silentjim wrote:The auction process is hard for me to adapt to. Every auction is completely different, which is why it's very very tough to come in with some sort of strategy.
In a snake draft you can capitalize on a strategy by picking players a round or so earlier than their ADPs, but who's value is much better given your strategy. In the auction style, barring last minute few dollar deals, middle round players, who's values change based on strategy don't seem to come at any sort of discount; IE defeating the point of the strategy.
It seems like you'd be better off semi-evaluating a strategical set for each of the top dozen players or so, and then developing that strategy based on the best value. The teams I like best so far in the league are those that didn't end up with a first round pick, which I didn't really expect from our group. But I guess if half of the managers win 2 or 3 studs, that leaves an insane amount of value for the remaining managers to pilfer from.
Snake drafts suck because I'm always deciding between David Lee, Jason Kidd, or Amare Stoudemire for my #1 pick, not Durant, Lebron, and Paul. The top 3 are literally worth 2 late first rounders, it's such a disadvantage to pick at the back.
I didn't have any time to prep but I don't think it would have really helped much anyway, I'm sure most strategies fell apart after Durant went for $102. Having a top 5 pick in Dwight and a pair of early 2nd/maybe late 1sts with Rondo/Wallace should be interesting. If Bogut plays 70 games and is not out during the playoffs, I like my chances, he would guarantee rebounds, blocks, and FG% along with Dwight and Wallace every week.
D. Lee and Wade looked like the best bargains for elite players.
I don't think I've ever owned Dwight since I almost exclusively play roto, will be nice to root for my real team and fantasy team at once.