Commissioners Tool for adjusting what time waivers run and adding Game Time Waivers to Fantasy Basketball.
We should be given the right to set the time for when waivers run (currently at 3am only). In the fantasy hoops, most owners use the following morning to gather stats from last night's games. Then they will put in waiver claim that same day.
Also, please add the game time waivers to the NBA. This will allow FAAB leagues to have a dailly FA period after waivers for owners to pick up players as news breaks on day of games. Once games start the FAs move back to waivers until the next scheduled processing of waivers.
JJ Phillips commented
Waivers are fine, but make the player available the next day
[Deleted User] commented
Yahoo's statement about this new waiver setting is not what happens;
"You will make claims to add players for the next day same as ever."
It takes 2 days to acquire a player, and that is not acceptable.
I am not going to continue playing this lame game if it is not fixed ASAP!
Robert Koenig commented
The new pro league waivers setting is crippling teams dealing with injuries or suspensions. It is very difficult to maneuver within a weekly matchup with effectively 2 days lead time to do anything.
Recommendations: Either make it daily - today instead of daily - tomorrow so there's not a 2-day lag to get a new player on your team, or have players go on waivers at the start of the first game of the night and have a period during the day where you can pick up players as free agents.
Scott Parker commented
Please consider making waiver claim players available immediately to the lineup for that day's games rather than waiting an extra day.
The free agent system worked great for giving managers flexibility to manage the roster day to day for things like injuries, suspensions, load management etc. With the implementation of this continuous waiver system, there is no way to adjust the lineup based on news that comes out on a player a full day before his next game. That is ridiculous!
There are already weekly transactions restrictions and continuous waivers which only process once a day to limit the ability of active players to manage their teams. And that's probably ok. However, not making waiver claims available immediately is too restrictive and just overkill.
As an active manager, this system has made management a lot more tedious. Tedious fantasy management isn't fun. And if its not fun, why play? The best of both worlds would be to allow waiver pick ups to be available immediately so that active managers still have that flexibility to manage day to day while the continuous waivers and transactions limits allow the casual player to still compete.
Please consider this change. Thank you.
Most fair waiver system:
Waivers: Game Time - Midnight, (processed nightly)
Most fair waiver system.
NBA teams are often resting players without making it public until gameday. Instead of making fantasy NBA teams wait a day to complete a waiver wire pick up, allow teams to pick up a player on the day of a game to give managers an opportunity to make a roster move for a late gameday scratch.
jorge Krentzien commented
I have another problem related to this....
Waivers open a 3am but today on many leagues i play i noticed that the day changed and the waivers didnt got assigned... Leaving some managers constrained because they cannot add players from FA for the next day, without canceling the waiver claim...
My league has a heavy rotation of players in FA so come the playoffs there are a lot of waivers...
Game-Time Waivers for NBA would be great tbh. This allows every owner a chance to place a claim on a player if they have a breakout game that night instead of just awarding it to the first person to see the box score or run to their computer and still allows daily transactions if needed for the next day. Right now the only options are Standard and Continuous. Standard in which players are always FAs and Continuous where players are always on Waivers. This would allow an in between...
To that last post...
We use FAAB in Yahoo Fantasy Hoops. If they don't want feedback for proposed changes then why have this page?
It's a free service that is driven by marketing dollars. If they want more users make the site more user friendly.
But thanks for you analytics.
In basketball, very few players are on waivers once the season gets rolling. 99+% will be plain old FAs that can be added at any time.
Waivers run every day for all sports except football, because of the weekly nature of football.
FAAB only exists in football, no other sport.
You are playing for free, Yahoo! running extra cycles for nothing makes no biz sense for them.
Malcolm X commented
Firmly agree with these 2 options.
To the first reply...With the FAAB waiver system, all non-rostered players are on waivers. There is no FA period. So strategizing, for a majority of owners, is condensed to the night before the next day's games.
The game experience would be vastly improved if owner's had more flexibility.
Even if it is just moving the waiver time to 10am CST (which is one hour before the earliest NBA games played on Sunday's) it would make a major difference. This blanket statement that waivers run across the board for all sports is short-sighted in my opinion. It works for a weekly sport like football but puts a HUGE damper on the experience for daily sports like NBA and MLB. If there is no chance of it changing then I guess Yahoo is not the best platform for my league. There are other platforms that offer this feature for fantasy hoops.
The great majority of players in fantasy basketball are FAs in which case, a waiver claim is not needed to acquire them, just a FA add/drop.
Waivers run at midnight pacific time for all sports. It's part of the overnight update cycle and will not be changed.
Totally agree on both paragraphs. Need later waiver times & definitely need the ability to pick up players in between waiver completion and game time
I agree, West coast NBA games don't end until 1:00am some nights. Finding key pickups based on injuries or outstanding performances can't be assessed in a timely manner with 3:00am waiver times. I would propose an 11:00am time