Playoffs - Two week playoff matchups
This feature would allow commissioners to implement 2 week long playoff matchups for their league.
I like the current option to have division winners seeded first, but would love an option to expand it so the top two from each division make the playoffs, then the "wildcard" spots fill from there.
Agreed, I can't see why it wouldn't work just like consolation rounds for 4 or 6 team playoffs.
Kevin Striukas commented
I have been a commissioner of a head to head league for several years and I have found that no one ever actually cares about the consolation playoffs. If managers have drafted badly or had bad seasons they will almost always become much less active in managing their team. Despite this how far you fall in the standings is determined by the last few weeks. You aren't competing for a positive, you are competing to avoid a negative, which puts a bad taste in everyone's mouth.
If there was a setting where you can just turn off consolation playoffs and have teams who don't make the playoffs have their seasons end that would be helpful.
This seems like it would be the true consolation final, I wish yahoo had this feature as well.
Indeed made the end of the season much more thrilling for everybody.
It keeps all teams active for the entire season. Eliminates tanking and lack of attention for those teams no longer interested in trying to win head-to-head matchups late in the season. We tie draft picks for the following season to the "B" playoffs (ie if you win the B playoffs, you get the #1 pick next year).
What a joke, it was the only new feature for this year and they couldn't even do it.
Can we have this now please?
Cameron Hunter commented
Please change the options to allow for all playoff matchups to be 2 weeks, AT LEAST have the finals be over the period of 2 weeks!!
NHL Playoff Pickem!
how much feedback do you need, Yahoo?!?!??!
We have requested this for the past 4 years, since it was a standard option up to the 2010 season (Olympic year). You had (temporarily, we thought) removed it due to the condensed schedule for the Olympics. However, you failed to bring it back and I haven't yet heard one legitimate explanation on why you haven't brought it back. All I had received in response was 'request to product team for new suggestions etc'.
It's not new, you just haven't brought it back for some unknown reason.
adam southwick commented
Please bring this back as the last week is like a shirst week as many teams sit their players.
Sir Ed commented
Each league is different and I think this is a good way to allow for a more competitive and fair way of gauging the winner(s).
It can be put fourth as a vote in the league so it will be adjusted to needs of each league accordingly.
Chris Port commented
This is far and away my biggest problem with Yahoo Fantasy Hockey. They took it away 2 week finals a couple of years ago with no explanation or warning, and then they have even told me that it never existed! Get your act together Yahoo, ESPN fantasy is starting to look more and more appealing.
Matthew Frankovic commented
While I agree that it wouldn't hurt to make it optional, there are plenty of occasions where it makes sense to have consolation playoffs. For example, leagues might use the consolation bracket to encourage active participation from all managers the entire year, even if some managers are out of the playoff hunt. There might be a cash prize for the winner of the consolation bracket. I know of plenty of fantasy football leagues that use the consolation bracket to determine next years draft order. So 4th place has first round pick, 5th place has 2nd, etc.
But like I said, there might not be any harm in having the option to skip the consolation bracket. I don't see why players simply couldn't ignore it though. I'm in 9th place in one of my hockey leagues and haven't really paid attention to it, because why would I? It's not like I'm obligateded to stay checked in after the season ends.
[Deleted User] commented
Fully endorse this! The grind through the regular season, and then the tightly contested playoff matchups make it so hard to get to the finals, and settling the finals in one week is tough to swallow. Having the option for 2 weeks would be welcomed.
Darryn Horvath commented
Please, please, please consider implementing this for next year. I really am kinda sad to see this is still in "gathering feedback" after 1.5 years. It really would make yahoo fantasy hockey much better.
You are correct that there is currently no option to have a 2 week championship.
Chris Kohut commented
Can this please happen for this playoff season! Every league should be able to have this option if they wish. Our leagues playoffs happen in 5 1/2 weeks. Please help us