Add punter roster position
Please add a punter option! ESPN has had punters for years. You guys say you are the #1 fantasy football game, yet you lack customization for private leagues...please add punters!
Heath MacCoy commented
I play in a 20 team league that enjoys customized, expanded settings. We use IDPs in lieu of team defenses and a customized point system for categories that make all players (on either Offense or Defense) more likely to get similar points. We have found that this makes all players more relevant as our guys now track a wider variety of players than before. It takes more time and, I am sure this is more than the casual FFB manager may want but, it surer is a ton of fun for we football stat geeks!
With the options that Yahoo offers for customizing categories and statistics, we have been to break up the single-point, team defensive stats and reallocate them to the IDPs. This has made Defensive players as interesting to track and trade as Offensive players. In similar fashion, we have also been able to add return yards and TDs for points. The only category/stat missing is punt yards.
NFL has stats for all players, including punters. I am hoping that whatever use agreement for this data and/or partnership with the NFL, that you could easily introduce the same mechanisms to track punting stats as you do so well tracking all the abundance of Offense player and IDP stats.** bonus plea for Defensive linemen (DTs and DEs) having a stat category for QB rushes or hits so I can make them more valuable as compared to the other popular positions (LBs, Ss, CBs).**
Please correct me if I am off base but I assumption that Yahoo doesn't have seas of impassioned, indignant fantasy football mobs rushing the proverbial Yahoo gates and demanding that punters be available to have their own individual position and stats. If not for me, an old guy who probably over focuses on the subtleties of stats in football (vs. casual players who only want to check in once a week) and for the sake of the other 19 guys in my league who are worn out hearing my thoughts about this, could you please, please, please create this category for seemingly the only one guy in America who is requesting this?
With great hope and regards,
Heath - the old guy who over focuses on the subtleties of stats in football!
Ibs Hamati commented
It would be awesome if you let us add punters for custom leagues ! CBS has them but I prefer yahoo as a platform
Everyone should tweet at them - @YahooFantasy
The data is already there for this position... Why is it so hard to get it added?
Scot Asay commented
Gathering feedback since Jun of 2017. I'm sure yahoo! will get right on this. Why do these forums even exist? Give us a punter option, so easy.
Chris Neiman commented
YES. Punters please! FF traditionalists have no idea what they are missing with expanded rosters, and quite honestly, they won't care about an option they don't use. For the rest of us whom love that (almost) every play in a game = fantasy points... bring on the punters!
Mark Yost commented
I'm sorry I thought this was America and we should be allowed the freedom in this great country to have punters in our fantasy football lineups.
KEVIN HARTLEY commented
Yes, Net punt yards, punts in 20, negative for blocked punts.
Johnny Lamb commented
Please Yahoo! add a punter roster position! We've been asking for years only to get the "gathering feedback" response! ESPN already has this roster position and we feel it's time you guys add it to!
Definitely agree! We need punter positions for custom leagues. And if your stats provider doesn't support punter stats, well get them to!
The stats are already available.
Punters can get credit for kicks inside the 20, kicks inside the 5, average distance punted, number of times punted, and total yards punted.
Even better than kicks inside the 20 and inside the 5 would be an equation in the computer code that give points based on how close to the goal line each punt goes.