Truth Bomb part 1: The Game Changing Waiver Trick
Have you ever come up empty on waiver wire Wednesday? Never again. This game changing waiver trick eliminates so many pitfalls on the all important waiver wire.
It’s fairly difficult to explain but the concept is simple. You’re basically queuing players like how you can in the draft. So instead of putting in one waiver claim for your first priority add and your first drop choice, you’ll put in another claim for your second priority add and you’ll drop that same player. So you’re backing up that first priority claim before moving on to dropping a second guy and doing it all over again. If I have a guy that I definitely want to drop I’ll sometimes put in 4 or 5 waiver claims all dropping that same guy. That way I’m making sure I don’t come up empty. Make sure you put in the waiver claims in order of your priorities. You can edit the order afterwards if you’d like but just like your queue, the order is everything. It’s a huge help to not come up empty because if you do, you’ll end up with leftovers on free agency and in active leagues there could be 10+ adds a week. There’s nothing more frustrating than when your rival steals your guy and then gets 2 or 3 more players that you would’ve liked and you’re stuck looking at Matthew Slater and Fullbacks on free agency. Backup every claim at least a couple of times to make sure you get a guy before the waiver hogs get seconds and thirds.
This trick works with a bidding system too. You can use the amount of dollars to determine your priority or if you want to bid the same amount for multiple players it will go by what order you placed the bids in. Again, you can edit the order and amounts afterwards. If your league has a “rolling waiver” system, which is the type that moves you to the back of the line once you make a claim and the order is continuous throughout the season, you may not want to do too much waiver queuing unless you really want the guys. Sometimes I tend to wait for free agency with that system unless there is a must add. If other owners are making claims you can work your way up the order to get the hot commodities when there’s a major injury.
Waiver queuing can get confusing when you’re first learning the ropes of it and when you’re trying to drop two or more guys to get multiple players, so here’s a visual example to give you the gist of it.
I hope this article helped and you can use this game changing tool to give you the freedom and savviness to dominate your waiver wire. Thanks for reading and as always, stay true.