Large Format - Multi-division Leagues
Allow for large format leagues. Have multiple divisions of 8-15 teams each that play within their division during season then the top 'x' team advance to a grand playoff which remaining teams compete in their division tourney. No player overlap within your division but there can be during grand championship tournament. This allows for greater engagement within larger groups and offices similar to March Madness. Many offices I've worked in have had 3-4 separate leagues though they'd prefer the larger option. I have used myfantasyleague.com for a church fundraiser including 50-70 people but prefer your U/I and functionality. All this requires is the ability to link divisions and roll them into a grand tournament.
nick weldon commented
This. This. This. This. This.
I have been a Yahoo commissioner for 16 years, and over the years our league has evolved into two 14-team leagues with a promotion/relegation system, but I've long desired to combined everyone and just use two player pools and divisions, with one ultimate champion crowned (player duplication possible in playoffs).
The problem is that when you have one large group of friends (or co-workers, etc.) that you have to divide into two or more leagues, you are dividing the communal experience as well. Yahoo's UI is superior to other fantasy services--the app is great, the chat is great, etc.--and my league spends HOURS in the chat. But half of the people are in a separate conversation because I have to split up the group.
To me, this particular customization is the primary reason seasoned fantasy players are increasingly switching to MFL and other more open-format platforms. Multiple player pools and higher team limits (say, 32) would create a March Madness type atmosphere--and if you pair that with Yahoo's overall fantasy design, that could be huge.
Please, please, please create this! Don't make me split up my friends again!
Dan Noffke commented
This idea need to be added. Having to do this offline or using multiple leagues is inferrior
I completely agree. I have been a commissioner of 3 to 4 office leagues of 14 team per league for a number of leagues. Obviously we cannot combine the leagues currently due to a lack of players to draft so we have to just go off total season points each year to determine a grand champion of each division winner. With the ability to have multiple divisions in 1 league with the same players available in each division, we can get a true champion.