Solutions for 7 Common Auction Situations

Finding solutions for 7 common auction problems

This article is about an 8-minute read.

Welcome to Auction Day. You have done your homework in reading everything you could get your hands on – from the Footballguys’ Auction Primer to Drew Davenport’s Article Series on Mastering the Auction. You have the three sheets that Drew recommends – a tier sheet, a few example rosters with exact dollar amounts for each position and roster spot, and your nomination list.

What could possibly go wrong?

If this is one of your first auctions, the butterflies will be fluttering all in your stomach as the nervous energy builds. Relax, it happens to all of us. Preparation is one of the ways to reduce the anxiety of the auction about to get underway. Try not to think about how the next three or four hours might make or break your fantasy team for the next three or four months – sorry, that probably did not help.

Here is something that should help you – and that is a few What ifs for your auction. While they are labeled What ifs, that’s a bit of a misnomer, as most of these hypothetical situations are extremely probably to occur. Consider this a handbook for how to navigate the tricky waters of the 2019 fantasy auction season.

Here we go.

Situations at RUNNING BACK

1. What if you want a top-four running back this year (Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott, and Alvin Kamara)?

This is probably the most common question for 2020, and there are many ways that it can play out. If you really have your heart set on starting your team with one of these five rushers, consider these tips:

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