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NFT: FF: auction draft strategy

Ned In Atlanta : 8/18/2019 4:29 pm
A lot of fantasy talk on here but I don't see a lot about auction drafts. Auction is absolutely the way to draft in my opinion. I have tried to get down to only two leagues and I do not miss the redraft format at all. I feel as though you're not a slave to your draft position and you can construct your team how you see fit.

How do people here that do auction approach it? Stars and scrubs? zero rb? spread the wealth? My league is 14 teams and talent is spread thin. Last year I got burned by have Freeman as my RB 1 and i"m convinced this year that I have to spend big for one of the big 3 (saquon, kamara, CMC). I realize that being too rigid can backfire, but i think having a bellcow RB is a must. Curious what other auction enthusiasts do.
I do auction as well.  
Mike from SI : 8/18/2019 5:01 pm : link
I tend to change my strategy based on the year. This year I'm hoping to overpay big for Saquon or CMC because there is so much uncertainty and I have been very good finding bargains at WR. I never pay more than 5% of my budget for QB. For TE, depends on the year. This year I'll make a run at Kelce but if he goes over like 20ish% of budget I'm happy to fall back on Jordan Reed, Mark Andrews, etc. for pennies.

Speaking of which, I'm kind of bullish on Devonta this year. Seems like a great bounceback candidate. Thoughts?
Also many of the guys in the 6-11 range at WR  
Mike from SI : 8/18/2019 5:03 pm : link
could all easily finish the year as the #1 WR: Hill, Evans, Brown, Hilton, Keenan Allen. I think I want one of those guys versus the high premiums for OBJ, Adams, Hopkins, and Julio. I do love me some Michael Thomas though so could see myself paying for him.
I feel the same way Mike  
Eric on Li : 8/18/2019 5:11 pm : link
probably going to go bellcow and try to go for 2 good values at WR. Mike Evans seems especially low, Edelman, Boyd, Diggs/Thielen - hopefully just grab 2 of those 3 plus Saquon then hunt value with the rest of the budget.

The biggest question to me is putting a price on Gurley. I think everyone is collectively way too low on him to the point where a double bell cow option is viable.
RE: I feel the same way Mike  
Mike from SI : 8/18/2019 5:23 pm : link
In comment 14535202 Eric on Li said:
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probably going to go bellcow and try to go for 2 good values at WR. Mike Evans seems especially low, Edelman, Boyd, Diggs/Thielen - hopefully just grab 2 of those 3 plus Saquon then hunt value with the rest of the budget.

The biggest question to me is putting a price on Gurley. I think everyone is collectively way too low on him to the point where a double bell cow option is viable.


I will swoop on Gurley if the price is right. I've established myself as one of the few guys who bid players up just to fuck with people, so sometimes I get bargains out of that. I'm not letting anyone get Gurley for cheap, although I am a bit wary about the injury and how he looked in the playoffs.
RE: I do auction as well.  
Ned In Atlanta : 8/20/2019 7:22 am : link
In comment 14535186 Mike from SI said:
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I tend to change my strategy based on the year. This year I'm hoping to overpay big for Saquon or CMC because there is so much uncertainty and I have been very good finding bargains at WR. I never pay more than 5% of my budget for QB. For TE, depends on the year. This year I'll make a run at Kelce but if he goes over like 20ish% of budget I'm happy to fall back on Jordan Reed, Mark Andrews, etc. for pennies.

Speaking of which, I'm kind of bullish on Devonta this year. Seems like a great bounceback candidate. Thoughts?


I'm with you on paying big for cmc or saquon. I'm willing to spend 35-40% of my budget on one of the stud rbs. My friend is the Falcons beat writer for the Athletic and he's bullish on Freeman. He says Koetter loves the screen game and Freeman will be a big part of that. I got burned by him last year with the injuries but if he can be had at a bargin i'm alright pairing him with a Saquon and getting some higher upside rbs for cheap
Auction drafts  
Mike in NY : 8/20/2019 7:33 am : link
Unless you have a set order I try to put up as many second tier players as I can early so teams waste their money on that or be more conservative than they should because they are employing “Saquon at whatever cost” strategy and I get the second tier cheaper than I otherwise would.
All good info here and agreed on most points  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 8/20/2019 11:45 am : link
Especially Mike on not spending a big chunk of your cap on QB (I like 5-10%). This is the year to get a big RB and let the chips fall.

I think another thing will not be to overspend on TE - don't think Ertz can duplicate last year and the second level guys present a lot more value in PPR.
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