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T J Ritter 213 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 hours ago Member since: Sep 5, 2008
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    Multiple accounts / same person

    by RMB Jul 29, 2016 4:50 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter 20 hours ago Flag

    This happens more than it should. Private leagues are regulated solely by the commissioner of that league. So its up to you to either investigate him or get references from fellow members as to his "integrity". Yahoo used to screen this by cross-referencing emails and profiles. If the league has a history and has been around a while its usually legitimate. FYI in a 20-team league,only 7 vetoes are needed to void a trade. Its very difficult to actually check the validity of any manager/teams....so all i can say is do NOT join a league unless you KNOW someone in that league...or at least ask around to see if they have a checkered "history".

  • Reply to

    how to contact yahoo staff

    by Doug Jul 29, 2016 7:57 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter 23 hours ago Flag

    If this is a PRIVATE league, ask the commissioner to void, or fellow members to void the trade. If a public league, send a league message asking members to void. If this is a PRO league and Yahoo determines trade worthiness,its entirely up to them....there is no staff to contact.

  • Reply to

    Online Draft No Time

    by Brian Jul 29, 2016 2:53 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 29, 2016 8:42 PM Flag

    Any teams not present during the assigned draft time will auto-draft, based on their pre-rank lists. Auto-drafts will choose the starters first, then fill in the bench,so its possible for a team to auto draft more than desired kickers, QB's, team defenses,etc.
    You MUST have a per-selection time limit chosen up to two minutes so the next person is able to make their selection. If a person cannot make a choice within 2 minutes....they didn't do their homework....the computer will autopick the highest-rated selection based on their roster availability. The time limit insures that the draft doesn't take all day/night. Most leagues use 1 min and more experienced leagues select even less. A team NOT signed on that auto drafts will have their selection made in the first 10-20 seconds. Consider that full two minutes when you have a 12-team league and each team is choosing 10 players, your draft COULD go nearly 4 hrs.....thats why there is a time limit on each selection.

  • Reply to

    waiting for assignment

    by ScottM Jul 29, 2016 10:19 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 29, 2016 12:28 PM Flag

    Not sure what you mean without more information....but I assume you created another "team" and are looking to be assigned to another public league? if that's the case you prolly chose parameters that are...lets say not as popular...and you may not be assigned a league until closer to the start of the season. Once you are assigned a league and that league fills, you'll be able to have a team auto-drafted...along with everyone else in that league. But jic, you cannot have a team drafted for you without belong assigned to a league first.

  • Reply to

    IR spots

    by Keith Jul 28, 2016 7:31 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 10:28 PM Flag

    (in my OLD Scotty ST voice):
    Aye Cap'n, ya just haven't got the power. I shove dylithium crystals where the CPU is supposed to be in my computer,she runs nah like a lassie with a hole in her dress. Pa haps it was a transporter malfunction that deleted ur posts, or maybe the Klingons massin' around Uranus. Aye, I hate when that happens sir!

  • Reply to

    IR spots

    by Keith Jul 28, 2016 7:31 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 8:56 PM Flag

    Hey, dee tries give em credit! dee is wrong once a season...so this was it, OK, nuff said!
    Here is the eligibility, straight from Y! on the IR position:
    Injured Reserve (IR) rules in Fantasy Football
    Don't let injured players occupy valuable space on your active roster. Your Yahoo Fantasy Football roster has a built-in position for players that end up on the NFL's Injured Reserve list.

    Important - Yahoo Sports requires a player to be on the real-life IR in order to qualify for IR eligibility in the fantasy game.

    The IR position is primarily used for keeper leagues because if a player is placed on injured reserve in the NFL, he'll most likely be deactivated for the season and not eligible to return.

    As a result, that player would have no Fantasy value for the current season.

    IR eligibility
    Depending on the player's status, they may or may not be eligible for Fantasy Football's IR position.

    Players will be made eligible for Fantasy Football's IR position once they're placed there in real life. Updates to IR eligibility will most likely happen during our nightly system update and display the following morning.

    Eligible players
    Players with one of the following statuses are eligible to be added to your team's IR roster spot:

    IR (Injured Reserve)
    O (Out)
    PUP (Physically Unable to Perform)
    Ineligible players
    Players with one of the following statuses are considered ineligible for the IR slot:

    NA (Not Active)
    P (Probable)
    Q (Questionable)
    SUSP (Suspended)
    Add players to the IR slot
    Players can't be added directly from the Available Players list into your roster's IR slot. They must first be added to your roster. If your roster is full, you'll be prompted to drop a player to make room for the player you want to add.

    Managers can add a player to an IR roster spot only if the player has IR status and your league uses the IR as a roster position.

    Steps for adding a player to the IR roster spot are different for each type of Roster Edit Mode - Swap or Classic.

  • Reply to

    Where should people recruit?

    by bb Jul 26, 2016 10:49 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 8:48 PM Flag

    Its against their TOS, they wont cooperate, its a privacy issue.

  • Reply to

    Editing rosters pre-draft

    by Darryl Jul 28, 2016 7:48 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 10:09 AM Flag

    Also Darryl-BEFORE the draft, the rosters ARE NOT final. They are ONLY showing what players are ELIGIBLE if a team decides to keep them....remember in dynasty leagues EVERY player listed will be kept...the players do NOT reflect who is on a teams roster before the draft......so the DRAFT is what determines this, and is ALSO why its REQUIRED your keeper deadline is BEFORE the draft date.
    So in reality, there is NO roster to edit prior to the draft.

  • T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 10:04 AM Flag

    Jeff, there is NO Yahoo-way of "awarding" an extra win or loss in a game week. Used to be you could increase/decrease point totals....not sure if that is still around (ill know once the season starts), But like dee says, more likely a manager will suspect you of cheating if you manipulate any scoring or records post-draft.

