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.
Steven Wuester commented
I also agree that option of 7 playoff teams should be there, as it mimics NFL playoffs. 8 seems to be too many for 12 and 14 team leagues, allowing losing record teams to get into playoffs. Also gives bye to only reg season champ.
T-Dawg T commented
Please can you make a 7 team playoff for 12 team leagues. #1 gets bye, mirrors the actual NFL?
Brandon Christopher Merk commented
My league would like to have an option for odd number of teams go to the playoffs.
Joseph Huddleston commented
Our 12-team league has used an 8-team format for the playoffs for 20 years. This year we switched to a 6 team with the bottom six playing in the consolation. It is marginally better. But the ideal scenario would be the compromise of a 7 team playoff. That gives the #1 seed a perk of a bye while 2 plays 7, 3-6 and 4-5. As was mentioned earlier in these posts we are considering going off the Yahoo setup for the playoffs to make that happen as well. It's just a lot of work and is harder to watch the playoff matchups.
Yahoo giving us that option of the NFL 7-team format would be fantastic.
Corey Harvey commented
in a 10 team league 3 round playoffs there should be an option for top 5 teams in the championship playoffs bottom 5 in consolation playoffs. week one teams 123 would get a bye 4 and 5 would play wild card round. week 2 1 would play the winner of 4 and 5 and 2 would play 3. week 3 the two winners play for the championship. as for the consolation bracket team 10 would get a bye week 1 and 9 would play 6 7 would play 8. week two 10 gets a bye into the loser bowl. the two losers would play eachother and the two winners would play eachother. week 3 the loser of the losers game plays team 10 for the last place loser bowl.
Brian Hannon commented
This would be a great option for a 7 team playoff (re-seeding) as our league also mimics the NFL as much as possible. As of the past two years I've been controlling playoffs off of the yahoo league page because of this issue. It wouldn't be a tall task to get this passed and programming to get it done for next year...My league is a 14 team league with top 7 making playoffs and bottom 7 (consolation bracket) play for draft pick position the following year
Pat Keller commented
My league has 14 teams. 8 playoff teams is too many, but only 6 seems like too few. 7 would be best and only gives 1 team a bye. It seems like many years, the 6th seed will have 1 more win than the 7th seed, but the 7th has a lot more points and just got unlucky for a few games. Other websites allow it so it should not be that hard to implement.
Conor Hagerty commented
Definitely need to consider adding ability to do odd number of playoffs teams & subsequently the ability to select only 1 team earning the bye.
sean lee commented
Is there a way we can change playoff seedings to what the NFL has now? Only one team on bye?
James Sovia commented
#1 seed gets bye in first week of playoffs. #2 thru #7 seeds play in first week. Winners are reseeded with #1 seed to play in semi-finals in the second week, etc.
Have the option to have an odd number of teams to make the playoffs, 5 team playoff- Top 3 gets byes, 7 team playoff- Top team gets bye.
Preston Black commented
Please add the 7 team option. My 16 team league mimics everything else including schedule around the NFL. Need to be able to setup the playoffs with 7 teams.
Coop Money commented
Definitely want the 7 team playoff. NFL does it why can’t Yahoo?? I hate having to go in and just putting the 8 seed at zero points as a commissioner. Make it happen before the season starts!
Akash Pandey commented
7 team playoff for 14 team league makes a ton of sense! The NFL has it already, make it happen.
desmond weston commented
We have a 12 team league. Top 8 make playoffs. We are looking to create a play-in game for seeds 8 and 9. This would be week 13. Top 7 teams have a bye and then continue weeks 14, 15 ,16 for playoffs.
Matt McGuire commented
7 team playoff option would be great!
Derek Johnston commented
My league is going to 14 and I've been playing fantasy football on yahoo for almost 20 years. Sucks we may have to explore other options
Alex Barnhill commented
I would literally pay to have the option to determine the number of playoff byes to make it mimic the 7 game slate that the NFL uses.
7 team playoffs are critical for my league.
Samuel Gillen commented
Would love this to be an option going into the 2022 season! Our league is going to start using divisions this upcoming season because the schedule works out perfectly (play teams in your divisions twice and everyone else once). We want to go with a 7 team playoff format. Top two teams from each division earn a playoff spot and then one remaining team with the most points earns a wildcard spot.
Division winner 1 = bye
Division winner 2 vs Wildcard
Division winner 3 vs Division runner up 1
Division runner up 2 vs Division runner up 3
We would also need to be able to customize the first round matchups but I think that's already an option.
The NFL uses a 7 team format so it would be great if we can use a variation of their format.
DON PAVELKA commented
That's the point. Currently it is not an option. We would like to see it be an option.