Congratulations, you are participating in an auction draft!
Auctions are the preferred drafting format for many fantasy experts, and they’ve increased in popularity in recent years. The knowledge required to be a strong fantasy basketball drafter is similar to a traditional snake draft, but the skills and strategies differ in a few key ways.
Whether this is your first time auctioning or you’re simply looking for a refresher, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s get started.
What are the basics of an auction draft?
Every manager starts with a set budget, usually $200. Managers take turns nominating players for the auction block, and the nominated player is “sold” to the highest bidder. The draft continues until every roster is full. Take note: most host sites will force you to keep at least $1 per remaining roster spot, so keep that in mind as you get into late-draft bidding wars.
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