Dynasty/Keeper support: rookie draft, open year round, etc.
Implement the features that myfantasyleague.com has that prevent us from running a legit dynasty league: open year round, ability to have a rookie draft after the NFL draft, ability to trade draft picks and players during the draft. If there's an increased cost associated with keeping leagues open all year, maybe offer a premium feature that you pay for.
Rory Fastball commented
go cry somewhere else Phil. Why the fk are you so worried about Yahoo's finances and hurt feelings? You seem to be a highly sensitive man. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But really... there is no crying in football, so just stop.
Fact: almost every other major site accommodates Keeper/Dynasty leagues by allowing year round access and transactions. Yahoo can certainly afford (financially) to keep the site open for transactions year round.
Blair Toms commented
We just started a 14 team, 20 man roster keeper league. We will keep all of our players except 3 after this year. next year we will only have a 3 round rookie/free agent draft. We have draft pick trades but since there is only 3 rounds next year i want to be able to remove draft picks 4-20 from the options list.
Darn, another thread full of immature comments and name calling. To my fellow humans, please be civil. Please consider that there might be reasons for how it works today. For example, might such year-round functionality require too many resources that might interfere with other sports? It's possible. Might there be budgeting issues and scheduling that go well beyond developer teams working on fantasy sports? It's possible. Lots of factors, lots of reasons, lots of unknowns. But most importantly, please be respectful.
Eric Gabrielsen commented
Branden Mendes commented
Keep fantasy football open year round. It would be great for dynasty/keeper leagues. Would not have to keep track of offseason trades manually and then go back and manually input.
Trevor Boone commented
*****'s post is on point...I can edit rosters manually in our keeper baseball league (for preseason player/pick trades), but for some reason Yahoo has left this option out for our football keeper league? This can't be a difficult fix, considering it's an available option in one of your other fantasy products. I mean, I get that it's free, but customization is as important as anything else (if not more so). Just kill this, please: The league has not drafted. You cannot make this action. (Error #156)
Jeramie Wright commented
Defiantly need to support dynasty format better. I have been using yahoo to host my leagues exclusively for years now. We wanted to have a true dynasty setup and decided to move that league to a different site because you don't offer true dynasty support year round. I pay for the usage of the new site but would gladly pay yahoo if you would pony up and offer what is needed. Please do because I love your site and prefer it over any others I have used.
Jacob W commented
Yeah, there's a good chance if Yahoo doesn't change this, our keeper league may very well not be using Yahoo. Sad. There's so many things to like about the platform. This one is a killer though. So critical to the fun of a keeper league.
Evolve or go extinct.
Well, Yahoo! We have made no progress have we?! This post is over a year old, and has been the most popular thread for that long as well. Our status is still showing "Gathering Feedback", and no changes have been make to this years version of Fantasy Football '15. I cannot be because there is a logistical issue, or competitive balance issue, because the other sites offer my suggestions as the norm of playing in leagues on their sites.
Example: ESPN (another free fantasy site) is only closed down for approximately 1 week per year and offers Keeper League trading year-round minus the Commissioner controlled cut-off during the playoffs. Then is free fro the commissioner to edit all rosters for trades and draft picks again. It's super awesome, and light years ahead of Yahoo! After over a decade of loyal Yahoo! re-draft leagues in multiple sports, we have considered moving our Keeper League if this didn't get solved this upcoming year. Which makes us get familiar with other sites, and move our re-draft leagues away from Yahoo! too.
Color me disappointed that this is the most popular suggestion thread for over a year, and has seen no results, notifications of action, or explanation of why it cannot change. This could be our last year here after over a decade of -redraft leagues. But for my keeper league, Yahoo! is less superior than other free sites. I have already created an off-Yahoo! website to track our past years results, trades, and upcoming draft pick that were traded. If we spend half of our fantasy year playing off the site of Yahoo! because if its limitations compared to other sites, what is the point of creating league here anymore? And spending half our season playing on my own created site, doesn't help your advertisers either.
I hope to see this in the fixed column soon. Until then, vote if you agree, post if you have something to say, and generally let yourself be heard for change!
Neil Pruitt commented
I'd like to see this implemented as well. If not the whole year, at least once the game opens allow the commish to adjust rosters to reflect any trades that took place or will take place before the keeper deadline. It'd be nice for the teams to see their roster reflect offseason trades when they go in the system to select their keepers.
Yahoo is completely clueless when it comes to Keeper and Dynasty leagues. It's like Yahoo fantasy is being managed by a bunch of chimpanzees. So the leagues opened early in May. Yipee! We have had several off season trades to enter and the commish has no power to change the end-of-season rosters manually to reflect those off season trades.
To make matters worse, the teams can't even use the site to propose and accept trades. We get an error message that the league hasn';t drafted yet. Hahahahaha!
Of course it hasn't drafted yet... it's the off-season you idiots. Newsflash for the idiots at Yahoo: Trading occurs in Keeper/Dynasty during the OFF-SEASON and it would be nice if you allowed us to at least manually enter those roster changes!
Now everyone has to look at the old rosters that don't reflect those trades. Wow. Yahoo, Are you just stupid or are you doing this on purpose just to irritate everyone in a Keeper or Dynasty league? Yahoo, you really need to get your act together and use some common sense. Really dumb. Might as well keep fantasy football closed until the draft season.
so everyone in my keeper league is signed in to the 2015 league. We all want to do some trading (Hello? Isn't that what keeper leagues do in the off-season, Yahoo?) Yet when we click on trade, this is the stupid message we get:
The league has not drafted. You cannot make this action. (Error #156)
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What's the point of opening in May if you are not going to allow a Keeper league to make or enter trades BEFORE the draft in September? The commish can not even MANUALLY alter rosters until after the draft! Wow... Yahoo is really really bad at this. Incredibly stupid.
reverse cowgirl commented
You've got to keep it open all year for off season trades et. al.
fed up commented
I agree with this proposal. Why is Yahoo the only fantasy site that doesn't make room for Keeper/dynasty leagues to make changes/trades etc. during the entire year? To **** with that. It really is a pain ********** to have to track everything on separate spreadsheet.
Get with the times Yahoo! You are antiquated!
yahho yahoo commented
This is a great idea. ESPN does it. Many other sites do it. It's the best thing for Keeper/Dynasty leagues. I have no idea why Yahoo doesn't do it. Just lazy or cheap I guess. Yahoo is 20 years behind the times.
Chris McKeirnan commented
It would be like IR, commish could determine how many reserve spots each team gets.
Expanding rosters doesn't work because there isn't any roster spot that keeps them inactive. You can only expand rosters with more bench spots and that gives owners the opportunity to insert the taxi squad players at will. The point of the taxi squad is to keep them separate so you can take chances on guys with taking up active roster positions. Once you decide to "call someone up" then you would have to drop another player from your team to make room for the taxi squad player.
Please implement the developmental squad spots!! It is as easy as just giving us the "Reserved" position, so they wouldn't count against roster limits.
I like this, but don't limit the amount of reserved spots.
Cheaty cheaty cheaters: The Patriot Way commented
Yahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo why you no listen?