Playoffs - Customizable consolation bracket.
This feature will allow commissioners to do the following;
- Turn the consolation bracket on or off
- Change the number of teams the league has in the consolation bracket
- Customize the seeding and teams in the consolation bracket.
Currently, the consolation bracket is only available for 4 and 6 team playoff format, it is not able to be turned on and off, and does not allow for the commissioner to change the number of teams in the consolation bracket or customize the teams/seeding.
I have had the same thought for a long time. 10 team, long running keeper league. We just voted to add the 9 and 10 seeds to our consolation bracket and then compete for next year's 1st overall pick. We have the top 4 make the regular playoff and we had the 5-8 seeds only for the consolation in years past. Yahoo does not allow customization of any kind on this and it is very frustrating since it couldn't take their tech people much longer than a few hours to add a couple features in.
Jon Switzer commented
My keeper league is dealing with this same issue....
Jon Switzer commented
I run a 12 team league where 8 make the playoffs. Why is it that the bottom 4 teams' season ends, with no choice to play out a consolation? In keeper leagues, a lot of consolation rounds decide the following years draft order....This needs to be updated.
Dan Stanton commented
In a 16 team league, I would like to have the option of the top 8 making the playoffs, and the bottom 8 competing in a consolation. I know that yahoo has never allowed this, but I don't understand why.
There is action to be had in consolation brackets. Just give us the flexibility to use it.
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.
Oh M commented
Yahoo please get it together. Teams in cash league that is eliminated from the playoffs should not be allowed to make transactions if the commissioner doesn't want to allow it. Those teams have no chance to win a cash prize. Its not hard to figure that out.
Allow commissioners of cash leagues the ability to lock eliminated teams from the playoffs.
Some commissioners have integrity and want to minimize poor sportsmanship.
There is an option to lock eliminated teams but that option doesn't work in cash leagues. What's the purpose of giving that option if it will not work
Jim Pothast commented
This can be done offline no need to waste space on the site
Ismael Elías commented
Seven days with Scot weisman commented
I like this.
Matthew Rosenfeld commented
Yehudis Lazarus commented
This makes a lot of sense. Especially if Yahoo is trying to make league history and fantasy profiles the selling point of Yahoo versus other platforms.
Moshe Rosenfeld commented
I would love to have this because the consolation bracket is just for fun but if you finish last in the regular season, you are the real loser. These games mean nothing in my league.
m r commented
Some leagues use the consolation bracket simply for draft picks and give the worse teams the bye. So it doesn't make sense to have the good teams play in the 11th round game if the bracket is changed. It should be up to the commissioner to decide if they want the consolation bracket or regular season standings for consolation teams to count as the final standings.
Add that feature before the season ends if possible.
Parker Martin commented
We moved from 12 to 14 teams this year and with it moved from 6 to 8 teams in the playoffs. It is completely incomprehensible that that would mean our consolation league no longer exists. If you want to make it optional, make it optional and a commissioner setting. It's just incredible that it isn't configurable. We will take our league to ESPN next year if this isn't fixed.
reignman 741 commented
Not finishing last is very important in leagues among friends. We need to know who was the worst team to allow ridicule for the following season. Some leagues even have punishments for finishing last. This forces every team to keep playing until the final week so that they don't give up mid season after a slow start.
Riley Murphy commented
Yes I agree. 6 team in the consolation bracket and get losers move on...winners are safe. At the end of the regular seasons team 11 & 12 have byes and are automatically in the second round of the loser bracket. Currently o have to do this offline and it’s annoying. I want all 6 teams in the consolation bracket to have the possibility to get last.
Matt Wilson commented
I love this idea, consolation brackets is just another word for biggest loser.
YES PLESE! I can't believe this isn't an option.
Voodoo Chicks commented
For leagues with a custom draft order, there's an easy fix. Just use final league standings for all non-playoff teams. I've been doing this for 15 years.
Agreed. Locking eliminated teams isn't sufficient, my league complains about this because they still have a matchup to play. Comissioners should have the option to turn off the consolation bracket to let those players know their season has ended once they've missed the playoffs (just like real football)