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.
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.