texas tea wrote:Someone in my league started Schaub as they did not see the late hospital notice. A few weeks ago, I subbed a couple of guys so no one would play short because of the HOU v BAL game change. I am wondering if I should do the same here? I considered the league thing to be an exceptional case, whereas I'm more inclined to chalk this one up to bad luck (like any late injury) and let it ride. Also, because the games have already started (although his backup doesn't play until later), I'm even more reluctant to mess with it. Appreciate your thoughts.
I would change anything. Even if you wanted to help someone, he was active today, just didnt play.
Something you may want to consider in the future is to add a "backup" position for your league. Everyone has to declare a backup for one position before the days games and if that player doesnt play you can sub in the backup. It is more work for a commish, but can keep things a bit more interesting and keep people from having to be attached to the comp in the AM. In this case it wouldnt have helped (since he wasnt on any watch list) but it helps with players who wind up "out" at the last minute.
Use Justin Gage as an example. Friday he was expected to play, so someone may have gone away with him as the starter. Since he was doubtful though that player could designate a "backup" who would then get swapped in to the spot.
The rules we use.
1. All backups must be the same position as the starter
2. Each team must designate one backup only, and do so with their starting roster
3. Backups may only be used for players who do not appear in games. 0 stat games still count
4. It is each managers responsibility to notify the commish of their need to use a backup
5. Players swapping in a backup must provide the commish with the game log proving their starter did not play.
Just a suggestion....