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.
Laura R commented
Add TQB as an alternative to QB. This way you don't need to waste a roster space on backup QB. Also important if QB gets hurt then you continue gaining points from backup QB. QB points value stay the same just viewing it as a team rather than individual.
Matt Lauwers commented
If you have Mahomes on Monday night or Sunday night or sometimes just at a 1pm game and he tests positive and its announced just before you would most likely be screwed unless you rostered his two backups which would be ridiculous. Most leagues lock adds at 10am on Sundays and there probably wouldnt be any options left. In a normal season the injury report comes out a few days before.
Sean W commented
Would love a Team QB option especially this year with Covid19. If you draft Mitchell Trubisky, you get Foles & Bray also. It would make managing your team easier during this pandemic.
Brad P commented
You can’t have a 2 QB league with 12 teams with individual QB setting.
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!
You can always make that a subset of rules & the commish can adjust team points it is a good thing to do because it's rarely used.
RB, TE & WR's rarely play the entire game but there is always a QB & never a back up K.
Brad Bullers commented
Have a team QB option also called TQB
[Deleted User] commented
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).