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.
I couldn't agree more. I've spent the better part of 2 hours trying to figure this out on your site. Since your playoff rules don't match our league rules, we will have to track manually to some level. Here's hoping you still score each team during the playoffs or it will be a nightmare. This should be quite simple.
Jumping on the bandwagon here... been using Yahoo for a few years now and the lack of flexibility with playoff bracket adjustments is ridiculous. The policies for ranking teams then seeding them in the playoffs is too restrictive and doesn't match the rules of many leagues. Seems like it would be easy to allow commissioners to adjust the brackets as their rules see fit.
Would this idea also allow for duplicate players to play against each other?
League 1 Team A drafts Peyton Manning
League 2 Team B drafts Peyton Manning
Both Teams find themselves playing each other in the playoffs... Both with Peyton Manning
I like the idea, it really helps for leagues that are quite large (A lot of people interested in playing). But I agree with Jonathan, both leagues better be scoring the same because that could be a headache in a half... IMO
This seems like an obvious fix. The fact that they didn't think of this already makes me question their judgment.
Kevin Dawes commented
I'm in a 14 person head to head league with 6 play-off spots. It would be far more fair if at least the last two play-off spots were given to the remaining teams with the highest points. Every year there is one or two teams that score a ton but get super unlucky with the schedule and miss the play-offs even though they have far more points than several team above them. At least this way, even if you are unlucky enough to constantly be matched up against teams scoring super high, you would still have a chance to control your own destiny into the play-offs if you have been putting up big numbers all year. These last two spots could be considered "wild-card" teams or whatever. In the settings under play-offs, you could just have a spot to enter "number of wild-card teams (based only on points)" - or something.
Yahoo, you have a seriously great product, keep the tweaks coming to keep it fresh and continue to improve things.
Mike Mayer commented
I agree, making the playoffs season more customizable including the tiebreakers. Seems as though this would be an easy fix.
I've played FF since 1990 and a commish since 1992. From a commish standpoint, regular season tie games are actually good because they make the standings way more interesting. Of course, in the postseason they are a problem. There are actually two kinds of ties--game ties and standings ties. Tie games are a tie between two teams FOR THAT WEEK (whether they are regular season or postseason is irrelevent). Standings ties are ties between two or more teams FOR THE SEASON. Game ties should be broken by criteria that occurred that week first--not criteria over the whole season. Season ties should broken by criteria only concerning the teams tied games vs each other--not criteria for the whole season vs all opponents. Beyond that, there will be lots of disagreement.
Having a bye during the first week of the playoffs is a reward for the top seeded team.
Being scheduled to play against the 8th seeded team is a reward for the top seeded team.
This seems like an easy fix. Why shouldn't the Commish be able to set the playoff bracket manually?
Agree with this! make it happen yahoo!!!
Also an option available on other sites is giving a team "home field advantage". The higher seeded team is awarded a free amount of points (like 3 or so) for finishing with a higher record. We voted as a league this year and wanted to have this as an option, but I see that there was no option for this. This is just one example of a simple option that could be available on Yahoo, but is not.
I still don't understand why this isn't the case. I noticed Yahoo sorts standings for division lead first by record, then by division record, then by total points. A commissioner should be able to set any number of different ways to sort standings, as yahoo's inflexibility in this regard is stupid.
i have a 14 team league. please allow for an option to have 6 teams in championship playoffs and 4 teams in consolation playoffs. the losers of first round of championship playoffs can then play in the consolation playoffs (play the winners of the first round of consolation). this is done in 10 team playoffs, however not for 12 or 14 team leagues. please allow this as an option. thank you
i agree with anthony d'amico, we do the same thing, just let us plug in the teams for the playoff spots. I hate going through and changing everybody's record. The playoff seeding is by points after you make the playoffs (which is by record and last two spots is for the wildcard spot with most points remaining), please respond yahoo
As a manager of a team I was recently involved in a tie and I am in a league that utilizes fractional point scoring. When I went to the commissioner I was told that there was no way to change the tie breaker system and a tie was a tie. Based upon what I am reading ties can also go to a tiebreaker format that includes bench scoring with the + .01 format. How does the commissioner set that up?
Anthony D'Amico commented
I'd like to add on to this. We have a unique playoff structure where the wildcard is the highest scoring team that wasn't in the top 2 in their division, regardless of record. Other sites have let us just plug teams in to their respective playoff spots. I'm not sure why this isn't allowed.
If this isn't addressed I don't think we'll be using yahoo next year.
This would be great, as my league does "wildcards", awarding the last 2 playoff spots to most points of the teams that didn't clinch. We also reseed based on points and I hate to have to manipulate the records to do this.
Casey Ackermann commented
Ties happen in the NFL, why not fantasy, just think how ****** you would be if you had eight guys finish with 10 points across the board in week one and the opposing team had Manning finish with 45 points in his big game against Baltimore and the rest of the 7 players had 5 each. You lose because your tie breaker was total points by starting QB when clearly you drafted much better and have a more consistent team but now you're 0-1. Ties are part of the game.
I agree 100%. The two week playoff format is what my league assumed was an option because we have seen it on every other site. Please try and make it a possible option before the season ends. This would honestly be a reason to not return to yahoo next year.
Joel White commented
This would be great. I was really hoping to allow my league to play the championship in week 16 and 17. Only playing week 17 sucks (to many players benched), but not playing fantasy football the last week of the season sucks too.
Please update it so we can allow customizations on the playoff weeks!