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etex211 wrote:I am starting a new league in yahoo this year, and I have a couple of questions. This will be an auction head to head league. My questions are about keepers and free agent acquisitions during the season.
We are still formulating our keeper rules for the league, but it will probably be something along the lines of "you can keep a player for up to three seasons at the player's original auction price." Does yahoo have a mechanism for tracking the keeper contracts, or is that something I would need to keep manually off-site?
We will have a FAAB budget for acquiring free agents during the season. We will also have a waiver claim process where you can claim players waived by other teams with no cost to the FAAB budget. We will have weekly transactions, and the rosters will be locked during each weekly match-up. Can yahoo handle weekly FAAB bidding on free agents? Is there anything in place to handle the waiver claim process? Or would I need to track both of these processes manually off-site?
I hope I have done a good job of phrasing my questions. Thanks in advance for any replies.
etex211 wrote:I've got a couple more questions:
Can the commissioner of a league edit the rosters retroactively? For example, in a head to head league with weekly transactions, can I make changes to the rosters on a Tuesday, and make those changes retroactive to Monday to have the stats count for the full Monday-Sunday scoring period?
What happens when there are ties in head to head leagues? My settings are set for one win each week and 6x6 stat categories. If the two teams finish tied 6-6, will yahoo record a tie, or is there a tiebreaker mechanism?
Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:To your last point, just because we know who your keepers are doesn't mean we have the slightest idea how they impact your draft. Leagues do 1,000,001 different things with regard to keepers. So we try to give you the flexibility to do any of those thing. Slot them into the first N rounds, slot them into the last N rounds, or slot them into individual picks based on your league's rules. And so on.
DanTacular wrote:Fantasy Sports Genie wrote:To your last point, just because we know who your keepers are doesn't mean we have the slightest idea how they impact your draft. Leagues do 1,000,001 different things with regard to keepers. So we try to give you the flexibility to do any of those thing. Slot them into the first N rounds, slot them into the last N rounds, or slot them into individual picks based on your league's rules. And so on.
Okay, that answers my last point, but what is the point of even having people choose keepers if I have to put them in manually, anyway? I assume that is because, once again you "don't know how people will do things." I am just not convinced that there is not a way to just put them on the teams and allow the managers from drafting for the remaining roster positions.
Also, what about the retroactivity? I have used Yahoo! for years and even stuck around through that massive outage this past football year which made me really want to leave. I am still with Yahoo! and like some of its capabilities such as trading draft picks and carrying them over from the season prior, but it needs to catch up with other fantasy software. There are just little things that need fixing--deadlines, retroactivity, things like that.
I know this is a tangent, but since I have a chance to interact with someone who represents Yahoo! in some capacity, I figured I should take the chance.
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