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  • CP3f CP3f Nov 16, 2012 2:40 PM Flag

    Waiver Wire Blocking - Pick up just to drop: Fair or Foul?

    Fair or Foul? My opponent this week has an injured QB1 and his QB2 is on bye. One by one, I can add every available quarterback who will start and drop them, effectively blocking my opponent from having any QB that will see the field b/c there is a 3 day waiting period on waivers. This strategy seems like a d!*k move, but I need to win the last three games to get into the playoffs. Is this strategy acceptable to the fantasy community?

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    • Lame move, best advice I can offer you, and a legal and very respectable move. Add the QB with the best matchup, and stats. And keep him on your roster, that way effectively blocking him from having the best available QB... Prob too late now, but that's the way to go about it.

    • Our league has a 20 move per season limit, so if you did this in my league, while legal, you'd be done for the year.

    • This move is NOT accpeted by the community, but if it's a private league and there is no rule that says you can't, whether anyone else likes it or not, it's legal. Listen, if it's for money, you need to do anything you can, as long as it is legal, to win. If this is a free league, don't bother, it doesn't matter. People may not like what I say, but you do what you have to do to win.

    • you don't need us to answer this question. you knew the answer before you asked. it sounds like you've got a conscience, or you'd have just gone ahead with this lame move. my advice: if you get a few cheats who tell you it's o.k., that it's just good strategy...or some crap to that effect, ignore it. do the right thing. who wants to win by taking advantage of a loophole in the rules. if i can't beat someone because i'm more skilled at the game than they are...i'd just as soon lose. what would be the point?

    • Go ahead and try. Yahoo has put a stop to that kind of #$%$ They go right back to FA and then they Lock your Ar$e for the week. So have at it.

    • Its actually completely unacceptable and against yahoo's rules of fair play and sportsmanship. I've also heard it doesn't work, they won't go on waivers if picked up for a short period of time...i could be wrong though i've never tried it.

      • 1 Reply to Catherine
      • Correct, picking up and dropping the same player in a 24 hour period puts them back as FAs. Here are the Yahoo rules on this -
        "If your league features a waiver period of one or more days and you see players signed as free agents on the same day they were dropped, it is likely because their previous owner added and dropped them on the same day.

        When players are added and dropped on the same day, they will be returned to the player pool as free agents rather than being placed on waivers. Previously, it was possible for a Fantasy owner to "tie up" players other teams may be interested in by adding and dropping them on the same day. This is now prevented by allowing these players to remain free agents.

        If an owner adds players and then drops them the following day, the player will be subject to your league's waiver rules.

        Note: A manager may add a player twice in the same day. If that manager drops the player a second time, they will be locked from adding that player again until the following day. The player will return to the player pool as a free agent."


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