Since no one decided this -legitimate- stat concern was important enough to respond to, I'll let you in on (what really shouldn't be) the secret.
Yahoo only counts Tackles for Loss when a player makes them with a SOLO tackle. ESPN and NFL.com give you credit for Tackles for Loss (full or 1/2) for both SOLO tackles (full) and ASSISTED tackles (1/2).
Is Yahoo ignorantly negligent or deliberately indifferent? Its debatable.
Is Yahoo refusing to split TFL data in the same way they split sack/tackle data for whatever reason? You bet.
Should Yahoo make this oddball scoring rule CRYSTAL CLEAR to the user? Yes indeed.
Do they? Nope.
(Example 1) Joey Bosa sacks the QB with a solo tackle. He scores: Tackle Solo, Tackle for Loss, Sack.
(Example 2:) Joey Bosa sacks the QB with an -assisted- tackle. He scores: Tackle Assist, Half Sack.
What this means: A solo tackle in the backfield nets full points (whatever your settings are), but an ASSISTED tackle in the backfield ends up LESS THAN HALF the same points. You can ***** with the scoring to try and balance the two, either by making assisted tackles worth more than 1/2 a solo, or completely dropping TFL data. These are terrible options. Tackles and TFL are the primary stats for a DL. Choosing to neuter a position group in an attempt to fix a silly data problem is quite amusing.
Couple that with Defensive data being complied by each individual stadiums stat crew and not by a single NFL source... and now you have scenarios where smart managers will pick players from teams based on their stat crew tenancies to record solo tackles over assists (tons of tackles could be viewed as some kind of assist). Its kinda crazy.
29th rankedGathering feedback · 16 comments · Fantasy Football » Scoring · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
This issue came up in my league one year following a very close championship game. It seemed odd. Here's what you need to know:
Yahoo only awards a TFL when it was made with a SOLO tackle. Assisted tackles behind the line of scrimmage will not register as a TFL. The two "missing" TFL in question were both assists.
(5:33 - 2nd) (Shotgun) K.Drake up the middle to HST 41 for -1 yards (J.Clowney; T.Mathieu).
(12:54 - 4th) K.Drake right tackle to HST 37 for -3 yards (J.Clowney; B.Scarlett).
82nd rankedGathering feedback · 12 comments · Fantasy Football » Playoffs · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
There's a way to stop bottom tier teams from deliberately tanking in the consolation bracket, or dropping stud players (since you cant auto-lock them if they are in the consolation), and just maybe get them to care about winning during consolation playoff weeks. Here's how I handle it.
Our teams draft the following year in reverse order of the previous years standings, excepting the consolation bracket, who will draft IN ORDER of final standing. It looks like this:
(I have a 10 team league, with a 6 team playoff, 4 team consolation)
Draft Pick - Previous Finish
1 - 7th place (the winner of the consolation)
2 - 8th
3 - 9th
4 - 10th
5 - 6th
6 - 5th
7 - 4th
8 - 3rd
9 - 2nd
10 - 1st (winner of the league)
YES. Punters please! FF traditionalists have no idea what they are missing with expanded rosters, and quite honestly, they won't care about an option they don't use. For the rest of us whom love that (almost) every play in a game = fantasy points... bring on the punters!
51st rankedGathering feedback · 9 comments · Fantasy Football » Position Eligibility · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
Agree 100%! My biggest wish for Yahoo FF is the addition of punters (the second: O-line). Please make punters happen!