Automatic Substitutions Option for Players Ruled Out Prior to Game Start Time
An option that allows the team manager to auto sub for players ruled 'O' on game day only. Manager would create a 'prioritized sub list' for each position based on players already on the bench.
Example: If on game day a WR is ruled Out, the system would select the next WR on the auto sub list based on the team manager's sub order.
This makes it easier for managers to have contingencies for late scratches where the manager cannot practically access the FF app (driving, at work, running a 5K, especially for managers running a 5K)
The option could be commish-controlled and allow for a variable substitution window ranging from the beginning of game day (12:01am Pacific Time) up to Kickoff.
There must be a way to make it possible to substitute for injured non-returning players during a game. Why have a bench at all? Every point counts so how can a team have a fighting chance when one or even multiple players leave a game early? A team owner can count themselves out as early as two minutes into a week with injuries. If a player does not perform that's one thing. But to have no chance of scoring is just plain stupid.
When managers leave players on a BYE week in their starting lineup, a player designated on IR, or leave a starting roster spot completely empty, I will get a phone call later that Sunday or even Monday afternoon of complaints based on someone getting an easy win against the guy with holes in his lineup.
This is something a commissioner should not have to decide in the face league wide anger and frustration.
My suggestion is this:
If a team has a "hole" in his lineup that is clear as:
- Player on BYE
- Player on IR
- Empty Roster Spot
And, the manager has players on his bench that can replace these "holes", but for whatever reason did not, then Yahoo should have a function that allows for those holes to automatically be replaced.
The empty TE spot gets the bench TE, the QB on BYE gets replaced with a starting QB, and the WR on IR gets replaced by a healthy WR.
Again, these replacements are from that manager's bench. If that manager does not have a replacement, then nothing happens.
This isn't a perfect system, but I think it can really benefit leagues as a whole because it helps to keep the regular season competitive even when teams are eliminated and managers essentially give up in the middle to late season.
Something to consider!
as Commisioner, Im not able to see the cash negotiated with player trades. I have to rely on Managers communicating via message board. AS commissioner I cannot see the details of the trade neither, which makes trades involving cash less seamless. Include the acquisition cash option alongside players as well. Thanks G
This week a player of mine was marked questionable but I was told he practiced fully on Friday so I took that as a good sign to start him. However I woke up an hour ago and saw he wasn't playing today and I would not be getting any points from him. His team started 10:00 and I am unable to pull him out and replace him with another player who could score me some points. We should have the power to pull an injured player and replace him with a uninjured player instead of racking up no points.
if my starting WR is put on the inactive list before kickoff, my preselected 2nd string WR should automatically be inserted into his spot.
the best way i can think to do it is to get rid of the BN (bench) designation and change them to B1WR,B2WR...etc
Obviously It would apply to all positions and if you didnt have a back up TE on your roster then so be it. if you had 6 bench kickers then they would be B1K,B2K,B3K,B4K,B5K, and B6K. DEF's cant be inactive.
Mobile app wouldn't let me change a player (Roddy White) who changes status from questionable to out only minutes before the game! (At least the mobile app only changed status that late).
Thanks guys that has possibly cost me the season since I am playing the strongest player in our league this week and needed every point I could get.
How about when a player gets hurt in the first half and you have a bench player available you can substitute. Only with injury.
We should be able to substitute a player from bench if another player is injured and out for the rest of game.
We allow a single "RED FLAG CHANGE" per week. What this means is that if you have a position on your bench that hasn't played, you can Red Flag Substitute them in for anyone that is playing or has played. This way if your guy gets injured or doesn't score much, you have a chance to replace them with a player from a later game. It makes a very exciting time and allows you to overcome a potential loss with a Monday night red flag.
Some notes to consider:
-You cannot substitute in a Bye player/team for a negative scoring player
-Must be made by game time for the new player
-Done currently via Commissioner Roster Change
-Must go into the same slot as the benched player so position matters
We have been doing this for three years and it was an awesome change that adds a touch of coaching to each roster selection.
Otherwise this is a great game. We celebrated our 25th anniversary of Fantasy Football this year with our 8th consecutive trip to Las Vegas for our Draft and love the setup Yahoo has done to ease the hand scoring I used to do back in the day.
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In an effort to make the Fantasy experience more realistic,
I would love to see Yahoo! pioneer the Fantasy Halftime Adjustment.
It would be great to be able to bench a player at halftime who is performing poorly in favor of another player. Of course there are some limitations to this idea, but there must be a way.
In the real NFL, when a player gets injured, a backup goes in. Why not support this in fantasy?
Configure your roster so you can have a backup put his cleats on when a primary goes down. Scoring would have to track the minutes played if that player wasn't on the same team and only give scoring credit for the minutes the starter didn't play. Injuries are regular occurrences and this method bars catastrophe through unseen events.
Everyone's been burned by this one and it'd be a nice feature to add to Yahoo!
Please consider a feature for an automatic replacement of any player that is declared inactive just prior to their game. If a player is a late scratch, it is not always easy to spend the time scanning my leagues to replace a player that a team declares inactive, usually due to an injury where they are not declared out in advance. The way I envision it, for each position, a manager can select one of their flex or bench players to fill a roster spot in case they do not play. This also benefits those teams that might usually remove a questionable player from a starting position, due to the risk of being inactive, and therefore losing the benefit of their performance if they do play.
