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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  ·   · 
    ScottScott shared a merged idea: Roster Backups - Method to backfill injured player  ·   · 
    Ron GillisRon Gillis shared a merged idea: Automatic Inactive Player substitution  ·   · 

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      • Micah WyssMicah Wyss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I personally don't like the idea, but as long as it is normally turned off, I have no issue with other leagues using it. ... but I won't be using it in any of mine.

      • Sean SantiagoSean Santiago commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A lot of hate on this idea. I get what you guys are hatin on but I think the original poster was referring to a player he knew was questionable or game time decision and he had a player set up to take the players place if he was ruled out last minute. I don't think he was just thinkin auto substitute any time a player is injured during previous week. I think this could be implemented in a limited way. Maybe limit the number of times you can do this per season so that managers don't just set it up to constantly auto sub for injuries. That would make the managers conserve this function for the few game time decisions that come up during the season. Maybe limit it to players who are questionable and only allow it 3 times per year.

      • D CohenD Cohen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the most idiotic idea ever presented. Somebody keeps voting for it using different user names obviously.

        p.s. Jax Kearney: very funny. I LOL'd. But you are right on the money.

      • 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.

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