Definitely Too Dumb For Auctions
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I’m so adamant about how superior fantasy auctions are to snake drafts, I’m not even doing a goddamn snake draft strategy piece. Honestly, what advice can I give to fantasy owners doing snake drafts?
“Be lucky enough to land a picking spot towards one of the ends so you can pick up back-to-back players.”
If you and your friends are still doing snake drafts, these are the only possible reasons:
1) You are relatively new to fantasy sports and are intimidated by auctions
2) You are too dumb to understand auctions
3) You are old (we all know how much older people hate change)
The auction format puts you in total control of your team. The onus is completely on the owner to craft a championship-caliber team. That’s right, no hoping that you luck out and get a sweet spot in the draft order. Just pure, unadulterated skill.
New to the auction set-up? No worries. I’m not only here to convert you to auctions, but to help you maneuver through them like a seasoned pro. Some auction columns offer concrete strategies, which are fugazi. Auctions are like your mom: they are tricky whores that can twist in all different directions. So trying to apply an etched-in-stone approach is foolhardy as your decision-making could alter every few picks.
Instead, I’ll provide some do’s and don'ts that should help you successfully navigate through an auction and put you in a position to build a championship-worthy roster. Pretty f’ing nice of me.
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