154th rankedGathering feedback · 4 comments · Fantasy Basketball » Waivers · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
I completely agree. Yahoo says it "levels the playing" field -- I feel it punishes those managers who are proactive and pay attention. And yes it cuts a big break for the lazy ones.
Not only that, it is ... So. Freaking. Boring. In seasons past I might check a league page a few times a day (before game time) just to see if any managers had made an interesting move. No sense in that now, as transactions are done in the middle of the night. Yawn.
And that terrible two-day wait period for a free agent to be added to your roster. Ugh. Takes a lot of fun and strategy out of the game. Very poor for season-end roto competition in a tight league, when you might need to pick up some steals, 3 pts, blocks etc. to gain a crucial point in the standings and capture a trophy.
Yahoo... if you're going to leave this in place for next season, at least offer managers the OPTION of whether they'd rather compete in leagues with standard waivers or FAAB continuous waivers.
That's especially true if you're thinking of using this same system (God forbid) in MLB and NFL.
The forums were very, very valuable... bring them back!
507th rankedGathering feedback · 5 comments · Fantasy Basketball » Waivers · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
This new $100 budget and bidding for waiver wire players in public NBA roto leagues is terrible. Aka “continuous waivers with FAAB (Free Agent Acquisition Budget) instead of free agents.”
For years I’ve enjoyed picking up waivered players based on the simple, stressless waiver priority system or simply picking up available free agents. In two leagues last year I picked up 54 and 62 players.
How can I do that now? That’s bidding less than $2 a player. You’re sucking the fun out of a season-long roto league.
Yahoo claims this new system is “fairer." It isn’t – the old waiver wire system was perfectly fine.
In fact it’s the new system that's unfair -- punishing mangers who are active and pay attention to their leagues and the NBA, and aggressively pursue waivered players or pick up free agents players without the constraints of a budget.
I traditionally manage two Yahoo public league NBA teams per season. I have one in place now. I’ll be looking for another provider for team #2.
PLEASE don't implement this change for season long MLB public leagues!
968th rankedMark shared this idea ·
Elimination of 3 pt scoring is bugging me. For instance -- I usually run a few DFS teams every night and check in periodically on my phone as the games play out. I also play in two season-long roto leagues.
3 pt scoring in DFS gives me a better picture of the overall player as I follow along on a given evening and over time. That's useful for running my teams in season-long roto leagues. Eliminating 3 pt scoring in DFS undermines my perspective on overall player value.
The big question is -- why did Yahoo eliminate 3 pt scoring? It makes no sense.
I agree, 3 pt shots should count in DFS! They were worth 0.5 scoring points last year, that's right on.
Why did Yahoo eliminate 3 pt scoring? The email announcing these changes said nothing as to reasoning.
Totally agree. I used the data extensively. Why remove valuable information? Makes no sense.
BTW -- also re player pages, content on the News tabs. There's no longer player-specific news, despite it being the MLB player page. You might find some generic baseball news -- along with sponsored content like "Tom Selleck's Daughter Finally Breaks Her Silence."