2017 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Building a winner in our 12-team auction mock draft, with LeSean McCoy and DeMarco Murray
Why wait to draft players when you can shop 'til you drop for them?! Our auction results offer examples of what you might expect to see in your leagues.
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In a snake draft, only the lucky soul who lands the No. 1 overall pick gets the best shot at getting Cardinals rusher David Johnson on his or her Fantasy team.
In an auction, everyone gets a shot at having the honor. In fact, everyone in your league has a chance to get everyone in the National Football League.
The process is simple: Everyone gets a predetermined amount of units to spend and everyone takes turns nominating players. Then the bidding begin. As you might expect, the person who bids the most gets the right to have said player on their roster.
It makes for some interesting twists and turns that you just don't get in a typical Fantasy draft. For example, in our 12-team non-PPR auction, Fantasy writer Chris Towers landed Antonio Brown and Julio Jones. Two would-be first-round picks! You can't do that in a snake format (unless you play with clueless idiots, in which case I'd like to join your league).
Our results from our selection process are below, but there's a lot of context that must get taken into consideration. For that, I strongly encourage you to Ameer Abdullah went for $12, how come Samaje Perine went for $10 and what was wrong with Mike Kiser's team, along with my running back strategy. I took both LeSean McCoy and Jonathan Williams, and then DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, locking up two of the most run-heavy offenses, no mater what happens. You can't justify that in a snake draft, but it's a viable strategy in auction. Check it out.. You'll find out details like why
- Jeff Gerttula, SVP and GM, CBS Sports Digital (auction veteran)
- Dave Richard, Senior Fantasy Writer (auction veteran)
- Jamey Eisenberg, Senior Fantasy Writer (auction veteran)
- Heath Cummings, Senior Fantasy Writer (auction veteran)
- Chris Towers, Fantasy Writer (auction veteran)
- Jeff Tobin, Director of Editorial (auction veteran)
- Eric Chylinski, Director of Marketing (auction veteran)
- R.J. White, NFL Editor (auction veteran)
- Kevin Skiver, Writer, CBS Sports (auction veteran)
- Michael Kiser, Senior Manager, Video Newsroom (second-ever auction)
- Will Brinson, NFL Writer (second-ever auction)
- George Maselli, Fantasy Editor (auction newbie)
Our owners had $100 to spend on 15 roster spots. Our scoring for all touchdowns is six points. We are awarding one point for every 10 yards rushing and receiving and one point for every 25 yards passing. We feature a starting lineup of a QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, TE, K, DST and a FLEX (RB/WR/TE). There will also be six reserve spots.
|* - owner used remaining budget on player|
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