Conditional IR Slot as to not hamstring Waiver ability
I'm troubled with how the IR slots work for the football game in relation to the waiver system. While it works for other sports in terms of restricting roster moves due to a changed injury designation for the player in the IR slot, it doesn't work for football at all since the wire doesn't work dynamically throughout the week... it's a single night race for the handful of relevant pick ups and everything else after that is digging through a scrap heap.
For example... both Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette have not played in WEEKS. They've consistently been OUT allowing me to place them in IR. It's a significant design flaw that because NFL teams play their injury report mindgames changeing the designation of a player destined to be OUT to QUESTIONABLE/DOUBTFUL/whatever, that I now cannot make a roster move until I've moved the player out of the slot... even though they're 100% going to be right back in there by the end of the week.
My suggestion: what if there can be a conditional acceptable designation for a player that was ALREADY in the IR slot with an OUT or INJ designation but has been "upgraded" to Q or D? In other words, the upgrade doesn't restrict owners from making roster moves in the timebeing unless of course the player is then upgraded to Healthy, in which case roster moves are locked again. At the same time, owners cannot put a player with a Q designation into the IR slot at any point.. he has to have already been there.
This would both effectively allow owners to stash players that aren't coming back any time soon while keeping players from cheating the system and stashing guys who were questionable all along in the IR slot.
I've been rostering either Fournette or Cook or, in one case (lolll), both all season across all my leagues and it sucks to have to cut TWO dudes from my roster every week just to pick up ONE player because of the same dog and pony dance the Jags and Vikes keep connishly playing.
I don't know anything about programming but conditional programming for the IR slot seems like an easy fix for a developer. Hopefully we can see something that functions like that next year?
Y'all are still the very best in the business. Much love.