We released a new feature today that allows waiver claims to be resolved using a blind bid auction instead of (often rank-based) priority.
In the past claims for the same player were awarded to the team with the best waiver position.
Now you can use a blind-bid auction system. Here, players are awarded to the team that submits the highest bid (if there is a tie, the player will be awarded to the team with the worst rank). Each time one of your claims is processed, the bid amount will be deducted from your remaining budget.
Edit your league's waiver claim options and select the initial budget for each team (also editable on a team-by-team basis throughout the year).
You can manage your claims as usual on your team's waiver claims page.
If you are curious as to how this works or you want to help test this for football, create a baseball league. The waiver options are exactly the same as in football.
Let us know if there are any problems or if you have any suggestions.
Would love to view the losing bid amounts just to increase some banter between owners. Always fun to jab someone (in our case) who just dropped $70 to pick up Theo Riddick when the next highest bid, from what we can figure in conversations, was less than $15...
Is there a way to set it up to happen every day, or more than once a week?
You can set it for Wednesdays, and then after waivers process that day, you can change the day to Thursday, Friday or Saturday to run again. You could do this each of those days if you wanted to. In the future we hope to offer a new daily option.
Awesome, thank you.
disregard. i see it in the post.
How are ties broken if two players bid the same amount for a player?
what is going to happen if i am in a league and it is not filled by the start of the draft or that season? will it still run or will i have to join another 1?
Thinking about possibly trying this. Some questions:
1. Is there a single round of bidding each week for all players dropped the previous week, or separate 48 hour periods for each dropped player? Subquestions:
1a) If it is a single round for multiple players and I have $50, can I bid $40 on two RBs knowing that I will not get both? When more than one player is up for grabs, what determines who goes first?
1b) If each dropped player generates a separate auction, what happens when a player is dropped less than 48 hours before his game that week?
2. Just to confirm from the message below, a team can bid $0 on a player and get him if nobody else bids? (I think it's a reasonable feature.)
3. Commissioner can adjust the available cash to each team on a week-by-week basis? If so, this is a selling point: I'm thinking something like the following:
--everyone starts with $50 plus $3 for each player that drafted ahead of them in round one of the draft
--each week, every team adds $2 for each team that outscored them that week ($1 for ties), and $10 if they lost ($5 for a tie)
This would give the lowest teams a fair but not overwhelming advantage.
O.K. so now we just make up the rules as we go from week to week? Who
proposed this change and why wasn't a league vote proposed? Does this
mean we can just make rule changes as it suits the teams who would like
to make changes anytime it may help thier team? I thought this league
would follow general democratic institutions as does our great country,
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Another change of rules, another possible
advantage for the already teams to stay in control. When will those in need,
get a fair chance? I believe in a still assumed 'FREE' country, this RULE Change
should at least get a fair vote, by ALL members of the league! Is this still the
U.S.A.? Or are we just losing more rights to the establishment? Go U.S.A.
What in the world are you talking about?
A couple quick questions on this feature.
1. if a teams budget runs out, they can still bid on the player (obviously 0 if they have none left) and then just not get him if someone else bids?
2. say if you bid $12 on a player, and the 2nd highest bids $9, Do you get the player for $10 or are you still paying $12?
1. You can still bid on waivers, but the amount will be 0, so if anyone does bid at least a $1 then that person has no chance.
2. You pay whatever amount you bid. If you bid $50 and the next highest is $1, you still lose $50 when you get the player.
It would be great if the you could set a min bid amount, in our league there is a $2 min bid, if you are the lone bidder at $10 you only have to pay the minimum.........
ohh ok thats what i thought, Thanks i appreciate it.
Being able to still bid 0 is a good feature. Yahoo doesn't do this.