Every fantasy football owner who is a veteran of auctions has a story or two — or twelve — about players that somehow went under the radar for the entire auction and later was swooped up at a steal of a price.

This happens in almost every auction imaginable. Sometimes it is strategy on the part of owners who want to wait and see if they can get him at a deal later. Other times, due to the nature of random nominations, the player just slips by the wayside.

Either way, you will absolutely find value in players later in the auction if you are patient early and do not overspend. This is because by the end of the auction, most careless owners have blown their budget and are scraping the bargain bin for $1 values. Meanwhile, you — the smart owner — should have plenty of cash in reserve to pull off the steals.