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  • Chris the Chemist Chris the Chemist Dec 4, 2012 11:43 AM Flag


    Search "help" for playoff tiebreaker. Tricky I know.

    This article explains how playoff ties are broken in Yahoo! Fantasy Sports.


    In the event that a Fantasy playoff game ends in a tie, the deadlock is broken using the following system:

    #1 Winning percentage against this opponent during the regular season

    #2 Playoff seed

    How is winning percentage determined?

    Head-to-Head Standard leagues

    The winning percentage is based on individual stat category wins and losses, and not matchup wins and losses. (A tie is worth a half win or 0.5, and a half loss or 0.5)

    Example: Team A and Team B played each other three times during the regular season.

    - In Matchup 1, Team A won 9-3-1.
    - In Matchup 2, Team B won 6-4-3.
    - In Matchup 3, Team A won 7-5-1.

    Team A had 20 stat category wins vs. Team #$%$ 14 stat category wins during the regular season, with 5 ties.

    Team A's winning percentage would be .577 (20 wins + 2.5 for ties = 22.5 / 39 total).

    Head-to-Head One-Win and Head-to-Head Points leagues

    The tiebreaker is the matchup win percentage against this opponent during the regular season. (Not stat category wins)

    All Head-to-Head Fantasy Football leagues are Head-to-Head Points leagues.

    Example: Team C beat Team D, 3 out of 4 times during the regular season for a .750 win percentage.

    It is not possible for a custom league commissioner to deviate from this tiebreaking system.


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