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fleafounder Admin May 17 '75

We released a new feature today that allows waiver claims to be resolved using a blind bid auction instead of (often rank-based) priority.

How it works

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.

How to set it up

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.

How to test it out

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.



bungle613613 Jun 07 '75

OK, looked through the thread and can not find any info on this. Why can't we utilize blind bidding or even regular waivers prior to week 1? It doesn't make sense to me to not allow players to be claimed on a waiver system in preseason.

Volt Jun 07 '75

Because the waivers are game-start waivers, i.e. begin when the games start every week. Players who are dropped from a roster during the preseason will be put on waivers for the time assigned to dropped players.

bungle613613 Jun 07 '75

Fair enough... I'll throw this in suggestions as well, but all my leagues prefer a full waiver system even in presesason rather than a free for all. You should be able to utilize the game-start system in preseason as well.

ColonelMustard Jun 08 '75

Can you please explain why waiver system isn't working? As far as I know the commic has option of allowing pre-season waivers or not. I have not tried to process a waiver but we were able to last year.