How to Use the Waiver System in Yahoo! Fantasy Leagues

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The waiver system in Yahoo! fantasy leagues allows players to be added and dropped throughout the season. In this process, you decide what players you want based on performance or injury. This can allows your teams to stay competitive.

Waiver Wire Definition

  • Most leagues offer simple waiver wire rules or go by a free agent auction bidding system, or FAAB. Other leagues have no system and just let you add or drop whoever you want. In normal waiver wire leagues, the team with the worst record picks first for players on the waiver wire. If you put a claim on a player, you gain rights to that player. This means dropping another player, but the player you are picking up should be better than the one you are dropping. In FAAB leagues, you have to outbid others to pick up a player.

How to Select Players

  • The best way to search for players on the waiver wire is to sort them by projected stats. Go to the player page, click on the stats tab and click on the week you want to see with the projected stats. For example, you can click on Week 12 (proj.) after Week 11 games have finished. You can check categories such as ownership percentage, touchdowns, total fantasy points, yards or other stats you find valuable. To rank these from highest to lowest, click on the appropriate tab.



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