Rosters - Roster limits for positions
This feature would allow commissioners to set the maximum and minimum number of players a team can roster at each position at a given time. For example, teams can have a maximum of 3 Goalies on their roster. Currently there is no way to set the maximum or minimum number of players a team can roster at each position.
Todd Hildebrand commented
Benching goalies to retain a lead in Save%, GAA seems antithetical to competing in a league. Particularly since you can only start 2 goalies per night, but you can bench 3 or more? How about no bench spots for goalies? The roster is setup as a quasi-realistic roster, but what realistic roster has no goalie?
Todd Hildebrand commented
A lot of good suggestions. Our categories for goaltenders are W's, GAA, SV%, SHO. Yahoo allows only 2 goalie starts per day, but managers can bench 3 Goalies.
If a manager gets 3 (our league minimum) starts with good stats, they'll bench goalies for the rest of the week. I understand this strategy in a H2H league but if I happen to have 1 bad goalie start in a week I have no chance of winning GAA and/or SV%. These same guys don't want to include a SVs category to counter the guys who bench after 3 starts.
How about you can't bench a goalie who is scheduled to start unless you have 2 other goalies starting?
Simon Leclerc commented
Please make an option to limit goalie pick ups per week so that players could still make the 4-6 transactions per week but only able to pick up day 2 goalies over that period so you don’t end up with cheaters just cycling goalies every week to gain more points on teams that actually drafted well
Tyler Hill commented
I agree. I have this problem in my league. This guy has 4 goalies on his team already and we have two starting goalie spots. He has already picked up a 5th goalie just because he’s starting tonight. We are a 10 team league. Most teams will carry 2-3 goalies. This guy hoarding them is a big problem. How can we have quality goalies on our teams when he never drops any goalie to pick up a new one.
Last year he ended the season with 6 on his roster. It’s just ridiculous.
Chris Lowe commented
A possible solution Yahoo could introduce would be that you could designate bench positions as Goalie/Defense/Forward. Then you could have, say, 2 goalie slots plus 2 goalie bench slots.
Jon Groeper commented
I disagree. A manager should be able to have whatever players he wants. If he has 5 goalies, then he only has one extra position player. The lack of offensive players will hurt him sooner or later since there are 6 offensive points and only 4 goaltender points.
Dustin Goettman commented
I have a very similar issue. My starting roster has 12 forwards and 6 defensemen with no bench. However, managers have the ability to roll with less than 6 defensemen, utilizing those open roster spots with additional forwards despite the fact that there is no bench. So teams would have 13 forwards and 5 defensemen or 14 forwards and 4 defensemen. I don't want them to be able to do this and when I police it manually managers give me lip.
luke mesing commented
This is exactly what I need in my league.
Dane Craig commented
Goalie hoarding is a huge issue in deep leagues. Our league has been arguing about it on the message board. We need position limits.
andre leo commented
make a trade??? i find that people don't trade enough
Justin Wassink commented
I'm in a league where we had a max of 4 goalies (not including IR/IR+) to limit hoarding, but not everyone liked it and it was annoying to police manually. Not that people cheated, but when you have new GMs they don't always remember unique rules like that.
I think you can also somewhat mitigate hoarding via other league settings, ie. change scoring categories to make goalies less valuable, and limit bench spots so people have to prioritize more and simply won't have room to stash backups.
Andrew R commented
A big problem in our league for many years has been the amount of goalies a team will "hoard."
A bunch of our managers have brought up how one team can have as many 5 or 6 goalies rostered at one time, while another may have just 1 healthy goalie.
Can you make a feature for next season where you can place a max limit on roster positions?
We would love to have say a max of 3 goalies on your active roster, so if a starter on another team gets hurt you will have to decide whether to drop your 3rd netminder in order to pick up the backup.