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#1 markcc13

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:54 AM

I have no idea what to do this year. The past few weeks I have been preparing for my league's auction draft. This year seems far more difficult than in previous years. We only have a couple of players who are unquestionable work horses like Elliott and Gurley. Afterwards every player has question marks and some are going for crazy values like Barkley (0 NFL snaps), D. Johnson (Coming off an Injury Year), etc. This year their is huge parity. I am in a 10 team league and there is plenty of depth at WR and QB this year. 

 

I'm totally lost with what to do? I'm leaning towards splurging on RB but I hate how injury prone they are. What are other people thinking about doing this year?



#2 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:40 AM

I thought this year was clearer than most as far as running backs. I would be in on one of the top guys for sure. If I didn't land one of them I would be going for tier 2 pretty hard.

My only experience with auction was one year, and everyone was inexperienced. I used that to my advantage and I honestly practiced my ass off on what to do.

The biggest piece of advice that I took away from my experience, figure out the largest difference in your rankings compared to consensus rankings. Those are the guys I targeted. It worked the one year I did it.

I wouldn't go into it thinking, welp, I'm going to spend all my dough on running backs, let's hope it works! Find those values. If you think the best running back is worth x amount of maximum dollars, then stay in the bidding until that amount. Eventually you will land one of them in bidding

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:33 AM

1.  Don't spend any big money on a QB. 

2. Bid up the top QBs 

 

Depending on how many roster spots you have, how many players start, and if it's a PPR... it's tough to give any other advice at this time. 


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#4 Hawkeye21

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

1.  Don't spend any big money on a QB. 
2. Bid up the top QBs 
 
Depending on how many roster spots you have, how many players start, and if it's a PPR... it's tough to give any other advice at this time. 


Those two tips can contradict each other. Dont bid up any player youre not willing to have on your team. I do like to nominate QBs early though in hopes they go for more and they use up other teams money early.

#5 Frozenbeernuts

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:51 AM

Those two tips can contradict each other. Dont bid up any player youre not willing to have on your team. I do like to nominate QBs early though in hopes they go for more and they use up other teams money early.


I like to toss in throw away bids on players I am not all that interested in. Just to throw people off. Nowhere near where I think the player will go for.

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 09:52 AM

Those two tips can contradict each other. Dont bid up any player youre not willing to have on your team. I do like to nominate QBs early though in hopes they go for more and they use up other teams money early.

 

 

Sure, you have to be careful.  Another thing you can do is once half of the owners get their starting QB, you can toss out a name for a buck.  Some owners who have drafted a QB will then spend money on a second QB and bid it up. If they get it, they will be at a disadvantage for other positions.   All depends on how well you know the other owners and who they "have to have"


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