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Postby geekgirl » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:45 pm

The team who loses a starting player to injury gets moved to the top of the waiver order so they can pick up that player's backup or a replacement? I see guys talking about how they're going to pick up Michael Pittman, which is something I would like to do, but I can't because the team with Charlie Garner gets to go to the front of the line. Just wondering if this is common practice. Thanks!
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Postby Bowie » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:49 pm

I have never heard of this, and I don't like it. It smacks of communism.
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Postby IRON CHEF » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:51 pm

No this is not common practice, I don't see how it could fairly work.

How do you determine what kind of injury warrants a move in the order? What do you consider a starter?
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Postby JtotheF » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:56 pm

Our league only does this if the injured player ends up on IR.
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Postby geekgirl » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:58 pm

IRON CHEF wrote:How do you determine what kind of injury warrants a move in the order? What do you consider a starter?


I don't know; this is the e-mail we got: (I hate this rule)

Please email me if you have a player that got hurt this weekend.( and
by the end of every Tue) I will move you up the Waiver wire. You
must pickup the backup for that player or a player playing the same
position. ( So if you lost Warner this weekend you would need to pick
up E. Manning if he is available. If he is not then you can pick up
the best avail QB. If you lost a WR .... obviously pick up the best WR
available. RB? backup first then best available) If you pick up a WR
and you lost a QB the transaction will be reversed. ***** This only
applies if you have been moved up the Waiver wire due to injury ******
If you do not want to be moved up due to injury and want to pick up
whomever just do send me anything and I will assume you want to stay
where you are...
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Postby killiansjmd » Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:59 pm

One league that I'm in with some friends use to do it like that. They been doing it like that for 10 years. It took me 3 years being in the league to finally convince everyone that was not the right way to do it.
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Postby BrutallyHuge » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:01 pm

We do it this way.

Teams with injured players can pick up a person of the same position before others can.

So if you lose Garner, you can only pick up an RB. If you lose Steve Smith, you can only pick up a WR, etc....
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Postby Bowie » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:02 pm

This just seems to take alot of the fun out of the game. The only thing better than picking up a good BU getting a chance to start due to injury is picking up that player at the expense of an opponent.
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Postby IRON CHEF » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:06 pm

Bowie wrote:This just seems to take alot of the fun out of the game. The only thing better than picking up a good BU getting a chance to start due to injury is picking up that player at the expense of an opponent.


I agree completely.
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Postby Tree_Sloths » Mon Sep 27, 2004 3:10 pm

Souds like a load of crap. Was this the rule before the season started? If not, I'd protest it.
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