Auction Drafts 101

Outside of winning your fantasy championship in Week 16, there’s no better day for fantasy football than Draft Day. You subscribe to sites (thanks for reading!), buy magazines, and sharpen up your trash talking all in preparation for your draft. Some will have done their homework (we’re looking at you!) more than others have, and some will pick players who have already gone down to a torn ACL in the preseason. The typical, snake draft is certainly fun and there are minimal restraints and you don’t need to overthink it too much. If you fall into a good draft spot, you can end up with a solid team just by following our cheat sheets, which takes away some of the skill. Some may be looking for more of a challenge, and this is where the auction format come into play.

Advantages of Auction Leagues

Constant Involvement

This could be a negative for some, but for the diehards out there – and we have plenty of diehards among our subscribers – the constant involvement in auctions is the best part. The auction process takes away the time you have to wait between picks because you’re always<...

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Tom Brolley
Senior Writer

Tom is a senior writer for Fantasy Guru, working closely with John, Joe, and Graham to produce many of the site’s top articles. Tom handles any fantasy questions that come into the Fantasy Guru Twitter account during the season. He can also be heard on The Fantasy Guru Podcast throughout the year, including during the season on the Down to the Wire podcast with Paul Kelly. Be sure to follow Tom on Twitter at @FG_Brolley.