Dropping bench players after game time and 3 way trades
Two suggestions for next year
Two issues I would like to see implemented to improve yahoo fantasy football.
This is a major issue... a player being dropped during or after a game is played should not be allowed until the week is over and everyone has played their game. ESPN fantasy is the only site I've seen implement this and this is how all sites should be IMO. example: Team X picks up JD Mckissik before tonight's game in hopes that he can break out or overtake Rawls on the depth chart. But Team X is wrong and mckissik flops. So Team X drops Mckissik and goes for another speculative add. Please tell me how this is ok!?! All you guys have to do is lock players so they can't be dropped untill the end of the week when the new waiver process starts on Tuesday. Please address this, or at least make some kind of option where you can change it.
Not as much of an issue as the first, but I would like to see a 3-way trade option. I have seen a couple lower known sites pull this off and if you guys can do this, it would blow my mind!
I dunno if this can get sent to the higher-ups, but please take these into consideration. Yahoo has already made vast improvements over the years and these two options would be icing on the cake. Thank you for your time
I have no issue with dropping unstarted players during or after their games has played.
Yes, please find a way to do three team trades.
I see a real potential problem when it comes to prohibiting the dropping of "bench players" of teams that have already played.
For example, an unforeseen emergency (such as food poisoning) could arise to a player in someone's starting lineup several hours prior to the Monday Night game. This would require picking up a free-agent replacement (assuming one is available); and as such, would likely require dropping a player to make room. One cannot suggest to drop the suddenly injured player; such player may be on the Can't Cut List (and therefore, undroppable). It also may not be possible to put such player on IR, especially if the league doesn't use IR spots. The only other option is to drop one of the other bench players and it's very likely that every available bench player is one whose team has already played earlier that week. One should not be forced to "take a zero" in one's starting lineup spot, especially if there is last-minute help available from the free-agent pool.
As for your example of how fantasy owners may use this "loophole" to speculatively add player after player during the week, I don't have a problem with it. And for those who do have a problem with it can close this "loophole" by setting the waiver rule option to "First game of week - Tuesday".