WHY?? NO MORE CONSOLATION BRACKET: 16-TEAM LEAGUE
My 16-team keeper league just got screwed by a poor decision made by Yahoo Fantasy football staff.
For the past 5+ years, my league has had 8 teams make the playoff bracket and 8 teams slotted into a consolation bracket. To fight against late season tanking and to keep every week competitive....for the teams that will not make the playoffs, the consolation bracket was used to determine draft order for the following year.
Example: if you win the consolation bracket, you win the first overall draft pick the following year. If you lose in the consolation final, you get 2nd overall and so on.
For some reason this year - Yahoo Fantasy made the decision to eliminate a consolation bracket when an 8 teams make the playoffs. A "Yahoo chat specialist" informed me that a consolation bracket is only possible if only 6 teams made the playoffs.
WHY would you make this decision? WHY would a consolation bracket not be available? It makes ZERO sense. Now I have a number of angry managers to deal with, because they are expecting a consolation bracket to determine draft order.
Unfortunately, if Yahoo does not make an 8-team playoffs + consolation bracket possible - I will have to take my league to another platform.
Please give us flexibility, what an awful decision.
@Nick: You don't need Yahoo! to set up your consolation brackets; just set them up yourself and inform the bottom eight teams and let them play it out. Business as usual.
The 8 team option has never had a consolation bracket for the other 8 teams on Yahoo! You must have been playing on another site.
The greatest number of teams that make the playoffs is 12 and that is by using the 6x6 format.