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- Experience is everything when it comes to fantasy football auction drafts.
- Sean Koerner uses his to reveal 10 tips to a successful draft.
Auction drafts can be quite intimidating as they’re much more intense than your traditional snake drafts.
There are tons of great strategy pieces out there, but there’s honestly no greater edge in auction drafts than experience. I wish I could tell you to practice with some auction mock drafts, but they typically only help you understand how an auction draft works, not how to beat your actual league.
One thing to realize off the bat is that auction drafts are long. Think of the bidding process for a single player as almost an entire round of a snake draft. Some auction drafts can last three to four hours, if not longer. Because of this, most mock draft lobbies see 90% of the human drafts log off only to leave you drafting with auto-pick robots.
As someone who has done auction drafts since I was 10, I’ll break down some of the top tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to get you drafting like a pro.
Consider these the 10 commandments to dominating your auction drafts.