COVID-19 League Changes

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COVID-19 League Changes

Postby TheTroll » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:42 pm

With the real likelihood that many players will test positive for Covid-19 in season, are any of your leagues putting special rule changes in place just for this year?

We are talking about it now and would like some ideas for dynasty leagues. I would think that NFL will just classify it as an illness eventhough the player will be certainly out for 3-4 weeks automatically.

One thought is to allow IR for these players as well as temporary taxi call up to replace until the player returns and then move the call up back to taxi.
Dynasty 10 team, 22 man roster + 6 Taxi, PPR
1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, 1 TE, K, Def

QB: Wilson, Wentz, Goff
RB: Zeke, Kamara, Chubb, Jacobs, D Montgomery, Howard, Cohen (IR), Duke J
WR; Hopkins, ARob, Evans, OBJ, Diggs, Sutton (IR), Watkins
TE: Kittle, OJ Howard (IR), Schultz, Tonyan
K: Tucker
DEF: NE, CHI

Taxi: D Henderson, Irv Smith Jr, D Swift, Tua, Edwards

2021: 4,5



Redraft 14 team, 16 man roster, PPR
1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, 1 TE, K, Def

QB: L Jackson, Jones
RB: Kamara, Henderson, Akers, T Pollard, Du Johnson, D Evans
WR: C Godwin, T Hill, McLauren, D Johnson, A Miller,
TE: Waller, Tonyan
K: Gould
DEF: SF

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby Gator Sens » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:03 am

Good discussion topic with the IR idea. I have not heard anything in my leagues as of now.

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby Oddball456 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:00 am

I would think they would fall under IR just like any other illness. However, I don't know how the NFL would handle say 1/3 of a team coming down with it at once, which given the tight quarters of the locker room and the game itself, seems like a strong possibility. Might see some some very low level play some weeks.

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby moishetreats » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:12 am

One idea that we're floating around in one league: If a player is diagnosed with COVID, then he can be put for free on the IR (even if the IR is at full capacity, an extra spot will be added). In addition, the owner may pick up another player from the same team and at the same position right away if they want. If they pass, then it's free agency / waiver wire as usual.

Example: Aaron Rodgers gets COVID. I can now pick up any QB from the Packers who is a free agent. Jordan Love in on someone else's team, so I choose not to do so and keep my usual waiver order.

Example: Dalvin Cook gets COVID. Mattison is on someone else's team, but the Cook owner chooses to use his immediate pickup on Mike Boone.
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10 tms 27 plrs PPR
Start: 2QB 2RB 3WR 2TE 2Flex

QB: Wilson, Wentz, Rodgers, Love
RB: Mixon, Gurley, Montgomery, Dillon, Moss, Armstead
WR: Hill, Cooper, Lockett, Hilton, Anderson, Lazard, Arcega-Whiteside, Sims, Ward, Renfrow
TE: Kelce, Goedert, Jarwin, Sternberger, K Smith, Arnold, L Thomas

2021: 2ndx3, 3rdx2, 4thx2, 5th
2022: 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th



12 tms 22 plyrs {IR} [Taxi]. Salary Cap $300 PPR
Start: 1QB 2RB 3WR 1TE 1SF 1Flex/ best ball

QB: Stafford ($36 through 2022), Brady (43), Rodgers (28/21), Garappolo (5/20), Winston (3/24), K Allen (1/20) [Morgan (1/24), Luton (1/24), Gordon (1/24)]
RB: Mixon (29/23), Gurley (5/20), Dillon (12/24), Z Moss (10/24), Hines (1/20), Snell (1/20) [Perine (2/22)]
WR: Adams (31/22), Cooper (28/20), Kupp (3/21), AJ Brown (7/23), R Anderson (3/21), Ward (1/20)
TE: Kelce (28/21), Ertz (22/21), Goedert (8/22)
Total+dead cap hits $286

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby pmart33 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:49 am

More IR spots are really the only thing I think you could do for players who test positive and will be listed as Out for games. I play in a league where we only allow players to be placed in IR spots if they have an IR or PUP designation, and we have had some early discussions about increasing the number of IR we currently have as well as altering our current policy for this year to allow anyone with an "Out" designation to occupy one of those spots.

The unfortunate reality for most dynasty leagues though is that with such large roster sizes, the waiver wire is pretty barren if you're looking for someone to fill in for a week. But, I suppose it's better than nothing in a real pinch. From a competitive standpoint I think the move is to try and acquire veteran depth pieces as cheap as possible who can produce for you in the short term if you run into injury and/or Covid-19 situations.
Team 1
12 Team .5 PPR (Entering Year 4)
Starters: 1QB 2RB 2WR 1TE 2Flex (WR/RB/TE)

QB: Dak, Stafford, Burrow
RB: Chubb, Mixon, Fournette, Bell, Hunt, Pollard, Gio, Armstead
WR: Cooper, Golladay, AJ Brown, Metcalf, Diggs, Woods, Jeudy, Mims, Duvernay
TE: Kelce, Henry, Irv Smith Jr.

