brtnsbs wrote:I've been lurking on the boards for quite sometime and finally decided it was time to post. I recently joined a league in which I am finally not commish. Its going to be nice to relax a little bit! The league is brand new 15 teams, and we will be doing a slow auction draft. We will be going 27 rounds with the auction draft.
The auction draft will run as follows, each team will nominate 2 players to be auctioned. After no bids have been received on a player the highest bid is determined to have won. This is pretty common from what I have seen posted on this message board.
We are having some difficulty deciding on a starting draft date, we are a little worried that starting March 1st may not give us enough time to complete the draft however starting in early February seems equally as crazy. We have tentatively decided on starting February 14th giving us nearly 6 weeks to complete the draft.
So my long winded question to the people of Fantasy Cafe, does this seem like sufficient time or are we budgeting too much time to the draft?
I think if you are going to nominate 2 people each at a time, that starting on Valentine's day will give you more than enough time to finish up. I agree that starting on March 1 or later might cramp you a bit for this style of draft, so I think splitting the difference and starting in a couple of weeks (and change) is a pretty darned good plan. I think it would also be in your best interest to leave bids open for only 24 hours after each highest bid, and to keep nominating new players every 2-3 days to keep the flow going well. As long as whoever is moderating things keeps it moving and people police themselves pretty well, you should be good to go
BTW - Good to see a new poster - hope you hang around man!