This is a situation in my league. I am a player involved, so I'm looking for unbiased opinions.
A team (second to last) dropped Tony Gonzalez last week to pick up another TE for his bye. I (second place) was able to pick him up off the waiver wire today as the #2 position. My current TE is Bennett.
My commish just texted me that he will be overriding the move. This is a money league. The only similar precedent this season is Ryan Matthews was dropped September 6th. Someone grabbed him off waivers. This was allowed.
Here is what the Commish posted to the league:
I was just checking the transaction history and noticed that Ben dropped Tony Gonzalez for the Packers 2nd string TE the other week, presumably because Gonzalez was on bye.
I'm probably going to override this move, and will likely do so unless I hear a compelling reason not to. Gonzalez is the #1 TE in the league by games played, and "Josh" had Jacob Tamme sitting on his bench at the time of the transaction.
Serving notice here. I'll be making the move later in the day, after people have had a chance to offer input.
Also, I should use this chance to make a PSA about transactions:
Please review your moves carefully. We've already had a few borderline drops, and this one was particularly egregious. If you make a move in error, let me know and I can correct your roster for you.
Otherwise, please just check on the logic of your moves. Don't drop top-tier players because they're on bye, especially when you've got scrubs sitting on your bench who can easily be dropped. You don't need to drop a player of the same position (you can drop a kicker to pick up a tight end, for example).
I'd like to be as laissez-faire about transactions, if possible. So please don't go nuts.
Should the commish take action? Should the drop and pickup be allowed to stay? Opinions on how to handle this?