Playoffs - Two week playoff matchups
This feature would allow commissioners to implement 2 week long playoff matchups for their league.
Jordan Green commented
Wont happen, Yahoo doesn't make changes anymore. Sorry to burst your bubble but they've given up. If you don't believe me take a look at some of the other Top Rated posts on this forum and see how long they've been active and if Yahoo has done anything about them. Might as well move your league to ESPN if you want this feature. (P.S. I really want this feature too).
You do not have the option to make it over the final two weeks in baseball. You have the option to finish early before key players on non contenders get benched for the year or stars on contenders get rested for the playoffs. If you choose the later playoffs it overlaps into the last week. It is not a full two week playoff.
At the ends of seasons schedules aren't always full and the last two weeks get combined by default if you choose the late option in settings.
Regardless of the sport the last week of the season is most times a waste of your high drafts because unless they are fighting for a playoff spot they are being rested.
A prime example is baseball and great young pitcher who are put on "pitch counts" they do not play at the end of the season and a team that was great in the heart of the season get beat by a 4th place fantasy chump because his midseason lineup is sitting on the bench.
There should be a playoff pool, would be a good option for us in keeper leagues to change it up!
Matt Chouinard commented
YES YES YES. Regardless of if some teams rest their star players in that final week of play, it should at least be an option for leagues and commissioners. It's silly to have that many games in the last week, and not be counted in a hockey pool. Essentially a player's stats in our pool only count for 79 games? Give us more options Yahoo!
Chris Kohut commented
My idea is to create a playoff format that isnt offered in any other league generator. First off we should have the abilty to have 2 week long finals since it is the most important week of the year and often most players are benched or playing limiting roles while waiting for their playoffs to begin. Second I feel that we should create a mini-series option. Instead of scoring total points for the 2 weeks in the finals, i think leagues should be able to have what I call a mini-series option in where teams can play a mini best of 3 series for each playoff matchup. If every playoff matchup was 14 days then you can have the first 5 days as one game, the second 5 days as a second game and the remaining 4 days as the final game. As soon as a team wins 2 out of 3 matches they move on to the next round and win the series. If a team won the first 2 games then the last remaining 4 days would count for nothing. This would prevent a team from having an incrediable unattaiable 2 days to start the week which can become unreachable for the other team.
Just a possible thing to look at
I 'am for it ,should be a option for any leagues highly supportive of this one.
B B commented
I came here specifically to suggest this. I will be looking for a more customizable league next year, and if the people's voice isn't heard here, I will unfortunately have to move my league elsewhere. PLEASE UPGRADE YAHOO!
yes I would like to see division teams should play each other in the playoffs
We have requested this for the past 4 years, since it was a standard option. It's not new, it's just Yahoo hasn't bothered reinstating it.
Tyler Redding commented
I agree with this! BIG TIME
Yvres Gyros commented
Yep, should be enough feedback by now and really shouldn't be difficult to implement as far as programming work goes.
Please make it happen still this season.
Yahoo is dead. They dont care about anything anymore. Not a single suggested change this year has gotten any further along than "gathering feedback". Im moving my leagues elsewhere next year. Yahoo used to be awesome, but I dont know what happened to them. Theyre a shell of what they used to be. "Official" place for fantasy hockey my ***.
This shouldn't need any more feedback. Yahoo used to provide this option up until the 2010 Olympic season when they condensed the schedule so they removed the option from the default. However, they never brought it back, and after several attempts to get an explanation, I never received a proper response, just a 'we will consider new offerings etc etc.'. This should be brought back to give commissioners a choice - it's not a new offering.
Mark McGrath commented
This is exactly what I want. We recently added 2 new teams to our league (14 total) and I customized the regular season schedule to be reflective of the division format. Having gone through the trouble to figure out a fitting schedule I was very disappointed to discover that the top 8 teams make it, regardless of division (currently 5/3). As the commish I should have the option to customize the way in which playoffs are formatted as well.
Great idea. Baseball also requires a two-week finals option, however. Yahoo, just make the two-week finals option available, what are you waiting for? Your Week One matchup is over one week, but not the finals? No good. Yahoo is far too slow in reacting to this "feedback" section - why bother having the feedback section if it serves no purpose? This is a great idea, a must, get it done, Yahoo.
As for the end of season, I see no reason why Yahoo cannot allow commissioners to set the end of their season. The real life "resting" of players down the stretch (during fantasy playoffs) has become a real problem for the fantasy game, a well maintained fantasy team can have its entire season pulled out from underneath simply by the idiotic practice of "resting" millionairre athletes. Allow commissioners to set their end of season date. Again, Yahoo offers a solid product, but is far too slow in its evolution.
Love the idea.
is this not enough feedback, Yahoo???
Playoff pools can be more competitive than regular season. And takes more strategy
Rich Sewell commented
You cannot tell if leagues have weekly or daily scoring. DUH!