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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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.
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.
Yahoo sucks ass commented
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
Percy Harvin commented
A proposal by morons for other morons
NY Bozo commented
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 Stuff commented
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 Haakenson commented
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.
Is this #1 because it's the dumbest request ever? Lazy.
what a stupid proposal. One that would benefit only the less attentive more negligent GMs. Fail.
Drew Johnson commented
If you can't keep up with who is in or out why do you play ff
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 Derby commented
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
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.
Mr. Manager commented
If this is possible, this would be very helpful!!
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.
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.
Sarah Egan commented
Why should lazy owners be rewarded? I wish I could vote against this idea.
Tim Haslett commented
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.
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?
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 Sammarco commented
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 Scheller commented
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.