Madden Mobile 17 Tips for Success: Should I use the Auction?

By | August 21, 2016

To use or not to use the Auction?  That’s an FAQ for both noobs and non-noobs alike in Madden Mobile 17.

The simple answer is…it depends on what you’re trying to do and when.

If your only objective is to achieve the highest-rated team as fast as possible, then yeah, hit the auction.  If you’re really good at sniping, then use the auction.  If it’s June or July, then hit the auction.

Otherwise, I would not use the auction.  At least, not until June of next year.  Definitely not in the first half of the season.

Also, check out my other Madden Mobile 17 posts:

Head-to-head Rivalry Tips for Success

Top Run Plays

Top Pass Plays

Here are 6 reasons why you should NOT use the Auction:

1) The game resets in August every year. 

That means you lose the team you’ve built during the season and have to build a new one all over again.  So, the only real reward for having a high-rated squad is eye-candy when doing legacy events.

2) A high-rated team doesn’t really help you. 

My objective every year is to move up in head-to-head rankings.  Since you play teams at the same level, there’s no advantage for having a high-rated squad.  (One exception is the kicker.  I would use the auction to buy a high-rated kicker early on if competing in H2H.)

In inter-league play, there are a large number of players and leagues to choose from, so a top-rated team is not necessary to compete.  Intra-league tourneys are usually for fun, so no need there, either.

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No auction, no problem. Still competitive.

3) Auction players are over-priced during the first half of the season. 

Supply is low during the first few months, and so prices are through the roof.  See screenshot below.  An 85-rated Center starts at $50K.  Cam Newton at 88 starts at $100K+.  Come January, you will be able to buy an 85-rated player for $5,000.  That’s buy, not bid.  Cam Newton at 88 will be at about $50K in January, and much less than that in May.  However, you won’t even consider buying those players later because you will already have better players by then, just from packs and completing sets and live events.

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Auction is over-priced early in the Madden Mobile season.

4) Buy Pro-Packs instead. 

I’m talking about early in the season.  A pack is $7500 and almost every pack will improve your team in some way.  In just the first few weeks, I pulled DeAndre Hopkins (87), Tom Brady (88), Antonio Brown (90), Travis Federick (87), Joe Thomas (87), and Matt Forte (85) from pro-packs.

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madden mobile 17 video game

madden mobile 17 video game

madden mobile 17 video game

Early in the season, almost every pro-pack will improve your team and help you complete sets.

5) Complete sets and live events for players. 

You will get the players you need just by playing the game.

6)  It’s more fun not to use the auction. 

I know, subjective.  But let’s say you achieve a 100-rated team in October.  And then what?  Bragging rights?  Cool!  I like finding gems in Pro-packs.  I enjoy completing sets and achievements.

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My offense so far…no auction needed.

Again, the game resets in August.  It’s a marathon, not a sprint.  Last year, I only bought a handful of players via the auction, almost all of them in May and June to improve my legacy team.

Go here to see my team from last year, which ended at #66 in H2H.

Throughout the season, there are enough opportunities to acquire top players via seasonal events, achievements, sets and others.  So, no, you don’t need the auction to have fun and compete.

But however you play, the only thing that matters is to have fun.  So suit up and see you on that virtual field!

Happy Madden Mobile 2017!

5 thoughts on “Madden Mobile 17 Tips for Success: Should I use the Auction?

  1. Anonymous

    If I did use the auction are there any other positions besides kicker to go for?

    1. Alex Park Post author

      Assuming you’re playing until the reset in August, I would not use the auction until March, or even later. It’s still very inflated and you won’t get “end” players. You can try sniping if you really want players now, but I would not spend millions on someone that will very likely be replaced in a few months. I would instead get players by completing sets. For example, go for Mobile Master Gronk and Domination Von Miller, both are end players. Good way to use the auction is to get players needed to complete sets like Team MVPs, but I wouldn’t use it to fill holes directly, at least not yet.


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