Fairness of Continual Rolling List waiver priority
I don’t understand the logic/fairness of the Continual Rolling List waiver priority that is used in the Yahoo Pro Leagues (assuming I understand how it works). Whether teams are requesting the same players or different players from waivers, it appears that the team with the worse waiver priority will get the later time stamp in each round of claims? So if every team took one player off of waivers each Wednesday, or two etc., the waiver priority would never change. The only way I can improve my priority is if I take fewer players than someone else. That doesn’t seem fair. I think that among the teams that take the same number of players off waivers on Wednesday, the priorities should rotate amongst the teams.
Eugene Wilson commented
Kevin I agree with you 100 %. This Waiver Wire System is Beyond Ridiculous. I probably will not win another game the way the system is set up. The #1 Team in my League has a waiver priority of 5 and I have a Waiver Priority of 10. How am I suppose to improve my Team to be competitive. I don't have a Chance. Especially with me having 2 Injured Starters that have not Qualifies for IR, but have been hurt all year long. Good Grief!!!
Jerry Johnson commented
Weekly rolling list based on standings guarantees the team with the worst record each week has the first waiver choice. Continual rolling should not be set as default cause it is the most unfair waiver option. Have it set as option 3 if you truly want to keep it. Yahoo is the only fantasy service that has set up. Sports in general does not even have this set up so Continual rolling is not even realistic. Please change your default setting, my god!
Jj Johnson commented
Weekly rolling list based on standings is the ONLY fair type of waivers there is.
your worst team in the league can actually NEVER get the first pick for waivers with this continual rolling list. GET RID OF IT PLEASE!!!!
You are correct. Deciding when to use your waiver claims and when to try to get by with FA pick ups is part of the game.