Allow dropping players on Friday for those who played Thursday.
You should allow players to be dropped on Friday that played on Thursday. You allow players to be dropped on Monday for those who played on Sunday even though the week is technically not over until Monday. There is no reason why I should have to carry Thursday players all the way until Monday.
Bozo Dojo commented
A Fantasy Football team should NOT be allowed to drop a player which has already played its weekly game and replace the dropped player with a new player which has not yet played their NFL game.
This issue is needs to be fixed.
Here is a real world example of why this needs to be fixed:
1. On Thursday night, 10/10/19, the NY Giants played the New England Patriots.
2. Our opponent this week had NYG RB Wayne Gallman Jr. on his team but did not play him. He may have been injured.
Regardless, Gallman was on our opponent’s roster at the time the NYG-NE game started.
Once and NFL game starts, FF players on NFL rosters which their NFL game has started should be “Locked” and cannot be moved, traded or added to an FF roster.
3. Later Thursday evening, after the NYG-NE game was in progress, RB Alvin Kamara suddenly popped up on the daily injury report with a late Thursday evening ankle injury which occurred in practice.
It was suggested that if Kamara cannot play, Latavious Murray would become the #1 RB and should be started in place of Kamara.
4. On Friday, our opponent dropped NYG Wayne Gallman Jr. from his roster and grabbed NO Latavious Murray from the Free Agent player list and inserted him into his starting lineup.
5. Because NYG played on Thursday night, NYG RB Gallman should have been locked and unmovable.
I don’t have a problem with our opponent grabbing Latavious Murray – that was probably a good decision. I would have done the same thing.
What I have a problem with is he dropped a player from his roster (Gallman) who is on an NFL team (NYG) which had already played its NFL game.
That player, NYG RB Gallman, should have been locked and unmovable.
Our opponent was allowed to keep his “Good” players and his “BYE” players but was able to dump an injured bench player - who's NFL team had already played - for a new player which was inserted into his lineup and played on Sunday.
Further, on my team, I had NE RB James White in my Flex position. After the word of Kamara’s possible injury, I tried to move RB White from my Flex position to the RB position and put RB Kamara on my bench. I was blocked by Yahoo from making this move.
In short, I am blocked from moving a RB from my Flex position to a RB position WITHIN my roster but he can take a player on his roster - whose NFL team has already player their game – drop that player and get another new player to use and insert into his starting roster.
That gives him a “15th” player on his roster. That is not right.
If he wants to drop one of his “Good” players whose NFL team HASN’T played yet and grab Murray – go for it. That’s a manager’s decision. That’s why we play this ridiculous, frustrating, time consuming game. However, dropping a player from your bench who sucks and whose NFL team has already played and adding a new player to insert into your starting lineup that week is wrong.
Once the player’s team has played its game, that player should be locked and cannot be moved, dropped, added or traded until after all games for that week have been played Monday night.
I hope this “Real World” example explains why this setting should be adopted. While it is a somewhat obscure set of circumstance, this should be addressed as soon as possible.
I believe in Yahoo! (as opposed to ESPN), you CAN drop players that played earlier in the week … provided that they were on your bench and not in your starting lineup.
In fact, most of the complaints I hear on these boards is that one should NOT be able to drop players that played earlier in the week, including those left on one's bench.