Monday, January 01, 2018

2018 Draft Order and Divisions

Using the updated double-secret reverse reveal draft pick method and some left over Christmas card envelopes, the draft order for the 2018 season of the 3FL has been chosen. Nine of the twelve teams in the league (plus one via video call) were present during the selection process.

2018 3FL Draft Order

1. the HAW (again!)
2. Spiked Vipers
3. Misfits, Inc.
4. Renegades
5. Marauders
6. Stiletto Stompers
7. Predacons
8. Baltimorons
9. Yuengling Brewers
10. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
11. Lightning
12. Dumbbums

We decided to assign divisions based on team performance (winning percentage, total points as tiebreaker) over the past three seasons, giving us the following four divisions:

NORTH
Lightning, Predacons, Renegades

SOUTH
Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Baltimorons, Stiletto Stompers

EAST
Misfits, Inc., Dumbbums, Yuengling Brewers

WEST
Marauders, the HAW, Spiked Vipers

We also decided to add an IR spot to our team rosters for next year. Other possible rule changes are being taken into consideration and may be put to a vote during training camp. We will tentatively hold the live online draft at 9:00pm EDT on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Have a great off-season!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

3FL Notes: 2017 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2017 season. Also, the playoff portion of our records page and individual statistics for each manager (on the sidebar) are up to date through the end of this year's postseason.

If there are any other stats you would like to see, let me know.



3FL 2017 Fantasy Player MVPs

QBs
Russell Wilson (Sea/SS) - 300 points
Carson Wentz (Phi/MI) - 269 points
Cam Newton (Car/PEP) - 256 points
Alex Smith (KC/D) - 253 points
Tom Brady (NE/L) - 242 points

RBs
Todd Gurley II (LAR/P) - 302 points
Le'Veon Bell (Pit/D) - 240 points
Kareem Hunt (KC/SS) - 220 points
Melvin Gordon (LAC/M) - 203 points
Mark Ingram (NO/SV) - 202 points
Alvin Kamara (NO/R) - 202 points

WRs
DeAndre Hopkins (Hou/SV) - 207 points
Antonio Brown (Pit/L) - 204 points
Tyreek Hill (KC/tH) - 159 points
Keenan Allen (LAC/M) - 150 points
Julio Jones (Atl/SS) - 148 points

TEs
Rob Gronkowski (NE/B) - 152 points
Travis Kelce (KC/P) - 143 points
Zach Ertz (Pit/SS) - 120 points
Evan Engram (NYG/tH) - 103 points
Jimmy Graham (Sea/SV) - 103 points

Ks
Greg Zuerlein (LAR/SS) - 161 points
Stephen Gostkowski (NE/tH) - 149 points
Chris Boswell (Pit/M) - 137 points
Justin Tucker (Bal/B) - 136 points
Robbie Gould (SF/FA) - 135 points

Ds
Jacksonville Jaguars (tH) - 185 points
Baltimore Ravens (SS) - 171 points
Los Angeles Rams (M) - 162 points
Philadelphia Eagles (D) - 156 points
Los Angeles Chargers (MI) - 145 points

Thursday, December 28, 2017

3FL Notes: Season 17 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2017 final standings are as follows:

1. Baltimorons
2. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
3. Dumbbums
4. Misfits, Inc.
5. Predacons
6. the HAW
7. Lightning
8. Stiletto Stompers
9. Spiked Vipers
10. Marauders
11. Renegades
12. Yuengling Brewers



Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 118 points (T-3rd, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/P) - 38 points (T-5th, playoffs all-time)
Jared Goff (QB/LAR/P) - 28 points
Dion Lewis (RB/NE/B) - 26 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 6/12 - 50%



Top Scoring Team of the Week
Number of times each team had the top point total for the week (playoffs include 8 teams only):

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (3)
Predacons (3)
Spiked Vipers (3)
the HAW (2.5)
Stiletto Stompers (1.5)
Baltimorons (1)
Dumbbums (1)
Misfits, Inc. (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

SuperBowl XVII Champion!

