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.
Derek Stout commented
Gallup is OUT 2-4 weeks yet still tagged as Q...can you make him O so we can put him in our IR spot before waivers? Thank you!
Kevin McDonald commented
For the IR spot, I would suggest letting the commish select what designations are IR eligible. Our league only wants to use the slot for IR designated players not player listed as "out" for short periods.
frank cordio commented
@Jack Lynn I agree in general - however this isn’t something that Yahoo should do midseason (which is what they did) since Gordon owners took him with the assumption he would be able to go to IR since that’s how it was in the past (and even for most of week 1). Yahoo should make this change after the season and make sure everyone’s aware of the change
Completely agree with Seth Heller. Ludicrous move from Yahoo
Seth Heller commented
Melvin Gordon should be IR eligible as long as he is holding out.
Yahoo has reclassified him from being IR eligible heading into week 1 to Not Active, thus not IR eligible, leaving his owners with a decision of whether or not to forgo roster transactions in order to preserve his IR status.
This is inconsistent with the way Yahoo treated Le'Veon Bell last season during his holdout, as he was IR eligible all season. Many yahoo fantasy managers spent early to mid-round picks on Gordon under the impression that if he holds out he can be stashed on IR based off of precedent set last year with Bell.
What is even more mind-boggling is that yahoo did not classify Bell as "Not Active" last year when he technically was not even under a NFL contract. Yet, here we are with Gordon being listed as Not Active yet he is a Reserved player per the official depth chart of LA Chargers.
Why isn't Guice elgible to placed on the IR ye?. Would be great for this to happen ASAP to be able to pick some up for tonight's waiver bids.
Jack Lynn commented
Melvin Gordon is not injured and should not be able to be on IR. The out designation is not always for injured players and IR should only be for injured players. This is an unfair advantage for the Melvin Gordon owner and should be fixed
Michael Porter commented
I agree, I can't pickup a waiver wire guy because Gordon is in my IR slot and the game is already over for this week
michael dawson commented
Yahoo tells me Melvin is no longer eligible for my IR slot.
Last year Leveon Bell sat out and was eligible for IR all year long. How is Melvin Gordon any different.
Randy Cort commented
When a player has "NA" for not available, he should be able to go in the "IR" injured reserved slot. Melvin Gordon is taking up a bench spot.
So players who are not available to play in real life should b allowed to be placed in the injured reserved slot
Rick VanBuskirk commented
I noticed in our leagues that we have an IR spot, this year you can put a player that is OUT in your IR spot, this needs to be rectified, a manager that takes Risks during the draft should NOT be rewarded with an extra bench spot to pick up additional players because they can put Gordon, Zeke, or AJ in their IR spots. PLEASE FIX
Jonathan Zegadlo commented
i think you should only be able to put a player in the IR slot that was on your team in a regular capacity...not someone you could just pick up and stow
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.