Yahoo Fantasy Football Site Goes Down Sunday, Leaving Owners Unable To Make Changes

Nathan Francis

Yahoo Fantasy Football suffered a server problems at the worst possible time --- just before the 1 pm games were about to start --- leaving team owners unable to make last-minute changes.

As The Huffington Post notes, Yahoo Fantasy Football players were forced to suffer through a difficult Sunday because of a server outage. The problems caused on uproar on social media, with fantasy football players rising up on Twitter to blast Yahoo.

The outage was so untimely that Yahoo Fantasy Football was even forced to make a statement, acknowledging on Twitter: "We are aware of slowness on some fantasy servers and our engineers are investigating."

Later Yahoo Fantasy Football gave another update: "We're still working to fix fantasy server issue & will update ASAP. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience & appreciate your patience"

Making the problem even worse was that this week's schedule was heavy with 1 pm games, Bleacher Report noted. There were eight games scheduled in the early slot, meaning 16 teams in total that Yahoo Fantasy Football players could not access for roster changes. These included some teams heavy with traditional fantasy players like the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots.

While some Yahoo commenters and Twitter users were outraged at the outages, others had suggestions for Yahoo Fantasy Football. One option that seemed to garner some enthusiasm was a proposal to let all fantasy football players get points for their optimal roster, no matter who they actually had starting.