COVID-19 Impacts on Yahoo Fantasy Football Leagues

The Yahoo Fantasy team has made some changes to Fantasy Football leagues to make managing your teams a bit easier in the time of COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know.

  • The default for IR slots in Public Free and Public Prize Leagues (formerly Pro Leagues) has increased from 1 to 2.
  • In Private Leagues, we have increased the maximum number of IR slots from 5 to 10.
  • The NFL has stated that players with a positive COVID test will be sidelined for a minimum of 5 days.

When a game is postponed due to COVID restrictions, players that are not automatically assigned injury status can be given injury status by the league commissioner to make them IR eligible. This status will be active for the week in which the game was originally scheduled.

  Note - There is not a specific "COVID IR" titled roster spot in the game. The traditional IR spot is what will be used for players who are declared out due to COVID.