12-Team PPR Mock Auction Review, Strategy, and Lessons Learned

On somewhat of a whim, I decided to do some mocking on Wednesday night, but instead of trying to compare ADP numbers and working out the best spots to pick from, my idea was to run an auction. We ended up getting a 12-team PPR mock auction with a $200 cap done in a few hours, although with the informal atmosphere, a handful of teams ended up going on autodraft towards the end, which ruined some values and prevented some from getting their starters before these autodrafted teams started bidding for backups. That’s while I’ll be focusing on the roster I put together and explain my thought process as best as possible throughout the auction. Other than calling it a PPR, no real lineup requirements were discussed, once again, because of the informal process of gathering everyone to participate.

First off, here’s my team with the amount I paid for each in ():

QB – Colin Kaepernick (10), Josh McCown (1)

RB – Giovani Bernard (38), Montee Ball (36), Andre Ellington (39), Devonta Freeman (1), Andre Brown (1)

WR – Josh Gordon (2), Pierre Garcon (22), Cordarrelle Patterson (17), Michael Floyd (16), Tavon Austin (3)

TE – Jared Cook (2), Eric Ebron (1)

D – Browns [...]

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