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.
bob clark commented
This might work IF it is a league setup item. No need to reinvent the wheel to accommodate the less capable in all fantasy leagues.
Do you want a mulligan when you lose in the first round too? Sh!t happens dude. It sucks, but it happens.
It's funny how often this happens. My league has had a tie with fractional points three years straight.
Mr. Manager commented
Another option to playing the league average would be to play the league median. This way, the outliers of extreme scores whether they be very high or very low would not affect the score that everyone would be playing against. In other words, the top half of the league would earn a win and the bottom half would get a loss for the week. Every team would then have a head to head matchup with an opponent for the week and against the Median Monster!
Mr. Manager commented
I had a suggestion for fantasy football that would direct the best competition into the playoffs and not leave managers feeling “ripped off”.
Teams play each week, they go head to head with another team, and they get a victory for a win. I suggest having all teams play against the league average as well. Therefore, each team would have two wins, losses, or a win and a loss for every week.
The reason for this is to get the best teams into the playoffs instead of the lucky ones. I don't think anyone believes it is fair to have the second highest score in the league with around 130 points for example walk away with a loss while another team puts up 70 points and wins for the week. Teams making it into the playoffs under this setup would more than likely be the teams who have been winning games AND putting up the highest point totals throughout the season.
I would like to see this option, and I believe that other commissioners would like to make their league fairer as well in this already crazy-lucky world of fantasy football.
Go Yahoo! fantasy football, and thank you for your consideration!