The Waiver Acquisition Budget is a way to claim players off the waiver wire by using an allotted seasonal budget. This budget is the amount of points that you have at your disposal to claim players. You are in fact bidding against other players to determine who will be awarded a coveted player.
The process to claim a player goes as follows:
- Go to the "Players" page to located a player that you wish to add.
- Click the Add symbol next to the player that you want to bid on.
- Determine how many WAB points you would like to use in your bid for this player.
- Hit the "Confirm Add" after you have decided how many points you would like to use to claim the player.
If your waiver claim is successful, the amount of points that you bid on that player will be removed from your seasonal budget.
- Example: Peyton Manning is available on waivers. Your League Manager has delegated 100 WAB points to each team in your league. You bid 45 points to obtain Peyton Manning and win. Those 45 points will be removed from your budget and you will have 55 WAB points left to bid on players for the rest of the season.
If your waiver claim is unsuccessful, you will not lose any points. The amount of points that you bid on the player will be returned to your seasonal budget.
- Example: Arian Foster is available on waivers. You bid 25 points out of the 100 season WAB points your League Manager gave each team. Another owner bids 30 points and wins Arian Foster. The 25 points that you bid will be returned to you and you will still have 100 points in your budget.
If you and another owner bid for the same player and tied, Waiver Priority will be used to break the tie. This Waiver Priority is determined by the Inverse Order of the Standings. Note that for any acquisitions made in Preseason, the Waiver Priority is determined by the Inverse Order of the Draft.
Say you have used all of your WAB points, you still are able to make claims on players. You can bid "Zero" points and if no one outbids you, you will be awarded the player.