You've read the primer. Now hear what other experts have to say about auction drafts.
With many league drafts around the corner, some Footballguys got together to answer questions about auction drafting. There are many supremely helpful nuggets in the answers below.
1. What are some tips and tricks for auction drafting?
Chad Parsons: Preparation is paramount for an auction. In a draft setting, owners can essentially assess the landscape when they are on the clock and pick within a smaller subset of players in line with the zone of the draft. For an auction, however, every player nomination is in play for all owners. Even if an owner has only small interest in a player, they have to be engaged as the bidding can stop at any moment where value is on the table.
My go-to advice for auctions is three-fold:
First, creating some general team rosters (not players, but prices) for all roster spots before the auction sets the scene. Make sure the total hits the team limit and be realistic to your natural tendencies. Are you one to get a top quarterback? Is a running back committee more your style? What about paying for a top tight end? Creating 2-3 different templates for your roster construction by salary will help the preparation process.