Waivers - Allow waiver times to be customizable
Requests to allow commissioners to customize the time of day that waivers process.
Ryan Stewart commented
I have my waiver period set to 1 day, but they are all taking two days to process. Anyone know how to fix that?
Lawrence Hall commented
Any update from an admin or dev on this?
Lawrence Hall commented
I can explain very simply what we are looking for:
1. Weekly locks.
2. Waivers process on Monday (we use Free Agent Budget but irrelevant detail). Meaning you put your bids in Sunday night.
3. AND: players that you added on that Sunday night will be available on Monday for the weekly lock.
I don't see why a league would want it any other way. Right now, the system considers those players as NOT available until the FOLLOWING week. This is either implemented wrong (at worst) or extremely limiting (at best).
The only current workaround is to set the waiver day to Sunday, meaning you have to put your bids in Saturday night. On a practical level this is just a bad user experience--this means I have to put my bid in while there's still up to 2 games remaining for a player (especially EST and EU) and a lot can happen in 48 hours with injuries. On a personal level not everyone has the bandwidth to make this kind of analysis on a Saturday night and put bids in.
This may be very closely related to this suggestion here and could potentially fix this problem -> https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/206157-fantasy-basketball/suggestions/45261871-waivers-allow-waiver-times-to-be-customizable#comments
I'll take it one step further (although I don't think the above fix should be delayed for this additional layer): It'd be great to have a setting that allows NBA Fantasy to work similar to some football leagues with its waiver rules and free agency. In my above example, the waiver processing should happen on Monday morning, and then all players should become available for an immediate add from Monday morning until Monday tipoff. Then it switches back to waivers.
Mustafa Sezgin commented
this is very critical for non-US users
Andrew Johnston commented
The default time for this is something like 5 am California time iirc, right after the system completes the daily/weekly stats update. Or maybe it's 3 like others are saying.
This is important because some managers will have an advantage due to different time zones.
24 20XX commented
This should be on top of your list. Non US players often have to choose between fantasy and sleeping
Michael Cook commented
Currently, you can either have players be on waiver at all times or only when dropped.
We would like to have a system similar to fantasy football where players go on waivers for most of the week, but then enter FA on the weekend so that players can set their weekly lineup by Monday.
Right now, if we set continual waivers, we end up with an issue where a late injury or COVID sickness type situation results in a manager potentially not being able to pick up a replacement on Sunday or Monday for their team. We don't want players to be on FA at all time, because then everything becomes a first-come, first-served situation, where a manager who gets to their lineup the soonest after a big injury or similar gets the player.
I think what would make sense is that when the Monday games start, all players go on waivers. They stay on waivers and managers can make waiver claims throughout the week, and then they process on Friday or Saturday and stay FAs until the Monday games start and the cycle repeats.
S McD commented
The default pickup time of 3am needs to be changed so people can choose when they can add players for the next day. On espn it let's you pick a few different options (I think it defaults to 7pm but has a drop-down list of times), but Yahoo! needs this too! Would be nice to make it at a decent hour so everyone is awake at the same time when the waiver wire rolls over.
Matt Danko commented
Having the option to choose what time a league wants waivers reset at each day, instead of 3 AM (ET) every single day.