Claim a Player Off Waivers

Waiver Overview

  • Waivers process daily around 3 am EST

  • Any player dropped by an owner will be placed on waivers for at least 24 hours

  • Once that time has passed, they either clear waivers, meaning no one has claimed them, or they enter the free-agent pool

  • The unclaimed players can now be picked up on a first-come, first-serve basis, without affecting your team's waiver position

Add a Player on the ESPN Fantasy App

  • Go under the Players tab on the My Team page
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  • ​Search for a specific player or search by position, and tap on that player's name to pull up their player card
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  • ​On the player card, click the green "Add" button. You will most likely have to drop one of your players to open up a roster spot
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Add a Player on the Web
  • Click on the "My Team" tab in the clubhouse
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  • Click on "Add Players" right below the My Team tab
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  • ​You can select a specific position or all positions to choose from
  • Select a player to claim off waivers. You will most likely have to drop one of your players to open up a roster spot

In the event that multiple claims are all submitted for a player, the claim will be awarded to the team with the most favorable waiver position, or in other words closest to "1". Once a team is awarded a claim they get moved to the last possible position on the waiver order and everyone else moves up a slot, so if you didn't win your claim at least you're a one rung further up the ladder for next time.

Note: Waivers won't reset in your league during the playoffs if they are based off of inverse order of standings. The playoff teams are already set so the standings won't change.

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