I'm using AOL which is the same as Fanball as far as I know. Yes, it is confusing the way they have things listed. Very flexible site, but cyptic setup.
Claims, Waivers, Free Agents and add/drops all intertwine.
You need to make sure that Free agent moves are set to start after your claims period.
I think dropped players should get pushed to the beginning of the next claim period. Only problem is that if people are allowed to drop pickup at anytime after the claim period and they just start switching players in and out because they change there mind or whatever then those players get locked out until the next week.
I like the blind bidding system. I think it's the only true fair way for everyone. Winning percentage isn't a gauge of team need when there is so much luck involved with fantasy football.
I'm thinking of just having a blind bid claiming system and no free agency period afterwards. You should be able to manage your roster well enough without ending up needing a player on game day. Especially since we are allowing an IR spot. Any thoughts on this?
Also, make sure to watch your settings on weeks that have Thurs. and Sat. games. I think Wed. is a bit early in the week for the deadline, since injury problems aren't as known until later in the week or never if it's the Patriots. I think ours will be set to Fri. or Sat. and then we'll move it for the weeks that have earlier in the week games.
Finally won a league last year.