I am the commissioner of a 7 year league on NFL.com. We have a particular player in our league that will stay up every Tuesday night into Wednesday morning in order to get first grabs on waivers. Last week he was able to pick up Jared Cook around 230am EST, which is about an hour before waivers clear sometime between 3am and 4am EST.
He claims he can see which players have had waivers put in for them starting around 245am ish. Allowing him or anybody else to decide if he needs to indeed spend a waiver on a player he wants a hour before waivers clear. I’m fairly certain everyone in the league would be able to do this, because last week I stayed up and noticed around 3am that players were listed as free agents while some said waiver underneath their name.
What I’m wondering is if this is normal? Its a 7 year league and someone is just discovering this? Last year we had multiple people who would wait until the moment waivers would clear Wednesday morning and hop on the free agents that were available which is fine. But being able to pick up players before waivers clear has never been a thing, right? Am I crazy or is the website screwing our league? Just looking for some clarity on this, because its kind of lame that anyone would be able to see which players are being waivered before the deadline, let alone pick one up.
Sorry if this post is confusing and complicated. I honestly don’t fully understand what’s going on myself. And being that these events all transpire between 2am and 4am makes it difficult to figure out
EDIT: I just realized that there is a Commish Qs forum that I could have posted this in. If a mod is able to move this or not that’s cool.