Playoffs - Odd number of teams
This playoff format would allow for an odd number of teams in the playoffs. Currently, this is not an option for playoff formats.
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.
Tim Polacek commented
Really need to add a possibility to do 2 week long matchups for playoffs. Semis in weeks 13/14 and finals in weeks 15/16.
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!
Al Pagliarulo commented
Need 7-team playoff option for next season just like the NFL! Plz make this happen, thanks!
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.
Brendon Berg commented
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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!
Kao Lee commented
My suggestion is that I hope you guys can add the customization to the playoff format to more than just 4, 6, or 8 teams. The NFL is doing 7 teams per conference, with only the #1 seed overall getting the bye, and my league would love to do a 7 team playoff in our 12 team league. We all love the NFL and would love to be able to play our league like the NFL. Please take this into consideration for this year or next year. If we can get this done this year, it would be awesome. Thank you for your time.
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
Anese Yaffai commented
Still no option for 7 teams. Our league will be remaining at ESPN due to this. Shame.
Brent L commented
So despite being the #1 thing yahoo users want, yahoo once again comes up short. Great job.
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.