Just because your team did not make it to the fantasy playoffs does not mean that your season is over! You can still compete in the consolation bracket.
Note: Based on custom league settings, a few teams in your custom league may not be eligible for the consolation bracket. The number of teams in the consolation bracket can never be greater than the number of teams that have made your league's playoffs, due to the fact that the Championship and Consolation brackets are played in the same amount of time. For example, if in a 10 Team League, only 4 teams make the playoffs, only 4 of the remaining 6 teams are eligible for the consolation bracket. The other 2 teams would see their season come to an end once the regular season has concluded, as there would not be enough weeks left in the league's fantasy season (in this case, 2 weeks) to have all 6 teams compete in the consolation bracket.