Please Blocked Eliminated Players From Waiver Claims in the Playoffs
Please Blocked Eliminated Players From Waiver Claims During Playoff
Eliminated players participating in the consolation bracket should not be able to make waiver claims. The ONLY players who should be allowed to make waiver claims are the players who are still in contention to win the championship. That is, after all, WHY WE PLAY THE GAME! When a player is eliminated, then makes waiver claims...its at best, bad form and poor sportsmanship and at worst it's cheating and possible collusion.
This should apply to all redraft leagues.
I guess Keeper Leagues Should have an option for eliminated players participating in the consolation brackets to possibly taint the league with collusion for you know....that < 1% chance of them finding a keeper off waivers after week 14.
Eliminated Players participating in the 'window dressing' consolation bracket should ONLY be able to ADD FREE AGENTS to fill their already eliminated rosters. Eliminated owners should just not claim players from the teams who are actually still playing for the reason we signed up in the first place. To win it all!
umar malik commented
Allow commissioners of cash leagues the ability to lock eliminated teams from the playoffs.
Some commissioners have integrity and want to minimize poor sportsmanship and at worst it's cheating and possible collusion when teams are out of the playoffs.
There is an option to lock eliminated teams but that option doesn't work in cash leagues. What's the purpose of giving that option if it will not work
Personally, I believe that as long as team has something to play for (whether it's for 3rd place in the main playoff bracket, 9th place in the consolation bracket, or even just for total points if that's relevant), then the team should be allowed to make roster moves (waiver claims, free agent adds, etc.) just like any other team in the league.
There is a commissioner setting that allows for the locking of eliminated teams in general; however, I don't know if this setting applies just to those teams who literally have nothing to play for, or to all teams eliminated from championship contention (such as all the teams in the consolation bracket, and maybe even the teams playing the 3rd place game of the main bracket).
The league commish can control this by using the Lock Teams commish tool.