there should be a way to have Team QB's in yahoo fantasy rather than just individual QB's.
when your quarterback goes down in the first quarter you should be able to get your backup qb's points. this doesnt change the dynamic of drafting a cam newton. its the same thing just gives everyone a fair chance week to week when a qb goes down.
Jim Pothast commented
Team QB & K scoring
Why? A team has a QB on every play.
So if Goff were to go down you would also get Bortles points.
So now you say if that is the case If I have Gurley I should get Brown's points also? Not the case. Neither Gurley or Brown play every offensive play, but there is always a QB.
Now what about Hill in NO? You should get Brees & Hills stats. Why he is listed as a QB no one is going to start him as a QB unless it's a 20 team league.I would not allow receiving yards but with the Philly special you about have too.
Kickers (now they can always go for 2) but some will use a punter or another position you wouldn't even think about safety, linebacker if a kicker gets hurt.
So whoever kicks should go towards the kickers score because points were scored.
These are 2 positions where you don't need to draft an individual person. Again because there is always a QB & someone who kicks although a back up K is not listed on most rosters.
So is it fair if Goff gets hurt first play that a fantasy team gets 0 points at QB not really because SOMEONE played the rest of the game.
But then you say is it fair if Kupp goes down first play & gets a 0 for the game? Yes! The odds of Kupp playing every offensive play is not impossible but it is minimal.Plus Goff will throw to 5 other receivers. He is not the only receiver there is only 1 ACTUAL QB.
This would need to be predetermined with the league & commish & promotes stronger competition. If this is voted down by your league you may as well play a public league where no one plays cause that's the competition level you are getting!
Brad Bullers commented
Have a team QB option also called TQB
This is absolutely ******* stupid. no, you don't get to do this. If you want a teams QBs, then draft them all.
I think that whether you're talking about Team QB's or having your bench sub in when a starter gets injured, having a way to fill in would make Fantasy Football more like real football, and make Yahoo Fantasy Football better.
Ken Moss commented
I like this idea, when the league is set up, it would either be a player league or a team league. Snake order picking by position. Commissioner would pick the order of the positions selected.
Ok. So if Antonio Brown goes down in the first quarter I should also get his replacement's points? This is a terrible idea and goes against what fantasy sports are at their core. We select individual players and hope for the best. Knowing that injuries will sometimes work for you or against you.
James Goode commented
Yeah -- and let's have a team RB and a team WR and a team K and ...
Maybe we should just stick to individual players for QB.
steven johnston commented
I do not agree with this post. Mishaps are a part of fantasy and add to the excitement and luck factor of the game. Nobody wants their player to get injured, but it happens. That goes for all things negative towards players, no one wants their player to fumble either but again, part of the game. Creating team QB's would be adding too much security for teams and eliminating that upset factor for lower teams in leagues.
A team that isn't doing well for the season doesn't have that opportunity to beat the first place guy that has 2015 Cam Newton putting up 35 points a game. It adds more depth and chance to fantasy, also creating more waiver opportunities and potentially changing the balance of the league.
Cameron Davis commented
And to Michael Lapine's comment - just as an FYI... RB's/WR's do get points when they act as a QB.
Cameron Davis commented
First off... a lot of you are still not getting the concept. It would be impossible to draft a back-up quarterback. Your "QB" position is a team. So using Washington as the example - if you take them for your QB, you get Cousins, RG3 and McCoy. Combined, they are considered one player - and neither back-up could be individually drafted.
That said, while there is no real advantage for TeamQB format - other than it is a softer friendlier version of FF. If you were starting a league with a lot of people that had never played - it would be worth considering. The first couple years I played FF, this was the format and it made things a little easier in getting acclimated.
But for the average somewhat experienced player - individual QB's is definitely more competitive. As with any position or game - sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. Sometimes your players get injured, and sometimes they play and don't do squat anyway. That's the nature of FF. (Plus - its a nice bonus when your opponent's QB goes down in the first quarter! haha)
Michael Lapine commented
What about when a WR throws a pass? What about when one QB throws to another? No team starts two QBs, but some use two QBs on certain plays.
What about when your team only throws for 100 yards and two interceptions? Do you want Yahoo to give a win then too?
Whoever supports this idea supports trophies for everybody even if they are terrible. Waaaaaah! My quarterback got hurt, it's not fair.
Spontaneous injuries are part of the game. If your QB goes down, tough luck. Lame idea.
Then it would have to be Team RBs, Team WRs, team everything.
[Deleted User] commented
Its an average idea. would not bother me either way. some times you have the luck and root for your opponent's fantasy football QB to get hurt. all in fun, all part of the game injuries. but whats not cool is not locking in scoring for private cash games. I don't agree with that!
Marlon cortes commented
Let me elaborate. Let's say a league has 16 teams and we want to start every quarterback for every team (chaos, I know). So when we draft each fantasy team gets 2 starting quarterbacks to start. Ideally we would only allow 2 quarterbacks maximum for a team to own so no one would be down a quarterback. But what happens if one gets injured or sits? There is where the problem lies. We have used this system before a few years ago to great success on ESPN. I would just like the option there (our league switches settings every season to keep it fresh).
Marlon cortes commented
This option is very important for certain situations. ESPN has the option for this which is why I might move my league there. The next is copied from their settings website.
Quarterback (QB): If this option is selected the league will draft individual NFL quarterbacks. If the QB slot is selected the league cannot use the TQB option. The maximum number of starters at the QB slot is six (6).
Team Quarterback (TQB): All quarterbacks from a specified NFL team are included in this unique scoring option. If selected, the league will draft a team and will receive stats for all QBs who play for the NFL team. So if you have the Patriots QBs and Brady gets hurt in the first quarter, you'll get all the points put up by his replacement(s) for the remainder of the game. The max number of starters at the TQB slot is four (4).
NOTE: If your league is set for each team to have a Team QB, you will be able to place the Team QB only in the Team QB position. So, if your league offers an Offensive Player Utility slot, you cannot place a Team QB in the Offensive Player Utility roster spot. However, if your league is set for individual QB players, you would be able to place your starting QB (Tom Brady for example) in the QB roster slot AND you could place your backup QB (David Garrard) in the Offensive Player Utility slot.
Dear Mr. Anonymous,
I too have posted this idea. This is our League's 16th season with Yahoo! and the majority of our league agrees with you. This is a great idea for 1 QB leagues. Ideally, wouldn't all FF franchises like to have the ability to operate like the same way NFL GMs and coaches operate. For the first ten commenters that have no idea how this works, let me explain it to them:
1. For 96% of all NFL games, the starting QB takes every snap unless an injury takes place. WRs, RBs, TEs do come in and out of the game based on down and situation. That is one reason most FFLs have multiple WRs, RBs, etc. More from those positions to pull from.
2. No NFL team starts two QBs.
3. (With "Team QB") If team QB is selected as a league setting, then during your draft you could select, for example, QB Washington. You then own every player listed as a QB that plays for Washington.
4. Scenario: Cousins listed as Questionable, then ends up not starting. RG3 starts, gets hurt in the 1st quarter. Colt McCoy finishes the game. You would get the combined points from RG3 and McCoy.
5. Scoring example, same game: RG3 pitches to Morris. Morris then throws a 10 yd TD to a wide open Reed. QB Washington receives no points for the play because the initials "QB" are not listed next to Morris or Reed.)
To Yahoo!, we would like a one QB lineup that protects the most valuable asset. Not a two QB lineup that does not mimic the NFL, and, of course, football at all levels.
Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
Injuries are a part of the game.
Make a TEAM QB position. That way if the QB gets hurt in the 1st Q, there is still reason to watch the matchup