In the fantasy leagues for which I serve as commissioner, I set things up so that all free agents after the draft go on the waiver wire. So each week all available players go on the waiver wire until Wednesday or Thursday depending on the league. The idea is to give everybody a fair chance to snag the hot favor of the moment.
In one of the leagues where I'm a mere player, the Commissioner has things set up so that free agents can be added to your team at any time without having to clear waivers. Only players dropped that week go on the waiver wire. Let's call that league Cowboys Drool.
So here's where the difference matters: I was plugging along on an article about the impact of corporate governance on the competitiveness of American capital markets when I got an alert that Andy Reid has named Michael Vick as the Eagle's starter going forward. I popped over to the Cowboys Drool home page, spotted Vick on the Free Agent list and picked him up. I had to drop Mike Tolbert to make room, but a quick check of the news wires indicated that Ryan Mathews (my starting RB 2) is okay to play next week.
Now I've got 3 QBs: Schaub, Vick, and Flacco. I'd be happy to go through the rest of the season with Schaub at QB1 and Flacco at QB2 (he'll bounce back), so I'm offering up Vick as trade bait. But it's going to take a RB 1 or WR 1 to make the deal. Maybe both. (Flacco would go for a RB 2 or WR 2)
This is only possible because of Cowboys Drool's waiver/free agency rules. I'm not saying Cowboy Drool's commissioner made the wrong choice. I'm just curious which people prefer. So here's my first question for fellow fantasy football players: Which rule do you prefer? Free for all or everybody on waivers?
Would you keep both Schaub and Vick? Note to comment section trolls: I own two dogs. What Vick did was reprehensible. He paid his debt to society. Let's all move on.
If I trade Vick, who should I insist upon in return (it's a PPR league in which yards get half of what they do in standard scoring, so that TDs are emphasized)?
Anyway, back to the salt mine.
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