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Auction Strategy: Pay Attention to Positional Depth

Mark Stopa

Mark Stopa

Mark Stopa has been sharing his fantasy insights for Rotowire since 2007. Mark is the 2010 and 2012 Staff Picks champion (eat your heart out, Chris Liss) and won Rotowire's 14-team Staff League II in consecutive seasons. He roots for the Bills and has season tickets on the second row, press level to the Rays.

If you're reading this article, you probably spend countless hours researching players, poring over statistics, crunching numbers and doing everything in your power to have the best possible player valuations before your fantasy football auction. Yet, somehow, fantasy owners who care so much about winning their leagues often spend little or no time strategizing for their auctions. This is nuts. How can one spend so much time on player valuations and so little time thinking about the method/format in which these players are acquired?

In my view, auction strategies aren't just important - they're nearly as important as the player valuations! If you don't agree, let me try to convince you.

Here's my take on how to prepare for your fantasy football auction.

1. Do a Mock. Or Five. You wouldn't buy a new car without taking it for a test drive, right? So don't let your auction day be the first time you've ever auctioned in 2013. And if you'v

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