Also, do not "hone in" on players.
Sure, have your targets and players you want.
But what I am saying it I really wanted Reyes. He went for $51 in my league. I dropped out at $50. Then, AROD was put up shortly thereafter and I won him for $47. I sucked in steals (dead last) in that 5x5 roto league but early in the draft I went from trying to win steals (with Reyes and other guys) to not caring about them at all and went after non-steals talent when I landed AROD.
I never plan on paying high dollar on corner infielders (in general) but I ended up with AROD ($47...great value!), Ortiz ($38) and Texiera ($30....great value!).
I also was fortunate to get Griffey Jr. for $1, Hill (SP) for $5 and Tulowitzki for ($1)
I won my league after entering the auction focusing on steals (and Reyes) and not planning to spend a ton on corners (we need 4 corners) and changed my auction philosophy post-Reyes. I got lucky with some cheap players and Tulo was the list middle infielder won at auction and I chose him over Vidro. Good choice. Probably won me the league.
Hope this helped!
BA 5,HR 9.5,R 4,RBI 6,SB 2,ERA 12,H+S 8,K 11,W 7.5,WHIP 11,TOT 76 pt 3rd