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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.



McBruce Aug 08 '76

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.