Spend dem ducats wisely
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People prepare for auctions in a variety of ways... most of them terrible. This method, however, guarantees that you will accomplish the following:
1) Force your league-mates to spend big money on players you have no interest in (thus making them less likely to throw serious dollars at the players you really want)
2) Ensure that you fill your roster with either A) quality players you are willing to spend market-value on, or B) cheaper alternatives that you are comfortable taking a chance on (aka, sleepers)
Keep in mind that this auction cheat sheet is based on a mixed-league of about 15-16 teams, so if you play with different settings, you'll want to tweak this sheet to your liking.
Greatness ensues after the jump: