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.
Fred Smith commented
Our league would very much like the same thing - effectively it's an inverse bracket. 11 and 12 seeds get "byes" in the first round for being so terrible in the regular season, and the losers "advance" in the bracket. The entire purpose of the consolation bracket is to figure out who finishes dead last for the year, but can also operate like this.
13 week regular season
Week 14: 11 and 12 on bye. 7 plays 10, 8 plays 9. Losers "advance" in the consolation bracket. Winners move on to the "Top of the Bottom" game in week 15.
Week 15: "Top of the Bottom" game between winners in week 14 to determine the best of the losers bracket. Week 15 losers play 11 and 12. Winners of those two games are simply done. Losers of those two games move on to the Toilet Bowl in week 16.
Week 16: Only consolation game this week is between losers of week 15, with the loser of the game becoming the loser of the loser's bracket and subject to any punishment your league has.
We've always had to rig the scoring to make this the result in our league and it's been very messy. But inverse seeding and "losers advancing" is something fairly commonplace in other leagues. Furthermore, it keeps people participating through the end of the season. Nobody wants to finish DFL!
In our (12 team) league, we punish the last place team. Besides that, positions 7-11 don't really matter. Can we get the option to make the consolation bracket (or losers bracket) determine the last place team? Something that would make the losers advance? The champion and the loser will be determined the same week.
Mark Andress commented
Totally agree on this. Have been asking for this for years!
Catherine Hammond commented
Do your division winners get a first round bye?
K Smith commented
To be consistent with the default playoff scheme, which Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey uses, Football should use the following, instead of the 4 team playoff (includes a consolation bracket):
The top 6 teams in the league standings after the last week of the Fantasy regular season qualify for a 3-week postseason tournament to determine a league champion.
The next 6 teams in the standings qualify for a consolation bracket to determine 7th through 12th place. The season is over for everyone else.
Teams - 6 championship, 6 consolation
Playoff Weeks - 2 options:
Weeks 14, 15, and 16
Weeks 15, 16, and 17
Scott Filip commented
I want our toilet bowl game to be scheduled for week 17
Scott Filip commented
I want to be able to schedule our toilet bowl (losers of consolation bracket) game on week 17 for extra punishment.
Dayne Bartles commented
We have a "Toilet Bowl" in my league for dead last place. We also have a championship bracket as does everyone... and those who don't make either, play in a consolation bracket for points and total wins on the season, that may determine draft order or something else. Let me edit the schedule, matchup, seeds, byes, everything playoff schedule related. I can adjust all of that in the regular season, but not playoff. Pretty please!
Bill Schunk commented
As the top two teams play for the Super Bowl have the two bottom teams play for the Toilet Bowl, and even come up with a trophy for them as well. It would help keep everyone involved all the way to the end of the season
Mike Kithcart commented
there is an option in the commish settings to allow the losing teams to still play, but after the season is over you are only ranked where you finished the regular season and not the losers bracket
John C commented
I'm adding my vote to having this implemented. It's been years and years and we've been asking for something that has long been possible on other fantasy football websites.
There's no reason why 6+ teams shouldn't be allowed to have a consolation playoffs.
Having consolation brackets can keep teams out of it more competitive and have a fairer overall league. It could be used for consolations prizes. It can help with draft order and keepers for the following year. There's just so many pros to this idea, I don't know why it hasn't been implemented already. DO IT!
PPR scoring is available for private leagues. There is no such thing as a PPR league on Yahoo!, but PPR scoring is available as an option to the commish.
I always run a PPR League, which sadly you do not have and would like to see this feature next year.
I am new to Yahoo FFL and was surprised you do not have the ability to test the scoring system.
there has to be a toilet bowl option added. it's the second most important game next to winners bowl game. we have a toilet bowl trophy that needs to be awarded and by record or total points seems like a poor way to do it. ADD THE TOILET BOWL!!!!
Give the loser bracket a chance to win the toilet bowl and earn money too in cash leagues. Like 1st $100, 2nd $40, 3rd $10, and toilet bowl champ $5. Make an option for them to win money too.
Who's going to be the toilet bowl champs this year? 2016 Toilet Bowl!
A toilet bowl is a great way for the losers to participate.
Ya, options would be great. At least an option for toilet bowl.
The playoff system needs a toilet bowl and it also needs to be more customizable. The Top 2 teams (seeds) get a bye. Then the 2 teams with the best overall record and then the 2 teams with most points scored. This is for a 12 team league with 6 playoff teams.
The toilet bowl is a great idea. I totally agree with this.