Our league loves the auction style draft. Is it possible next year to make it a blind auction?
Our league loves the auction style draft. Is it possible next year to make it a blind auction? It helps keep the less knowledgable people from watching who the top people bid on and try to outbid them. I would keep the running tally of team's budget and who they drafted.
Javier Garcia commented
Why hasnt this been implemented yet? Simple and does really change much
Daniel OLeary commented
When you take the lead in an auction draft, it shows you are in the lead to the entire league. Owners that did not prepare for the draft start to bid on players that are being bid on by owners that did prepare for the draft. A "surprise" winner at the end of the auction is more fun too.
It would be interesting to have an option to hide the player making the bids, only if you want it to, bot by default. Some of fun is knowing what your competitors needs are to predict their needs, and drive up the price, or knowing that you can get player "A" cheaper. I like the option for a commish to make.
Rajiv Seth commented
Right now, the auction shows each team and who is placing the bids. Is it possible to hide who is making the bids (more of a blind auction). Teams with lesser knowledge continue to watch the higher knowledge teams and drive up hidden gems. It would reward teams doing their research.