Eli Apple
Eli Apple
24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
New Orleans Saints
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After two and a half rocky seasons with the Giants both on the field and in the locker room, Apple received a much-needed change of scenery in October, when he was dealt to the Saints. In New Orleans, the 2016 first-round pick immediately supplanted the struggling Ken Crawley at the starting cornerback spot opposite Marshon Lattimore, helping the Saints' pass defense stage a dramatic turnaround in the process. While he didn't grade out as a standout contributor in the secondary and had his pricey fifth-year team option declined by New Orleans during the offseason, Apple's merely serviceable play was a welcome development and solidified his hold on a starting role heading into 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $15.15 million contract with the Giants in May of 2016. Traded to the Saints in October of 2018. Saints declined team option for 2020 in May of 2019.
Diagnosed with hyperextension
CBNew Orleans Saints
October 20, 2019
Apple is believed to have a hyperextended left knee, Nick Underhill of The Athletic reports.
That sounds less serious than it looked in real-time, as Apple's knee could be seen to giving out on the wet turf as the 24-year-old tried to make a play near the end of the game. He'll probably get more tests on Monday with a recovery timeline soon to follow. With P.J. Williams due to miss another week due to suspension, Patrick Robinson likely sees increased snaps in their absence.
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Measurables Review
How do Eli Apple's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 1"
203 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.40 sec
Bench Press
13 reps
Hand Length
9.38 in
Arm Length
31.38 in
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7 days ago
Nick Bosa and the rest of the 49ers pass rush should generate a lot of pressure against the Cardinals offense Sunday, which could lead to solid sack numbers.
Corner Report: Week 10
10 days ago
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IDP Analysis: Week 10 Matchups
14 days ago
Jim Coventry anticipates Patrick Peterson and the rest of Arizona’s defensive backs to have a great day against the Bucs‘ mediocre rushing attack.
Corner Report: Week 8
Corner Report: Week 8
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Marvin Jones ran the show in Week 7, but Kenny Golladay could have his own big day against a vulnerable Giants rookie corner.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
The team's 2016 first-round pick, Apple had a forgettable 2017, with poor play, a suspension, clashes with teammates and time missed while being with his mother who had brain surgery. The Giants new regime has offered Apple a clean slate, however, and at press time he slots as the team's starting cornerback opposite Janoris Jenkins.
Last year's first round pick, Apple had a solid season as a cover corner, and he'll again start opposite Janoris Jenkins. While Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will also have a high snap count, the Giants will be in nickel defense so often it shouldn't affect Apple's workload.
Giants' first-round pick, Apple will work on the outside and occasionally in the slot, often in nickel and dime packages. But he's unlikely to start with Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Leon Hall in the fold.
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Suffers serious-looking injury
CBNew Orleans Saints
October 20, 2019
Apple suffered a leg injury in the final minute of Sunday's win over the Bears, Jeff Duncan of The Athletic reports.
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Forces key fumble in win
CBNew Orleans Saints
September 23, 2019
Apple totaled three tackles (all solo) and a forced fumble in the Saints' 33-27 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.
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Paces Saints in tackles
CBNew Orleans Saints
September 16, 2019
Apple recorded seven tackles (seven solo) in the Saints' 27-9 loss to the Rams on Sunday.
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Fifth-year option declined
CBNew Orleans Saints
May 1, 2019
The Saints declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Apple's rookie contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Posts 10 tackles in win
CBNew Orleans Saints
November 23, 2018
Apple recorded 10 tackles (eight solo), one defended pass and one recovered fumble during Thursday's 31-17 win over the Falcons.
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