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Why was my waiver time pushed back?
Why was my waiver time pushed back?

Learn how your waiver times can be delayed

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Written by Sleeper HQ
Updated over a week ago

We have 3 different waiver options to chose from:
- After Games Waivers Clear
- Time Players Are on Waivers After Drop
- Custom Daily Waivers

When you have two or all of those options enabled, it's completely possible for your waiver time to get pushed back. All of the above options can override each other and won't process your claim until the latest time.

Example Scenario

Let's say someone in my league dropped D.K. Metcalf on Tuesday at 7:15 a.m and I have this setting:

This means that Metcalf can't come off waivers for 48 hours, which would make his processing time Thursday morning.

However, my league also uses Custom Daily Waivers as set below:

Since Thursday is set to Waivers with a 3 p.m. processing time, that is when Metcalf will clear waivers.

Even though my claim for Metcalf says he will process on Thursday morning, once we reach that time, the system will realize that the league is currently in a waiver period, and it will push the time back to 3 p.m.

Example Scenario #2

Now, let's say it's Thursday morning and I put in a claim for Curtis Samuel, who is expected to clear waivers Friday morning at 8 a.m.

Samuel is playing in the Thursday Night Football game and my league uses the After Games Waivers Clear and has it set to Tue After day.

This means that my claim for Samuel will be pushed back until then.

On top of that, if any Custom Daily Waivers are set for Wednesday, the processing time can be pushed back once more.

This is intentional on our end. This is because we can't guarantee that the game will start or be played. If for some reason that TNF game didn't start or was postponed, the pending claim for Samuel would then process at the originally expected time of Friday morning at 8 a.m.

If you have any questions about or need a better understanding, please contact us at [email protected].

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