Setting up your league's end-of-year tournament.
In weekly head-to-head matchup leagues there is a single-elimination playoff to determine the league champion at the end of every season
Yes, the commissioner will have the option to place whatever teams they want into the playoffs after the regular season ends. Go to
League » Settings » Edit Playoff Seeds.
The NFL re-seeds after every round so that the worst-seeded team will always match up against the highest-seeded remaining team in the next round. If you select to re-seed, your league will also reseed.
Yes. The consolation bracket is automatically scheduled. There is also a third-place game involving the losers of the semi-final round.
We don't currently offer a loser's bracket for teams that fall below the consolation bracket line. What we are recommending to commissioners is that they have all of their teams continue to do their lineups, and since the data will still be flowing in, they will be able to tell who would win in match-ups. It can be communicated in an offline fashion who the winner is.
Fleaflicker's playoffs system mirrors the NFL's. Division winners are given the top seeds. The best remaining teams (wildcards) are seeded next. First round byes are awarded to the top teams, if necessary. Check your league's
Power & Playoff Rank tiebreakers to see how seeds are determined.
If you go to the playoff bracket (
League » Playoffs), there is a detailed breakdown of the tiebreakers (and playoff scenarios).
Fleaflicker will not use the words “clinched” or “eliminated” until every scenario has been considered and the system is mathematically certain that a team has secured a playoff spot or has no chance of making it into the playoffs. In larger leagues, it may be too resource intensive to calculate with 100% certainty until the start of the playoffs, so these leagues may not see “clinched” or “eliminated” designations in advance.
It depends on your tiebreaking rules, but keep in mind that if you have divisions and they are in your tiebreaking rules, they are applied and broken down in your order before the league rank in some cases. During the regular season and when waivers run a team may have a higher league rank because all teams are pooled together for waivers, but not in the playoffs as divisions are looked at.
You can specify the last week of the season from your playoff settings page:
League » Settings » Edit Playoff Schedule » Championship Week.
No, we currently do not offer a way to do this, sorry.
Yes, consolation games count towards your Fleaflicker record under the overall column in the user page, but they do not count towards your playoff record.
Yes, all teams can set their lineups through Week 17 regardless of when your fantasy playoffs end. Fleaflicker allows teams to set their lineups and tally points on the
Scores page. However, cuts and claims are only allowed in redraft leagues after the championship game - so keeper leagues can't change the players on their rosters through the free agent pool then.
During your fantasy playoffs, Fleaflicker never resets the waiver wire order in leagues. Once the playoffs start, the waiver order will reflect the end of the regular season order the entire rest of the year and never resets weekly.