Minimum FAAB Bid Needed. $0 to acquire a player is not realistic. Players don't play for free.
Currently, free agents can be acquired for $0 during the season. This is fine for a casual league, however there needs to be a setting for a minimum bid to acquire a player for standard and more serious leagues.
Players don't play for free. There is always a league minimum for what a player gets paid to play.
Also, Yahoo currently forces a minimum of $1 for each player during the auction draft. So clearly the concept of paying players a minimum exists in Yahoo fantasy world. Why does it makes sense to make that feature for the draft and not the season?
In real life, when a team signs a free agent, they are required to pay them at the very least the league minimum. I'm only asking Yahoo to make that same, extremely logical feature available for leagues to set in order to acquire players during the season.
Nashua Birnholz commented
If you don't like it, make a league rule that there are no $0 bids. If you don't like it, adjust it. But $0 bids are a real thing in fantasy sports. Deal with it.
Ian Anthony Amon commented
Adding players from FA pool should still cost atleast $1 from acquisition budget. Thats the whole point of doing FAAB and auction draft, players should have some associated cost when you add them on the team.
Gene Offenberger commented
It's not real. Why say players don't play for free when you're not the one paying them?
You have it backwards. In the draft, there should be a $0 option. Then it would make sense.
What if no one bids? Then the team gets the player for $0. That defeats the purpose of having a budget to begin with. Have you ever been to an auction?? When an item is put up for bid, you can't win and walk away with the item for $0. In what world does that exist where you can just walk away with free items because no one else bids??? Oh, I know... in Yahoo's Fantasy Sports world. It's stupid and takes the strategy of managing your money away from the game. It should be that difficult to give the commissioners an OPTION to set a minimum acquisition budget for their league.
$0 bids get beat by $1 bids. So you can bid your $1 and beat the $0 bidders.
Great idea! I agree. I the default rules, it says that you have $200 to spend on the auction with a minimum of $1 per player. Then it says that you have $100 FAAB to acquire players. There is a clear implication that players should cost $1 minimum. Either make the setting or remove the $0 ability. Simple fix.