FA Lotto and Waiver Rules

This is a system of rules that cover the FA pool at differing point of the season (apart from the in game FA period in the off-season). We will manually be applying these to make sure everyone gets a fair chance of getting the FAs they desire, rather than first come first served. If there any questions about this, then please ask a commish for further information. For ease of use the rules are set out to reflect the chronological nature of the season, starting with pre-season.

Pre-Season FA Lotto

These rules affect week 1 of pre-season before we cut down to 53. After the off-season there will be a large pool of FAs, and the lotto means that everyone has a shot at getting who they want.

  • At the start of pre-season FAs are off limits to everyone, the lotto is the first opportunity to claim them. Once this process has been completed you will be assigned a list of players you have ‘won’ to sign, and then cut to 53.
  • You willl need to send a list of ONLY FIVE players you would like from the lotto pool. These should be in order of preference as that will be one of the tie breakers. Therefore if you really want someone they should be #1 on your list, as it gives you the best chance to acquire them.
  • Once these lists have all been handed in to the relevant commisioners, specified below. They will then be processed on two tie breakers. The first will be order of preference, the second reverse draft order.

    – Original League Lotto – Midgetmoose
    – Gameday League Lotto – CB
    – GM League Lotto – Tom D

Only once the lotto in complete do players clear waivers, however please note any cuts to 53 will be subject to waivers. Any cuts from this point on will also be subject to waivers. The waiver system remains in play until the end of the season. This is defined below.

Waivers

This process is again to allow every owner a chance to acquire players cut by other teams. There will be a defined commish for each of the leagues that is responsible for processing waiver claims and maintaining the waiver order.

– Original League Lotto – Midgetmoose
– Gameday League Lotto – Oli
– GM League Lotto – TBC

  • Every player cut after the FA lotto is subject to waiver claims for a period of 24 hours once this has passed they are fair game for anyone to sign.
  • If you want to make a claim in this period you must tell the appropriate commissioner in your league and they will note this down, along with any others who want to claim.
  • After 24 hours the claim will be processed. The owner who is highest in the waiver order will win the claim and be able to sign the player.
  • The waiver order is determined by reverse draft order, and will reset every season. If you win a claim, you will be moved to the bottom of the order