Dropping bench players after they play (REMOVE)
You need to remove the ability to drop bench players once they've played. This is the only platform that allows this and multiple analysts have spoke out about why this shouldn't be allowed.
If a player tears his ACL on Thursday Night Football, you should't be allowed to drop him for another player who has yet to play, even if he was on your bench.
At a minimum, you should add a setting for commissioners that locks all players to a team's roster once they have played, regardless of if they are starters or benched.
John P commented
Ya WTF happened this is the first year this is happening??? I am seeing people pick up people off of Waivers that played on Thursday night?
Alex Rapp commented
You absolutely SHOULD NOT be able to drop a player that played on Thursday night to pick up someone that plays Sunday. That's ridiculous. You can just watch someone have a bad game then drop them to pick up someone that plays Sunday and START THEM Sunday?? It makes no sense why a player wouldn't lock to your roster, bench or starter, after their game starts.
Brian Palcko commented
It's called managing, you should be able to make any move until they play. Every manager has this option, don't whine because others are smarter.
Michael francis commented
Couldn’t agree with this more. This is the only platform that operates this way and is a massive headache for commissioners. No idea why they do this, 0 reason to not lock players at their kickoff, bench or starting. Moved a league to another platform bc of this.
Randolph Kim commented
I think that this should be an "optional" setting. As a commissioner, I like the yahoo setting. I think u should be able to drop any player at any time.
What I hope everyone realizes is:
1. yahoo teams cannot drop a player who's real-life team has already played AND that you had in your starting lineup. U can only drop players who's real-life team has already played AND is on ur bench. Im not 100% on that, but i'd bet on it. At the very least, the score of that player would count, that I know.
2. That, you can only pick up players that are available (ie, that haven't played their game that wk). So, it's not like a straight add/drop. The only benefit is that u get to hold a player a little longer than being forced to make that decision before the player to be dropped plays. Its not like Thur night game happens, u have a wr3 in the game, but have him on ur yahoo team's bench...starting rb1 goes down with torn acl, and then u can drop ur wr4 for the handcuff rb.
This only really comes into play for players that play Thur night games. With Sun and Mon night games, there will be very very limited players available for pickup, as most every teams has already played (majority of the times ~75% of teams have played in the early sunday afternoon games and are all locked from being added). And if there are players to pick up, even more limited as most of the "startable" players are probably already on rosters.
Terry Jobbe commented
I agree with the way yahoo has it set up.
If you have a short bench and drop a player from your bench, it still hurts the team that had to drop someone. Thay can’t pickup the player they dropped until the dropped player clears waivers.
I would rather have it this way and not have to deal with the numerous situations where having an entire locked bench could cause. If a star player is a game time decision in a late game, I would rather have someone try and make a move than go with an empty set because that player is inactive and their entire bench is locked. Alternatively it stops a team in a must win situation from dropping a star player so they can fill a lineup, which would cause league chaos.
I do agree it should be an option, but I thought it was
Jeremy Hayes commented
It is unfair because someone could take a flyer on a player, see how they perform, then drop them if the underwhelm. Gives them multiple chances to hit on a player. Similar for “churning” players to block others from pickups.
Chuck H commented
Just submitted a ticket about this BS rule! I had a guy with an empty QB and K position and Monday at noon this guy picks up SF QB and NYG Kicker and beats me by ONE point when the other players he dropped on his bench had already played. TOTALLY unfair!
Glenn Wille commented
I agree the rule needs to change to lock all players from being dropped after they have played.
Completely disagree. Sometimes you have to make last minute pickups.
Kent Stephenson commented
How can a player drop a player from a team that has already started and played, say on a Thursday and then pick up a player who hasn’t played for the week.
This would be a great "option." We currently enforce this setting manually, albeit painful. My league always asks the question, "Yahoo doesn't have a setting for that?" PLEASE add.
No, Yahoo is right about this. If a player was not in the starting lineup for you, you should be able to pick up another player if that player being picked up has not played yet this week.
Kyle Ferlic commented
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE fix this loop-hole!! Or, give the Commish the ability to lock individual rosters(bench)once the players game has kicked off for that week.
Jonathan Silvermman commented
Yes fully agree 10000%. Its ludacris its allowed and even more ludacris that you cant change the setting!! If i have a player playing monday night who is a gametime desicion and i want to pick up the back and cant because another guy dropped his bum player who played on sunday night. He is cheating the system and the integrity of waiver claims is completely destroyed. So someone who picks up a bad player, they play and see they suck when he plays then gets rewarded the option to snake another player off of waivers who hasnt played yet!!! Outrageous!!!