Schedule/Scoring Formats - 'Doubleheaders vs league score median'.
Each week, the median fantasy points of all teams in the league is calculated by taking the middle number in a sorted list of scores of each team. Each team would get a win if they beat the league median and a loss if they lose to it.
Matt Troost commented
Keep head to head matchups but add a Win for each team that finishes top half in points that week and add a Loss for each team that finishes in bottom half in points that week. Each week you can either go 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2. Nothing is worse than scoring the second most points in the league one week and losing. This should even out the playing field and really allow the top teams to make the playoffs.
Kevin Murphy commented
Please add this as an additional category to the weekly head to head schedule.
Mark DAngelo commented
I would like to see a New Scoring Type of "Head-to-Head with Extra Win/Loss for Top/Bottom Half of Scoring." You would get a win/loss for your head-to-head matchup and then an extra win/loss depending on whether you finish in the top/bottom half of scoring. A lot of the other fantasy football websites already have this option. Our league is trending that way for next year and it would be a shame to jump ship because this simple scoring type is not available. Thanks!
*I put this in as a new idea, but it looks like it was combined into this existing idea...it's pretty much the same thing as the commenter below.
Andrew Porter commented
Please add the option for two wins per week, where managers receive one win for finishing in the top half of the league in scoring and another for winning their head-to-head matchup.
Or even allow commissioners access to edit wins/losses in the standings because our league is now forced to add our standings on a separately created URL this season because we implemented the two-win per week format.
Sean Nowadly commented
Head to head schedule play multiple games each week
Would be awesome if this could happen before start of this season
This would be perfect, I have been hoping for this for a few years now. Would be similar to NHL's points system and gives you 1 point/win for top half score but having a bad match. Is it really fair to watch someone win a dud match-up 67-63 meanwhile you lose to the top scorer that week 185-182. This platform will definitely get the more deserving people into the playoffs and make for the best playoff battles
Chris Pyatt commented
We want the ability to add wins for the top half of the league each week and losses for the bottom half each week. And we would also like the ability to schedule two matches in any given week where you play two opponents individually and receive a win or loss for each match. These options would cut down on variance in H2H
Saqib Razvi commented
Still waiting for an All-play standings option in Yahoo.
Lets make this happen.
Don Brown commented
Any chance of having a "victory points" type setting for football this year? Last season we used the typical head to head W/L and then also used each team's score vs the rest of the league: the top 6 got a W, the bottom 6 got a L. So you could go 2-0, 1-1 or 0-2 for a given week. It was great but had to be scored offline as there's no settings for this on Yahoo. Other sites offer this but we've been on Yahoo forever and want to stay, hoping it'll be an option sometime in the future!
Brian Russo commented
Brian Russo commented
Another way to reduce "luck" is to play double matchups each week. Some other platforms allow for this and its great...I wish yahoo would add. It increases the action each week, creates more mobility in the standings and also allows for odd numbered leagues (we had a guy drop out last minute). I'd highly recommend.
Stephen A Foltin commented
Please allow us to set the Fantasy Football format to the “2-Win/Week” system. In this system each week everyone will still face a team head to head but will also get a win/loss for finishing top 1/2 of league in points. I have manually been doing this system for years and statistically speaking it removes a lot of the luck factor while rewarding those who score a lot but just have unlucky schedule. I have had years where a top 2 team in points missing the playoffs, and that makes no sense!
David Nathaniel commented
Add a 2 win system where you get a win vs opponent and another for finishing in the top half of league
Mike Caputo commented
At least offer it and give us the option. Some leagues will try it and love it and other leagues will try it and hate it, but give us the option to try it.
Chandler Schott commented
Yes please! I've been saying yahoo needs to have double header leagues for years! I'm one of those teams who misses playoffs yet has one of the most points in the league!
Tyler Schott commented
Another person mentioned this idea, and I voted for it. But it needs to be mentioned again! We need double header leagues! For those who are unfamiliar, a double header league means you play 2 head to head matchups each week.
Playing 2 teams each week provides many advantages. The first being that it provides a better balance between head to head and overall points. It's a ****** feeling when you have the 2nd highest score in the league, only to lose to the highest scoring team. With double-headers, at least you would pick up 1 win in this situation, and the week isn't a total loss. For the past 3 years in our league the team with either the most or 2nd most points has missed out on the playoffs. I know people will say we could just switch to overall points rather than head to head, but it's not as fun just counting points compared to playing head to head against your buddy. Instead of playing 13 games, each team is now playing 26 games, which will help the stronger teams get in the playoffs and weed out the lucky ones who skate by each week.
2nd, it provides you with more players to watch each week! You will now be concerned with 3 teams rather than just 2, increasing the likelihood you have a reason to watch the games on Thursday or Monday nights.
Please give us double-header leagues!!!
Thomas Gardner commented
Its a nice hybrid of head to head and pure points.
Pure points has the disadvantage of a single player score in one week impacting the entire season.
Head to head has the problem of bad luck facing the wrong opponent on a given week or a schedule where some teams get to play weak teams twice, others play the best teams twice.
The mix is alot like daily. Top 5 teams get a win, bottom 5 get a loss (for a 10 team league). Its more talent based bc if your team is in the top half they get a win.
Please try it. I am sure it will become the most popular version of fantasy football.
Tal Cohen commented
Let’s do this yahoo
J Li commented
We need multi match weekends! Would give us another great option to add to our league! Come on yahoo!