Injury Designations - Commissioner can customize IR eligible injury designations
This setting would give the commissioner the power to change what injury designations are eligible for IR. For example, the commissioner could elect to only allow players with the IR designation into IR roster slots. They could also allow players with D (doubtful) to be IR eligible.
Commissioners would be able to toggle the following designations as IR eligible;
P - Probable
Q - Questionable
D - Doubtful
O - Out
IR - Injured reserve
SUSP - Suspended
NA - Not active
COVID-19 - COVID-19
Currently commissioners can't toggle what designations are IR eligible. O (out), COVID-19 and IR (injured reserve) are the only designations that are IR eligible.
Cameron Dunlap commented
If you dont do exactly this just implement what you guys did for fantasy basketball when COVID was going wild which was a IL+ slot.
Bryan Teagle commented
Why are we still waiting for this to be implemented?
Mauricio Vela commented
I’ve been saying and wanting this for quite some time. Allow users to customize the IR spot. DOUBTFUL players 9 out of 10 times, do NOT play. Allow users to move DOUBTFUL players to the IR spot.
Paul Caraccio commented
love it, hate that "Out" for one game makes you eligible for IR. IR spot was meant for long-term injuries, now it's an Out spot.
Mark Kelley commented
Agreed. And if a player is injured yet unsigned they should be ruled INJ or OUT to become IR eligible. Being ruled NA doesn’t make any sense at all
Troy Luckenbaugh commented
Are PUP and NFI considered IR designations?
chad mansfield commented
Players who are "NA" or "SUSP" should be able to move into an non-bench position opening up a roster spot. Make the IR spot a IR/NA/SUSP slot.
Richard Delvalle commented
I really hope yahoo provides us this feature. Every other fantasy app that I use allows for this! It provides so much flexibility in deep keeper leagues. This would be so clutch!
rick boyd commented
Allow game time decisions to be changed out. Lets say RB1 is game time decision, we should be allowed to Pre-change the player with a substitute. "If RB1 ends up being being out RB2 will be automatically installed as RB1." Not all info is available about players who get ruled out until its to late.
Jason House commented
I agree with the request, but I want to add LT-IR as a separate designation to align with the NFL rules (IR = 3 games, LT-IR = 8 games). I want our league to be able to place LT-IR only players in an IR slot.
This, along with the COVID-IR designation are new and commissioners should be able to designate which IR designations they want to allow in the slot.
UPDATE: and NFI-R should be added as well.
Javier Alexis Perez commented
Total Agreement. My league only allows IR to go into that position. Any other remains on the bench)
J B commented
We have had situations where a manager keeps an active player in an IR spot and then does a 2 for 1 trade so that they don't have to ever drop a player in order to make room for the no-longer-IR player. It basically gives them an extra roster spot to leverage which isn't right. They should have to deal with the discrepancy of an active player in an IR spot before being able to make any type of transaction.
Not being able to make waiver moves while having an active player in an IR spot isn't enough because you don't always need to make waiver moves.
Justin Nicoara commented
This is a great idea!
alex shane commented
Wow such a funny coincidence. Our league had something like this come up today, too! Totally agree. Huge problem. HELP, yahoo!!!
J B commented
It has been mentioned that it is not "illegal" to leave an active player in an IR spot because they can't make transactions, but this essentially gives a manager an extra roster spot, especially in smaller leagues with deep benches where you can go a while without transactions.
Our league would prefer you can't even move starters if you have an active player in an IR spot. Essentially you should have to deal with that discrepancy before you can do anything else, but there is no way to configure this. The only option is to manually track it and enforce an arbitrary rules/penalty (FAAB budget deduction?). It'd be much nicer if this was handled by default (or configurable).
Elian Bruger commented
It needs to be added
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.
Josh Guastucci commented
I added IR spots this year due to the impending troubles with COVID. However, if games are going to continually postponed I suggest allowing commissioners the option to add a PPD roster spot that works like an IR spot. This way teams can store them an add a replacement with out having to drop a player they need or do not wish to drop.