Hey Footclan! Commissioner of a 10-team league of close buddies of mine. I have an interesting dilemma that occurred this past season and would like some opinions.
Towards the end of the season, perhaps week 13 or 14, Team A (already eliminated from playoff contention) was playing Team B (fighting for one of the last playoff spots). Team A’s TE and K were on bye. Instead of picking up another TE and K, he made the decision to keep 2 backup QB’s and 2 backup DEF’s on his bench, claiming that they were “too good” to drop and he didn’t want other teams to have them.
Of course, Team B ended up winning by 3 points, so literally almost any combination of TE and K would’ve won Team A the week. This infuriated a couple of other teams that were also fighting for playoff spots. I even had one owner threaten to quit the league if he didn’t make the playoffs. Luckily, catastrophe was eventually averted since Team B did not make the playoffs.
My question: Is there anything that can be done about this? Is there a rule that can be done to prevent this? SHOULD there be a rule to prevent this?