FAAB bidding for all sports, $100 budget (per season, per sport). Minimum bid is $0. Tiebreaker is reverse order of standings on day waiver runs.
For MLB and NBA, FAAB runs once a week on Sunday nights. For NFL, it runs daily Thursday – Sunday at 11am EST. Offseason pickups aren’t allowed, though trading is still fully available and encouraged.
Each August, owners will participate in a snake draft via email for unallocated NFL and NBA players (think rookies and training camp phenoms). The draft order is determined by the initial draft. In addition to picking 49 players, each owner gets to select their spot in the snake draft.
After this method is used to distribute unallocated players, pickups will resume when the respective seasons commence. Typically, the first FAAB run happens the week the season starts. For example, if the first game of the year is on Thursday, it would run on Sunday night for NBA and MLB and on Thursday morning for NFL.
For clarity sake, there are 3 separate FAAB budgets. Each budget is a tradable asset. Additionally, the immediately following season’s FAAB may be traded as well. So during the 2018-2019 season, players may trade 2019-2020 FAAB. Future draft picks can’t be traded, with the exception of the current year’s supplemental draft.
MLB season – 100
NFL season – 100
NBA season – 100