It really helps in today’s digital era to come to your league’s auction equipped with a laptop. Tablets and smartphones are accepatable, too, but it’s much easier to type on a keyboard.

Not only do you want to track how much money you have spent so that you don’t go over your salary cap and so you can see how much money is budgeted for the remaining players, but you also want to keep track of how other owners are spending their money.

Try to stay ahead of the game with more cash on hand than every other owner in the league. This gives you a leg up in all the bidding and gives you the opportunity to scoop up players at great deals.

Additionally, it’s a good idea to see where other owners stand in terms of positional breakdown, which can give you an idea how aggressively you need to bid on certain positions at random points in the auction.