Okay, so just want to make sure I have this straight. I decided I wanted P. Cobb last night and put in a request for him, which wouldn't process until today. Rob decided to put in a request for Ed Dickson at 10am. So he gets his guy 40min ealier and is only charged with a FA pickup. Even though I don't get my guy until 10:38, it is a waiver claim because I asked for him last night. Is that correct? So if I want to protect my waiver priority, I shouldn't ever request a player until Wednesday morning, right? And I'm assuming that if Rob had requested Cobb, that would not have gone through at 10:00 because the player was already part of a pending waiver claim. Would I have still received Cobb at that point regardless of Rob's waiver position or would he have factored into the claim despite not requesting until this morning?
No, you don't have it straight.
1. You made a claim yesterday and therefore it was a waiver claim because all players were listed as W for waivers.
2. No, Rob would not have got Cobb necessarily. Whoever had the higher waiver priority would have got him providing they tried to add him off waivers during the waiver period. Even though your player swaps were processed later, your claim went in earlier. So no, if Rob tried to add him this morning at 10:00 he wouldn't have got him because you had already made a claim on him during waivers.
- a similar example would pertain to Carnell Williams. Jim and I both made waiver claims on him during the waiver period. No other team could have claimed him this morning whenever yahoo's system switched over to FA.
3. The time is irrelevant and nothing more than a glitch in the system. That yahoo's system is screwy is nothing new.
That sort of makes the #1 waiver spot valuable if someone goes down and some other RB steps up, I'd have that first crack at it, but if I want to keep it for something special I pretty much have to sand pat on everyone else until Tuesday. Of course, if it was all open, there wouldn't be anyone around to use that waiver thing on, since everyone would get snatched right up.
Exactly. The #1 waiver priority is really important if you have it and you have to consider seriously adding someone during the waiver period. I tried for Cadillac because I needed another RB and with Stephen Jackson down, there's serious potential there. Maybe short term, maybe not. I also decided that because I was middle of the pack, I'd use it to try and get Early Doucet who could end up being quite a valuable receiver in AZ as Kolb showed good form and it might be that Brandon Lloyd is already injured and may miss this week. And since I had two waiver claims in, figuring I'd get one, I put in a third because it would just leave me at the end (#12) so not much difference.
Basically your paragraph explains the intent perfectly. If you want someone during the waiver period, you better really want him because the claim will drop you to the back of the pack.
I appreciate there's mixed feelings on it, but to me the waiver priority is otherwise useless. It's only useful if someone makes a mistake in dropping someone valuable. That's relatively rare, but it does happen. With this system (which can be changed to Sunday-Tuesday instead of First game - Tuesday) it rewards the tail end of the draft folks. Otherwise in our old system there's only penalty with not being in the top half of the draft (supposedly).
I do understand our old system rewards those who watch all the games but I'm not sure that's an actual skill. Sitting there watching all the possible games you can just in hopes of finding a steal on the free agent list thanks to an injury sort of might be an indication of obsessive compulsive behaviour. I do wish they'd run a waivers setting of Sunday only though.