Injury Designation - Don't automatically change injury designations.
Player injury designations 'reset' every Tuesday morning and players that have IR eligible designations (except IR designations) and are in an IR slot sometimes lose their IR eligible status until the team officially rules them OUT again.
This change will prevent the player's IR eligible status from changing until the player gets a limited or full practice in.
Matt G commented
Dawson Knox is listed as DOUBTFUL after having hand surgery. He's out for at least a couple weeks. Please change is designation ASAP
Matthew Sesno commented
^how many times can I upvote this? It's ridiculously restrictive with only 1 team game per week, and adding Q and D tags to IR eligibility for commish tools would solve it just like the covid change.
Gronk has a collapsed lung and 3 broken ribs... Yahoo fantasy basketball implemented IR+ which accounted for this and was a HUGE improvement. Huge.
Please implement Q + D with a toggle or add to IR eligible list this season so we can use it!!!
Sean Gilkey commented
There is a big issue with IR position and how players qualify and don't qualify for it. Now, I know that this is something that is not necessarily the format's fault because in the end it comes down to how the NFL teams are categorizing players for their week to week status.
For example, Rob Gronkowski. As you can clearly see from the attached picture the Buccaneers themselves say that Gronk will be out multiple weeks, but yet at the beginning of each week he will be labeled as "doubtful." This will make him to lose his IR designation and force me to move him out the IR dropping a player that I would prefer not to.
I know that this is not a problem unique to myself as I have had other managers in my league complain to me about the same issue. I am the commissioner of my league so I looked in the commish tools section but there was not any setting that I thought would fix this. I attempted to go under the edit lineup section but even in that I cannot move someone to IR.
One possible solution that another manager in my league had was that the players in the IR position can stay there until they register a practice. For example Gronk has not registered a practice this week so he would be able to stay, but Christian McCaffrey did register a practice on 9/6 so he should be forced to come off the IR.
Gardiner Young commented
Get it together!
frank maselli commented
why does YAHOO make the determination before the NFL team does? your crystal ball is wrong wayyyyyyy to often. this has screwed up many a good team. i'm surprised this hasn't been fixed yet. at least wait till friday before locking rosters from acquisitions
Ben Dunnigan commented
Yes, let us put players like this in IR.
Ben Dunnigan commented
YES! If someone left the game with an injury that is likely to last a few weeks, leave them as "out" unless we actually learn that they may play next week. I always have to take guys out of my IR spot and drop someone, only to have them become IR eligible later in the week.
This. I am commenting on every post that mentions this, and it has been a lot so far. The fact that there are so many requests for this should tell Yahoo they are screwing this up.
Alternate solution, expand IR to allow Q and D players!
Diz Da commented
Why take a hurt player of "Out" status when you know he will be out at end of week. having this happen to a player on my IR list affects my waiver process. I have to remove said player from my IR list, and drop another player from my roster to make room. If I don't do this I can not pick up another player from FA. Why? Either stop the block on waiving and adding players while a "questionable" player is still on IR, that we know will be out at weeks end. Or at least change the IR abilities to include questionable players as well. Doing this will allow us to still be able to be active with other players on FA wire. Ex.'s I can mention are L. Fournette; D.Cook; M. Mack; A. Jeffery.
John Rubuliak commented
I 100% agree with this comment. Further to that, we cannot use our IR spots properly because a player goes from "Out" to "Questionable" before he is actually confirmed to be able to play again, and your lineup wire transactions are frozen until you move them back to your bench (even though they are still "Out").
ernest polk commented
Stop listing players as questionable with in game injury. When the player is taken "out" and does not return, the player is not questionable. Out should be status until weekly practice update. When you are out and do not return, you are out and not questionable. This would allow management of the player by IR roster, add, and drop.
Evan Engram the TE for the Giants is available in my league. Supposed to be out for 2-4 weeks. Should I pick him up and go thru this scenario of being blocked from waiver claims for the next 4 weeks? I'm willing to wait and I'm weak at tight end but I really don't want to go thru this anymore. Eveybody is picking up players but I can't because of a player on my team that can't even play.
4 weeks in a row I'm blocked from making waiver claims. Isn't the fact that Jeffery doesn't play every week evidence enough that this is unfair? You've got some guy over at Rotoworld making random judgements about who's going to play based on newspaper reports or something. His judgements are WRONG obviously. And I was told it was Rotoworld by one of your employees via an email complaint I made about this.
I spent a draft pick on Alshon Jeffery who has not played yet thru week 3 and every week I am blocked from making waiver claims because his status changes from OUT to QUESTIONABLE. (Then back to OUT on Friday or Saturday) I would have to drop two players to make a waiver claim. (one to take him of IR and another one to make a claim) It's not right. 3 weeks now he hasn't played and 3 weeks I've been penalized for drafting him. Why can't a player like Jeffery remain marked OUT until the team says he is definitely going to play? Who does that hurt? Because drafting him is definitely hurting me right now. It's unfair. I went thru this same thing last year with Jordan Reed of Washington for several weeks in a row.
James DeRosa commented
As currently implemented, a player who is listed as "OUT" may be placed in the IR slot. When the new week starts, all player status notations are erased until the NFL updates on Wednesday(?). As a result, a player who is "out" for consecutive weeks blocks the owning player from participating in the waiver wire /FA pool. The "out" status should remain until that status is changed by the NFL. Anyone who had Greg Olsen this year will understand.
Wed - place Olsen on IR, pick someone up via FA.
Tuesday - cut someone, move Olsen back to active roster, now make waiver claims.
Wed - place back on IR because there was no way he was going to play anyway.
He should have been listed as "Out" continuously until it changed to "Doubtful"