Coach Drew welcomed a new baby boy into his family on Friday and then won his fourth 3FL championship on Christmas Monday. That's quite a holiday weekend! The Baltimorons left no doubt about it, scoring more points in the SuperBowl than any other team in our history. Congratulations Drew (and Kattie)!!

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2017 season wrap-up.

Happy holidays and thanks to everyone for a great year!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

3FL Notes: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

A bunch of playoff records were broken during our incredible semifinal round. And our lowest two seeds will play for the championship in a topsy turvy postseason.Will the 'Morons make it 4x? Or will PEP claim their first title in just their third season in the league??

Remember that there are two Saturday and two Monday games this week. Merry Christmas of football!



Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 128 points (most, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/P) - 41 points (most, playoffs all-time)
Cam Newton (QB/Car/PEP) - 33 points
Kareem Hunt (RB/KC/SS) - 32 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 4/8 - 50%

Yahoo! was 4/4 in week 15 after being 0/0 in week 14



Week 16 Information
Saturday Late: Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens
Saturday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Late: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Oakland Raiders @ Philadelphia Eagles



Here we go...it's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#1 Lightning vs. #2 Stiletto Stompers
We all know about the curse of the #1 seed, but it seemed to be extra cruel this year. The Bolts fell to the eighth seed in the first round of the playoffs and then they scored their lowest total since 2015 (back when we used the old rules) in last's week's game. Ouch. Now they have three players who are officially OUT against the potent but unlucky Stompers this week. It's looking like going from first to worst is the most likely scenario.

For 5th Place:
#5 the HAW vs. #6 Predacons
It's appropriate that the fifth and sixth seeded teams will play for fifth place in this one. Both had good showings one week too late in the playoffs, with the Preds actually scoring the second highest point total ever in a playoff game during the semifinals. They're projected to score almost 100 in this consolation bracket finale and should win big against the CAPS' bench worth of deactivated players. But heavy favorite hasn't been a great spot for Coach Sinkerbeam to be in this season.

For 3rd Place:
#3 Misfits, Inc. vs. #4 Dumbbums
We've not had a repeat champion since our first two seasons and that trend continues after a semifinal round without any drama. There will be excitement in this one, though, as these two teams match up evenly in the battle for third place. One bright spot for the Corporation last week was the continuation of big points from their Eagles' QB, and that could be the difference here. We'll all have to wait until MNF to see which team ends up with the digital bronze metal (trophy).

3FL SuperBowl XVII
#7 Baltimorons vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Did anyone think the bottom two seeds would end up facing off for our coveted trophy? It's only PEP's third year in the 3FL but they've qualified for the playoffs in each of those seasons and have now advanced to their first championship game (with a little thanks to the curse). Their average margin of victory in this postseason is almost 35 points. Meanwhile the 'Morons put up the most playoff points in the history of our league to reach their third SuperBowl in the last four years (and fifth appearance overall). Coach Drew has won three championships already.

Can the 'Morons tie the HAW and earn their fourth SuperBowl victory? Or will the Phenoms ride their stars to the etching of a new name on the trophy? There are games all weekend but it's all going to come down to Christmas day. Someone is about to open an amazing present.

Merry Christmas and good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

3FL SuperBowl XVII Matchup

Thursday, December 14, 2017

3FL Notes: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

The curse! Again!! The Bolts fell to the #8 seed Phenoms and the top team now has only a single title in 17 seasons. Yikes. What's going to happen this week?

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2017 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,344 regular season games we have scored a combined 169,933 points.

Don't forget about the two Saturday games this week (in addition to Thursday night). Make sure your lineup is set.



Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Le'Veon Bell (RB/Pit/D) - 29 points
Carson Wentz (QB/Phi/MI) - 28 points
Jordan Howard (RB/Chi/MI) - 26 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 0/4 - 0%



Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Indianapolis Colts
Saturday Late: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Saturday Night: LA Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Oakland Raiders
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers



Semifinal Games
(Winners play in 3FL SuperBowl XVII, losers play for 3rd Place)

#3 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Baltimorons
The top two seeds are now out of the championship bracket, so you'd think that FitzCorp would be the obvious favorite to repeat and win the title. But Carson Wentz's torn ACL changed those odds right away. The 'Morons are favored by 20 points in this one but it should be closer than that. Although the return of JuJu and Gronk might seal the SuperBowl invite for Coach Drew before Devonta Freeman even takes the field on MNF.

#4 Dumbbums vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
That was quite a strategy by PEP. Losing the last three games in the regular season so they could outscore everyone in the quarterfinals and use the curse to their advantage? Brilliant. And now they're projected to advance to their first ever SuperBowl. They just have to get past Le'Veon Bell and the 'Bums. Thursday night is important but the starting QB decision for each team could tip the advantage.

Consolation Games
(Winners play for 5th Place, losers play for 7th)

#1 Lightning vs. #5 the HAW
All the warnings were there, but someone has to be the top seed. Now Brady and Brown are relegated to the consolation games where they'll meet the just-reactivated Aaron Rodgers. He comes back from injury just one week too late for the CAPS (who watched their QB score -4 points in their first round game). It will be an exciting one. So there's that.

#2 Stiletto Stompers vs. #6 Predacons
Zero for 34. Sigh. It's another season without a title for both of these teams, with neither ever winning the 3FL championship in our 17 years. It really looked like it was the Stompers' year but things didn't go their way last week. The Preds would've beaten five other teams in the quarterfinals but not the one they played against. I know it's only for a shot at 5th place but this looks like the best matchup of the week.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

3FL Playoffs (Semifinal Matchups)

Thursday, December 07, 2017

3FL Notes: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

The last week of the regular season turned out to be our highest scoring week of the year. And the last two playoff spots were taken by teams that won their matchups in order to get in. It's already shaping up to be an exciting run to SuperBowl XVII!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 10th. Under our playoff rules you will be allowed to make 1 add/drop per week once the postseason starts, but only teams still in the winners bracket will be eligible to make a move (with waivers set in reverse order of seeding).

Three wins in a row wins it all!!



Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 128 points (3rd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Alex Smith (QB/KC/D) - 38 points
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 30 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/SS) - 25 points



Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 45/78 - 57.69%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/78 - 51.28%



Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins



The Comm-nosticator is finished for the year, but game previews are not...

#1 Lightning vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Our number one spot has belonged to the Bolts for a couple of weeks now. That just means that they'll have to beat the curse to win the title. The Phenoms know this all too well so they've decided to lose their way into the last playoff spot. Quite an interesting strategy, right? Brady and Brown should be the story but Fournette and whichever QB is starting for PEP could make it interesting.

#2 Stiletto Stompers vs. #7 Baltimorons
The Stompers ended the year by beating the 'Morons (for a second time), winning the South Division, scoring 40+ more points than any other team (the 4th highest season point total in our history), and climbing into second place. They've put themselves in a great position to compete for their first championship. Can they beat Coach Drew for the third time in 2017? JuJu and Gronk are BOTH suspended so that should help.

#3 Misfits, Inc. vs. #6 Predacons
This is another repeat matchup from last week, but this game should be much more entertaining than the snoozer they gave us in the regular season finale. It's hard to believe that these two teams have combined for just three wins in the past four weeks. The E-A-G-L-E-S who play for FitzCorp can't have a second poor performance in a row, right? The Preds may be favored but they've had trouble living up to projections lately.

#4 Dumbbums vs. #5 the HAW
The CAPS needed a win last week to get into the postseason and they left no doubt about it, scoring the third most points of all time. These two were separated by only one point in the 'Bums' week two victory and this one should be just as good. If Josh McCown can get Coach HAW a win this week then Aaron Rodgers is waiting to be reactivated for the quarterfinals. Uh-oh for everyone else. But we'll all have to watch both Prime Time games to see how this one turns out.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

3FL Playoffs (Quarterfinal Matchups)