Identify and manage injured and inactive players in Yahoo Fantasy Sports

Players can be placed on your team’s Injured List (IL), Injured Reserve (IR), Injured Reserve Plus (IR+), or Not Active (NA) roster position once they meet certain eligibility requirements. IL, IR, IR+, or NA designations are given as soon as possible and typically appear after our overnight update.

Determine IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA eligibility by sport

Determine eligibility in Hockey

Hockey uses NA, IR, and IR+ roster positions:

  • Not Active - Used for players that aren't active yet (minor leaguers).
  • Injured Reserve - Used for players that are on the NHL’s injured reserve list.
  • Injured Reserve Plus - Used for IR , DTD (Day to day), Covid-19, or O (Out) designations.

Determine eligibility in Football

Football uses the IR roster position. Real-life NFL teams can only activate 2 players per season from their IR (this doesn't apply to your Fantasy Football roster).

  • Eligible designations - IR (Injured Reserve), NFI-R (Non-Football Injury (Reserve)), NFI-A (Non-Football Injury (Active)), O (Out) and Physically Unable to Perform (PUP).
  • Ineligible designations - D (Doubtful), NA (Not Active), P (Probable), Q (Questionable), and SUSP (Suspended).

Determine eligibility in Baseball

Baseball uses IL and NA roster positions:

  • Injured List (IL) - Player must be listed on the official MLB Injury Report and placed on the IL by his respective team.
  • Not Active (NA) - Provides the option of stashing away inactive players (minor leaguers) versus using a bench spot and won't count against your 30-man limit. Suspended (SUSP) players aren’t eligible for the NA roster position.

Determine eligibility in Basketball

Basketball uses the IL and IL+ roster position:

  • IL eligible designations - Injured (INJ) or Out For Season (OFS).
  • IL+ eligible designations - Out (O) or Game Time Decision (GTD).
These statuses are determined by our data provider and are defined as:
  • O - Projected to miss less than 7 days.
  • INJ - Projected to miss 7+ days due to injury.
  • OFS - Projected to miss the rest of the NBA season.
  • GTD - May or may not play, determined prior to the game's tip-off.

Manage players with IL, IR, IR+, or NA designation

Add a player to the IL, IL+ IR, IR+, or NA roster spot

Players can’t be added directly to your fantasy team's IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA spot unless your commissioner has enabled the ability to do so from League Settings.

  1. Click the position next to the injured player in your roster.
    - The IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA roster position displays if the player is eligible for it.
  2. Click IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA.
  3. The player will be moved to that position.

Activate player from a IL, IL+,IR, IR+, or NA roster spot

In order to activate a player from the IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA position, your roster must have an opening for an active player.

  1. Click the IL, IL+,IR, IR+, or NA slot for the player you want to activate.
  2. Click a valid active position.
  3. The player will be moved to that position.

Stash players in the IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA roster position

  • A player can stay on the IL, IL+, IR, IR or NA for the entire season, even if they return to real-life action.
  • Players in IL, IL+, IR, IR+, or NA don't earn any points, even if they're earning stats in real-life games.
  • Once activated in real-life, you can’t complete any transaction that adds a player until you activate the once ‘out’ player on your fantasy team.
  • Intra-roster moves (switching players between bench and active) can be made regardless of a player's real-life IL, IR, or NA status, including dropping players.
  • Use bench spots to house players if you have no available IL, IL+, IR, IR+ or NA positions. If your league doesn't allow benched players, you'll need to drop the injured player to pick up another player.

Commissioner apply an injury status for postponed games

When a game is postponed, for any reason, the commissioner can automatically assign injury status to those players so they are IR eligible. This status will be active for the week in which the game was originally scheduled.

  1. From Yahoo Fantasy, navigate to Fantasy Football.
  2. Select your league.
  3. Click the Commissioner tab.
  4. Click the League Settings tab.
  5. Click Edit League Settings.
  6. Select Yes or No from the Apply injured status for postponed games drop-down menu.
  7. Click Submit.

  Note - This setting is only available in Private Fantasy Football leagues.