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.
Julian S commented
We have a ten team league, and the bottom two teams face off to avoid losing control of their team name for the next season. Currently, we just have to go to each team's page and check for ourselves to see how many points they put up. Please create a way for us to make this an actual matchup!
Chris Demarchi commented
Agreed! This seems like a simple fix to the playoff settings.
jim melia commented
Totally agree! a seven team playoff would solve many of our leagues issues. I'm sorry, but if Yahoo does not have a seven team playoff option by next year, we will be moving our league to espn.
Carlos McNeil commented
I agree. I had this idea as well. It needs to be added ASAP. ESPN allows you to do it and I moved a league there for this exact reason. No other reason at all.
Keith Carlson commented
There should be an option where the top two teams from a league's regular season play a winner take all championship game in week 16. It's simple and not unreasonable for small leagues and puts extra emphasis on every regular season game.
Rodney Manny commented
Although rare, starters are benched in week 16. We want our leagues playoffs to end on week 15!
jesse newman commented
I'm in a 16 team league. I would like to have the option of 2 different playoffs where the top 6 have the traditional NFL playoffs with the top 2 division winners get a bye and a consolation bracket of the top 8. This would allow for top 14 to make the playoffs instead of top 12 and only the top two teams would get the bye. How would I go about doing this?
Jon Keske commented
Completely agree. Our 14 team league would love to do a 7 team playoff format but Yahoo won't allow it. I would have to manually make the 8th seed lose each year.
Asashoryu Yokozuna commented
With a league of 14 teams, I want to have 7 teams make the playoffs w the reg season champ being awarded a bye. Why doesn't Yahoo allow this? It's either 6 or 8 teams.
Nick Wood commented
Voted! Moved my league from ESPN to Yahoo. ESPN had this as an option, really surprised that Yahoo doesnt.
Todd Bullinger commented
Yahoo system is very user friendly, but the options need improved. Doubleheaders is the first thing, BUT....I would settle for customizable playoffs because we could setup the doubleheaders on our own and customize how we setup the playoffs.
Kiah Jackson commented
Honestly, we really want to switch to Yahoo for fantasy football but refuse because still after all this time int he fantasy world your playoff system is very very outdated and limited.
ESPN allows single week matchups and 2 week matchups. Not only that you can determine your season length. For football and baseball. This alone is the only reason we use ESPN. We like yahoo more but until the customizable season length and playoff options are changed we won't be using Yahoo.
Please allow for that option. Extremely easy to do and not complicated for a company generally leading in the fantasy market.
John C commented
They aren't listening. This message forum is a black hole.
I wanted to suggest this idea too. It's such a no-brainer and seems easy to implement!
Totally agree. This forum is a joke. 4 years on the number 1 issue. No response from yahoo.
And what changes do they make?? The remove the polling option from the message board. They remove the draft analysis numbers from the flex position. And they replace our classic helmets with these new cartoon cupcakes. 3 major down grades with no upgrades. Who thought that was a good idea? Fire them!
Are we on the same planet here?
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!
garrett wake commented
These forums are a joke.
WHATS NEW: GUESS WHAT GUYS -- WE'RE BRINGING BACK SMACK TALK AND CHANGING THE TEAM NAME LENGTH FROM 18 TO 20 CHARACTORS
THANKS FOR PLAYING ON YAHOO, WE'RE LISTENING!
My comments on this are 5 years old. 14 team league. Still would like to have 6 in the championship and 8 in the consolidation instead of having the bottom 2 teams eliminated completely.
Also would like a 7 team, 1 bye option. Top 7 in championship, bottom 7 in consolation. Teams 1 and 8 get a bye which solves for the odd team match-up. Re-seed after first round (4 teams left in each bracket)
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.
sharif hamdi commented
yahoo product support... did you lose your job or something?? respond to the comments please and add a 7 team / 1 bye playoff format.