As any other position, this player must be selected either before the game for the inactive player starts, or when their game starts, which would lock out the selection possibility. There could then be a league option (provided the selection was initially done in time), to allow a player already finished, or still playing to be substituted onto the starting roster with their stats intact when a starter with a later game is declared inactive.
An added possibility could be to allow selection of any position, bench or starter to be the replacement, and then further able to select their potential replacement, if a starter is moved into or out of a Flex position.
James, none of those would apply, as substitutions would only happen before game time.
I don't believe this is worth a change. I am playing other human beings that compete with knowing their teams and making advantageous moves to win. I do not want to play a robot team that was drafted and can be abandoned whilst automatic moves are adjusting lineups.
dumb. The entire debate is dumb.
I'm doubting that this idea is worth the effort involved to implement it.
And, it has so many what-ifs. For example, what if a WR is injured during the first quarter but returns to the game during the fourth quarter. Can I have a sub "put on his cleats" for the second and third quarters?
Or, what if a WR is slightly injured and continues playing in 4-receiver sets, but not during kick-off returns or punt returns or 3-receiver sets? Can I have a sub who scores a TD on a punt return replace the slightly injured WR?
Astonished by your Stupidity commented
dumbest proposal ever. I suppose you people would like someone else to wipe your dirty **** too.
What's your priority during football season? I can't believe this is ranked 2nd. One thing I could see is Team QB's. It sucks when your QB goes down early in the game (injury) and you get no points for that given week.
smelly butt commented
you guyz got to be kidding with this. very funny.
Agreed. You wrote "They pay, you beat them, but the league is not much fun." so you can either kick them out, or enable this proposed feature for the year (not ideal, but it helps), or continue giving some teams an even stronger unfair advantage of facing them.
This feature isn't allowing them to be lazy, it's helping the league be more competitive while they are being lazy. Well, it's also their lack-of-respect for the other league members. Sad, but true, and I see this feature helping with this sadness.
Will some people rely on it too often? Yeah. But, IMHO, I think it has stronger potential to do more good than harm.
Busy week? IT TAKES 2 MINUTES at most. One person hasn't set her lineup all season. Said she is too busy. No one wants these people in their league. They pay, you beat them, but the league is not much fun. But why allow people to be lazy?
If I broke my arms that week, then yes, or if a roommate refused to do their own then yes, I'd prefer they had someone help them before booting them out when the lease was up. Great analogy, thanks.
Bushy Beaver commented
I had to laugh when I read the original post. I thought it was a joke (and it probably was) but the pied piper has lots of lemmings following it. Seriously, for those of you who endorse this, i suppose you'd like someone else to wipe your dirty, hairy ***** for you too, right?
The point is not to rely upon it, the point is to keep the league competitive when some of your league mates have a busy week of life and simply can't, or when they semi-quit (which happens, unfortunately), that sort of thing. That is, I am assuming this feature would also take into account bye weeks.
People who rely on it too much probably shouldn't be invited back the next year, but at least the current year is a bit more competitive. Think of those times your opponent gets an easy win by facing "that guy".
Don't enable the option in your league if you do not want it.
chad isaacson commented
TERRIBLE IDEA...What are you going to do next, build an algorithm to put in waivers and then optimize the starting lineups so that you don't even have to log in.
The fun in fantasy is dealing with these game time issues and being in the loop and ready to react. The manager who puts in the time tracking this stuff should have an advantage.
Can we just end this ******** suggestion right now please? This has to be the dumbest idea ever posted... rife with faulty logic and many crybabies. Those of you pushing this inane suggestion... try another hobby. Just get out... you are an embarrassment to all who seriously enjoy fantasy football.
Badr K commented
Key point that I think many commenters are missing: if you're player was already ruled OUT and you kept him in your lineup, then he stays and you don't get an auto substitution. This is only for players that were healthy or questionable and, at the cutoff, was ruled out, and you didn't get a chance to catch that due to real life situations like being at work, driving, etc. The benefit is an overall more competitive league because there aren't easy wins for your opponent due to something that is out of your control.
Your choice is simple: (a) keep reminding them, or (b) kick them out of the league, or (c) have easy wins for those lucky enough to face them, or (d) automatic substitutions.
However, the idea of automatic substitutions is to provide temporary relief (band-aid) for life's circumstances (deaths, getting married, lost power/Internet, and so on). Someone relying on it all season shouldn't be playing.
I have one manager I reminded THREE TIMES to set her lineup and she has 5 players out. Why do we have to help those who don't have time for this?
WTF? Why do you even play fantasy football? Why don't you just quit now and get a participation trophy cause you obviously don't care. I can't believe this is ranked so high.
This BS better be an option that we can turn off in our league. If you want to make it an option for teams like this guys where no one really cares that's fine, but we don't play in a league where everyone that doesn't care about their team should be protected and helped.
If you don't care about your league, get a co-manager that does you bum.
Yahoo - there are way more urgent requests than this one - its time to get smack talk at a per match up level back!
No way - the whole point of being in a league is to manage your team.