bleedtheblack wrote:How long does an auction draft typically take?
I did a mock draft on the weekend and it was really slow. I didn't have time to complete the whole draft. I also realized two things really quickly. I have no idea what I'm doing and autopick does NOT work for an auction.
The past two drafts were between 2.5 and 3 hours I believe. They were long, longer than a typical draft by quite a bit. Surprisingly, the winner of Year 1, was the only manager who was not able to make the draft - he had family emergency but did preset some his auction values. Note that if you believe you can't make it, it is important to check some of Yahoo's preset values.
As for strategy, there seems to be two general ones. (1) Overpay to get a few top talents and then scrounge for the rest of the draft. The problem with that you may be sitting an hour or two after getting a few players, before getting the rest of your team. (2) Let others grab the top talents, and then build on a lot of mid round talent at a good value.
BBM can come up with auction values based on their bbm value and your auction budget.