Kneel Down Scoring Change
I’m not the first person who has had their season ruined due to QB kneel down, but there are far too many inconsistencies with the spot or the ball to count as a NEGATIVE point.
Watching Carson Wentz’s final 3 kneel down, you can CLEARLY see him take his knee much closer to his center in his first and third kneel down. In the 2nd kneel down, he clearly stepped back 1 yard from the line of scrimmage.
This is far too INCONSISTENT to count so heavily and affect an outcome of any game using fractional scoring.
I’ve read many rule suggestions that offer the same solution....THERE SHOULD BE NO LOSS OF POINT FOR A QB KNEEL DOWN.
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Rick Blair commented
or change to .1 per rush, that would even out the kneels with minimum impact on real rushing attempts.
Just change your league's settings to give 1/2 point for each rush attempt. Then your QB will show a small increase for each kneel down.
If you change your league's settings to give 1/2 point for each rush attempt, then you will benefit from QB kneel downs. And, Yahoo won't need to change anything to solve this issue.
Chandler W. commented
If your QB has done well enough during the game he doesn't even need to try on the last drive, you shouldn't end up being penalized for that. Sacks don't count as negative run yards, why should kneel-downs?
We had a team in our league this year literally lose by 0.01 points because his QB knelt on the last play of the game. It's ridiculous.
Jordan Bush commented
When a QB takes a knee to end the half or game it should not count as negative rushing yards. At this point the teams have decided the game or half is over. The defense has conceded. The offense has stopped pushing for more. This should not be a deciding factor in any games and cheapens the competition.
Agree with this, a QB shouldn't be penalized for a team stat. By contrast, a sack in standard leagues doesn't count against the QBs rushing stats since the QB "intended" to pass, but against the team passing yards (in kneel downs, QBs aren't intending to run). As well, QBs who keep on a read option are often credited as getting sacked instead of rushing for negative yards when stopped for a loss.