2019 NFL Draft Guide: Eight Steps to a Successful Auction
Howard Bender offers up his eight steps to being successful in your fantasy football auction drafts.
While we at Fantasy Alarm pride ourselves on teaching the process rather than just handing you the answers, when it comes to guidance, I’ve always been more of a “do as I say, not as I do” type of guy. I like to take risks. I like to work off my gut feelings and instincts as much as, if not more than, I rely on empirical data. I still do the necessary research to remain as informed as possible, but on many occasions, I like to take a left even when the directions say to take a right. It’s probably not the most sensible way to go about things, but I always seem to end up in the right place.
It’s no different for me when it comes to fantasy auctions. The way I go about my own auctions is not how I would instruct a beginner and I often encourage others to play it straight and safe, rather than linger outside the box with overly-bold or unconventional methods. Obviously, there are certain leaps of faith you must take with regard to player selection, but this isn’t a piece about...