Learn how waivers work immediately following the draft for players who were not selected.
Custom league commissioners can choose whether players will automatically go to waivers after the draft or whether players will be available as free agents.
Please note: This setting cannot be reversed once the draft is over. All undrafted players must follow the waiver period setting in place at the time the draft concluded.
The waiver period for custom leagues can be set anywhere from "No waivers" up to "7 days." If the waiver period for your custom league is set for 2 days (which is the default Public/Pro League setting), waivers will take between 48 and 72 hours because waivers do not begin processing until the nightly update that begins shortly after midnight Pacific Time.
Example: If your draft takes place on a Monday at 11 a.m. PT, undrafted players will clear waivers at 11:59 p.m. PT on Wednesday. Waivers will then be processed between 4-8 hours later, at which point they will show on their new roster.
Check out these articles for more detailed information about waivers:
- Waivers basics in Fantasy Football
- Changing waiver settings
- How to manage or cancel waiver claims
- How waiver priority is determined
- Waiver period for dropped players
- Weekly waiver options
- Game Time waivers
- Why wasn't my claim successful?
- Multiple waiver claims with the same player
- Same-day add/drops don't affect waivers
- FAAB waivers
- Free agents and waiver priority
- Additional waiver rules