Playoff Setting of 7 Teams/1 Bye
Can you guys please add a playoff setting of 7 teams, 1 bye.
where the top overall seed of the regular season were to earns a bye for the first round of the playoffs instead of playing the 8th seed. after the first round bye the #1 seed would play the winner of the #4 and #5 seed matchup in the 2nd round. while the rest of the playoffs continues the same as if it were on an 8 team playoff setting.
It would be nice to add an incentive to be the top overall seed but I feel like having 2 byes is too much. Cause at the moment my league is 8 team playoffs, no byes. and I am falling into the issue of people tanking late in the season to bottom of the league teams because they dont care or want the #1 seed becuase there is no incentive. I am ware that there is a setting of 6 teams, 2 byes but I feel that is too many byes and too few teams making the playoffs.
If you can please please please add a 7 team, 1 bye setting that would be great and help legitimize the idea of the 7 team, 1 bye playoff setting.
Bobby Sabatino commented
How do you change the number of fantasy football playoff teams from 6 to 7?
Jessie Bain commented
Allowing us the option of using the new NFL Playoff format will help bring more realism to our fantasy football leagues.
1st seed bye
Matt Dunleavy commented
The NFL just extended playoff teams to 7. Yahoo should create an option for leagues to have a 7 team playoff where only the 1 seed gets a first round bye. Why not?
Brent L commented
If the NFL plays this way, fantasy should have the option
Quinn Hazard commented
The NFL now likely has 7 playoff teams. Can we have this option too?
Instead of the playoffs being matchup-dependent, how about top half of playoff scorers advance? So 2 of 4 go through with current system seeds 3-6 or 3 of 6 advance with proposed 2-7 seeds system. Thanks.
Chris Demarchi commented
Agreed! This seems like a simple fix to the playoff settings.
Nick Wood commented
Voted! Moved my league from ESPN to Yahoo. ESPN had this as an option, really surprised that Yahoo doesnt.
I wanted to suggest this idea too. It's such a no-brainer and seems easy to implement!
Erick Sousa commented
This is the reason I am here as well. Bringing a league over from another site and that is how we have done it for 12 years. Need to make it happen for this league!
My league has a requested this too. A manual way to do it would be to make it 8 teams and have the commissioner bench everybody on the 8th seed's team. Only that would prevent the 8 seed from playing in consolation bracket.
Sam Irani commented
Please adjust it to 14 team league to have 7 team playoffs w 1 bye... Been complaining about this for years... Please fix it asap
Carl Consing commented
Came here for this. We'd like 7 team playoffs for our league as well.
John smith commented
great idea! I could use it in my league too! Please add this!!