Be conservative early in auction and let other owners price themselves out of great value later

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Every owner seemingly gets a case of the wide eyes when one of the league’s top players is nominated for bidding. This causes an immediate bidding war and often ruins an owner’s entire budget for the remainder of the auction.

Don’t get caught up in the hype of the back-and-forth excitement. It’s okay to exceed your budget by a few dollars on a premium player, but if you blow all your money early — even on a Top 5 player — you are setting yourself up for trouble for the rest of the auction.