There seems to be a “loophole” in the waivers system and I’m curious if anyone else has discovered. For background, my league plays on ESPN, FAAB system and 1 day waiver period. If a player is dropped from a team obviously there is a 24 hour period for teams to bid on that player. So here’s what I did last year as we got close to the playoff period: knowing this, I would look at my opponents lineup, grab top adds that they would need, drop other pieces of my team that weren’t crucial, leaving them scraps at a position, hold them until Saturday night or Sunday morning, drop them and then go back and pick up my players and because of the 24 hour waiver period they would be blocked from picking up those players until the games had been completed.
Obviously this only works in certain circumstances and toward the end of the year (playoff push) with lineups are more secure, but it would drive my opponents crazy! Honestly, that strategic move probably one me a playoff game or two because they didn’t have the right defense, steaming QB, etc.
What do you think about it? Is it just fair strategy and playing within the rules or a foul loophole that needs to be cleaned up on gamedays? I’m curious if anyone else has run across this in their league.