Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Applying Basic Poker Principles to Your Fantasy Football Auction Drafts

Perhaps it’s just the degenerate gambler in me speaking, but I believe the game of poker can be a very useful tool for honing the kinds of good habits that can cross over into many different areas of life - especially the fantasy realm. Patience, on-the-fly decision-making, financial discipline, the ability to tell that somebody is bluffing when their eye starts bleeding - all of these traits go hand-in-hand with fantasy football (well, except maybe that last bit), especially during the auction draft, which is arguably fantasy’s ultimate pressure-cooker.
The auction draft is not for the faint of heart. They’re longer, less-structured, and more challenging than your typical snake draft. Once it’s all over, owners often leave a competitive auction feeling mentally drained and despondent, as opposed to the giddiness you typically see at the end of a snake draft. Heck, without a proper game plan going into an auction, you’re essentially setting yourself up to get completely demolished by your league mates come draft day. So whether it’s your first time or you’re looking to brush up on the basics, here’s how you can utilize some simple poker principles to help you dominate your auction draft.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

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