NA (Not Active) roster spot in Yahoo Fantasy Sports

The NA roster spot in Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Hockey gives you the option of stashing away inactive players on your roster (like a minor leaguer or injured player) instead of using a bench position.

We've got steps below for activating your league's NA roster spot, as well as adding a player to and reactivating a player from the spot.

  Suspended players - Players with the "Suspended" (SUSP) status are not eligible for the NA roster position.

NA roster spot in your league

Activate it

If you're a commissioner and want your league to have the NA roster spot, you can set it up during registration in your league's settings. 

You can also set it up, or make changes, anytime during the season from your league's Commish Tools:

  1. Sign in to Yahoo Sports Fantasy Sports
  2. Click your league's name
  3. Click Commissioner
  4. Under "League Management," click Edit Roster Positions
  5. Under "Miscellaneous," select the number of NA positions to use (0-5)
  6. Click Submit

   Be careful! - Once it's activated, you can't remove the NA roster spot or reduce the number of slots available to each manager.

Add a player to it

Once a player has been assigned "NA" status, the NA position will show as one of their eligible positions.

  • Classic mode: From the position pulldown menu, select NA | Submit Changes.
  • Drag and Drop mode:
    1. Click and hold on the player.
    2. Drag him to the NA position and drop.

After assigning a player to the NA roster spot, you'll be able to pick up another player to replace him without having to drop anyone from your roster. If your league uses Daily - Tomorrow roster moves, make sure that the player has been moved to the NA spot for both today and tomorrow's lineups

Reactivate a player from it

To reactivate a player from the NA roster spot, you'll need to have an opening for an active player on your roster.

Classic mode

From the position pulldown menu, select any active roster position, then select Submit Changes.

Drag and Drop mode

Click and hold on the player, then drag and drop him to any active roster position.

In "Daily - Tomorrow" leagues

  • Players dropped to waivers remain active on your roster for the day they're dropped.
  • If your roster is full and you drop a player to waivers, an empty roster position will be created for the following day, but your roster will remain full for the current day.
  • The player in the NA spot can only be reactivated for the following day's games unless you have another player on your roster eligible for the NA spot.
    • If you have another NA eligible player, you can move your current NA player to an active roster position and replace them with your other NA player.
  • Remember - When you move a player out of the NA spot, make sure that they've been removed from the NA spot for both today and tomorrow's lineups.

FAQs

How long can a player remain in the NA slot?

Once in the NA roster spot, a player can stay there for the entire season, even if they return to real-life action.

Be careful! Once the player has been activated by their team, you won't be able to complete any transactions involving adding a player to your team until you remove the player from your team's NA.

When can I put a reactivated player in my lineup?

Once a player is reactivated by their real-life team, you can place them into your starting lineup (even if they still have "NA" status) in order to start scoring for the stats they earn while playing.

How is a player determined eligible for the NA slot?

For a player to be eligible to be placed in the NA position, they need to have "NA" status in the game, which is generally applied the morning following their deactivation.

Does the NA slot impact Fantasy Baseball's roster limit?

No. When you add a player to the NA roster spot in Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, taht player won't count against your 30-man limit. You'll have anywhere from 0-5 NA slots in addition to your 0-5 DL slots.

Will a player's real-life NA status impact roster moves?

No. Regardless of a player's real-life NA status, you'll be able to:

  • Complete intra-roster moves (switching players between bench and active).
  • Drop a player from your roster - this will let you open up a roster spot to house a player reactivated from the NA spot.