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.
Chris Willcox commented
It took me as a shock too that they didn't include the last two teams in the consolation bracket. The last place team in my league scored in the top half of the league but got pistol-whipped by his schedule, doesn't make sense to exclude him from the playoffs.
David Drewek commented
You need to give the commissioner a lot more power! I can't stand how the entire consolation bracket has a bye in week 14. I'd rather have them start in 14 and be finished after week 15. Also you need way more options for tie breakers. Division record should not matter more than high score overall. Also high score should not matter more than head to head match up if it's in different divisions. The way yahoo does this is so messed up. Also I've been saying this for years. You need fractional points for field goals! Come on YAHOO.
Adam Jarmel commented
In 14 team leagues, allow all teams not in the winners bracket to participate in the consolation bracket. 6 & 8 instead of 6, 6, and 2 automatically out
Nick Kaiser commented
Currently my league has 14 teams and 6 of them make the playoffs. However because of that the consolation bracket also only has 6 teams, forcing two teams to sit out.
The commish can’t edit teams in the playoffs if it’s a cash league.
This would be a very welcome feature. Down with the consolation bracket!
Mason Slaughter commented
This suggestion is mostly for consolation brackets. Right now, in a 12 team league with top 6 seeds making the winners bracket, seeds 7 and 8 get byes in the first round of the consolation bracket. They are then set up to face the winners of the 9/12 and 10/11 matchups.
This essentially eliminates seeds 7 and 8 from losing the consolation bracket and coming in dead last. In leagues where the person in last place has a "punishment" for losing it basically makes it so that two teams check
Gabe Costea commented
Can you please add a Consolation Bracket for the 8 team playoff option. This remarkably helps in preventing managers from giving up on their season if they have been eliminated from the playoffs. Thank you
Chris Neiman commented
There's a way to stop bottom tier teams from deliberately tanking in the consolation bracket, or dropping stud players (since you cant auto-lock them if they are in the consolation), and just maybe get them to care about winning during consolation playoff weeks. Here's how I handle it.
Our teams draft the following year in reverse order of the previous years standings, excepting the consolation bracket, who will draft IN ORDER of final standing. It looks like this:
(I have a 10 team league, with a 6 team playoff, 4 team consolation)
Draft Pick - Previous Finish
1 - 7th place (the winner of the consolation)
2 - 8th
3 - 9th
4 - 10th
5 - 6th
6 - 5th
7 - 4th
8 - 3rd
9 - 2nd
10 - 1st (winner of the league)
Michael Saverse commented
The consolation bracket should be optional.
Michael D Robbins commented
I was about to post this when I saw your thread. I agree. It is dumb that we don't have the option to turn off non-playoff consolation games. It's not like last year the NY Giants and the Browns were playing each other in January. Give us the option to turn off consolation games.
Jason Cropper commented
The way my league gets around this is to do the draft order based on reverse order of regular season finish....taking the playoffs and consolation bracket out of the equation.
good idea. Gotta love the post by "anonymous" below (obviously a Yahoo employee) who just throws it back in the face of the person making the request to do it himself. So typical of Yahoo. Moron.
Evan Cole commented
This is a good idea. I recently looked at my league history and it said the worst I had done was 5th. I know I've had some terrible teams, but I just happened to do well during the Consolation Bracket weeks, so now it says I was 5th that year.
Good idea to just give the option to turn it off.
Devin Riemer commented
Would like to give fantasy leagues a more NFL feel. Please and thank you.
Steve Huslig commented
The commish can bench all the players on teams 5 and down and lock them.
Andrew Keckler commented
I run a 10 team league with a 4 team playoff. We would like to turn off the consolation bracket due to there not being any value playing for 5th place. Most teams don't try these weeks and since we draft in the opposite order of how we finish teams usually try to lose to improve there draft position for the next year. Just give us the option to turn it off, other leagues my want to keep it. What's so difficult about this???
Adam Durfee commented
This NEEDS to be a thing. It already is in 6-team playoff systems. Teams need the ability to play each other to determine final placement. My league needs it to determine the following year's draft order, allow the losing players to at least have a little fun (our league is a family league so we need another excuse to smack talk and chat across the country for two more weeks) as well as punish the last place team. Not sure why the functionality isn't currently allowed for 8-team playoffs, but it needs to be added.
Currently, the teams still accrue points individually, why not just give them a matchup and continue onward?
TJ Moose commented
How is a Consolation bracket with 16 teams not a feature?? Such an oversight, it should have been there from the beginning. This is my 3rd year with Yahoo Fantasy, and the first two years we have Consolation brackets with our 12 team leagues, 6 in Championship, 6 in Consolation (6x6). You must update your software for 8x8 for 16 team leagues, immediately. It should have already been there. - TJ
zack schneider commented
Lose to advance in the consolation bracket is a great idea that our league does. It would be nice if Yahoo supported this. It is the best way to determine the greatest loser.
@Nick: You don't need Yahoo! to set up your consolation brackets; just set them up yourself and inform the bottom eight teams and let them play it out. Business as usual.