Team 2
12 Team PPR (Entering Year 2)
Starters: 1QB 2RB 3WR 1TE 2Flex (WR/RB/TE)

QB: Wentz, Jones, Rivers, Ben
RB: CMC, Aaron Jones, CEH, Taylor, Swift, Jamaal Williams, Justice Hill, Lamar Miller
WR: Adams, Juju, Evans, Crowder, Reagor, Higgins, Arcega-Whiteside, Perriman
TE: Ertz, Goedert

Team 3
12 Team PPR Super Flex (Entering Year 1)
Starters: 1QB 1SF 2RB 2WR 1TE 2Flex (WR/RB/TE)

QB: Murray, Watson, Rivers, Mariota, Rudolph
RB: Henry, Akers, Gordon, Hunt, Hines, Royce Freeman, Lamar Miller, Barber
WR: Moore, A-Rob, McLaurin, Campbell, Jeffery, Fitzgerald, Aiyuk, Cobb, Coulter, Harmon
TE: Fant, Ebron, Irv Smith Jr.

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby Mtt33 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:07 am

Doesn’t hurt to discuss it but I’d wait to institute any new rules for the season. Who knows what things will look like in a few months.

Counting players as ir and adding a couple ir spots that can only be used for sickness makes sense to me though.

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby Huddle3233 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am

I wonder which rules will be put in place & wonder how the Patriots will bend I mean break these rules....... can you imagine how they will play the NFL??


This will be a tricky situation.

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby TheTroll » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:02 am

This is going to be a unique year in Dynasty for sure. I agree we have time.
Dynasty 10 team, 22 man roster + 6 Taxi, PPR
1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, 1 TE, K, Def

QB: Wilson, Wentz, Goff
RB: Zeke, Kamara, Chubb, Jacobs, D Montgomery, Howard, Cohen (IR), Duke J
WR; Hopkins, ARob, Evans, OBJ, Diggs, Sutton (IR), Watkins
TE: Kittle, OJ Howard (IR), Schultz, Tonyan
K: Tucker
DEF: NE, CHI

Taxi: D Henderson, Irv Smith Jr, D Swift, Tua, Edwards

2021: 4,5



Redraft 14 team, 16 man roster, PPR
1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR, 1 Flex, 1 TE, K, Def

QB: L Jackson, Jones
RB: Kamara, Henderson, Akers, T Pollard, Du Johnson, D Evans
WR: C Godwin, T Hill, McLauren, D Johnson, A Miller,
TE: Waller, Tonyan
K: Gould
DEF: SF

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Re: COVID-19 League Changes

Postby L.Washington » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:15 am

Is anybody's league making contingency plans for if the whole season gets scrapped or if it gets significantly shortened (like MLB)? In the most recent league I joined the plan is to roll league dues forward unless there's at least 8 weeks of games this year, and then to set the 2021 draft order based on a weighted lottery system (like the NBA draft lottery) where the weighting you get is based on sleeper's projected points for your team for the season. Not a perfect system but the weightings are from 2-6% (24 teams) so it's pretty much close to a random draw. My other leagues have no contingencies in place and it's tricky to set anything once the league is underway because people have traded for picks, etc. so i do worry about some chaos there.
#1
12 tm SF .5 PPR QB, 2RB, 3WR, TE, FLX, SF, D
QB - Watson, Dak, Cam, Love, Eason
RB - Penny, B. Scott, Perine, J. Jackson
WR - DJM, Deebo, Cooks, Shepard, C. Davis, Boykin, T. Patrick, Higgins Washington, Perriman, G. Davis, Hightower
TE - Smith Jr, I. Thomas, Kmet, Albert O
2021: 2x 1, 5x 2, 3x 3, 4
2022: 2x 1, 2, 3, 5

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14 tm SF TE Prem QB, 2RB, 2WR, TE, 2FLX, SF
QB - Ryan, Stafford, Newton
RB - Gordon, Conner, White, Coleman, Snell, M. Brown, Mattison, D'Ernest Johnson
WR - Nuk, Evans, M. Williams, Fuller, Ruggs, Manny, Duvernay, T. Williams, Boykin, MVS, Gage, Agholor
TE - Kelce, Everett, Schultz, B. Hopkins
2021: 3, 3, 4


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