  • Reply to

    Editing rosters pre-draft

    by Darryl Jul 28, 2016 7:48 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 10:00 AM Flag

    Darryl-The ONLY way you could do what you are suggesting is to forego an ONLINE draft, hold your draft OFF-line, then INPUT all the FINAL selections manually. There is no Yahoo way of manually inputting keepers then holding an online draft. Its either all automatic or all manual. good luck!

  • T J Ritter by T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 8:37 AM Flag

    In a nod to their "competency", according to ESPN there have been no MLB transactions since Friday July 22....on their roles Aroldis Chapman was NEVER traded.....LOL. Hope they change this soon!

  • Reply to

    Editing rosters pre-draft

    by Darryl Jul 28, 2016 7:48 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 8:17 AM Flag

    What?!?!?
    OK smokey, lets slow down and tackle these one at a time!
    1) Yahoo DOES NOT recognize off-season trades-this HAS to be monitored and set BY YOU in the draft order, which means EVERY keeper chosen by a team...has to be assigned MANUALLY in the draft order. Since Yahoo doesn't track these, you are going to find keepers on the wrong team in the preseason...if off-season trades involve draft picks YOU are going to have MANUALLY set these as well. The ONLY rosters Yahoo carries over is the one set by each team when the season(playoffs) ended the previous year.
    2) The sensible mandate which I HOPE you have in your league is you cannot trade/acquire an uneven number of keepers/players....because otherwise this is going to be a HUGE headache for you.....believe me, I went through it ONE season...and created more homework than a digital circuits final! So, if your league INSISTS on a 2 for 2 swap, and there are NO uneven exchanges of players (picks are a different story) have your managers choose the players as keepers they TRADED away (or do this yourself when you edit/approve keepers) then you can STILL auto-fill the keeper selections in the draft order and JUST edit the team name (via the drop down box) and grant that keeper to his NEW team.

  • Reply to

    Gourriel

    by Andrew Grenzer Jul 27, 2016 11:22 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 28, 2016 7:57 AM Flag

    Well, reason #1, and the ONLY reason you need.....Once the season has started, ANY new players won't be added to the player pool UNTIL they make their first appearance on a major league roster. The "thousands" of minor leaguers you refer to were either added in the preseason (40-man roster) or made their appearance on the "big club" this season. Not my rules, but yahoo has them documented.

  • Reply to

    FAAB basics

    by Greg Beyer Jul 27, 2016 6:38 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 27, 2016 10:13 PM Flag

    Greg, to properly answer your question....you have to understand that there are TWO types of waivers in fantasy football...this is unique to this sport. Weekly waivers is the setting where players are on waivers during game week. This could begin Thursday/Sunday or Game time and runs through Tuesday....any claims on the weekly waivers are finalized on Wednesday and players who have claims are awarded that day....any players with NO claims become free agents. You ALSO have the option for NO weekly waivers.
    The SECOND type is players who are RELEASED by teams either during the week or in bulk on Wednesday replaced by the above claims. These players will go on waivers for the time YOU specify and are up for bids.
    To show you how a hypothetical situation could become confusing.Say you want a player who was dropped Wednesday and your weekly waivers are Sun-Tues. You place a claim the same day he is dropped-Wednesday....however the clock doesn't really start till the overnight, so day 1 is Thursday, day 2 Friday, day 3 Saturday....Sunday you get the player....#$%$,you CAN'T play him because you have waivers beginning Sunday. Now before you freak-out...I use FAAB waivers in my leagues, and football I've found the BEST setting is continuous waivers, 1-day...reduces conflicts....and if your members complain about NO free agents......tell them if they are the SOLE bidder, they can get a player with a $0 bid......but if someone else bids higher, they lose.

  • Reply to

    Gourriel

    by Andrew Grenzer Jul 27, 2016 11:22 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 27, 2016 12:09 PM Flag

    Correction, assume you mean Yulieski Gurriel- He IS on Astros 40-man. He will be added when called-up (September if not before). If he is not called-up this season for whatever reason, he should be in the player pool for 2017.

  • Reply to

    Gourriel

    by Andrew Grenzer Jul 27, 2016 11:22 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 27, 2016 11:34 AM Flag

    ...because he's not on the 40-man roster. he won't be added this season unless he's called-up to play.

  • Reply to

    Verizon's buying Yahoo!

    by dee Jul 25, 2016 7:38 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 27, 2016 12:15 AM Flag

    I am 99.99% sure that when the season begins....regardless what happens after....V! will not shut-down mid season...whether that is Sept, Oct or Nov...wont happen! 2017.........different story!

  • Reply to

    Get Rid of Auto Renew!

    by Roose Bolton Jul 25, 2016 9:17 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 26, 2016 4:42 PM Flag

    Then go to League Settings, under Auto-Renew......select......NO! Then your league will renew as normal where the commish has to send out invites!

  • Reply to

    Get Rid of Auto Renew!

    by Roose Bolton Jul 25, 2016 9:17 AM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 26, 2016 4:40 PM Flag

    Posting smack, posting messages, changing team settings, choosing keepers.......all this is done BEFORE the draft.......and measured in activity.

  • Reply to

    League settings

    by The Deal Jul 26, 2016 3:17 PM
    T J Ritter T J Ritter Jul 26, 2016 4:37 PM Flag

    No, each team "manager" has the option if they want to employ a co-manager or not. This is found in team settings. The purpose is to allow another person to run a team if the primary manager becomes sick, has new commitments, or has to curtail fantasy activity for any reason. This option cannot be taken away from individual teams. I know of several instances where a primary manager had to leave to attend to sick relatives and his team management was preserved for him until he returned.

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