Depending on your league’s scoring rules, a good defense could really give your team a boost. (If your league doesn’t award a lot of points for team defenses, then you can skip this tip)
When at your league’s auction, always nominate defenses for $1 — or whatever the minimum bid happens to be. If you see an opportunity in the middle of the auction to swoop up a good defense at a significant price reduction, go after that defense with aggression, but never overspend.
A great defense will give you an advantage over your opponent every week.
But again, measure this tip against your league’s scoring rules.