Fantasy football auctions give you more control over your team’s destiny. Auctions allow you to construct your roster the way you want to. In a snake draft, you aren’t getting Michael Thomas and Saquon Barkley on the same team. Even in 10-team snake drafts, it isn’t going to happen. Auctions give you that opportunity to get both Barkley and Thomas on your squad. It’s the “chess” of drafting because it isn’t only about constructing a strong and well-balanced roster, but it’s about getting others to spend money. A good amount of leagues have a $200 budget of fake money that you start out with (and very likely can’t carry over into the season adding to your FAAB for waivers). You have 20-30 seconds to nominate a player and every time a raised bid occurs, the clock will reset 10 seconds depending on how much time down from 20-30 seconds the clock is at. Yes, auctions take longer than snake drafts, but it’s worth the extra time to construct the team YOU want to.

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