Waiver period is the time a player must spend on elapses before the waiver claim is processed.
The Standard league waiver process begins daily between 3am to 5am ET. To help prevent the issue of cycling players through free agency, a player that is added and released on the same day will remain a free agent. (EXCEPTION: Players dropped via Waiver Processing will return to waivers normally)
For example: (Pink as Team 1, Red as Team 2)
Team 1 successfully added Colts D/ST through waivers and dropped them few hours later. Team 2 is then allowed to pick them up as Free Agency.
In LM leagues, Waiver Period setting can be changed by the League Manager at anytime during the season. See "League Settings & Roster Lock Times" for more information.
Below are the available LM league options for Waivers period:
- No Waivers- If selected, players will NEVER be moved to waivers. Rather, all available players are always free agents.
- 1 Day- this is the default setting. Most players will clear Wednesday AMs.
- 2 DaysMost players will clear Thursday AMs.
If a player is dropped during the week (i.e. on Thursday afternoon), the player will be listed on waivers for the set length of total days set in your league rules. For example, suppose your waiver period is set for 1 day. This means the waiver will process at the next waiver processing that is at least a full 24 hours (1 day) later. So, if you drop a player at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, your waiver will run on or about 4 a.m. ET Saturday - the next scheduled running of waivers that is at least 24 hours past the time the player was dropped.
NOTE: Any waiver claims which are pending at the time the Waiver Period rule is changed, will be grandfathered and changed for players moved to waivers moving forward.