Playoff Schedule

Playoff Bracket Setup (Standard Settings)

  • All teams continue to compete throughout the playoffs, so don't forget to keep setting your lineup even if you're in the consolation bracket

  • The two Divisional Champions and two wild card teams (teams with the next best overall records) compete for the championship

  • The wild card teams may come from any division and are selected by their records, with ties being broken according to the categories listed here

  • The top-ranked division champion plays the lowest-ranked wild card team 

  • In the Second Round, the winners of the First Round games (see table below) compete for the league championship

  • Each round of the playoffs spans a two-week period starting in week 14 of the NFL regular season, unless adjusted by the League Manager

  • The 5th through 10th-seeded teams in each league compete in the consolation bracket

  • It's important to note that the "winner" of a head to head matchup in the Consolation Bracket cannot move "up" into the Winner's Bracket with a win regardless of the score of their match

  • Any BYEs replace the seed starting with the highest number and work in ascending order. Example: Your league has 6 teams in an 8 team bracket. The two BYEs are assigned to seeds #7 and #8 which aren't filled by anyone, thus the #1 and #2 seeds have first-round BYEs.

Final league standings following the second round of the playoffs
From the Winner's bracket:

  • 1st place - Winner of game 1, round 2

  • 2nd place - Loser of game 1, round 2

  • 3rd place - Winner of game 2, round 2

  • 4th place - Loser of game 2, round 2

From the Consolation bracket:

  • 5th place - Winner of game 1, round 2

  • 6th place - Loser of game 1, round 2

  • 7th place - Winner of game 2, round 2

  • 8th place - Loser of game 2, round 2

  • 9th place - Winner of game 3, round 2

  • 10th place - Loser of game 3, round 2

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