In our (12 team) league, we punish the last place team. Besides that, positions 7-11 don't really matter. Can we get the option to make the consolation bracket (or losers bracket) determine the last place team? Something that would make the losers advance? The champion and the loser will be determined the same week.
Chris McKeirnan commented
At the bare minimum the consolation for a 10 team six playoff bracket league needs to be fixed. The four consolation teams not in the championship bracket should not all be on byes the first week of the playoffs. This is just dumb. They should play out their consolation bracket week 1 and 2 of the playoffs, and that third week of the fantasy playoffs should be reserved for those teams that earned it, the teams playing for third and fourth, and the championship.
Seven days with Scot weisman commented
I like this.
Matthew Rosenfeld commented
Yehudis Lazarus commented
This makes a lot of sense. Especially if Yahoo is trying to make league history and fantasy profiles the selling point of Yahoo versus other platforms.
Moshe Rosenfeld commented
I would love to have this because the consolation bracket is just for fun but if you finish last in the regular season, you are the real loser. These games mean nothing in my league.
m r commented
Some leagues use the consolation bracket simply for draft picks and give the worse teams the bye. So it doesn't make sense to have the good teams play in the 11th round game if the bracket is changed. It should be up to the commissioner to decide if they want the consolation bracket or regular season standings for consolation teams to count as the final standings.
Add that feature before the season ends if possible.
Riley Murphy commented
Yes I agree. 6 team in the consolation bracket and get losers move on...winners are safe. At the end of the regular seasons team 11 & 12 have byes and are automatically in the second round of the loser bracket. Currently o have to do this offline and it’s annoying. I want all 6 teams in the consolation bracket to have the possibility to get last.
Adam Durfee commented
This NEEDS to be a thing. It already is in 6-team playoff systems. Teams need the ability to play each other to determine final placement. My league needs it to determine the following year's draft order, allow the losing players to at least have a little fun (our league is a family league so we need another excuse to smack talk and chat across the country for two more weeks) as well as punish the last place team. Not sure why the functionality isn't currently allowed for 8-team playoffs, but it needs to be added.
Currently, the teams still accrue points individually, why not just give them a matchup and continue onward?
zack schneider commented
Lose to advance in the consolation bracket is a great idea that our league does. It would be nice if Yahoo supported this. It is the best way to determine the greatest loser.
Mike Plague commented
We have a 10 team league with 6 making the playoffs and the remaining going into a consolation bracket. Unlike real football, we like to keep all the owners involved and having something to play for until our SuperBowl.
Please bring back the consolation bracket.
Fred Smith commented
Our league would very much like the same thing - effectively it's an inverse bracket. 11 and 12 seeds get "byes" in the first round for being so terrible in the regular season, and the losers "advance" in the bracket. The entire purpose of the consolation bracket is to figure out who finishes dead last for the year, but can also operate like this.
13 week regular season
Week 14: 11 and 12 on bye. 7 plays 10, 8 plays 9. Losers "advance" in the consolation bracket. Winners move on to the "Top of the Bottom" game in week 15.
Week 15: "Top of the Bottom" game between winners in week 14 to determine the best of the losers bracket. Week 15 losers play 11 and 12. Winners of those two games are simply done. Losers of those two games move on to the Toilet Bowl in week 16.
Week 16: Only consolation game this week is between losers of week 15, with the loser of the game becoming the loser of the loser's bracket and subject to any punishment your league has.
We've always had to rig the scoring to make this the result in our league and it's been very messy. But inverse seeding and "losers advancing" is something fairly commonplace in other leagues. Furthermore, it keeps people participating through the end of the season. Nobody wants to finish DFL!