Reminder: IR Spot

Don’t forget about a crucial roster tool

Injuries are piling up (Only 302 days until 2017 Vikings Training Camp *sob*) and teams are placing their players on the PUP/IR/etc to avoid cutting them as they trim their rosters to 53 players. With our own roster cuts coming up (SEPT 4), don’t forget you have an IR spot of your own that you can use. Here are the Yahoo rules regarding the IR spot:

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.

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.

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)

Activate a player from the IR

To activate a player from your Fantasy IR, your roster must have an opening for an active player. If you don’t, you’ll need to drop a player from your roster to make room for the player you want to activate.

Exception — If you have another player on your roster that’s IR-eligible, you can move the player currently occupying your roster’s IR slot to an active roster position. Then move another eligible player to your vacant IR slot.

Once a player is in your league’s IR position, they can stay there for the entire season, even if they return to real-life action. However, once a player comes off the real-life IR, you won’t be able to complete any transactions that involve adding a player to your team until you remove them from your team’s IR.