Never Did an Auction Before

General discussion and team advice concerning Salary Cap & Auction leagues.
thebumski
Combine Attendee
Combine Attendee
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:57 am

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!

User avatar
FantasyFoosball
Pro Bowler
Pro Bowler
Posts: 1471
Joined: Wed May 02, 2018 10:23 am

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 - Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold
RB - Christian McCaffrey, Sony Michel, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, Ronald Jones
WR - DeAndre Hopkins, Michael Thomas, Robert Woods, DJ Moore, Dede Westbrook, Michael Gallup, Kelvin Harmon
TE - George Kittle
K -
DL - DeForest Buckner
LB - Darius Leonard, Anthony Hitchens, Myles Jack
DB - John Johnson III, Kevin Byard

2020 - 1st, 1st
2021 - 1st, 3rd, 3rd

ProfPoobah
Combine Attendee
Combine Attendee
Posts: 40
Joined: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:14 pm

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!

animalkev
Rookie
Rookie
Posts: 74
Joined: Sun Jan 18, 2015 8:14 am

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.
^
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?

Hollywood
Practice Squad
Practice Squad
Posts: 196
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:46 am

Re: Never Did an Auction Before

Postby Hollywood » Sun May 05, 2019 8:39 pm

Football guys.com have a great tool that you can use. There is a desktop version in a web-based version. As the auction goes along he can feel any salaries in the app will dynamically adjust the salaries of these four main players.

At some pointly you're going to have to use your gut but it's at least gives you a base line. They have some pretty good articles on strategies as well.
QB: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson
RB: Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Aaron Jones, Dion Lewis, Carlos Hyde, Isaiah Crowell, Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon
WR: Michael Thomas, Allen Robinson, Marvin Jones, Sammy Watkins, Corey Davis
TE: Njoku

Hollywood
Practice Squad
Practice Squad
Posts: 196
Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:46 am

Re: Never Did an Auction Before

Postby Hollywood » Sun May 05, 2019 8:42 pm

To wayy oversimplify, I have found there are two basic strategies. Go really really big and get one or two studs for way more than ESPN and other sugestt. And then try to fill in the rest of your roster where you can.

or the second strategy is to sit back and wait until all of the big players are gone and fel in your team with second and third-tier players at good value.

stud theory tends to pay off the short-term. value theory tends to pay off longer term if you are patient..
QB: Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson
RB: Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, Aaron Jones, Dion Lewis, Carlos Hyde, Isaiah Crowell, Matt Breida, Jerick McKinnon
WR: Michael Thomas, Allen Robinson, Marvin Jones, Sammy Watkins, Corey Davis
TE: Njoku


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest