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.
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This has been an issues for years. i don't get why yahoo have a feedback section when it will not address any of the issues. It shouldn't take years of gathering feedback on something so simple as allowing consolation brackets to be turned off and on. Are you serious yahoo. This will not throw the fantasy community into chaos.
Al Caesar commented
Most managers have no interest in the consolation bracket So it would be nice to have an option to turn it off and the teams that don’t make the playoffs just finish with the rankings they have from the regular season
I run a league with 16 teams. Top 8 make the playoffs but no option to have a consolation bracket for the bottom 8 teams. Seems silly to me!
ATTN Yahoo Admin: Will the Commish be able to set custom head to head matchups in the playoffs for each week of the playoffs in the consolation bracket?
Been using the loser advances playoff bracket for my league since 2010 and it’s a fantastic way to determine who the biggest loser of the year is…came to yahoo last year and it couldn’t work since Commish didn’t have option to to set playoff matchups weekly in the playoffs…this could at least allow it to work/have correct matchups…please give commissioner options to do this for their leagues! This is very important and a big part of our leagues that I run.
Set up a consultation bracket option so that the bottom six teams can be seeded week 15. Teams only advance if they lose…loser at end of week 17 is biggest loser for the league that year! If it’s too much to embed seeding and losing into the software options, then give commissioner control to set consulation matchups every week of the playoffs. This makes it fun for the league team members not in the playoffs and gives them a reason to be a winner at the end of the year…NOBODY wants to be the Biggest Loser/own the team that couldn’t win!
vince heidkamp commented
For leagues with a lower number of teams it would be nice a way to make it so that teams have a chance to make the playoffs but can still end up in the consolation bracket.
For example: 8 team league that does a 7 team playoff format: (2/7,3/6,4/5): The 3 winning teams move on to the playoffs and would be reseeded. The losing 3 teams move on to the consolation bracket and would be reseeded. The number 1 seed (playoff bracket) and number 8 seed (consolation bracket) would each get a bye for the round.
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Please update Playoffs - Customizable consolation bracket. Allow Consolation brackets to be turn off and on. Teams eliminated from playoffs should not be allowed to add and drop players in prize leagues.
Every year i have to contact yahoo to lock eliminated teams. leagues should not have to contact yahoo for this purpose.
Ian Harvey Ross commented
- 12 team leagues get 6 or 8 teams in the playoffs, and the rest in a consolation bracket.
- 14 team leagues can have 6 in the playoffs, but only a 6 person consolation (2 teams just miss out)
- 14 team leagues can have 8 in the playoffs and no consolation at all.
The ability to set how big the consolation bracket is would allow for playoffs, and a consolation championship to keep all players engaged, and allow of an overall last-place position.
Charles Renn commented
in a 14 team league, 8 make playoffs. We'd love to have a consolation bracket for the 6 non-playoff teams so they can fight for the 1st pick in the draft the following year. Keep them engaged and make the league more competitive! Cheers..
Ish Balla commented
I run a 10 team PPR league with 4 playoff teams. We wanted all six other teams to make the consolation bracket but now only four can. Its 2021 and we can't customize our leagues more effectively?
Edward Demeuse commented
in a 12 man team fantasy football league please have the top 8 for the championship playoffs and then allow the bottom 4 teams to play in a consolation playoffs.
Tyler Lounsbury commented
16 team league 8 make playoffs, the other bottom 8 definitely need to have a consultation playoff option, how are we to figure out who gets last place trophy with these setting! It’s 2021 yahoo, how is this not and option no matter how many playoff teams. Why would you have the option for 4-6 team playoffs but not anymore. Maybe time to find a platform that allows more control options over league. Yahoo dictatorship
Ethan Jacobson commented
How you gonna not allow a consolation bracket for a league with an 8 team playoff?
Do better Yahoo Fantasy.
Vincent Whitney commented
My league is 16 teams, and our playoff is 8 teams.
It would be perfect to have the other 8 teams go into a consolation bracket, and it's especially important for my league because that is how we determine last place who is rewarded with a "fun" punishment.
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.