2021 NFL Draft Guide: Using FAAB & Waivers Properly
Published: Jul 21, 2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Imagine drafting a very good fantasy football team and after a win in Week 1, there's an appealing free agent available to add. Since the win produced the most points in the league for the week, there's almost no chance to attain the player since the league uses waiver wire priority to acquire free agents. As the 12th team in the order, someone else is going to get the coveted player. Is this fair? Most would agree it's not.
This is where more leagues need to turn to the FAAB (Free Agent Acquisition Budget) system. The high stakes leagues use it and most industry leagues do too. This format is most fair and gives everyone an opportunity to acquire a free agent. Each team gets an imaginary budget, usually $1,000 or $100 for most leagues...