dgan wrote:IMO, owners argue more about the use and manipulation of IR than any other aspect of fantasy football. It should either be spelled out very clearly in the rules, or else just eliminate it all together. My preference is just to add a roster spot or two and throw away the IR altogether. It has never been worth the effort in any league I've been in.
You're not kidding. Last year in our league, if you had an open IR spot, and saw that a free agent dynasty prospect went on IR, you could pick him up and immediately deactivate him to IR. The commish held a league vote this week and it passed, stipulating that a player may only be placed on IR if that player is already on your roster at the time he gains real IR status.
So I said that I would abide by the rule; however, as the rule is written, you can't pick up a free agent already on IR and deactivate him to your IR spot. But, for example, let's say that I see a free agent player break his leg in a game, and I then pick him up, and his team puts him on IR later on, then I am free to deactivate him to my IR spot. I would have an active player in the NFL on my roster, who then later gets put on IR by his NFL team, and can therefore be deactivated into my IR spot. Well now the commish is complaining that I am violating the spirit of the game!