Big Chief Triangle wrote:What are your opinions on a blind bid Fantasy Football Auction league? Basically, instead of having the normal auction process, a player is nominated, then everyone writes a number on a piece of paper and the highest number gets the player. I think it's ridiculous.
I need outside views because this has been proposed by a manager in my league and some people seem to like the idea. The idea of losing money by blindly overbidding is something I can't accept. Winning Arian Foster with a blind bid of $50 when I could have had him at $40 is ludicrous and wasteful in my eyes. I believe I have some people who are afraid of the strategy a traditional auction draft requires.
I look forward to your feedback
I agree with you 100%. I think that's a horrible idea. The whole idea of auction leagues/drafts revolves around seeing the high bids and having each owner decide if they want to bid more or not. Plus, one of the biggest things that a commish has to do during auction drafts is to make sure that an owner doesn't have outstanding bids that would either put them over the cap or not be able to fill their roster. That would be impossible for the commish to police if all the bids were blind.