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CBS FAAB function

Postby Dcon » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:12 pm

Just wanted to get opinions on how well the automated FAAB process works on cbs sportsline. Anyone use this and if so what do you think.
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Re: CBS FAAB function

Postby scotty.ballgame » Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:14 am

I haven't used the CBS FAAB function yet, but I'm lobbying my Commish to use it instead of having us place bids on the league message board. He'd have a lot more work by having to keep track of budgets and adding/dropping players for each team. It looks like the FAAB function does it all for you.

Here's what I found under the Help section on it. It looks pretty good.


Question
What is FAAB (Free Agent Acquisition Budget)?

Answer
FAAB stands for Free Agent Acquisition Budget. Every add/drop is granted via a blind, bidding system that is processed automatically. Each time an owner has an add/drop processed, they will be placed at the bottom of the FAAB order. If there is a tie for a player, the FAAB order is used; the owner that is higher in the list will receive the player and be moved to the bottom.

You can also select the Commissioner FAAB approval process. Free agents are still picked up via a blind, bidding system, but it is processed by the commissioner and not automatically. The Commissioner will go to the Transactions Request page to process the winning bids.

If you select to use either of the two available FAAB options, each owner will go to the My Team/Add-drop page and select the players to be added and dropped then a bid is entered. The team with the highest bid for that player will be awarded the player and the bid value subtracted from their budget.
Example #1
Team #1 as listed in the FAAB order inputs a request for three players:
Player "a" bid of $15
Player "c" bid of $10
Player "b" bid of $1
Team # 8 as listed in the FAAB order inputs a request for three players:
Player "a" bid of $25
Player "c" bid of $10
Player "b" bid of $1
The system looks for the player that has the highest overall bid placed on him. In this case, player A would be the first player auctioned. The system would then search through every bid submitted for Player A. The team with the highest bid for Player A would win that player. In this example, team 8 would be awarded Player A.

The FAAB process will continue in this manner. The system will seek out the player that has the highest overall bid for him. Player C will be the next player auctioned. If there are 2 equal bids for the same player (c), the system will award the player to the team that is highest on the FAAB order. For Example, player C will be auctioned second and awarded to Team #1 because they were ahead of Team #8 in the FAAB order (remember Team #8 would be at the bottom of the FAAB order because the won the previous auction.)

Finally, player (b) will be auctioned last and awarded to Team #8 because they are higher on the FAAB order (Team #1 was dropped to the bottom of the FAAB order because the won the previous auction).

Please note: If a team is dropping the same player for multiple bids and that team wins a bid all subsequent bids involving "same" dropped player become invalid.

Example #2

FAAB Budget is $100

The remaining budgets for the bidding teams are as follows:

John's Team $55
Sam's Team $80
Joe's Team $40
Larry's Team $65

John is listed #1 in the FAAB order and his FAAB bids are:

Player A bid of $30 dropping Player X
Player F bid of $30 dropping Player Y

Sam is listed #3 in the FAAB order and his FAAB bids are:

Player B bid of $20 dropping Player M
Player C bid of $15 dropping Player M
Player D bid of $5 dropping Player O


Joe is listed #4 in the FAAB order and his FAAB bids are:

Player C bid of $10 dropping Player R
Player E bid of $10 dropping Player R

Larry is listed #7 in the FAAB order and his FAAB bids are:

Player F bid of $5 dropping Player T
Player D bid of $5 dropping Player V



The first player to be auctioned is Player A for $30. Player A is auctioned first because $30 is the highest overall bid. John has Player A prioritized as his first bid. John wins the bid for Player A for $30. John drops to the bottom of the FAAB order and $30 is subtracted from his FAAB budget.

Player F would not be auctioned at this time because John's $30 bid would exceed his FAAB budget.

The second player to be auctioned is Player B. Sam wins the bid for Player B with a bid of $20. Sam drops to the bottom of the FAAB order and $20 is subtracted from his FAAB budget.

The third player to be auctioned is Player C for $10 (Sam's bid of $15 became invalid when Sam dropped Player M to claim Player B). Joe wins the bid for Player C with a bid of $10. Joe drops to the bottom of the FAAB order and $10 is subtracted from his FAAB budget.

The Fourth player to be auctioned is Player F for $5. Player F is auctioned next for 2 reasons:
1)Larry is higher in the FAAB order because Sam dropped below Larry with a successful bid earlier in the bidding process. Since Larry is higher in the FAAB order, his bid (Player F for $5) will be auctioned before Sam's bid (Player D for $5).

2)Larry has prioritized his bid of Player F over Player D.
Larry wins the bid for Player F for $5. As stated previously, John's $30 bid for Player F was invalid because his bid would have exceeded his FAAB budget.

The last player to be auctioned is Player D. Both Larry and Sam have equal bids of $5 for Player D. Sam wins the bid for Player D because he is higher in the FAAB order. John had dropped to the bottom of the FAAB order by winning his previous bid. Sam drops to the bottom of the FAAB order and $5 is subtracted from his FAAB budget.

Player E is not auctioned because Joe no longer has Player R to drop and there aren't any other bids for Player E. If Joe had a different player to drop Player E would have been auctioned.
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Re: CBS FAAB function

Postby DC_Commish » Thu Feb 07, 2008 2:13 pm

This sounds like a great feature. Do any of the other major sites use a similar system?
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