I'm 100% fine with having just traded for Russell Wilson. Thank you to whoever offered me that trade, the schedule for the Seahawks is looking really good for Russ for the rest of the season!
That was me. I was just logging in to preemptively say "your welcome" to you. He was hard to let go of, but I've got Rivers, who I'm feeling pretty good about. Kinda wishing I'd asked for someone better for him, but I really needed another WR.
Yeah, it makes sense. Rivers is having a pretty killer season so there's no need to hang on to a good backup. I'm going to hang on to RG3 and see if he can improve for the second half of the season and then see if I can make a decent trade with him.
Also, up until now, Wilson's average points per game have been pretty mediocre. I only accepted the trade after looking at the seahawks' schedule and seeing that they only play a few teams with really good defenses as opposed to the first part of the season where almost every D they've faced has been good.
I'll open the league up to the public if we don't have enough people. Feel free to invite friends.
The major change I added this year is how players are picked up when they go on waivers. Here is a description from the ESPN website (My input in italics):
FREE AGENT ACQUISITION BUDGET Free Agent Acquisition Budget, or "FAAB". This waiver system is a blind auction open to every team within the league.
In an auction bidding environment, players who move to waivers after the league draft, players who are dropped, or players added to the player pool during the season become waiver-eligible for the timeframe set by the league creator (1 day for our league). However, instead of placing a traditional waiver claim, an owner places a bid they feel is appropriate based on a player's value. The league creator assigns the pre-determined budget of each team for waiver bidding over the course of the season ($100). During the auction waiver period, team owners may bid at any time before it expires. In an auction bidding environment, no player on the waiver wire is a Free Agent (FA). The bidding is an open process and there is no sequence for the bids. Team owners may bid at any time during the waiver period, before it expires. When a player clears waivers, the FAAB bidding ends for that player and they become a Free Agent (eligible for first-come, first-served pick-ups).
In the event of bids of equal amounts for a player by two teams (a tie), waiver order priority determines the winner of the player. During the waiver period, no team can see any other team's bids or bid amounts. All teams can view FAAB results after the waiver release time, either on the league home page or the "Free Agent Auction Report". Additionally, all teams can view other team budget balances on each team clubhouse and waiver order pages.
You only get $100 for the entire season, once you run out of $$, you can only pick up players by bidding $0 or waiting until the auction ends.