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  • Tom W Tom W Mar 22, 2014 12:10 AM Flag

    Odd glitch in league settings...please help

    I'm the commish in a private league, and have encountered something very odd. The settings are to where if you drop a player he goes on waivers for two days ( standard yahoo default ). Someone picked up JJ Hoover yesterday, and dropped him today. Another team was able to pick him up today as a FA. I checked all other players dropped yesterday and today, they were all put on 2 day waivers.
    This has me completely stumped. Any guesses what could've happened?

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    • Let's say Hoover was picked up after 3 AM ET and then dropped later on in the day. It still may show as two different days, but by Yahoo time it's during the same day. If a player is picked up and dropped during the same day they go back as FA instead of waivers. Just a theory...

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      • Justin's answer is correct.

        Here's the Yahoo Help article (SLN7153) that explains the rule:

        Same-day add/drops do not put players on Waivers

        This article explains why a player who was added and dropped on the same day does not go to waivers but instead remain free agents.

        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 them as a free agent and then 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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