Make Consolation Games Optional / Better Schedules for Divisions
Please make an on/off feature for consolation playoff games. Teams that are ranked at the bottom of the divisions that do NOT make the playoffs usually don't try. Make this an option the commissioner can turn off.
Also, with divisions, the schedule generator should notice this and schedule everyone in their divisions to play each other twice and outside opponents just once.
There is a 4 team consolation bracket if you pick the 4 team option. It runs for 2 weeks.
The 8 team option, the losers in round 1 create the 4 team consolation bracket.
It is true that the only way to get positions 9 and down into the playoffs is to select the 6 team option which allows 12 total teams into the playoffs.
Most leagues like to have some kind of consolation bracket or competition for those who don't make the playoffs. The 6-team bracket is limited to only the leagues that fit that size.
You should be able to choose the option of having a consolation bracket with 4-8 teams (3 weeks max). Currently, unless you have 6 teams in the bracket, Yahoo doesn't even track these consolation scores anywhere besides the specific teams page. I had to create a scoring chart offline to keep them involved.
Additionally, you could offer an "all play" option for the consolation as well, where those teams compete for the best 3-week score.
Oh M commented
I agree. Make consolation brackets optional.
Not all Commissioners in cash league want teams eliminated from the playoffs to be able to make adds and drops. Because it leaves the door open for collusion.