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Postby spodog » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:38 pm

Why would anyone ever use autodrafting to acquire a team?

I've thought about this for days, and can not come up with a single valid reason you'd ever do this.


Isn't this like an arranged marriage?

or asking the produce clerk to pick your melons out for you?

or hitting the cruise control button, then jumping out of the drivers seat into the back of the car?

Why would anyone ever do these things?
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Postby lmcjaho » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:48 pm

I did it last year because I had no internet at home and couldn't do Live drafts from work...

Some do it since they do not have the time to attend a live draft...

Done well (pre-arranging your values etc) it can work...
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Postby matmat » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:10 pm

lots of reasons...

unexpected emergency,
lack of computer access at the time,
travelling, completely different timezone,
a hot date,


I am sure i missed some.
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Postby joelamosobadiah » Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:33 pm

I did it becdause I didn't have internet at home to do a live draft as well. But after that draft, then for my next one I went to the library so I could do the live draft. ;-D Way better to do it live.
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Postby bobbing_headz » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:40 pm

I agree with you. It's absolutely pointless. Isn't the point of FF to draft a team, not have someone (or something) else do it for you. No fun in autodrafting if you ask me.
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Re: AutoDraft? Why?

Postby Pete123444 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:39 pm

spodog wrote:Why would anyone ever use autodrafting to acquire a team?

I've thought about this for days, and can not come up with a single valid reason you'd ever do this.


Isn't this like an arranged marriage?

or asking the produce clerk to pick your melons out for you?

or hitting the cruise control button, then jumping out of the drivers seat into the back of the car?

Why would anyone ever do these things?


Um, arranged marriages have a better success rate than the pick and choose method.

And if the produce clerk is pretty then why not?
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Postby jdogg_ffc » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:32 pm

I'm def. a live draft man its one of the most exciting things about FF.

Man you sit there in round 6 and you are ready to draft C. Taylor and just before your pick someone grabs him! :-o :-o

Oh well you just do the next best and grab Gore.

When a pick like that goes right its so sweet!

After the draft every owner is sure they have the best team!
First the Shock, then the Pistons can the Lions be next?

Well maybe next yr.

PS I didn't lose a paper bag challenge but somehow as a Lion's fan it just feels right.
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Postby firemanx » Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:56 am

for the first three rounds an auto draft may be succesful but after that they go to $H!T. If i would of auto-drafted i never would of got Chester Taylor in the 9th or Frank Gore in the 14th
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Def - Jax and Tampa
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Postby dgan » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:08 am

If you could put in a more detailed formula for the autodraft, it might work. I mean, I basically schedule my draft ahead of time and take my formula to the draft with me. But it contains a lot of "If..then" commands. By about the 6th round, I have about 3 lines of such text covering my strategy based on the numerous possibilities that might have happened in the first 5 rounds.

Just taking the next best player doesn't cut it...
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Postby Matthias » Sun Oct 29, 2006 1:15 am

Except in some cases that I've heard of where the league is spread out over several continents and a live draft is for all intents and purposes actually impossible, I don't think an autodraft is something that someone actually chooses but rather is something that you deal with because you have to. Obviously it's better to be there live and deal with all the runs and the tiers and filling out what positions you think are key, but sometimes it simply can't happen. Between friend and family commitments and traveling and work and whatever else, you can't always make every draft.

This year I did three baseball leagues and three football leagues and I had to miss one of my baseball drafts. The weekend it was set for I was going out of town to see my family and given normally, I only ever see them at Christmases and funerals, taking out three hours to log onto the internet and pick players just wasn't happening.

The real question is how can you think about this for days and never come up with a scenario where an autodraft became a necessity? There are things in life other than fantasy sports, you know.

Incidentally, autodrafting doesn't always equal death. I ended up dominating the league I autodrafted and there's two teams in my football auction league that got autodrafted because the owners didn't register with fantasyauctioneer before the start time and one of those teams is 6-1 and the other is 4-3. So you can do ok.
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