Can we get a max players position like we have in other fantasy games?
ex: a team can't exceed 2 QB's
Dave Powell commented
this request was from 2015, yikes
Derek Pantony commented
This is super useful in IDP leagues as well. Typically more bench spots because you have to fill out a defence as well as an offence. It would be great to have the option to appoint bench spots to either O or D. I dont care so much about the actual position, and having the option doesnt mean that leagues would have to use it. I for one would love to have this in my league (14 team keeper w IDP). The only option to control this now is to manually police it as commish (which sucks), use the honour rule (most owners are good about it) or to reduce the number of bench spots, which kinda sucks (we use 6 bench and 1 IR). I would be great to be able to have 4 Offensive bench and 2 Defensive bench spots. Just my two cents
Jim Pothast commented
Love this idea hoarding kills leagues.
Right now in 2020 fantasy is totally out of control. PPR & flex have ruined the fantasy game.
20 team leagues are for those who hate competition. You can't have a league where teams have little shot at a starting QB on a bye week.
Assigned bench positions are for those who have been stuck in hoarding leagues it is definitely not a bad idea. But the better idea is restricting the number of bench positions. You really only need 4 bench positions 5 at the most in a strictly offensive league. 1 QB, 1 RB, 1 WR, 1 TE/K/Def.
So go with that because it's likely max position will never happen.
As for those who think it's too restrictive you are crazy. You will then have a full selection of RB in the free agent pool BUT is that player in the pool worth snagging over the RB you do have, knowing he will likely be stolen from the pool?!
All leagues need to get back to basics 1 point per 10, 20 per point passing. If you go back to this PPR is not necessary.
How do I know? Because I did the research.
Last season ALL WR's averaged over 13 yards per catch that's from Michael Thomas to Quincy Enunwa's 1 catch for -4 yards.
So now do it with those who actually play in fantasy like the top 50 that number would be even higher!
Even TE averaged over 10 per catch from Travis Kelce to Eric Tomlinson 1 catch for 1 yard.
Again look at those who actually play in fantasy, say top 30 that number would also be higher.
RB averaged 4.2 a carry from Derrick Henry to Danny Vitale's 1 attempt for 3 yards.
Now go again with the top 30 that number to should be even higher.
RB averaged 7.8 yards per catch last season from CMC to Senorise Perry's 1 catch for 1 yard.
RB often get 2 touches per first 3 plays of a drive,
Again the whole idea of fantasy is to move the chains & with those numbers that is exactly what will happen if not that's what we call a 3 & out.
Punters punted an average of 65 times per team that's a lot of 3 & outs, hence no need for PPR!
PPR is not in the game flex is not in the game bonus points are not in the game.
You should have 3 WR in your line up no flex. Flex is for hoarders & those who dislike competition.
A receiver can catch a 5 yard pass for a first down or he can catch it for a basic 5 yards there is no difference
A kicker kicks for a 25 yard field goal or a 60 yard field goal it's 3 points no matter which. You want bonus points draft the guy who kicked the most 50 yarders. That information is available.
You want 3 RB on your bench that kills the competition of your league because you will likely not even play one of them.
sounds like a stupid idea to me
Back up RBs are really really really valuable. I want to be able to keep a couple of them onhand. This rule sounds like you would be preventing me from using this wise choice. Why would you want to keep me from making a wise choice?
joe wood commented
Agreed. I run a 16 team league. I would like to limit teams to two QBs unless they can stash on the IR and Two team defenses.
Mike Reilly commented
Beth Rabin commented
This is very helpful for a 2QB league. We want to limit each team to 4 QB's. It would be 3, but we want to give the flexibility for teams to add a rookie who could win the starting job.
James Goode commented
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.
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.
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.
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.
sounds like a stupid idea to me
Bob Mesick commented
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.
YES PLEASE ADD THIS ASAP!!!
Ryan Ferretti commented
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.
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.
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 McAlister commented
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.