Waiver - Allow commissioner to use continuous waivers with custom free agent periods
This waiver setting would allow the commissioner to use 'Continuous' waivers but also be able to select days that all players are free agents. For example, the league uses continuous waivers (players always on waivers) and the waivers process each night but on Thursdays, Sundays, and Mondays all players will be free agents and be eligible to be picked up in the event a team needs a substitute.
Joseph Espiritu commented
Agreed with most everybody here. This request should be ranked higher than 24th. I don't know how many times I got screwed by your waiver system. That was why my previous league moved to another platform. Now that I joined a buddy of mine's league, I have to put up with this irritating feature again.
dave moyer commented
If you can't give us this option for next year, unfortunately we will have to find someone who can.
dave moyer commented
Our league (boomersooners ID# 584688) has been with Yahoo for many years. We have never used waivers for our free agents. This year we have several people who work on Sundays so I am trying to make it as fair as possible for everyone. We would like to have our free agents go on waivers at the start of each players game each week, but then go back to free agents first thing Tuesday morning (this option is not available for some reason). This would give everyone one day to put in a waiver claim on a player. Waiting until Wednesday seems excessive. If you can't give us this option for next year, unfortunately we will have to find someone who can.
This is by far my biggest ask for Yahoo leagues. My league still uses Game Day-Tuesday waiver system over Continuous because we feel that managers simply must have the ability to make game day pickups and the obvious reason for this revolves around the sport of football - a given player's status is often determined on the day of a game. With continuous waivers, it forces managers to often make unessecary claims just in case one of their game-time decision players are ruled out on gameday. It's just not fair for them to be forced to spend FAB on something like that. It's a trade-off that is so unnecessary with the currently available settings: Use Continuous to put an end to the race for adding news-related players but have no option on gamedays to make needed pickups, or don't use Continuous so we have gameday pickups but have a free for all during the week. Custom free agent days NEED to be implemented! It's a feature available on other sites and still can't believe Yahoo doesn't have it yet. I have asked about it every year going on 4 years now.
Jeffrey Factor commented
Another example of a super easy upgrade for yahoo that would make a lot of people happy but they choose not to do it.
Ideally, Waivers lock at game time and run through Tuesday night. Anyone not claimed goes back on waivers through Friday night. Then all unclaimed players come off waivers for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday games. Each player locks at kickoff of their game and remains locked through Tuesday night.
Problem With continuous currently is you can’t add anyone on game day. That’s why my league does kickoff to Tuesday. The problem with this is whenever there is an injury the fastest person gets the players. It should be that all players have a chance to bid.
Come on yahoo this is an easy fix.
R J K commented
Concur. Have been asking for this feature for years now. Please implement.
John Hickman commented
Please implement this. Adding to the chorus of people who this is a deal breaker for. Continuous waivers is by far the most equitable system but there are just way too many situations where you need to make an emergency pickup on Sunday. It can decide games and that's not fun for anybody when a team is forced to leave their injured player in the lineup because they can't make a move. I just want it as an option, it doesn't have to be the default. Game day/Sunday free agency please.
Rod Rod commented
Agreed. I wrote about the same thing here: https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/206158-fantasy-football/suggestions/43731045-continual-waivers-w-fa-on-player-game-day
Tim Anderson commented
Was just about to request this myself!
JP G commented
Please allow commissioners to set the days and the time that the waiver wire runs. We need more customizable settings on this platform.
Nick Oliviero commented
Agreed. I posted the same thing as well with suggestions.
chris sember commented
2 things other platforms have that I would like to see even this year if possible. 1 FAB trading, 2 Sunday and Monday Free Agency options for the continuous waiver system.
chris sember commented
My league is considering moving to the Sleeper platform because they allow for this. A sunday free agency period would be a great option to have for the feature. Would love for it to be implemented this year if possible
Matt Soderberg commented
Continuous waivers with free agency period Sunday through Monday. There's just so much information regarding injuries that comes out on Sunday, some of which is impossible to prepare for. This would be the perfect solution!
Rasaun Robinson commented
Commenting so i can follow for updates. My league switched from yahoo to another service solely for continuous waivers + free agent sunday. Waivers have been awesome but game day experience was terrible. If yahoo could fix this, our league would definitely come back.
Darren Schweitzer commented
Look, I have an experienced, long-term league, and we've realized continuous waivers is the fairest format from Wednesday through Saturday for pickups. Otherwise, people with a Twitter feed and no life get the best free agent adds once an injury gets reported.
The issue with this format, though, is that continuous waivers forces all league members to win their claims on Saturday night, or else they're screwed come Sunday if they experience game time injuries and the like.
Please, please, please allow us to have a Sunday game time free agents option under the continuos waiver model. Right now, I, as commissioner, have to process
people text messaging me on Sunday on a first come
,first served basis, so that I can override the system and add Sunday morning free agent adds to teams.
Sleeper already had this option! If Yahoo added it, we wouldn't even be considering changing platforms. PLEASE add this option. Thank you!
Sam Chama commented
Continuous waiver options, aka daily waivers, at the same time as players locked at game time until Tuesday.
Continuous waivers are the most equitable waiver system, but since there is only one option for waiver type, there is no game-time lock. The game-time lock, with continuous waivers, would be optimal in order to maintain the traditional waiver system that has managers competing with one another for the best pickups.
Russell Simpkins commented
I definitely agree. Continuous waivers are needed because with phone alerts its BS that the guy whos job allows him to be on the phone are able to pick guys up first when news breaks. But I hate how you need to switch it to where we are allowed to pick up a FA on game day if news breaks as well. MAKE THIS CHANGE PLEASE!
Tom Kirk commented
Lame idea! Only the unprepared need this change made. This need you have can and should be filled by the owners Bench players. Bad roster management is the real culprit. I bet all these guys that want this are generally hoarding 8 and 9 RBs on his bench. Balance your bench positions people.
Brian Donahue commented