On today’s fantasy football guide, when working on building your fantasy football team throughout the season after your draft, you may want to head quickly to the waiver wire after week one is completed.
To obtain the best players, using their potential, perhaps by following the guides I have on this fantasy football site, or by using your own modified systematic approach, you can be successful on the waiver wire.
To begin with, here are the mainstream rules:
Waiver Wire Basic Rules
To get the best players coming off of any finished week, there is usually a time table set up by the league owner. Many owners go for the standard 3 am finish time for making claims. This is many times decided upon per the league rules more or less reward based. In other words, the player with the worst record or points gets to take the player(s) of their choice before the others in order of priority
Who gets the claim for a Waiver?
From my experience the most popular way to decide in determining who will get a super stud player in the potential making, or a 1 hit wonder in the nfl is to give the player the team owner (hopefully not you) who has had the
least amount of success so far. This would be based on overall record of wins and losses. When 3 owners are tied, for example for the same 0-1 record to begin with, going for the same player, then the team owner with the fewest amount of points scored during week 1 should obtain the player.
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What if you have the league setting that says “No Waivers?”
Well, you have an advantage if you are quick to pick up players. If you are not due to in experience or hesitation, you will not gain the best players, excluding yourself from a rolling, any time first come, pick up system.
This is where it is critical to know who is actually on waivers and who is not, along with picking the desired player up before the games even end!
This does take out the possibility of someone being up at 3 am for whatever reason, if the league rules are set at such a default time, and abusing the advantage.
How To Find Good/Great Waiver Wire Adds
You may want to look at my Fantasy Football Trade Value Evaluation Rankings to help before and/or during the season for making good player evaluations from the waiver wire because usually you will have to drop someone of some value, if not injured beyond being able to return during the 2018 season. Also if you want to get straight to the source of much of my week to week evaluation, given the #1 Low Cost Tool that Professional Fantasy Footballers use, look at the Youtube Video on the Site to Find out more on how it works, as there is a ton of insider information built into the system that works for the Pros
Depending on how deep your league is, you may have to go deeper into the list, as I will build it out deeper in upcoming articles.
I hope you enjoy your fantasy football season using the waiver wire effectively in 2018.