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.
Brad Hibbard commented
Agree with Bryan Teagle.
Also, Yahoo, you need to be better about changing an injury designation to Out. You change the points projection to 0, the writeup says the player is out, yet the injury designation remains as Q. This really makes adding a FA difficult if I can't move an injured player to the IR until close to game time.
Bryan Teagle commented
We all know that NFL teams provide TOTALLY MISLEADING Injury designations to try to mess with opponent's game plans.
This forces Fantasy owners to unnecessarily do the:
IR on Sunday
suddenly Questionable on Tues, when you try to submit Waivers
On Friday or Sun, the player hasn't practiced all week & now he's back on IR status
This is ruining the enjoyment of FF.
Yahoo.....please do something. You could allow Commissioners the ability to choose what qualifies for IR in their leagues.
Decker Cady commented
It does not make sense that players that are expected to be out for weeks automatically get the Q designation on Tuesday and making them not able to remain on IR even though it is well known they aren't playing that week. This causes players that need to utilize waivers to (1) either not be able to put in waivers because they have an "ineligible" player on IR even though that player is not going to play but the roster is locked until you move that player to the active roster, or (2) drop a player they didn't want to drop just so they can move that IR player to the active roster so they can unlock their roster so they can make other moves on the waiver wire/FA market. It makes no sense and only screws team owners over more in addition to the fact they have a player out for weeks and need to find help.
Alternatively, move players to Doubtful and make that IR eligible.
Two very easy solutions I hope Yahoo adapts, as I have seen this be a constant request for years.
David Werner commented
Please change this designation. I can't drop Alvin Kamera, not that I would. But 4 weeks out of action and I can't play him. Just make a place to put 2 players regardless of what their issue is. Yahoo should be able to make decisions quickly, but at least in 2 weeks.
Christopher Lane commented
When a player is reported by their team to miss "multiple weeks" it shouldn't be necessary to move that player from the IR position each week and drop another player to make roster additions. Every week you are required to move that player out of the IR position bc "the player no longer qualifies" only to move it back later in the week. That results in unnecessary drops of other players when managing the roster. When a player has surgery or a multi-week injury, their IR designation should remain until the team reports the player available to start in real life.
M.A. Stanley commented
If a player is "out" the week before his bye, then keep him that way during the bye. If he is on your IL and moved to "questionable" during his bye week, you have to add him to your roster and cut someone else in order to make other roster moves even though it is certain that he is not going to play during his bye week. For example, DeAndre Hopkins missed the 3 games before his bye in Week 12, but was moved to questionable during that bye so that he could not be kept on the IL through that bye week. If he was out in Week 11, he should remain out until the Tues of Week 13.
J M commented
For players marked as OUT and IR-ELIGIBLE, their status should remain as OUT and IR-ELIGIBLE until the player actually returns from injury.
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.
Peter G commented
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.
Peter G commented
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.