Fanball NFL Auction Breakdown: Week 8 – Saturday, October 27th

Hey everyone, welcome to the Fanball NFL Auction breakdown. If you haven’t played on this site before, it’s a product unlike anything you’ve ever seen before in DFS. They will be offering an Auction-style format drafting with four players on the board at all times, meaning you have to be on your toes and be aware of what is going on, because split-second mistakes can be costly.

Each team must draft 1 QB, 2 WR, 2 RB, and 1 TE. No player can be left on the board at the end of the draft, so if you are the last player not to draft a TE, then when the last TE goes on the board you will autodraft them for $1.

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There are four players up for auction at all times, so you need to be able to adlib on the fly if someone goes drastically over what you are projecting to pay for them or if they go drastically under what you are projecting to pay for them. Below are my breakdowns for each position along with the projected paypoint for each player I would suggest.

Saturday, October 27th

Quarterback

Patrick Mahomes – $13
Jameis Winston – $7
Cam Newton – $7
Matthew Stafford – $5
Joe Flacco – $3
Eli Manning – $1

QB is a fairly easy position to deal with in today’s player pool. Just don’t get stuck with Eli Manning. Now, I know that’s easier said than done, and I know that the prices I currently have set for everyone are fairly high, but with the “landmines” you have at every other position, you can do a whole lot worse than getting stuck with Manning. My plan here is to simply make bids up until the value listed above until I actually get a QB here. If you get stuck with Manning, it’s not nearly as bad as the worst player at every other position.

Running Back

Todd Gurley – $32
Saquon Barkley – $26
Kareem Hunt – $22
James Conner – $22
Alvin Kamara – $18
Tarik Cohen – $9
Adrian Peterson – $6
Nick Chubb – $5
Jordan Howard – $5
Latavius Murray – $4
Jalen Richard – $2
Aaron Jones – $1

Barkley and Gurley – Look, I want each of these guys in my lineup, but every other player pool with these two RBs have ended with them going for at least $30. My plan is to go with one of the other RBs at a giant discount and to move one. These are both huge upgrades over every other RB, but it’s not worth it considering what you may get stuck with.

Hunt, Kamara, Cohen – This is where you want to get stuck with at RB. Depending on when Gurley and Barkley get put up during the draft, this could go terribly wrong, but you should keep that in mind. Bid on all these RBs up to where there value is currently set at and hope you can get them under value.

Cohen, Peterson, Chubb, Howard, Murray, Richard – I want all these RBs way more than I want Jones, but if you can’t get two of these guys under value, then don’t worry about it. It’s a lot better getting stuck with Jones than it is to get stuck with Manning, Seals-Jones, or Treadwell.

Jones- The only reason you should get stuck with Jones is if you have the choice between him or the other 3 big landmines.

Wide Receiver

Adam Thielen – $22
Antonio Brown – $22
Tyreek Hill – $16
Davante Adams – $16
Michael Thomas – $14
Stefon Diggs – $12
T.Y. Hilton – $12
Doug Baldwin – $6
Marquise Goodwin – $4
Jordy Nelson – $2
Chris Godwin – $2
Lequon Treadwell – $1

Thielen, Brown, Hill, Adams, Thomas – All these WRs are a drastic upgrade over the next two tiers, but none of them are worth getting stuck with one of the terrible players at any position. I am planning on bidding all of them up to their values and no higher during my draft, unless they come to me later on in the draft and I have way too much money.

Diggs and Hilton – This is where you might be able to fine a lot of value. Be on the lookout for when they come on the board. If they go later on in the draft, you may be able to get them at a giant discount.

Baldwin, Goodwin, Nelson, Godwin – All four of these WRs are a giant upgrade over Treadwell, as there is a chance that Treadwell ends up with a big goose egg. The smart move is to bid $1-2 on these guys early on in the draft to try and get a WR that can guarantee you not to get stuck with Treadwell.

Treadwell – Do whatever you can to not get stuck with this player.

Tight End

Travis Kelce – $15
George Kittle – $9
O.J. Howard – $6
Kyle Rudolph – $5
C.J. Uzomah – $3
Ricky Seals-Jones – $1

TE is an incredibly complicated position today, but at the same time very easy. Seals-Jones is clearly the player you don’t want to get stuck with, but he’s not nearly as bad as getting stuck with Manning, Jones, or Treadwell. You should bid on every TE that comes on the board trying to get one of them at value, then move on to other positions.

The Stack Spots

As we all know, in football DFS, pairing your QB with a WR or TE can have a drastic effect on your upside in any given competition and auction style like this is no different. As you can clearly see from the player pool, each QB has WRs and/or TEs which you can pair with them to raise your upside. Below is my favorite stacking spot.

Mahomes with Hill – the only place I would even consider going out of my way to stack in today’s player pool is right here. If you draft either Hill or Mahomes early on in the draft, It’s worth paying an extra buck or two for the correlation play here.

Remember guys, keep an eye out for what’s happening in your draft and if guys are going for way less than they are projected for here, you should know that some of these prices may be too low. Likewise, if guys are going for higher than the above price early on you can get a lot of these guys at a huge discount.

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