Rosters/Designations - Option to lock players (including benched players) when their game begins.
This option, when turned on, will prevent managers from dropping players from their bench or IR slot when their game begins. Currently, you can drop any player from your non-starting roster, even if their game has started.
A setting to lock benched players has been added to all of our full season fantasy games and should now be available under Commissioner tools. (Commissioner tab >> League Settings tab >> Edit League Settings)
Andrew T Ziegler commented
When did this get added? And how do you LOCK up players.
Shenanigans to allow a team to drop a player mid-game; like Romeo Doubs and pick up a new player for next week, rather than be LOCKED out until Tuesday.
Also, Yahoo! is alllowing a player to be dropped from your non-starting roster even after his game has ended or been completed, and then dropped for a player in a later game. Ridiculous....BUSH LEAGUE Yahoo!
Aron McDaniel commented
good idea, please add.
Steve Marchman commented
Looked like there is a consensus here to lock ALL players on rosters once games have kicked off. Is there a reason why this setting may not be implemented?
R J K commented
Any updates on making this happen @yahoo? Seems to be a very popular feature users have been asking for for a while now. Will we see it in 2022 perhaps?
Mike Caputo commented
This is a great idea. If a player has already played this week, he should be locked and not be able to be dropped. Since fantasy football is a week to week game, players should be locked once their game has started. This will prevent any team trying to get a head start on picking up players for the following week. Currently my league uses the honor code and does not allow it, but it would be nice if yahoo had the option. Teams will have to use better roster management and make sure they have enough players at each position.
Adminjpaine (Admin, Yahoo) commented
Requests to allow commissioners to determine whether players should be locked on a manager's roster after their game has started, whether they're on the bench or not.
jeff alberini commented
If a team has played, the players from that team should be locked and not be able to be dropped even if they are on your bench. It has happened several times this year, where teams were able to drop guys on teams that played at 1pm to pick someone up later. Oddly, if a player from the same team was on waivers, they would be locked. So, why can you drop a bench player of team that is currently playing or has already played? It makes no sense.
Good example: Let's say one your bench players gets hurt during their game you are watching. Why give the advantage to the manager for not starting a player. If the team is currently playing or has already played, those players on the bench or waivers should be locked. Instead, managers are rewarded for not playing someone. They see the injury and can cut them during the current game or even after the games. YAHOO is the one platform that does this.
Sammy Smith commented
This needs to happen
Mark Musser commented
I agree with this as well, I swear this was never possible prior to this year but I have one manager that does this often. Say the player played Thursday he has been able to drop them Sunday after seeing performance for another player that hasn't played yet and can start the new player.
Once a player has started their game they should be locked to the team just like starters are.
John Haakenson commented
Agree completely. Once a game starts any player whether in a line-up, on the bench or IR or a Free Agent is locked and cannot be added or dropped until Waivers is over after the MNF game.
Paul Gill commented
Please enact this rule. I thought this was the rule previously, but seems to have changed this year. It provides an unfair advantage to those doing it. For example, a manger had a player on his bench who played on Thursday. But he can now drop that played on Friday-Sunday, if the player didn't perform well and can now pick up another player.
Mike Caputo commented
Provide the option to lock players on the bench once their game has started. You should not be able to drop bench players after their game has started to pick up players who have not played yet. The starters are locked of course, but so should the bench players.
Chris Cipriano commented
Please enact this. This has caused so many issues over the years in my leagues. Friendships have literally ended because of this
Tito Quintero commented
Yes, this can easily be manipulated and opens itself to "legal" maneuvering. I call BS, remove it or at least give us the option to allow or not allow this in our own leagues.
Jason Crawford commented
I fully agree with this please!!!!! The current setting is not good.
#fixit. If the team has played the players on the team are locked for the week
Sam Albright commented
When a player is on the bench and the game is going or has ended you can still drop the player a pick a new one that hasn’t played yet (hit waivers). This is a horrible rule. Make it like ESPN so the player is locked. This way a manager can’t play wheel of fortune and try to hit a breakout player before waivers hit. This defeats the purpose. I have seen managers drop a player from Thursday on their bench then pickup a player for Sunday 1pm then drop that player and pick up a 4:30p player and the. Drop and pick up an 8:30 player and so forth. It comprises the integrity of the game.
Michael Wonderlich commented
We had a team drop a player who played on Thursday AFTER the game, but before the Sunday games. I thought that was not allowed. It shouldn't be allowed.
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Bryan Teagle commented
Another vote.....Yahoo should not allow this as the DEFAULT setting.
It allows an owner to pick up the back up RB on the Thur Night Game and hold on to their bench.
If the Starter RB goes down with an injury, you keep the pickup.
If the starter doesn't get hurt......then drop and pick up a back up RB for a SUN 1pm game.
and so on, for the 4pm games, SNF, and MNF.
So technically, an owner trying to take advantage of this bush league setting could get 5 stabs in the dark at a player. Just fix the default, Yahoo
Tomer Langer commented
As of now, the default is that Yahoo will allow you to drop players on your bench even after their game has been played (and pickup any non-waiver players in the free agency pool). I'd love for there to be an option to turn this setting off or on based on league preference!