Auction League Help
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:21 AM
Quick rules: $250 Cap to spend on and that is a hard cap. I'm unable to go over that at any point ever. Keeping a veteran player costs 5 bucks per year.
Roster Spots: 1QB, 1RB, 2WR, 1 TE, 1Flex, K, D/St 8 Bench Spots
I know the basics of don't spend more than a few dollars on a kicker or a defense but how much should I be looking to spend on high end players. It's also a scaled PPR meaning RBs get .5..WrRs get 1 and TEs get 1.5.
I'm thinking that makes Gronk, Graham, or Hernandez a first priority to get on my team followed by a decent QB(5 per TD pass).
If say I'm targeting
Gronk, Stafford, Spiller for example how much money should I spend on each player?
Any other tips in a draft would be appreciated as well!!
Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:31 AM
It's easier said than done to say you will go into a draft with one plan, and 90% of the time it never works out so be aware of that. With auction money involved you may find yourself paying higher or lower for a player than you expected. You just have to be smart with how many eggs you put in your baskets. Auction draft knowledge comes with years of experience, and being someone that's been in these leagues, I'm still learning a ton. Good luck.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:06 PM
I prefer the more balanced approach since an injury could wreck you the other way. Also in a 32 team league I assume people will be highly overpaying for all of the studs which will leave you some deals later in the draft. TE wise I wouldn't try and get those 3 because all 31 other owners will also be trying to get them, so you will have to pay substantially. I would go for the best TE after that. With 32 teams I think you need to get some RB's I would go 1 stud there and another solid RB2. That will be the toughest position in a 32 team league.
Basic draft advice I could give you is when you nominate a player, don't nominate a player you want, but the biggest dollar player you don't want and let everyone else waste their budget and you can get a discount for the players you want down the line. Try and do some more mocks to practice, but know that in the actual draft it could be completely different. I did some mocks this past season where Foster and McCoy were going for 40-60 and they both went for 70+ in my league, so assigning dollar values is hard to do. What I do is break my budget up where I am willing to pay $30 for QB, $50 for RB's etc and list all the players you think you would be in that range and target them. I have been using that strategy and it's done pretty well for me.
12 team 5x5 roto, 3 keepers for 1 year only
C - Martin
1B - Goldy
2B - B Philips
3B - Beltre
SS - Castro
MI - Hardy
CI - Sandoval
OF - Harper
OF - CarGo
OF - Marte
OF - A Jones
UT - V-Mart
Bench - Pence, Puig, Castillo
P - Keuchel, Arrieta, Lynn, J Garcia, CMart
RP - Rosenthal, Gregerson, Giles
Bench - Teheran