Eli Apple
Eli Apple
24-Year-Old CornerbackCB
New Orleans Saints
Questionable
Injury Ankle
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.
Ends season on sideline
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 7, 2020
Apple finished with 58 tackles (53 solo) and a forced fumble in 2019, while sustaining an ankle injury in Week 16 that held him out of the postseason.
ANALYSIS
His first full year with the Saints came to a close during Wild-Card Weekend, as the Saints suffered a surprising loss with Apple on the sideline. The No. 10 pick in 2016, Apple is at the end of his rookie contract and will be a free agent in 2020. His future with the club is unclear, but he's started every game he's appeared in for New Orleans while playing a key role in the secondary. He was acquired from the Giants midway through the 2018 season for a fourth-round (2019) and seventh-round (2020) pick.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New Orleans SaintsSaints 2019 CB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

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907
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828
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173
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168
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2019 Eli Apple Split Stats
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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.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
2016
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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Out Sunday, but not on IR
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 4, 2020
Contrary to a previous report, Apple (ankle) wasn't placed on IR, but he won't play Sunday versus the Vikings, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Lands on IR
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 4, 2020
The Saints have placed Apple (ankle) on injured reserve ahead of Sunday's wild-card game against the Vikings, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
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Missing playoff opener
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 3, 2020
Apple (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's playoff game versus Minnesota, Chris Corso of the Vikings' official site reports.
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DNP at practice Wednesday
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 1, 2020
Apple (ankle) did not participate in Wednesday's practice, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
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Sidelined for Week 17
CBNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
December 27, 2019
Apple has an ankle injury and won't play in Sunday's game against the Panthers, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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