Setting up your league's end-of-year tournament.

How do the playoffs works?

In weekly head-to-head matchup leagues there is a single-elimination playoff to determine the league champion at the end of every season

Can I edit who makes the playoffs?

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.

What is the "re-seeding"? Why should I use it?

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.

Is there a consolation bracket for teams that don't make the playoffs?

Yes. The consolation bracket is automatically scheduled. There is also a third-place game involving the losers of the semi-final round.

Can I set up a "toilet bowl" or loser's bracket?

At this time we only offer consolation brackets in which winners advance to the next round (just like the playoff bracket, but for non-playoff teams).

How are playoff seeds determined?

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.

Why didn't my team make the playoffs? How were tiebreakers applied to my team?

If you go to the playoff bracket (League » Playoffs), there is a detailed breakdown of the tiebreakers in the left-hand column of the page (desktop view). If you don't see anything listed in the Tiebreakers column, then it means that the commissioner has edited the playoff seedings and the tiebreakers no longer apply.

Why is the Tiebreakers section of the Playoffs page empty?

This section will be empty if the commissioner has edited the playoff seeding, overriding to the tiebreakers.

How accurate are the playoff designations?

You will not see the words "clinched" or "eliminated" until a team has a 100% chance of that outcome.

How can a team with a better league rank have a worse playoff seed?

If your league has divisions and uses the best division record tiebreaker, it's possible to have a league rank that differs from the playoff seed.

How do I make the season shorter or longer?

You can specify the last week of the season from your playoff settings page: League » Settings » Edit Playoff Schedule » Championship Week.

Do consolation games count towards my overall Fleaflicker record?

Yes, consolation games count towards your overall Fleaflicker record but not towards your playoff record.

Can teams set their lineups and pick up players through Week 17 and after, even after our fantasy playoffs have ended?

Yes, all teams can set their lineups through Week 17 regardless of when your fantasy playoffs end. Owners can calculate their scores by looking at their roster page.

Why didn't the waiver order change during the playoffs?

During your league's playoffs, Fleaflicker never resets the waiver wire order. (Teams that make a waiver claim will continue to move to the end of the waiver order.)

Can we run waivers again after our playoff tournament completes?

Yes. Commissioners can go to League » Settings » Edit Transaction Rules » Permit add/drops after season ends to configure this setting.

How can I schedule bye weeks for the playoffs?

Fleaflicker automatically schedules the correct number of first-round byes required for your playoff bracket so that there are no byes required for subsequent rounds.

My league has conferences. How can I ensure there are only conference match-ups until the final playoff game?

There are two things you will need to do the week the playoffs start to ensure that teams from each conference or division keep playing each other through the playoffs until the final match-up.