This snake never snake drafts (USAT)I accept the facts of life when it comes to the auction versus draft filibuster. I recognize drafts are more common and probably will be until the end of time. I know some rotoheads are reluctant to try something new. "That's the way we've always done it" is a crummy rationale for any status quo, but in some pools, you're not overcoming it. Some stubborn old timers are never changing.
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Nonetheless, I'm still here, ready to do some auction preaching. It's been my experience that most sharp fantasy players who try the auction format quickly realize it's more interesting, more fair, and more fun. If you dig fantasy sports, this is the format you really have to try.
Let's break down some of this debate.
-- Auctions are more fair (and more fair is more fun): In your piddly snake draft world, forget about Trout or Miggy if you draw the No. 13 pick. No Kershaw in your world. No Goldschmidt. What's fun about knowing you're locked out of the best players in the game simply because the lottery didn't fall your way?
In the auction, anyone can have Mike Trout, or Miguel Cabrera, or heck, both. Whatever the market will bear. This is a beautiful thing, something to celebrate, something to gravitate towards.Read More »from Tip Drill: Revisiting the Auction vs. Draft Debate