Commissioner Corner Message Board
- Thomas Thomas Dec 14, 2014 12:33 PM Flag
It's not a terrible rule. The question at hand is: What is the reason behind the waiver process? Why is there a seeding process? The entire reason for having a rotating waiver position system is to make sure weekly free agents (players who explode on Sunday or players who see their value skyrockets due to another player's injury) are not grabbed by those who have immediate computer access.
The waiver process is NOT for league owners to manipulate roster limits. "I can gain an extra roster slot this week by cutting Aaron Rodgers on his bye-week and then simply pick him back up." That is NOT in the spirit of the rules - which is why Yahoo put that system in to begin with.
The scenario which you give - where an owner cuts a player and then sees his value skyrocket and regrets the cut - and wants to correct it using his/her elevated waiver position is also not in the spirit of the rules. The risk you take when you cut a player is that something will happen on Sunday to make you regret the move. You have league owners who are upset because they can't bypass the waiver process to get their player back? That is too bad! Don't cut the player to begin with; but if you do then you have to realize that he has to clear waivers (ALL waivers) and become a free agent before you can get him back again.
Yes, the owner who cuts the player DOES play by a different set of rules regarding that player until he clears waivers. But the owner who is using the waiver process to gain an extra roster slot is ALSO playing by a different set of rules.
This is all I will say on the matter.
- Thomas Thomas Dec 13, 2014 4:12 AM Flag
The Andre Williams situation is nowhere close to being a correctable situation. So one of your league owners is upset because an injury changed the value of a player he cut? That happens ALL the time in fantasy football. We all have cut players whose value has skyrocketed later that week for one reason or another. You cannot defuse it after it has already gone off.
- Thomas Thomas Dec 13, 2014 4:05 AM Flag
Having the higher waiver rank is NOT meant as a way to cut a player like Peyton Manning or Jamaal Charles during their bye-weeks and pick them up at the cost of your waiver position. Having a cut player have to clear waivers (ALL waivers - not just the first round of pickups) before you can pick him back up is one of the Yahoo league rules I totally agree with.
- Thomas Thomas Nov 22, 2014 5:21 AM Flag
What an unbelievable misuse of power! On sooo many levels!
A. The Commish should NOT hace extended the trade deadline
2. The Commish should NOT ruled out the power of the other owners to veto... and
D. The Commish should NOT allow this ridiculously unfair trade to go through.
- Thomas by Thomas Nov 18, 2014 5:59 PM Flag
Going from 199 to 201 yards has got to have changed some outcomes. I realize of course that he was not started in many leagues - but given the sheer number of Yahoo leagues that someone has had their game outcome changed.
He was available on waivers in both my leagues. I grabbed him in both. I think I mostly did it out of fear that someone else would grab him, and then defeat me with him in the playoffs. Also because he has a pretty good track record of being immediately productive when coming off a suspension.
- Reply to Thomas Oct 29, 2014 3:54 PMThomas Thomas Oct 29, 2014 4:08 PM Flag
Yes. The team sending away Manning had to drop his extra defense and Toby Gerhart (useless).
- Thomas by Thomas Oct 29, 2014 3:54 PM Flag
What do you think of this trade?
- Reply to Pummel Oct 24, 2014 3:12 PMThomas Thomas Oct 26, 2014 12:12 AM Flag
He is on my bench. I have Antonio Brown, Demaryious Thomas and Jordy Nelson. I'm trying to trade away my depth to improve my QB and RB situation - but no luck so far.
- Thomas Thomas Oct 25, 2014 4:39 PM Flag
Hard to tell when I don't know who else Team B has at RB or WR. Can he afford giving up Bernard and Benjamin? In 95% of these posts there is not enough information to make any kind of real evaluation. People post: "Rate my team please." - and they don't even tell you how many teams are in the league.
That being said, I would have to say that the team getting Manning in this trade is the winner. Rivers has been doing great, but do you really want him in a fantasy playoff game?
- Reply to snowdyce Oct 23, 2014 2:15 PMThomas Thomas Oct 23, 2014 3:06 PM Flag
Brady. Less mistake prone, more consistent. Ask yourself which quarterback is most likely to turn in a 4 touchdown, no turnover performance? No one who knows what he is doing is going to answer Kaepernick to that one.
Just eyeballing it, it also looks like Brady has the more favorable schedule remaining. The 49ers still have two games against Seattle and one against Arizona left. The Seahawks D has underperformed thus far... but you know they'll be ready for their #1 rival.
- Thomas Thomas Oct 19, 2014 3:25 AM Flag
And if Andre Williams, Ronnie Hillman and Bell were getting starting reps all season that would mean something. But they haven't, so it doesn't.
- Thomas Thomas Oct 19, 2014 2:59 AM Flag
Wow... that is a "who's who" of fantasy disappointment this year. Sankey has performed like you spelled him: Stankey. Richardson is never, never, never the player you want to put ANY trust in. I would go with Garcon.
- Thomas Thomas Oct 19, 2014 2:54 AM Flag
All three have the potential to kill you this week for sure. Johnson has 13,000 receiving yards in his career and has never had double digit touchdowns. And, true to form, this year he has 1 touchdown. So does Tate. And you know Seattle is going to try to get back to form with more emphasis on the run this week after going to the pass too often against Dallas. And like I said, Lacy has to share with Starks. But I like Green Bay's chances of scoring a LOT of points... and that means a lot of handoffs and touchdowns to go around.
- Thomas Thomas Oct 19, 2014 2:43 AM Flag
I would go with Lacy... He has the biggest upside. All three have thorns: Lacy has to share with Starks. Tate and Johnson have trouble finding the endzone. I always try to figure out which offense is most likely to put up 45 points, and that answer here is easy: Green Bay.
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