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1st Auction - Boom or Bust? WHIR

Postby dshreter » Fri Sep 02, 2011 1:56 am

This is my first time participating in an auction draft, so wasn't sure how things would go. It's a 10 person, $100 league.

10 teams / ESPN standard scoring so QB TDs are 4 points, no PPR.

I notice right now that the RBs on my bench light up if there are some injuries during the season, otherwise they're not great. I kind of blew my load early on my starters so i picked up most of my bench for $1/player. I'm not sure if it was worth it or not for this starting squad.

How did I do? Any trades I should already be considering?

QB - Michael Vick
RB - Chris Johnson
RB - BenJarvus Green-Ellis
WR - Miles Austin
WR - Dez Bryant
RB/WR - Jeremy Maclin
TE - Antonio Gates
DST - Cowboys
K - Josh Brown

WR - Austin Collie
WR - James Jones
WR - Deion Branch
RB - Michael Bush
RB - Toby Gerhart
RB - Ben Tate
RB - Thomas Jones
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Re: 1st Auction - Boom or Bust? WHIR

Postby 16FAC » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:02 am

Not too shaby. Tate might be interesting trade bait to the Foster owner. I would try to upgrade RB2 if you can. You need someone who gets a little more attention at that spot. Thats upgrade I would be working out.

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Postby bisklimpkit » Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:17 am

Very nice starting lineup, but it would be in your best interest to upgrade from BJGE. Though your WRs and TE should combine for as many points as most people would get out of WRs, TE, and RB2 combined. If you can't move BJGE to get someone better without breaking up that core of receivers, wait for a few weeks to see how things go. I don't think you'll have too much trouble with that lineup, though. You may also be able to get a gem off of waivers when the injury bug hits a big RB. Good luck, and good work!
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Postby Chaoyi Shih » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:00 pm

not too bad for 1st auction, however, you probably spend too much on Vick and CJohnson, possibly Austin too
i always do the same route of spending most of my money early-middle then sit til very end, then pick all $1 BN

There's definitely room for improvement.
ESPN cheat sheet price is too high, do not use that.
i use www.fftoolbox.com

if you decide to go few top elite player + bunch low tier BN direction, you should make sure you can cover at least 4, possibly 6 spot in your starter rooster.

15%-20% on QB, 50% on RB, 30% on WR, number can change
for example, i got Rodger for 44 in ESPN auction, and our starting bid is 200, which is equivalent to your $22, therefore, i change my RB cost to 48% since i spend extra 2% on QB.
i think it's more important to get 2 good player than 1 elite + 1 BN
A lot time Rice, Foster (before injury), AP will go up to even $60 ($30 in your league), however i get Forte+Gore for around $50 ($25 in your league), this way my 2RB is solid, and i still have extra $10 ($5 your league) to help me getting QB or WR (i got rodger).

However, you still want participate in those elite player bidding just incase if there's cheap offer.
Before Forster injury, i got foster for 46 (23 ur league), and AP go for 59, rice 47 and charles 46, imo, i got foster at cheapest available price.

u want keep balance between your remaining gold and remaining player in the pool, dont bidding at very beginning, because most of the time, it's way overpriced and you end up missing good deal later on. You dont want be too conservative because there's only so much good player, and if you start bidding late, you are either gonna 1. starting bidding war with other for the last good RB in the pool like DeSean for $35 because all the other good WRs are gone, when you check history, R. White was sold for $37 only.

after all, i'll rate your draft 7/10

below are my current teams from auction draft
Team A is my first draft, when i had less experience and less prepared for it.

Team A Yahoo Auction Draft Standard 10 man League
1QB 2RB 3WR 1TE 1K 1 Def

QB: Drew Brees, Joe Flacco
RB: Maurice Jones-Drew, Beanie Wells, Ryan Grant, James Starks, LaDainian Tomlinson
WR: Andre Johnson, Greg Jennings, Mario Manningham, Reggie Wayne
TE: Dallas Clark, Greg Olsen
PK: Nate Kaeding
TD: Green Bay Packers

Team B Yahoo Auction Draft Standard 10 man League
1QB 2RB 3WR 1TE 1K 1 Def

QB: Michael Vick, Joe Flacco
RB: Arian Foster, Maurice Jones-Drew, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, LaDainian Tomlinson
WR: Roddy White, Mike Wallace, Johnny Knox, Braylon Edwards, Roy Williams
TE: Rob Gronkowski, Brandon Pettigrew
PK: Neil Rackers
TD: Green Bay Packers

Team C ESPN Auction Draft, standard rule like Yahoo
but different starter, 1QB 2RB 2WR 1TE 1K 1R/W flex 1Def

QB: Aaron Rodgers, Mark Sanchez
RB: Rashard Mendenhall, Frank Gore, Darren Sproles
R/W flex: Matt Forte
WR: DeSean Jackson, Mike Williams TB, Lee Evans, Malcom Floyd, Mike Williams, Deion Branch
TE: Greg Olsen, Tony Gonzalez
PK: Sebastian Janikowski
TD: St. Louis Rams
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