When it comes to teaching, 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 do always tend to end up in the right place.

It’s no different for me with 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 safe and straight rather than linger outside the box with overly-bold or unconventional methods. Obviously, there are certain leaps of faith you must take in regards to player selection, but this isn’t a piece about choosing players. This is a piece about how you go about acquiring those players in an auction...