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  • mellofellowsu

    I can’t believe that no one has brought this up. This is a bombshell for the NFL DFS world.

    Thoughts on this? It figures to wreak havoc on the contests opening up on Thursdays?

  • theoddsmaker

    This move was a highly Questionable one

  • Heterodox

    It means nothing. People are up in arms and its a complete joke. 95% of players designated probable wound up playing. Oh, so we won’t know if a guy is less than 100%? After a couple weeks, everyone is less than 100%. The injury report has been a joke for as long as I’ve been following football. Tom Brady has been probable for 15 years. Fantasy touts are upset because it gives them less to talk about, but the reality is 90% of what they say is meaningless garbage anyway. Just filling space.

  • mellofellowsu

    I don’t agree that it means nothing. I could not care less what a fantasy tout has to say about an injury report unless they are a MD.

    I think it completely changes the way you have to treat a player with a Q next to his name. All of a sudden it encompasses a lot of the guys that would’ve be probables, as well as the true Questionables. Seems like there’s an edge to be had vs a lot of casual players that will auto-fade a Q without doing any research.

  • billholler

    @mellofellowsu said...

    I think it completely changes the way you have to treat a player with a Q next to his name. All of a sudden it encompasses a lot of the guys that would’ve be probables, as well as the true Questionables. Seems like there’s an edge to be had vs a lot of casual players that will auto-fade a Q without doing any research.

    Agree with this. Most of us diehard DFSers are going to at least do some research if we see a Q next to a player. Plus, the questionable designation always lowers a players ownership percentage.

  • Heterodox

    @mellofellowsu said...

    All of a sudden it encompasses a lot of the guys that would’ve be probables, as well as the true Questionables.

    Why? If they weren’t questionable before, why would they be now? This is much ado about nothing.

  • baggerly

    @Heterodox said...

    Why? If they weren’t questionable before, why would they be now? This is much ado about nothing.

    Because if someone has a cut on their pinky toe they are supposed to be added to the injury report. If there is no probable I’m assuming now there is just doubtful and questionable.

  • mellofellowsu

    @Heterodox said...

    Why? If they weren’t questionable before, why would they be now? This is much ado about nothing.

    Because questionable has been redefined. Now a player can be listed as questionable if they’re “uncertain” to play. The questionable tag is now much broader than it was before.

    I guess we’ll see, but I think this will make a difference in how people approach the injury report. I think people looking at a Q without looking at why he has the Q will get burned more than a few times this season.

  • Maxkim

    @Heterodox said...

    Why? If they weren’t questionable before, why would they be now? This is much ado about nothing.

    the definition of questionable was changed to mean anyone with any kind of injury or anyone that misses a practice, as long as they have at least a 50% chance of playing, as far as I can understand it. That means a broader range of players will be questionable than in previous years, as well as more players being classified as Doubtful.

  • Schizlor

    The issue is not Probables when the report comes out, it’s all the Q’s that are updated to P’s on Sunday morning. That is an almost certain, “He’s a go.” Now the definitely playing will be mixed in with the true Q’s all the way up until roster lock. It absolutely complicates the situation for fantasy purposes, because previous, “So-and-so is upgraded to probable, deploy with confidence”, will now be, “Well we think he’s good to go, but is still questionable, so who the hell knows?”. Much more fading will result, which actually makes things a lot more interesting, but not in a good way for those trying to finalize lineups last-minute.

  • mchin1027

    At first I thought this was a terrible move, but now I think it gives serious players a bigger edge.

    If more players are listed as questionable, casual players are going to struggle to figure out if they’re playing, whereas we can follow beat writers and other sources of news to have a better indication.

  • MRCOOKONUTS

    Many probable players will now become questionable players instead,and can possibly cause issues for Thursday’s games.

  • deactivated84892

    This should be a good thing for most people that frequent these forums. Sure players listed as questionable will be, just that, questionable. But I imagine you won’t have to go far into a beat writer’s twitter or a team’s website to know if they’re on track to playing or not.

    This hurts just the regular Joe who avoids anyone in a player pool with the Questionable tag next to their name and doesn’t exhaust many resources for research.

  • theoddsmaker

    @Heterodox said...

    Why? If they weren’t questionable before, why would they be now? This is much ado about nothing.

    it might not move the needle a TON, but I wouldn’t say it’s much ado about nothing. what positive benefit does this bring at all? seems like going out of the way to change something that was fine the way it was.

    Imagine if they got rid of Partly Cloudy in a weather forcast so it’s either Sunny, Mostly Cloudy or Rain. Seems like it’d be pointless I mean why not have the extra layer of detail? Or worse yet if Roth didn’t have the color GREEN anymore. It still holds some weight when showing a game that is yellow is more towards green or more towards yellow

  • mellofellowsu

    Saw someone with a brilliant comment on some message board. Basically the gist of it is that the NFL knows nothing about probabilities. 95% is is pretty much the benchmark of most things one would deem probable, so the system was in fact working perfectly as it was.

  • eKing

    What will become of Jordan Reed now?

  • scottmsteiner

    @eKing said...

    What will become of Jordan Reed now?

    Questionably doubtful. Use at your own risk.

  • njsum

    The removal of the probable tag isnt much ado about nothing for either dfs or season long IMO. I have a feeling theres gonna be a lot more instances where people have a Questionable player in their lineup who sits cause of beat reporter reports saying the player should be a go turns out to be wrong. And vice versa, where people will sit great plays who end up playing. Gives coaches a little more opportunity for some gamemanship as well, which is a whole other headache. however, it will create some edges too.

  • escot4

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    I think this will make the Patriots even more of a headache.

  • Yacht67

    The “breaking news” updates 5 mins before kickoff will now be customary.

  • deactivated51600

    So, does this mean that it’s now just Questionable that Brady was generally aware and his suspension is reduced??

  • AWoo

    All the Patriots will be questionable throughout the season. Brady probably will be questionable 11 games this season outside his 1st game back from suspension.

  • kdsdawg

    so now its like the NBA

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