How does your free agent waiver wire award players?

The waiver wire has 8 different modes of operation. Leagues may choose the one that most suits their needs. Leagues can switch modes at any time. Each mode is explained below.

Worst to First by Standings

Players will be awarded in reverse standings order with any ties broken via the same tie breaker criteria used for the league standings. The team with the worst win-loss record will be awarded a player first, if one is requested. Then the team with the second worst overall win-loss record will be awarded a player, if one is requested. This continues until the team with the best overall win-loss record is awarded a player. Then round 2 of the waiver begins and the team with the worst win-loss record is awarded a second player, if requested, and so on. Each team will be awarded one player and only one player per round of the waiver wire. If a team requests no players that team will simply be skipped. Awards continue until all waiver wire request lists have been processed or all teams have been awarded the maximum number of players allowed in a waiver wire by league rules.

Worst to First by Total Points Scored

Players will be awarded in reverse order of total points scored for the season. The team with the fewest total points scored will be awarded a player first, if one is requested. Then the team with the second fewest total points scored will be awarded a player, if one is requested. This continues until the team with the most total points scored is awarded a player. Then round 2 of the waiver begins and the team with the fewest total points scored is awarded a second player, if requested, and so on. Each team will be awarded one player and only one player per round of the waiver wire. If a team requests no players that team will simply be skipped. Awards continue until all waiver wire request lists have been processed or all teams have been awarded the maximum number of players allowed in a waiver wire by league rules.

Commissioner Will Determine the Order

Players will be awarded in order as determined by the commissioner via the Commissioner → Waiver Order page. The commissioner must set a waiver wire award order before the waiver wire deadline or no players will be awarded. Once the commissioner sets the order it will not be automatically changed by the system at any time. The commissioner may change the waiver wire award order at any time, except while players are being awarded. Any changes to the order will affect the next waiver wire.

Tumbler Waiver Order

The Waiver Order is continuously updated in the following manner. Teams that make a waiver wire selection and receive a claim will move to the bottom of the priority queue. Teams that do not make waiver claims will move to the top of the waiver queue. The final queue order becomes the starting order for the next waiver wire period. The Commissioner manually sets the initial start of the season order in accordance with league by-laws via the Commissioner → Waiver Order page. Commissioner may intervene at anytime during the season to manually adjust the starting order for the next waiver wire period.

Blind Bidding Billed in Teams' Fees

Only available if league fee tracking option is used.

Each team owner may submit a blind bid for any available free agent. Each winning bid will be recorded as a fee against that team in the league's fee tracking. This is generally considered bidding with real money. RealTime Fantasy Sports does not collect payment or manage payment of these fees, fee tracking is provided as a service.

Blind Bidding Against Teams' Salary Cap

Only available if salary cap option is used.

Each team owner may submit a blind bid for any available free agent. This bid will establish the salary of that player should that player be awarded to the team. This salary will be established regardless of any default or free agent salary set for that player by the commissioner. This new bid salary will count against a team's salary cap limit. Should the salary bid put a team over their salary cap limit, that player will not be awarded in the waiver wire. The minimum bid must be the default free agent salary for that player, as set by the commissioner.

In addition, the Commissioner can choose from 3 options to handle player salaries when a player is released and becomes a free agent:

  1. Retain Bid Amount - The new bid salary will become the new free agent salary.
  2. Revert To Specific Player Value - If there is a specific player salary value assigned it will revert to that value, otherwise it will revert to the default salary for the players' position.
  3. Revert To Position Default Value - The default salary for the players' position will always become the new free agent salary.

Awarding of free agents begins with the highest bid by any team for a free agent. Once that free agent has been awarded to the winning bidder, all other bids for that free agent are discarded as losing bids. Then the highest remaining bid by any team for any remaining free agent will be considered. That winning bid will be awarded the free agent and all losing bids for that free agent will be discarded. This continues until the lowest valid bid remaining is considered. A team may acquire any number of players provided they remain within the maximum number of players allowed per waiver wire as set by the commissioner.

Blind Bidding Against Waiver Wire Cap

Each team owner may submit a blind bid for any available free agent. Each winning bid will be deducted from a season long bidding cap established by the commissioner. A team owner will no longer be able to bid on free agents once their season long waiver wire cap has been reached. This waiver wire bidding cap is completely separate and distinct from any league fees your league may have in place.

Awarding of free agents begins with the highest bid by any team for a free agent. Once that free agent has been awarded to the winning bidder, all other bids for that free agent are discarded as losing bids. Then the highest remaining bid by any team for any remaining free agent will be considered. That winning bid will be awarded the free agent and all losing bids for that free agent will be discarded. This continues until the lowest valid bid remaining is considered. A team may acquire any number of players provided they remain within the maximum number of players allowed per waiver wire as set by the commissioner.

Blind Bidding with Bids Only - Commissioner Awards Players

Each team owner may submit a blind bid for any available free agent. Shortly after the deadline the waiver wire will “run” and produce a report of the submitted bids but will NOT automatically award the players. The Commissioner can access the Reports → Waiver Wire page to see the submitted bids and then award the players via the Teams → Add/Drop page.

Blind Bidding Tie Breakers

Bidding ties can be broken in one of three ways. “Team who placed bid first wins” means ties are broken by awarding the free agent to the first of the tied bids submitted. “Team lowest in standings wins” means ties are broken by awarding the player to the team lowest in the league standings. All standings tie breakers are used to determine the team lowest in the standings. This option is only available to leagues playing head to head. “Team with fewest total points wins” means ties are broken by awarding the free agent to the team with the fewest total points scored all season.

rosters-waiver-wire.txt · Last modified: 2012/07/10 13:52 by tim
 
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