Totally customizable playoff formats
There absolutely needs to be the ability to create a totally customized playoff format. Our league went to 14 teams this year and it created several issues with playoffs, due to the limited options that yahoo allows. It shouldn't be very hard to allow commissioners total control for playoff brackets, allowing byes where an odd number of teams enter or continue in the playoffs. Other sites have these options and yahoo needs to keep up. I know we're not the only ones who are a bit salty about this. We want to come back next year, but you need to pick up your game and fix it Yahoo!!!
Tim Polacek commented
Really need to add a possibility to do 2 week long matchups for playoffs. Semis in weeks 13/14 and finals in weeks 15/16.
Al Pagliarulo commented
Need 7-team playoff option for next season just like the NFL! Plz make this happen, thanks!
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.
Kao Lee commented
My suggestion is that I hope you guys can add the customization to the playoff format to more than just 4, 6, or 8 teams. The NFL is doing 7 teams per conference, with only the #1 seed overall getting the bye, and my league would love to do a 7 team playoff in our 12 team league. We all love the NFL and would love to be able to play our league like the NFL. Please take this into consideration for this year or next year. If we can get this done this year, it would be awesome. Thank you for your time.
Brent L commented
So despite being the #1 thing yahoo users want, yahoo once again comes up short. Great job.
Julian S commented
We have a ten team league, and the bottom two teams face off to avoid losing control of their team name for the next season. Currently, we just have to go to each team's page and check for ourselves to see how many points they put up. Please create a way for us to make this an actual matchup!
jim melia commented
Totally agree! a seven team playoff would solve many of our leagues issues. I'm sorry, but if Yahoo does not have a seven team playoff option by next year, we will be moving our league to espn.
Carlos McNeil commented
I agree. I had this idea as well. It needs to be added ASAP. ESPN allows you to do it and I moved a league there for this exact reason. No other reason at all.
Keith Carlson commented
There should be an option where the top two teams from a league's regular season play a winner take all championship game in week 16. It's simple and not unreasonable for small leagues and puts extra emphasis on every regular season game.
Rodney Manny commented
Although rare, starters are benched in week 16. We want our leagues playoffs to end on week 15!
jesse newman commented
I'm in a 16 team league. I would like to have the option of 2 different playoffs where the top 6 have the traditional NFL playoffs with the top 2 division winners get a bye and a consolation bracket of the top 8. This would allow for top 14 to make the playoffs instead of top 12 and only the top two teams would get the bye. How would I go about doing this?
Jon Keske commented
Completely agree. Our 14 team league would love to do a 7 team playoff format but Yahoo won't allow it. I would have to manually make the 8th seed lose each year.
Todd Bullinger commented
Yahoo system is very user friendly, but the options need improved. Doubleheaders is the first thing, BUT....I would settle for customizable playoffs because we could setup the doubleheaders on our own and customize how we setup the playoffs.
Kiah Jackson commented
Honestly, we really want to switch to Yahoo for fantasy football but refuse because still after all this time int he fantasy world your playoff system is very very outdated and limited.
ESPN allows single week matchups and 2 week matchups. Not only that you can determine your season length. For football and baseball. This alone is the only reason we use ESPN. We like yahoo more but until the customizable season length and playoff options are changed we won't be using Yahoo.
Please allow for that option. Extremely easy to do and not complicated for a company generally leading in the fantasy market.
John C commented
They aren't listening. This message forum is a black hole.
Totally agree. This forum is a joke. 4 years on the number 1 issue. No response from yahoo.
And what changes do they make?? The remove the polling option from the message board. They remove the draft analysis numbers from the flex position. And they replace our classic helmets with these new cartoon cupcakes. 3 major down grades with no upgrades. Who thought that was a good idea? Fire them!
Are we on the same planet here?
garrett wake commented
These forums are a joke.
WHATS NEW: GUESS WHAT GUYS -- WE'RE BRINGING BACK SMACK TALK AND CHANGING THE TEAM NAME LENGTH FROM 18 TO 20 CHARACTORS
THANKS FOR PLAYING ON YAHOO, WE'RE LISTENING!
My comments on this are 5 years old. 14 team league. Still would like to have 6 in the championship and 8 in the consolidation instead of having the bottom 2 teams eliminated completely.
Also would like a 7 team, 1 bye option. Top 7 in championship, bottom 7 in consolation. Teams 1 and 8 get a bye which solves for the odd team match-up. Re-seed after first round (4 teams left in each bracket)
sharif hamdi commented
yahoo product support... did you lose your job or something?? respond to the comments please and add a 7 team / 1 bye playoff format.