Could we have an option where the commissioner can set tiebreaker similar to what the NFL uses? First tiebreaker would be head to head result, second would be division record, third would be record vs common opponents, fourth would be strength of victory, and then finally points scored.
Chris Jarman commented
Yahoo Fantasy Football regular season Tiebreaker rules are insane!
Final playoff spot in question:
Both teams have the SAME record.
Both teams have the exact SAME total season points.
Team A beat Team B in the only regular season matchup. However, Team B got the final playoff seed...because they scored more in the last game (against a random opponent)??
All other tiebreakers rules in the world look back at head to head matchup to see who gets higher seed.....except Yahoo!
Yahoo uses "whoever scored the most points in last weeks matchup". Meaning, the team with the highest score (against a random opponent), gets the higher seed.....totally ignoring the head to head loss vs the other team.
This is insane and complete and total lazy programming by Yahoo. Rather than actually using tiebreaker rules that the entire sports world uses, they choose to use an arbitrary number from a random game that means nothing!
At the very least, give the Commissioner the option of using tiebreaker rules that actually matter.
Daniel Tanthum commented
When using Divisions, the tiebreaker is always Division Win%. There should be an option to allow Commissioners to use different tiebreakers. Points, Head to Head, etc.
brad walter commented
I agree. Going by points is silly. If the Redskins beat the cowboys, and have the same record, they are higher in standings. Simple as that.
David Law commented
I've been asking for this for years! 'Tards at yahoo think it's best to award ties to higher seeded team, because why not? Morons!