Never Did an Auction Before

General discussion and team advice concerning Salary Cap & Auction leagues.
thebumski
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Never Did an Auction Before

Postby thebumski » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:34 pm

As the title states, I've never done a dynasty auction before. We are starting with 1000 dollars each. Can anyone point to me to a good source or article for info on how to determine how much % of your budget you should be spending? Strategies , etc? Thank you!

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Re: Never Did an Auction Before

Postby FantasyFoosball » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:15 am

I don't know that there are any good articles or sources out there. Every auction is different, team settings are different, leagues are different, it's hard to find anything good that is tailored specifically to your situation.

The best help is just doing them and learning as you go. No substitute for experience.

If you have any specific questions, I'm more than happy to try and help.
10 Team Dynasty Salary Cap League with 0.5 PPR and IDP - Est. 2018
2018 - Champions!
35-40 man rosters - $200 budget
Starting Positions:
1 QB
2 RB
2 WR
1 TE
1 WR/TE
1 K
9 IDP positions
2 DL
2 LB
2 DB
3 DL/LB/DB

Current Roster:
QB - Deshaun Watson, Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold
RB - Christian McCaffrey, Sony Michel, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Dion Lewis
WR - DeAndre Hopkins, Tyreek Hill, DJ Moore, Sammy Watkins, MVS, Michael Gallup, Josh Reynolds, Dede Westbrook
TE - George Kittle, Hunter Henry, Kyle Rudolph, Gerald Everett
K - Harrison Butker, Mike Badgley
DL - Chandler Jones, Melvin Ingram, DeForest Buckner, Everson Griffen
LB - Darius Leonard, Telvin Smith, Anthony Hitchens, Anthony Walker, Von Miller, Myles Jack, Gerald Hodges
DB - Bradley McDougald, John Johnson, Tony Jefferson, Kevin Byard, T.J. McDonald

2019 - 4.04
2020 - 1st, 1st, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

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Re: Never Did an Auction Before

Postby ProfPoobah » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:23 pm

As the season gets closer, there will be sites that offer mock auctions. Not a fan of ESPN's, because they give you a baseline recommended price, and owners will base their decisions on that number. No such luck in a real-time auction. But looking around will at least allow you the opportunity to get a feel for the flow, and potential strategies to test out before it's time for the real thing.

So you say this is a dynasty league as well? Obviously that shifts the values. Number of teams shifts the values. How big is the roster, starting and otherwise? Hard cap, I'm assuming?

I will add this one piece. I have done auctions for over 20 years, and I have NEVER left a draft completely happy. Whether it's because someone got a player of similar value cheaper than what I paid for my guy, or because I didn't put in that extra dollar to drive a price up, or because I spent too much on a player I fell in love with, I think you cannot have a perfect auction draft. But that's fine, because if you didn't, no one else did either, and then it's time to spot the ways to improve your roster. Good luck!

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Re: Never Did an Auction Before

Postby animalkev » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:52 am

ProfPoobah wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:23 pm
As the season gets closer, there will be sites that offer mock auctions. Not a fan of ESPN's, because they give you a baseline recommended price, and owners will base their decisions on that number. No such luck in a real-time auction. But looking around will at least allow you the opportunity to get a feel for the flow, and potential strategies to test out before it's time for the real thing.
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this...

I usually like to start at fantasyPro's. Good starting point. Should be available later in the preseason. Might be able to find 2018 as a guide?


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