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Fanball Auction Strategy for 10/12/18

If you haven’t noticed yet, we now have a fun new style of gameplay on Fanball! It’s not your grandpa’s version of fantasy football auctioning like other sites and apps have… we are reinventing the game. You can play for money or just try it out for free! Just click the banner below to go to the auction lobby and jump in one! Every day there is a new player pool full of different players to bid on and win!

Now to take a look at today’s player pool (and the draft I did this morning, I will highlight my winning bids)!

Quarterbacks

Average Budget Spent: 4.4%

QB Baker Mayfield 1
QB Jameis Winston 1
QB Jared Goff 2
QB Kirk Cousins 2
QB Matt Ryan 9
QB Philip Rivers 1

With no landmines at quarterback in today’s player pool… the average budget went way down today. Yesterday it was around 15% with a couple poor options. I’m not even sure how Ryan went for so much, but if you are spending more than a few bucks on a quarterback today, you are wasting money that could be spent elsewhere.

Running Backs

Average Budget Spent: 44.4%

RB Bilal Powell 1
RB Ezekiel Elliott 26
RB James White 16
RB Kareem Hunt 35
RB Kenyan Drake 1
RB Latavius Murray 1
RB LeSean McCoy 15
RB Marshawn Lynch 8
RB Tarik Cohen 1
RB Tevin Coleman 1
RB T.J. Yeldon 16
RB Todd Gurley 39

This is the place to spend up today. You will find yourself in a bidding war for each of Hunt, White, Zeke, and Gurley. If you want to “do the opposite” (I type wondering if Charch will read this)… Lynch has gone for $5-$8 in all four auctions I did this morning. The prices you see are simply the most recent auction I did.

Wide Receivers

Average Budget Spent: 27.2%

WR Adam Thielen 8
WR Chris Godwin 1
WR DeAndre Hopkins 16
WR Doug Baldwin 1
WR Emmanuel Sanders 1
WR Jarvis Landry 12
WR Julian Edelman 11
WR Julio Jones 25
WR Kenny Stills 1
WR Robert Woods 5
WR Stefon Diggs 16
WR Tyler Lockett 1

I left money on the table once again. That $14 would have been nice to spend on Thielen, but Thielen was in the first grouping. Once again, I don’t see any real issue with taking ANY two of these WRs. Even Godwin has a great matchup in a potential shootout with the Falcons. Another team clearly has been reading my tweets or this article yesterday… or is just savvy… and also decided to just let 2 wide receivers fall to him at the end. That’s the play today. IF multiple teams are doing this, don’t be afraid to drop up to $10 on one of the wide receivers, but today is the day to pay up at RB. I got Sanders and Lockett who should still be solid. That money I saved got me Zeke and White.

Tight Ends

Average Budget Spent: 5.3%

TE Austin Hooper 1
TE Charles Clay 1
TE Jared Cook 1
TE Jordan Reed 2
TE Kyle Rudolph 1
TE Rob Gronkowski 13

Can you tell what you should do here today? I view Hooper and Clay as landmines, personally. That said, Hooper has a great matchup, so maybe not. I’d throw a buck or two on Cook, Rudolph, or Reed and spend the rest on running back. Gronk will cost $9-$15 based on the auctions I did.

Once again, try one out today for FREE in the auction lobby!

Fanball Auction Strategy for 10/11/18

If you haven’t noticed yet, we now have a fun new style of gameplay on Fanball! It’s not your grandpa’s version of fantasy football auctioning like other sites and apps have… we are reinventing the game. You can play for money or just try it out for free! Just click the banner below to go to the auction lobby and jump in one! Every day there is a new player pool full of different players to bid on and win!

Now to take a look at today’s player pool (and the draft I did this morning, I will highlight my winning bids). You have $60 with which to bid.

Quarterbacks

Average Budget Spent: 15.3%

QB Andy Dalton $8
QB Cam Newton $12
QB Derek Carr $1
QB Joe Flacco $1
QB Kirk Cousins $15
QB Tom Brady $18

Once again today, the name of the game is avoid Derek Carr. Joe Flacco is another avoid for me with a top 10 defensive matchup. The other four, pick your flavor. Although every auction is different, I feel like 15% on your QB is fair and I feel like Dalton in a shootout with Pittsburgh is the best value if you can save some money that way.

Running Backs

Average Budget Spent: 42.5%

RB Alex Collins $1
RB Carlos Hyde $2
RB Chris Carson $7
RB Christian McCaffrey $20
RB David Johnson $16
RB James Conner $27
RB James White $26
RB Joe Mixon $25
RB Jordan Howard $1
RB Kenyan Drake $1
RB LeSean McCoy $1
RB Melvin Gordon $26

This is the place to spend up today. For me there are 6-7 great options, and with 6 teams you should be able to get one. My mistake was leaving $14 on the board. You never want to leave an auction with money on the table. It does you no good. The last four running backs up were James Conner, Melvin Gordon, David Johnson, and Kenyon Drake. I got Conner, but only had $16 left. I’d recommend committing to at least one of your running backs early, so you don’t end up stuck being outbid and with no pivot. Spending $3 on both my WRs and TEs still didn’t allow me to get two of the stud running backs. Don’t go in thinking you can get 2. You might, but it’s a poor plan.

Wide Receivers

Average Budget Spent: 13.1%

WR Allen Robinson $1
WR Amari Cooper $2
WR Antonio Brown $1
WR Corey Davis $6
WR Devin Funchess $1
WR Jarvis Landry $9
WR Julio Jones $23
WR Keenan Allen $11
WR Mike Evans $1
WR Quincy Enunwa $3
WR Robert Woods $9
WR Tyler Boyd $3

I saw this list and thought to myself… I will take any of them. I don’t care. Top to bottom the list is solid. I obviously have a ranking to them and prefer some over others… but was fine with any of them and wanted to spend money elsewhere. I decided to take the last two wide receivers on the board, allowing me to spend just $2 of my $60 budget. Somehow, Antonio Brown didn’t hit the board until everyone else was full up on the position. That’s how I got that steal. He goes up early, he’s a $20 guy.

Tight Ends

Average Budget Spent: 19.4%

TE David Njoku $5
TE Jared Cook $16
TE Kyle Rudolph $3
TE Niles Paul $1
TE Travis Kelce $21
TE Vance McDonald $1

Travis Kelce is the clear cream of the crop here, but you need to spend a third of your budget to get him. Tight ends can be flukey and even Jared Cook at over 25% of your budget is extreme for me. That 19.4% average budget is top heavy. Kyle Rudolph has been a top 13 TE every week. Vance McDonald will be in a shootout with the Bengals and David Njoku saw 10 targets last week and has been really good since Baker Mayfield took over. Those guys can potentially be had at under 10% of your budget. I’d put a $10 max bid on tight end today.

Once again, try one out today for FREE in the auction lobby!