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The Auction draft format is a unique beast. It is fast-paced, involves lightning-quick strategic decision-making, and allows for roster construction possibilities that aren’t possible in a standard snake draft. I started playing the auction format in 2009, and was immediately hooked. Those early years were a learning curve until I hit my stride, now having won at least one high-stakes NFFC auction title every single year from 2012 through 2020. Over the years, I have paid close attention to what auction strategies work and which ones will land your team in the toilet bowl.

In this article, we discuss six common auction mistakes and how to avoid them to give you an edge over your competition. I will be giving you advice and examples assuming a $200 budget, 12 teams, and starting lineup requirements of 1QB/2RB/3WR/1TE/1Flex.


Mistake No. 1: Nominating players with no clear objective

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