Fantasy Football 2011: Why Auction Drafts Are Overrated

Zach Greubel@@ZachGreubelCorrespondent IIAugust 20, 2011

Fantasy Football 2011: Why Auction Drafts Are Overrated

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    It's been a while since I've participated in a fantasy football auction draft, but as you'll see in the following slides, I have five good explanations for that.

    Certainly there are more than five reasons why auction drafts are overrated, but these are the five that came to the top of my mind while brainstorming how absurd the process is. The list is in no specific order.

    What are your thoughts? Let me know if you agree or disagree and what other factors make an auction draft overrated.

5. Sporadicity

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    Am I the only one who doesn't like bidding on Danny Woodhead for the first player? No offense to the little guy, but it just makes the whole experience somewhat dull.

    Granted, some people spend a few bucks on these guys early on and don't have as much to spend on the big name guys later, but it still makes for a long wait.

    The more names like Danny Woodhead are picked to bid on at the beginning of a draft, the more dispassionate I'll be. 

4. Getting Who You Want Usually Costs Ya

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    Who hasn't experienced sacrificing the big bucks for a favorite player or a reliable fantasy player?

    It's great to have a guy like Peyton Manning, but not so much when you have to buy guys like, and I hate to pick on the guy, Danny Woodhead for the rest of your roster.

3. People Who Buy 2 Players and Leave Early

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    Guys who spend more than half of their salary on two superstars make me want to become like them. They make me want to leave the draft early.

    This is especially annoying when you want to pursue the player, but they'll stop at nothing to have them on their roster.

    At least during a normal snake draft you can reach on one of these guys with an earlier pick than usual instead of having to watch them gradually slip through your hands.

2. Back and Forth Nature

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    This is probably the most annoying concept of an auction draft. It takes a ridiculous amount of time.

    I don't want to sit at the computer for hours on end because two or three guys are having a bidding war on someone I don't even care to have. This happens all the time during an auction draft and is one of the main reasons why I don't participate in them.

1. Talent Hogging

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    You know who they are. Somehow these guys have enough money to construct a roster of Pro Bowlers while I'm stuck with Danny Woodhead for my flex player.

    In most cases, I picture these guys with their arms crossed, sitting at their computer with a Grinch-like grin on their face. Just because I'm jealous of these guys and can't figure out how they accrued so many good players doesn't mean I can't be perturbed by them.