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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.  ·   · 
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    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.  ·   · 
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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        James, none of those would apply, as substitutions would only happen before game time.

      • BB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • JamesJames commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • PhilPhil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • PhilPhil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 BeaverBushy Beaver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • PhilPhil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 isaacsonchad isaacson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • raymondraymond commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 KBadr K commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • PhilPhil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • JoshJosh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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