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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.

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    Badr KBadr K shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Brian MorganBrian Morgan shared a merged idea: Why have a bench if you can't substitute for injured players during a game. Once a player goes down it almost always a certain loss.  ·   · 
    FrankFrank shared a merged idea: Automatic Adjustments to "Holes" in Starting Lineup (Empty Roster Spot, IR, BYE)  ·   · 
    G.C.G.C. shared a merged idea: Including ACQuisition Cash option in trading block  ·   · 
    Winston SmithWinston Smith shared a merged idea: Allow teams to switch out their injured players even though their team has already started playing.  ·   · 
    Christopher GillenChristopher Gillen shared a merged idea: DEPTH CHART!!! allow managers to set a DEPTH CHART!!!!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Why can't I change a player you just announced at the last minute was OUT!!!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: How about when a player gets hurt in the first half and you have a bench player available you can substitute. Only with injury.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Substitution  ·   · 
    Mike PMike P shared a merged idea: Red Flag Change  ·   · 
    RockTravelerRockTraveler shared a merged idea: Halftime Adjustment  ·   · 
    Ron GillisRon Gillis shared a merged idea: Automatic Inactive Player substitution  ·   · 


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      • Yahoo sucks assYahoo sucks ass commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What a BAD idea. If you are incapable of managing your own team competently, which includes monitoring injuries, then don't f'ing play at all. Useless thread

      • NY BozoNY Bozo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Its a fantastic idea. Yahoo should build it in as an option for private league settings. What are the odds of that happening? Does Yahoo ever consider adding beneficial new features or is it always the same antiquated interface?

      • Hot StuffHot Stuff commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an absolutely asinine proposal which would only benefit lazy managers. Thumbs down. If you don't have the time or ability to look up the inactive players on your phone or computer 45 minutes before game time, then don't have them in your starting lineup. This proposal asks Yahoo to do your work for you. Moronic.

      • John HaakensonJohn Haakenson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great idea. More like a real game that looses a player. Not "dumbest" or "stupid". Not everyone can sit with their computer or App just 5 minutes before the game. It just gives a manager some downside protection. Actually applying this to in-game injuries would be a fascinating idea but way more complex. You could designate an auto back-up that will replace an in-lineup injured player. Have to designate before the game. If back-up is on your roster, it is the unambiguous choice. If not on your roster and is a FA, then some form of waiver priority or bidding must be done to select. Any "unused" sub goes back into the FA pool upon completion of the game. Any "used sub" the team must have a pre-designated "drop" to become a FA. Something like that. Any points scored by the original line-up player are dropped and the sub's points get used. so if your starter is gone early, the sub is viable. If the starter is out in 4th Q and had 100 yds, you're screwed. I know, lots of logistics issues, but overall a good concept.

      • BombasticBombastic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        what a stupid proposal. One that would benefit only the less attentive more negligent GMs. Fail.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Geez lets automate our teams. Why take strategy out of it? One of our managers wanted to be able to put any backup in any time a starter was off.

      • Ethan DerbyEthan Derby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are you kidding? That is one of the only things a "Manager" can contribute. If you didnt know your player was injured that's your fault

      • WillWill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The bench is so you can keep backup players, and so you can hold onto your stars during bye weeks.

        Fantasy football is 80% luck. Injuries are just a part of that uncertainty.

      • WillWill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Anonymous here, and would add that if people aren't going to manage their team, don't invite them back next year.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come up with rules to handle these situations in your league for next year. You, as commish, can fill those roster spots using Edit Rosters, putting players in the empty spots. You can also do it AFTER the games are over and the scores will recalculate overnight.

        If you are playing for money, make empty roster spots a financial penalty and charge a fine.

      • Tim HaslettTim Haslett commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is "Idiot Proofing". Its a crutch for inattentive or unaware owners. If a manager doesnt put forth the effort to monitor game time decisions or to "read between the lines" on questionable calls, then they shouldnt be rewarded for it. Because by automating the roster selection, you are punishing the managers that put in the research every day all week and monitor their own game time decisions very closely. If Automatic Roster Substitutions were added I would remove both of my Keeper Leagues from Yahoo and will participate in pay leagues on other sites.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Torrey smith was upgraded to probable for week 14, and then didn't play at all because of his injury. He was a decoy, admitted to that fact after the game and said he wasn't gonna play.

        How can a manager be penalized because the football teams have to cover up injuries?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really support this idea. Not only should it include injured, but anyone on bye weeks should get subbed in too. This may help solve the issue of any team that gives up after week 4 and becomes a cake walk for anyone facing them.

        I lost in week 14, and cost myself a playoff spot, because I wasn't sitting at my computer 10 minutes before the game started to be able to change it. I have a life so I can't check my team every 15 minutes for updates.

      • Carmine SammarcoCarmine Sammarco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like the idea, how many times you are not home or the PC is acting up and you have Q that you left in to play only to find out he is not playing, therefore you have a zero. I can understand if you are at home and not change then it is your fault, but would love the idea.

      • Matt SchellerMatt Scheller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For those of you saying this option is for lazy owners....step back from your computer and think about that for a second. Its for people that ACTUALLY WORK on Sundays and sometimes cant spend 9am-1pm waiting for th injury report on a questionable player. ITS A GREAT IDEA AND IF ITS AN OPTION, MY LEAGUE WILL HAVE IT NEXT YEAR.

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