One of my leagues tried an auction draft for the first time. I'm not too happy with my team, but I agree that its better in that everyone has a chance at every player. It was hard to gauge what was a good amount to bid though, a lot of teams went after the top guys for lots of money, and I kept holding back looking for value, but lost some really good mid value guys because there were a couple of other teams doing the same thing (Just me vs. another team for Gates, Blount, Moreno, Best, F Jones and I only got Gates).
I ended up with:
QB (1): Ryan ($13), Cutler ($1)
WR (3): Nicks ($35), S Johnson (Buf) ($10), Britt ($9), Boldin ($11), Crabtree ($2)
RB (2): McCoy ($44), MJD ($43), Hightower ($2) R Bush ($2), D Thomas ($1) (Thomas Dropped for B Tate)
TE (1): Gates ($19)
K: Henery (Phi) ($1)
D: SF ($1)
A few bucks leftover (I expected more bidding for Hightower, and at that point my $8 or $9 left was the highest).
I should have just bid on another top WR (in the $30 range) instead of spending around $10 each for 3 okay guys (thought Britt, if healthy, can be a monster) since its always easiest IMO to find a #3WR on the waiver wire. Or I probably should have gone hard after a 3rd RB instead of letting Moreno and Best go for $11 each. I was saving up for guys I ended up missing out on anyways.