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.
Voodoo Chicks commented
Several years back, Yahoo used the IR slot only for season ending IR. It got changed because people complained that they wanted more flexibility, like ESPN. Yahoo gave them what they want.
Completely agree with this. Would make it easier if a commissioner could just toggle an option that only players who have the IR designation can be placed into an IR spot.
Jeff McLellan commented
Why can you put anyone who is "OUT" in the IR spot??? You should have to be on the IR to be put in there. Like it used to be. Pretty simple concept. Why it changed to this is beyond me. Fix it please
The IR designation should only be for those players who are going to be out for an extended period of time due to INJURY, and such players should be listed on NFL's IR or PUP.
The IR should never be used for players who are just designated OUT or inactive since such designation would not carry over to the next week and this could create problems with weekly waiver claims. Also, the IR should NEVER be used for those players who are suspended; that is the fault of those players themselves (not to mention that there's no injury involved). Fantasy owners choosing to keep suspended players on their rosters during the suspension should be required to navigate their way around this period, just like they do during the bye-weeks of their (healthy) players.
Neil Pruitt commented
I agree with this proposal. Allowing the commish the ability to control this would be a nice feature to add. I'd even be ok with simply allowing ONLY IR to go to the IR spot.
joe r. commented
I think the IR issue can be solved by simply giving the commissioner the option to decide which players are allowed to be on IR. For example, make Injured Reserve, Suspended, PUP, Inactive, Out, and Healthy as options. The commissioner can then check off which ones they want as eligible for the spot, and leave the others blank. This would help for Dynasty/Keeper leagues as well who might want a Taxi or Practice Squad.
Shaun Dooley commented
On the player list provide an option to remove players that are on IR. By midway through the season the top players, ranked by pre-season projected rankings, are always players on the IR. Add a status option to exclude players on IR since they will not be coming back. It will make the free agent list easier to navigate.
Steve Huslig commented
There are no limits for public or Pro leagues, so you need to take this matter up with your commish.
stephan h commented
This issue is extremely IRKSOME to say the least. I have emailed yahoo 4-5 times in the last ten days and they keep giving me the politicians run around. stating a bunch of qualifications and regulations. basically a bunch of BUL-SH-T!!!! they really need to do something about it. I like Yahoo that's why I continue to play here but they are failing at basic things here !!! every week after the games are played they change the players injury designation making them ineligible and handcuffing your ability to make any roster moves if you want to pick someone up you have to drop a player you want or could trade if you had time and I'm good so any player dropped from my roster is instantly swooped up. GET IT THE PHUCK TOGETHER PLEASE!!!!!
thank you kindly
stephan h commented
I sent an e-mail to yahoo last week about how they keep changing a guy's designation after waivers run every week even though there was no way the guy was gonna play. great now you can use it for a guy who is OUT not necessarily on the official NFL IR, which is the way other sites have done it for years. but you should really just leave the designation alone until the guy actually sees the field. now this week waivers haven't even run yet and they are doing it. so now i will have to drop players to even make a waiver claim. when i sent the email last week they sent me a reply with all kinds of sh-t everyone already knows didn't answer a **** thing. now instead of resolving the issue they go and make it worse. like anyone expects Eric Decker to play this week as of now!!!! #asinine
Phil Liszewski commented
In the past, Yahoo has not allowed players into the IR spot who weren't on IR. A change like that should have meant notifying leagues. It's become an issue in our league right now, and I don't understand Yahoo allowing it.
Right now the IR designation is Yahoo default only where players eligible are IR, PUP or Out. I would like the ability to customize who is eligible for this designation. In our league do not include players listed as "Out" and we do include players that are listed as "SUSP". We now have to manually police this. If the commissioner can customize the IR designation then we could do this systemically. Please add this functionality for 2017!
Vincent Scarpati commented
The IR spot should be limited to NFL designations only. Or have an "IR/PUP" spot but right now, the fact that you can put someone who is "Out" in IR is ludicrous. This should be changed immediately.
I can see from the comments that people have gone back and forth on this but don't, and won't, understand the rationale for being able to put someone who is "out" on IR.
Sea Blitz commented
It serves the same purpose as the inactive spots on an NFL roster.
Christopher Sullivan commented
Currently, you can put any player who is Injured Reserve (IR), Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) or just simply Out (O) in the IR spot. The first two are appropriate but you should not be able to stash a player who is just out for that week (O) in your IR spot as it frees up a roster spot.
Good example is a guy in our league stashed Gronk in his IR spot week 1 and didn't have to dump a good player he drafted to pick up another TE.
Jim English commented
Just to clarify for the comments below - I'm not proposing to delete the IR position - just create a position for "Out". For the second comment, yes, if you have 5 deep on your bench missing a week is no big deal. But, if you're running a league with only 1 or 2 total bench spots, you end up cutting players just to deal with bye weeks or other issues.
The IR slot is key for dynasty/legacy leagues.
I strongly disagree. Dealing with players that are out only 1 week for whatever reason is part of game.
Jim English commented
Create a roster spot for "Out", which covers suspension, injury, bye weeks, or any circumstance where a player will not play. Having the IR slot is almost useless, as most IR players are usually out for extended periods. If trying to run a league with minimal bench positions, this would allow more flexibility during bye weeks, yet keep FA full of viable options vs having teams be 5+ deep in bench positions to deal with such issues. I believe you could run a great league with only 1-2 bench slots if you have the "Out" slots as well.