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.
Mat Irby commented
I'm in a 16-team dynasty league on Yahoo where we have always emulated the 6-team playoff format of a real life NFL conference. But this season, the NFL expanded its playoff field to 7 teams per conference, and I would like to see Yahoo allow its leagues to format their playoffs in the same way.
Alec Sheppard commented
Hello, me and my league had an idea that I think many leagues will really like. Like the real NFL, we thought it would be even more competitive to have an option to have only one team to get a bye week at the start of the playoffs, also meaning that an odd number of teams can get into the playoffs. For example, we have a 14 man league. If we allowed 7 teams to make it to the playoffs, everyone will fight hard for the first seed as it will be the only team to receive a bye week (much like the real NFL will this season). Seeds 2-7 will battle it out the first week of the playoffs and the number 1 seed with the bye week will duke it out with the lowest seed of one of the surviving playoff teams (or a different seed depending on how your league's reseeding works) for the second week of the playoffs. We believe that having this option will make it more competitive during the regular season to get the one bye week as well as adding an extra playoff berth for a team looking to make a magical run. The consolation would work in a very similar fashion. Thank you for your time and we hope to see this option pop up for next season! -Alec
Bernie Crack commented
Yahoo offers either a 6-team or 8-team playoff format, but no 7-team playoff format. This could easily be done by providing the first-place team with a first round bye. In a 12-team league, we have found that 8 is too many, but 6 is too few. Plus, the first place team gets a well-deserved bye. Please make this happen!
Brendon Berg commented
Toad Johnson commented
Brendon Berg commented
Would be fun to follow the NFL here.
Sukhmeet Bariana commented
For 14 team leagues, allow 7 team playoffs where only the #1 seed gets a bye. Our league has been wanting this for years!
Bob Heil commented
week 14: 1st place gets bye, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5
week 15: 2 semifinal games with reseeding
and so on
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.