

6. How do I play fantasy football for money 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!

7. What do you mean by “two-game weeks” in each fantasy league?

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.

8. It says I have to verify my account before I join your fantasy 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 give you the option to choose to submit your identification or use third-party verification to let us know where you are signing up from.

If you choose to submit your ID,  you are welcome to mask out all information except for your legal name, state of residence, and birth date. That is all we look at before immediately destroying any electronic copy.

You will receive an email to notify you once your account is verified.

If you have any additional questions about this topic, please contact us at

9. I’ve signed up and paid for an Apex fantasy 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 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.

10. Is there a “Commissioner” of each Apex Fantasy Football Money League?

Yes, there is. The commissioner provides league supervision by a professional, impartial party during the course of the season.

Commissioners will provide a number of services, including but not limited to: contacting absent parties before the draft, supervising the first two rounds of the draft, preventing collusion by initiating a review process for questionable trades, managing lineups for abandoned teams, and answering all questions and emails in a timely fashion.

Commissioners 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 in your league or any trades you disagree with, be sure to email us at

11. Can trades be vetoed?

Yes, they can. If two or more owners contact the league commissioner to complain about a trade, the commissioner will initiate a review of the trade per the procedures set forth here. 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.

12. Where 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, you can enter the live draft room. You can access the Live Draft Room by hovering over the “For Owners” tab at the very top of the league home page and clicking “Live Draft Room”.

13. 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.

14. When is each fantasy league considered full: when 12 owners join or when 12 owners actually pay?

The league is not considered full until 12 owners have 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.

15. What is a dynasty fantasy football 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. Moving forward, each team will be paying for a year in advance. For example, during Year 2 each team will need to pay for Year 3. That payment will be due by June 1st each year. Should an owner decide to leave the league, his team will be put up for sale and the owner will forfeit their pre-paid year.

Abandoned Dynasty teams are called orphan teams. Our orphan teams are available here!

16. Can I use the MyFantasyLeague software to do a mock draft and how long will I have to pick my players?

Owners can practice using the MyFantasyLeague software by completing a mock draft. During Apex Live Drafts, owners have 90 seconds to make their selection.

17. Can I play in Canada?

Yes, with the exception of Quebec and Ontario, residents of Canada can play in Apex leagues.

18. In which states can I play on Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues?

Due to legal and licensing restrictions, persons located at the time of entry in Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington are not permitted to participate in our contests.

If you have any additional questions about this topic, please contact us at

19. Can I play in your fantasy leagues using an app?

Yes, MyFantasyLeague has a proficient third-party app called MFL Platinum. The app works very well but all owners should double-check when setting lineups and entering blind bids.

20. What are the tax implications of winning cash prizes?

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.

21. How do I collect my winnings?

Within a week of the championship, you will go to your Apex account, go to the “My Account” header, and click “Claim Prize Winnings”. There you will put the money in your account. After that, you can use the money for future leagues or go to “Withdraw Funds From Account” and choose to withdraw your winnings by regular check or direct deposit!

22. Where can I go to make suggestions?

Apex Fantasy Football Money Leagues actively encourage 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

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