This article is part of our Golf Draft Kit series.
Daily fantasy golf is becoming a more prominent option for gamers, but there's still something to be said for being a part of a season-long league with your buddies. The RotoWire gang has been doing an auction draft for more than a decade, and we'll be back at it again this season. I've had some championship seasons and, um, some non-championship seasons
We have 14 teams, and draft nine golfers each (we start five a week). We have a budget of a make-believe $100, and you have to have at least $1 to draft every guy on your roster. In other words, you can pay as much as $92 for one guy, and then you'll have $8 to get the last eight guys – but it has to be $1 per guy. (Be prepared to be outbid on those eight guys.) There are adds/drops throughout the season, and trades, too. Every move costs a little bit.
Frankly, not everyone in the league pays as much attention as others. I get it, people have lives. But before we get into different strategies, simply following golf on a weekly if not daily basis is the best plan. Rule No. 1: Do your homework. Rule No. 2: Your homework is never done.
Whether you are in a straight draft or an auction, a lot of the strategy overlaps. But not all. And, candidly, this isn't rocket science. A lot of it is basic stuff.
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