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Waiver Wire Fantasy Premier League, How It Will Work

Miguel Perez
By Miguel Perez
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With gameweek one finished, our thoughts are turning to the first round of waivers to undo some of the mistakes made in our draft. We don't want to be naming names but we're looking at you Aleksanar Mitrovic.

As this is the first week of Waivers there will be a learning curve to overcome, the Fantasy Premier League website have put together this FAQ section to answer the general questions we have but the proof will be in the Fantasy Pudding as it unfolds later in the week.

Q: How do I make transfers?

The Scout: After the draft, managers can make changes to their squads in two ways.
They can submit a “waiver request” for a new player or make a direct transfer from the free agents pool.
There are no direct transfers between managers.

Q: What is a free agent?

The Scout: A free agent is a player not selected in the draft. These players can be swapped into squads 24 hours before the Gameweek deadline during the Free Agency mode.

New players added to the game, or players released by other managers, do not immediately become free agents.
Initially, they can only be signed through a waiver request.

Q: What are waivers?

The Scout: Similar to the draft process; a waiver ensures all managers get the chance to pick up new signings or players released by other managers.
You make a waiver request when proposing to swap a player in your squad with an unselected player in the same position.
These requests are processed 24 hours before the Gameweek deadline.
Any number of waiver requests can be made, if you make more than one, they will need to be prioritised.

Q: How do waivers work?

The Scout: A round of waivers runs once a week.
On the waiver deadline, a process will look through all the requests and make the transfers.
The lowest-ranked team will get their first waiver choice.
Before the season starts the waiver order will be the reverse of the draft order.
Once a waiver request is successful, the team in question will move to the end of the waiver queue for that Gameweek.
After waivers are processed, free agency mode will be active until the Gameweek deadline.


Read More: Our Top Waiver Wire Picks For The Week Ahead


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