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Can we get a max players position like we have in other fantasy games?

ex: a team can't exceed 2 QB's

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  • James Goode commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't want in a league with this rule.
    It would force teams to have very few bench players.
    Then when an injuries occur, whomever is awake at the time
    pulls in the best replacement player.
    Why not have better scoring rules?
    If Ks and DEFs were given more points,
    then teams would have less reason to hoard QBs and RBs.

  • James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I join a league and then the Commish imposes this limit rule,
    will I be allowed to drop the league?
    In the past, when the Commish changes rules,
    Yahoo has not allowed us to drop out of the league.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This "problem" is not really the problem.
    The true "problem" involves how a league's commissioner sets up the scoring system.
    If you set up your league with RBs and QBs scoring lots more points than the other positions, then of course you'll have managers drafting extra RBs and QBs.
    If you set up your league so that DEFs and Ks and return specialists also have good value,
    then managers will choose extra DEFs and Ks and return specialists.
    The issue here involves supply and demand.
    WRs have an over-supply, so you don't benefit from picking extra WRs unless return specialists are rewarded in your league specs.
    DEFs and Ks are actually in shorter supply than RBs and QBs. It is amazing how much differently a manager will draft when DEFs and Ks and return specialists are valuable positions on a roster.
    So, just reduce the value of RBs & QBs and watch this "problem" disappear.

  • Chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Extremely useful in large 2 QB leagues. It almost makes moving my league if 15 years to ESPN worth it as guys have less and less time to police the league than when we were all young and in college. Would just be an option. Wouldn’t ruin anything if it wasn’t set by default, unlike what some ameatuers falsely believe below.

  • Bob Mesick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am in a league that is totally auto-draft and would like to avoid too many players at a given position. Please allow the limits down to the team level. This would help those who can't be a the live draft as well.

  • Ryan Ferretti commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be a very useful tool for commissioners. It is so difficult to manually police this and it really screws up waivers when someone near the bottom grabs their 4th QB in a 14 team league. Most people probably will never use this but it will really help out big leagues like mine.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Regardless of whether it would be after the draft or before the draft,
    I'd hate to have this rule imposed on a league that I play in.

  • Dawg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is such an open ended proposal. What limits are proposed? If you're in a league with a commish that changes various league settings after the season starts, you should be looking for another league. I've heard of some crazy league configurations, and I truly don't understand why anyone would want to play 2 QB's and multiple active players in other positions. I've had a league going into it's 11'th year and I simply attempt to replicate scoring of the actual game as close as possible. If your defense intercepts, they get 2 points a TD gets them another 6, IDP players; Line, LB & BF (1 ea.) score points etc. No sense describing my league except to say we changed to "keeper" league 4 years ago, 3 keepers max, 1 QB, 3 WR, 2 RB, 1 TE, 1 K, 1 Def, 1 DL, 1 D, 1 DB, 6 Bench & 1 IR. Rules are written & everyone has a copy. Rule changes have happened a couple of times but they were minor and voted on, simple majority except when we added IR which I required 100% agreement on before implementing.
    My comments may sound simplistic, but at the end of the day it's like complaining about FOX News or CNN. If you don't like the program, don't watch it. If you don't like the way your commish runs the league your in, it's time to bail.

  • Shawn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This rule needs to be implemented. It shouldn't be Yahoo default or anything but an option that a commissioner can set at the beginning of the season that will lock once the draft starts. I run 4 leagues and those leagues are highly competitive and in each one this rule would benefit. My only stipulation would be that any player you can put in an IR spot doesn't count against your max player position. If you think this shouldn't be an option, then you're probably someone who doesn't understand the full dynamics of fantasy football and either never ran a league before or only ran one for selfish reasons. And for those who think increasing points on kickers and defense is a good idea, in what world would anyone hold more than 2 kickers no matter how many points they score? Its all about value and no matter what way you swing it, Quarterbacks and Running Backs hold the most value. Simple as that.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This idea is not necessary.
    Well, it's worse than that.
    It would be destructive to good fantasy play.

  • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I oppose this suggestion.
    I understand that I can choose to not join the leagues which use the rule,
    but I've also seen some league commissioners change rules after the draft.
    How are you going to insure that a commissioner cannot add position limits after the draft ?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This "problem" is not really the problem.
    The true "problem" involves how a league's commissioner sets up the scoring system.
    If you set up your league with RBs and QBs scoring lots more points than the other positions, then of course you'll have managers drafting extra RBs and QBs.
    If you set up your league so that DEFs and Ks and return specialists also have good value,
    then managers will choose extra DEFs and Ks and return specialists.
    The issue here involves supply and demand.
    WRs have an over-supply, so you don't benefit from picking extra WRs unless return specialists are rewarded in your league specs.
    DEFs and Ks are actually in shorter supply than RBs and QBs. It is amazing how much differently a manager will draft when DEFs and Ks and return specialists are valuable positions on a roster.
    So, just reduce the value of RBs & QBs and watch this "problem" disappear.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I oppose this idea.
    I want to keep some good players on my bench at all times.
    They are useful for injuries and byeweeks.
    Limiting my bench will limit my ability to manage my team well.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To make roster "position" limits completely flexible to suit a leagues needs - make each positions min-max range equal to the number of roster positions for each team, like 0-16 for a 16 roster spots league, and then you can set limits for specific positions as needed like QB min-max 0-2 to limit everyone to 2 QBs

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We fill our rosters any number as desired by position, but do have the need to limit the QB position to 2 max in our 12 team league.

  • Rocco Markese commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely!

    It's must-add functionality, as most other sites already have this OPTION...that's the key word. It doesn't have to be Yahoo! Default, but allowing this option for private leagues is essential.

    Especially, for Keeper Leagues where teams seem to sit on crucial positions (RB, TE) for weeks at a time...please add this feature!!

  • J. Rivera commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please add positions for bench players. Our league has max roster limits in order to have a hot waiver wire. But without the bench player positions, sometimes teams make a mistake and pick up a player that makes their roster illegal. This forces the commissioner (ME) to have to go back in and add/drop for them. Plus since its a hot waiver wire, now I have to go back and figure out who would have had the opportunity to get the player in the first place. It also forces the commissioner (ME) to have to look over the transactions and rosters every week to make sure no one is illegal. You can still have the option of NO roster limitations, just add the option to HAVE roster limitations. So those in leagues without limits are not affected but those with limits it will make the commissioners job that much easier. Thx!

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