2x Saves + Holds
Adding a stat to encourage middle relievers is a difficult balancing act. Adding Holds in a league with Saves make them essentially worth equal value, which devalues the role of closers. I think that creating a stat, or functionality to allow commissioners more scoring customization, would greatly improve the long-term viability of Yahoo Fantasy Sports by providing fantasy players what they want!
In my personal case, I want a stat that is 2x Saves + Holds, so that it combines both into one category while still prioritizing Saves.
Richard Ewell commented
It's over 2 years later and I was going to post the exact same suggestion. 2x Saves + Holds should be a single category. This is even more important now with the advent of the "opener" and the more inconsistent use of closers and more closers by committee.
Brian Gallant commented
100% agree. Would love to see one roto category Saves x2 plus holds.
ryan matthews commented
Another option would be Saves + Net Holds as a category. I helps correct the issue of Saves and Holds being of equal value and it prevents teams from picking up random middle relievers for a hope at a random hold. It would now be an active decision if it is worth it to add such a player knowing that they might hurt you in the net saves category.