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.
Christian Adams commented
If you don't have the time, don't play!
this whole suggestion and thread is R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D
If this is not politically correct enough for you, then you can kiss my hairy ****!!
this has to be the worst suggestion I have ever seen posted on the feedback board. It would undermine the integrity of the game and put decision making in the hands of Yahoo. Please dump this idea.
Make this an option for custom leagues since opinions seem to be mixed. Implement now, don't wait until next season!
Incredibly stupid idea. Astonishing. Really. How about we play the game for you?
Do you have someone hold your **** for you when you ***?
fuk u commented
only an asss hole woould make this suggestion
hahahahahaha! Is this a joke? What a freaking DUMB idea. lame
yahho yahoo commented
Oh my God. This has to be the dumbest idea I've ever seen posted on here. Wow. Just wow. Maybe you'd like us to hold your **** for you while you are peeing?
Curtis Thomson commented
If it can be set up on an individual basis, I wouldn't have an issue with it. Not everyone can check their rosters every Sunday prior to games starting, be it family outings, work, etc... So if it can be set up for specific players who are listed as doubtful or questionable that you can specify who the sub would be then that's fine. But a general auto-sub setting would suck.
agreed. A very bad idea. Woud ruin the game.
Cheaty cheaty cheaters: The Patriot Way commented
dumb, dumber, dumbest suggestion ever posted here
No point in making it easier for people who don't want to put time in. It happens to all of us but some of us keep an eye on this sundays at 11:55
why does yahoo suck so bad? commented
I agree with the detractors here. The proposal is simply MORONIC. Just say no to this abject stupidity and remove this proposal already.
Brady is a Lying Sack of sh!t commented
This is an incredibly stupid proposal. Unbelievable.
Don't do it Yahoo.
Not worried here. Because Yahoo never listens to anyone's suggestions.
Micah Wyss commented
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 Santiago commented
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 Cohen commented
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.
Wish you could downvote stuff. How'd this get #1?
Jax Kearney commented
Perhaps yahoo should come to your house and wipe your A$$ too? Manage your team!
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