Allow any player affected by Covid to be put on IR
All players affected by Covid should have a designation that allows them to be put on IR. For example this week the Titans and Steelers game is PPD and no scoring will count in week 4. Everyone on those teams should be available to be put on IR for the week.
Devon DeLaughter commented
I agree with these ideas, I also believe that with the Covid designation, a team manager should be able to start another player, with the covid player in the covid designation slot, and whether the covid player ends up playing or not, the higher of the 2 players scores for the week is counted in the teams points.
Prime example: I have Adam Theilen, however he is listed as covid but needs to be retested, he does not play until sunday. The next best player option I have is marvin jones, he played thursday. So If I start Theilen and he doesnt end up playing bc of covid, I lose Marvin's points. In my example, if there was a covid designation and I subbed marvin for theilen, if thielen ends up playing I would get the higher of the 2 players points.
Similiar situations like this occur for injuries too. The Thursday and Monday games really throw off how managers can manage their lineups, especially with covid.
I am more than willing to speak on this more of a rep can get back to me, thank you.
Paul Hittson commented
Agree this needs to be addressed. When two or more NFL teams have games canceled due to COVID, it puts pressure on Fantasy Team Managers who essentially have extra byes to contend with. Going forward it is likely there will be further cancelations and the NFL will not be able to just move bye weeks around. Yahoo sports should adopt a policy of allowing players on NFL teams that have had their game moved DUE TO COVID, to be placed on IR rather than have them clog up a Fantasy Team Manager's bench. I have slotted 5 IR positions in our league to deal with COVID this year, but frankly, with Yahoo's policy on COVID designations it makes those spots useless from a practical standpoint.
SLEEPER, another fantasy platform, gives every player on a team that does not play due to COVID a COVID designation. Certainly since Yahoo has added COVID as a designation and programmed the IR slot to accept it, Yahoo could create a designation like GCDC (Game Canceled Due to COVID), or something such as this, and program the IR slot to accept it.
Please consider changing this policy.
Benjamin Steefel commented
Players on bye week can't go in an IR position and players who end up on bye early due to covid should be the same.
Cathy Scott commented
That's not a big deal if the NFL makes it their bye week. Those players were going to be lost for 1 week anyways. It is when a player is placed on IR and Yahoo doesn't change the designation. You can't put the player on your IR list and pick someone up on waivers until Yahoo gets around to changing the status. Austin Ekeler is in that position right now, bad enough losing him for 3+ weeks, can't replace him until Yahoo fixes the designation. This has happened a lot this year.
Timothy Kartiala commented
Go through and vote for every post along this thought. Show how popular the idea is.
John Hale commented
This needs to be done today. This is ruining rosters. Either a league didn't prepare and the COVID-19 IR designation won't affect it negatively. Or the league prepared well, like mine, has the IR slots that now cannot be utilized. This needs to be adjusted by the game time tonight.
Shawn Tuck commented
This would be smart for them to do. Another APP I use, Sleeper, just made this change today. Keep up, Yahoo!
Mike Anagnostakos commented
Yes agreed!!! Please address.