FAAB Bids Reporting Structure is Flawed
There is no reason why a conditional waiver bid should be listed on the transaction page as a losing bid. For example, I put in a claim for George Hill for $1, dropping Kenneth Faried. In case that failed, I put in a $0 claim for Kyle Korver, dropping Kenneth Faried. My #1 claim, for Hill, was successful. That should have been the end of it. Instead, my team still shows up in the FAAB list of bids as a losing bid for Kyle Korver, since another team bid for Korver and won because he had a higher priority (same $0 bid as me). Why is my team listed at all, since that Korver bid was a conditional one, to only apply if the Hill bid was unsuccessful. Please fix this glaring problem that has somehow been going on for years, as it is extremely frustrating. A conditional bid that never happened in the first place should not be listed in the FAAB Bids page, plain and simple! Thanks.
Either get rid of FAAB or make players available next day.
I completely agree. Yahoo says it "levels the playing" field -- I feel it punishes those managers who are proactive and pay attention. And yes it cuts a big break for the lazy ones.
Not only that, it is ... So. Freaking. Boring. In seasons past I might check a league page a few times a day (before game time) just to see if any managers had made an interesting move. No sense in that now, as transactions are done in the middle of the night. Yawn.
And that terrible two-day wait period for a free agent to be added to your roster. Ugh. Takes a lot of fun and strategy out of the game. Very poor for season-end roto competition in a tight league, when you might need to pick up some steals, 3 pts, blocks etc. to gain a crucial point in the standings and capture a trophy.
Yahoo... if you're going to leave this in place for next season, at least offer managers the OPTION of whether they'd rather compete in leagues with standard waivers or FAAB continuous waivers.
That's especially true if you're thinking of using this same system (God forbid) in MLB and NFL.
Francisco Rios commented
The FAAB continuous waiver is not good. It hinders the freedom to drop and add players, and limits the ability to do short term strategic roster changes. As it is right now, I have to wait two full days before the new player is added to the roster. Trully disapponted. The purpose of Fantasy basketball it to promote competition and let the best and more prepared manager prevail. The FAAB continuous waiver attempts to level the playing field by allowing lazy managers to get a player without watching games and closely monitoring live game player performance. By having the ability to scoop a player inmediately you are rewarding diligence, knowledge and preparation. By having FAAB continuous waiver you are doing the opposite.
I trully hope this is just an experiment and that Yahoo will not repeat it next season.
First, I'm not sure what difference it makes if it shows up.
Second, all waiver claims are accounted for, conditional or not, in Waiver Bids.