Set up a Reserved/COVID function so that players lost to corona virus can be kept on roster without penalty.
Prepare for corona effects by setting up a specific DL for players sidelined. The idea is to allow teams to maintain rosters without being penalized by the random nature of the disease. Thus, Reserve/COVID players would not count against roster size.
This is something our product and engineering team is investigating for the upcoming season. No determination has been made yet on whether it will be added though.
Mauro Funtowicz commented
This is Key, being able to set up a Reserve/Covid specific spot for re-draft leagues will be a massive win this year. Being able to manage/customize the IR spot so as to only include players with this designation will be needed this year.
NFL.com and flea flicker fantasy sites already allow for this.
Matthew Mickiewicz commented
This is a must have. ESPN allows COVID players to be moved to the IR spot. Y! is going to lose a lot of players if they don’t implement. This is critical for Dynasty. Forcing a Dynasty owner to waste a roster spot on a player (e.g., Damien Williams) that opted out is ridiculous. Get er done!
John Bueckers commented
Needs to happen and soon. Other sites much more proactive. We'll be moving to different site. Happening already in baseball with players. Football will be the same, following same sort of model. Can't have 3,4,5 players out because of Covid.
Stephen . commented
Something so simple as making them IR eligible should not require Corporate approval nor 15 board meetings. Let's get it done and done fast.
John Holloway commented
DO IT !!!!!
Andy McDonald commented
Just add a IR slot that is only for covid-19 positive players. Its simple and should not take much to add that in.
Brandon Doll commented
Please instead of just an IR spot available. This year put a Covid 19 spot so when a player gets Covid, they can put them on that roster spot only for a limited time. That way players don't get screwed for having a player come down with Covid 19 when they have players on bye and have to drop top players that week.
Ricky Miller commented
I believe yahoo should expand the IR designation qualification for players to include all Covid-19 related issues in case players are affected by the virus, INCLUDING players sitting out due to Covid-19 fears. This will help alleviate some stresses and hardships some team managers may face when trying to navigate through these times. It would be unfair to drop a 1st or 2nd round pick that is sitting out due to Covid-19 fears and that same player announces his comeback and that manager’s waiver priority limits him/her from adding that player back when they could have designated him to an IR spot with a Covid-19 designation. Think this will be major for leagues going forward as a lot of people are skeptical about even having a league this year with news like this floating around. It also helps with the players that may catch Covid-19 during the season and need to quarantine, we can easily move them to an IR spot with that designation and hit the waivers.
Matt Wilson commented
Yeah, this needs to happen. At the very minimum give us the option of having and IR (COVID Only) roster spot. I would rather not have to police it myself in our league.