Originally posted by GameOver:
So I've never done an auction draft and I am about to do my first one in about a month. I wanted to see if I could get some pointers/advice from anyone whose done them before. Is there a certain % of your total money you should never go over when bidding for a player? Or a rule of thumb at least? Any other tid bits I should be aware of?
Auction draft are so much superior to any other style of drafting.
Basically in auction, you should assume you will be over paying for any player you want on your roster. For example, if you think Rodgers is $40, expect him to go for at least $50. Because what happens is 2-3 people will be in love with that player and get into a bidding war.
So put a value on all the guys and then decide which ones you are willing to over spend on. (For example, if you price Rodgers and Brady the same, which one would you over spend on? Neither?)
If you are a bit of a scrooge and only go for good value, you will lose in auction. To win in auction leagues you have to take major risks and over pay for players you believe in.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Aug 14, 2012 at 10:12:06 ]