Add options for Fantasy Playoffs
Specifically in leagues with divisions, allow the option to have each division have its own seeds. This will allow leagues to mimic the real NFL and how the NFL has its conference champions face each other in the SuperBowl. Please see below and I will explain in detail how this would work.
2 Divisions in a 12 team league:
-Each division (6 teams) has the top 3 teams make the playoffs
-The top 3 teams in both division are assigned numbers 1 thru 3 seeds
-The 4, 5, and 6 seeds for both divisions make up the consolation bracket.
-In week 14 (in a league where the playoffs are weeks 14, 15, and 16) the 2 and 3 seeds in both divisions play each other. The number 1 seeds get a bye.
-In week 15 the number 1 seed plays the winners from week 14 (winner of 2 and 3 seed from week 14). This will determine the winner of each division.
- In week 16 the two division winners play each to determine the league championship.
This replicates the real NFL and is how I have run my league for over a decade now. The problem is that Yahoo doesn't offer this option so I have had to use a third party website and have had to create my own playoff brackets and post links for the league member so see who they are really playing each week. This seems like such a basic option that Yahoo should have. I have been hoping Yahoo would add this option for some time now.
Chris McKeirnan commented
At the bare minimum the consolation for a 10 team six playoff bracket league needs to be fixed. The four consolation teams not in the championship bracket should not all be on byes the first week of the playoffs. This is just dumb. They should play out their consolation bracket week 1 and 2 of the playoffs, and that third week of the fantasy playoffs should be reserved for those teams that earned it, the teams playing for third and fourth, and the championship.
James An commented
Yes, we need to have 2 weeks for Super Bowl in fantasy!
Aaron Zieg commented
I need the Lock Eliminated Teams to NO. However since the playoff week technically started I am unable to change it. This should be a changeable option throughout. And of course the Yahoo help team never returns messages so they can maybe make this change after the fact.
Wes Hall commented
Yes this is a very important function - allows for a huge variety of playoff formats. Please add for next year.
Bryan Meek commented
I agree. I have a 16 team league I’m the commishoner of. On cbs I could set the playoff matchups and consolation match ups, but yahoo doesn’t allow that. It would be great to give this option to commoshoners, it should not be tough as we set the schedule as commsohiners. This seems really weird why it is not set up like this.
Bill Rossetti commented
This will allow the commissioner to set up the playoffs in our 12 team, 2 division league without having to jump through hoops. It will make our playoffs easier to follow. Thank you