The Lightning just claimed our first playoff spot and it's already Rivalry Week in the 3FL. We should be in for an exciting last month of the season!
Week 9 Recap
Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 104 points
T.Y. Hilton (WR/Ind/D) - 29 points
Carson Wentz (QB/Phi/MI) - 27 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/R) - 24 points
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/M) - 24 points
Tyrod Taylor (QB/Buf/L) - 24 points
The Comm-nosticator: 34/54 - 62.96%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/54 - 48.15%
Week 10 Information
Thursday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Carolina Panthers
Bye Week: Baltimore, Kansas City, Oakland, Philadelphia
And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for Rivalry Week:
Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Both starting QBs for these teams have a bye and their replacements will make it a close game. A lot of the outcome will ride on the Steelers performance on Sunday and multiple players in tonight's TNF matchup. And, of course, injuries.
Lightning (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
It will be interesting to see how the playoff-bound Bolts decide to approach the last month of the regular season. Their ticket to the postseason is already punched, so do they just keep a bye week K on the starting roster instead of dropping someone who might be useful later? That strategy might also be helpful if they don't want to stay in the #1 spot.
Marauders (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Speaking of bye week players in the starting lineup, our top scoring team has put up 90+ points and won two in a row with starter(s) on a bye. Can they do that again? Probably not (with the Eagles off this week). The more interesting story will be how this whole Ezekiel Elliot scenario plays out. It could affect FitzCorp in the playoffs.
Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It hasn't been the best season so far for the Renegades but I'm sure they'd enjoy a win in our annual twin billing. They've got a shot too, depending on the health of their Thursday night WR. But if the Stompers end up paying attention to their bye week issues then it could be more of the same.
the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew has now lost six in a row (and 15 of their last 17). Ouch. Their only win in the second half of last season? That would be during Rivalry Week against the HAW. It's possible that they can do it again this year, but even with the ridiculous run of injuries Coach HAW's team looks like they should bring their record back to .500.
And the game of the week...
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have lost two in a row and their four remaining games are all against teams in the top five. PEP is heading in the opposite direction, winning their last two and taking over the West Division. But this should still be a great one. Every position is even across the board and it will come down to MNF. It should be an exciting way to end Rivalry Week.
Good luck this week.