Thursday, November 14, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 11 Preview

It was an exciting Rivalry Week but we still have seven playoff spots available. Maybe a couple more will be claimed this week?

We're back to divisional games with only three weeks remaining. Here we go!

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 116 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 34 points
Daniel Jones (QB/NYG/PEP) - 32 points
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/L) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 35/60 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 32/60 - 53.33%

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams
Monday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers
Bye Week: Giants, Packers, Seahawks, Titans

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 11:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
In an entire year of fantasy football the Bolts have lost one game. One. So even if the projections are in favor of the Brew Crew you'll forgive me for still picking the Lightning. You too?

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Two weeks ago I mentioned how the CAPS were in 12th place but that they had a great chance to make the playoffs anyway. Well they've already jumped up to the 8th spot and they can leapfrog the Stompers in the standings with a win against them here.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The West Division swept their Rivalry Week games and now two of them get to play each other. The Preds just climbed into a tie for the scoring lead but they'll probably need to figure out a WR3. And the Renegades have some Q issues of their own.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The 'Morons might be in 11th place at the moment but their week one tie might end up being important in our final regular season standings. They've also had SO MANY points scored against them, but it's not looking like PEP will continue that trend.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Marauders
After four straight losses the Marauders are in last place with only three weeks to go. But that's only one game out of a postseason spot. They'll probably need a win this week to start in that direction, but SpiVi is averaging more than 99 points per game.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Fitzcorp is in second place after winning their last four in a row and they have a shot at earning a playoff spot this week (even though their best players are on a bye). The 'Bums still have a lot of Steelers on their roster. And it's not the year for that.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 07, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 10 Preview

The Lightning have claimed our first playoff spot and earned a chance to defend the title. We should be in for an exciting last month of the season, as even our last place team is within one game of a postseason spot.

Can you believe it's already Rivalry Week in the 3FL?!? Don't forget that this is the bye week for six NFL teams. Six! Yikes.

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 112 points

Player MVPs:
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/YB) - 41 points
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 34 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 27 points
Tyler Lockett (WR/Sea/SS) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 31/54 - 57.41%
Yahoo! Projections: 29/54 - 53.70%

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: Broncos, Eagles, Jaguars, Patriots, Redskins, Texans

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for Rivalry Week:

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Sometimes you get lucky. Like when you score the 11th fewest points in a week but you play the 12th lowest point scorer. That low total is unlikely to happen again for FitzCorp (since they seem to have a starting K), but they should have little problem with PEP and their bench full of players on a bye.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Preds were on opposite sides of the Biggest Blowout™ in the past two weeks. Which team will show up against the Brew Crew? Nobody knows, but having both of the top ranked QBs for the week can't hurt.

Baltimorons (-2) vs. Dumbbums
I hope there is a watch party somewhere tonight, because these two have six combined players going on Thursday Night Football. After that they have a player in every other time slot too. It will be an excruciatingly slow loss for the 'Bums.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Marauders
How about another tie? This one sure could end up that way, with even projections across the board. This one will come down to the prime time games and the performance of their bye week fill in QBs.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Our favorite Rivalry Week matchup won't disappoint this year. The two teams in this twin billing are separated by only one game in the standings and their teams are equally affected by this week's schedules. We'll just have to wait and see if Bell and/or Mahomes are active on Sunday.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
It's our top ranked team against our top scoring team. And amazingly the half dozen teams on a bye aren't causing too many problems in this one. It's going to be a good matchup and nothing will be decided until prime time. It should be an exciting way to end Rivalry Week!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 9 Preview

The streak is over. After 13 straight wins the Bolts felt defeat for the first time since last November. It was the second longest winning streak in our history and the longest in the past 8 years.

Don't forget that they scheduled another London game early on Sunday. Yay, Wembley Stadium! Make sure your lineup is set.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 119 points

Player MVPs:
Tevin Coleman (RB/SF/P) - 35 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/MI) - 33 points
Mike Evans (WR/TB/M) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 27/48 - 56.25%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/48 - 54.17%

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Early: Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Bye Week: Bengals, Falcons, Rams, Saints

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds just handed the Lightning their first loss in an entire regular season worth of games. But don't crown them just yet - literally ANY OTHER TEAM would have beaten the Bolts last week. This game will be extremely close and run through all NFL game times. It's just a shame that the Stompers don't have Mahomes or Kamara available to tip the scales even more.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Drew's squad picked up an important victory last week and may earn a second W in a row against a top-tier opponent. That is if all of his Qs turn out to be active on Sunday. Meanwhile the Brew Crew will try to make do with all of their Falcons on a bye (while their head coach probably gets fired).

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Ok, hear me out. I realize that the CAPS are in last place in the league with only five games until the playoffs. But they are only one game out of a postseason spot and have scored the third highest point total this year. Take a quick look at their lineup and tell me that you'd bet against them to play in week 14.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Now that the streak is over it might be time for the Bolts to concentrate on the postseason. And do they really want to keep the #1 seed? The Marauders will put up a good fight, but this may end up as the first win in a new Lightning streak. RB vs. RB on Sunday night will be the highlight.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
SpiVi remains our top scoring team (by more than 20 points) and their average PPW might actually go up after this game. It will be a RB show, with their combined backfields projected to put up more than 60 combined points. The Corporation has multiple bye week fill-ins to fill and that might be just too much to overcome.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Our annual household matchup is the perfect GOTW for this week. PEP has been in the league since 2015 and this is the fifth matchup between the spouses. Coach Greg has won the previous four. The Renegades have a chance to finally win one this week (unless they forget to take the injured Chase Edmonds out of their starting lineup before tonight's game).

Happy Halloween and good luck this week!

Thursday, October 24, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 8 Preview

Last week was our lowest scoring one so far this season, but somehow more records were set anyway. And the Bolts just can't stop winning.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 145 points (T-3rd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/R) - 44 points (4th all-time)
Marvin Jones, Jr. (WR/Det/L) - 33 points
Chase Edmonds (RB/Ari/R) - 32 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 24/42 - 57.14%
Yahoo! Projections: 21/42 - 50%

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
With a win this week the Bolts will make it 14 in a row, tying our longest winning streak of all time. The Preds might have spoiled things if it was any other week. But with Lamar Jackson on a bye they'll have to just hit the waiver wire and cross their fingers.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
What. Was. That?? The Renegades went crazy last week, scoring a ton of points and watching their QB post the highest player total in almost four years. That's not likely to happen again this week. But you never know, right? Even if FitzCorp is favored by more than two touchdowns.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The QB matchup is a good one, but the best part of this battle is going to be the prime time ending. Can all of those Steelers push the 'Bumbs ahead? Or will the big projection advantage for the Brew Crew be true?

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Both of these teams are 3-4 and right at the bottom edge of the playoff picture. But Coach Hoss' team has scored an average of 18 more points per week than PEP. They might not win by that many this week, but they definitely have a slight advantage in the matchups.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
SpiVi remains our highest scoring team, averaging 104+ points per game. That's a TD per week more than our second highest scoring team. Those totals should continue this week against the hard luck HAW. Could anyone have guessed that they would be in 12th place with only a single win after the first two months of the season?

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Regardless of their records and places in the standings, this is going to be a great game. It's will all depend on which of the Qs turn into Os. Advantage goes to the Stompers since they actually have some players on the bench who can replace the starters on game day if necessary.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 7 Preview

Half of last week's games ended with a Monday night comeback and the Bolts' streak continued. Can you believe we're officially at the halfway point of the season?

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 114 points

Player MVPs:
Stefon Diggs (WR/Min/M) - 35 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl/L) - 31 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/SV) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/36 - 55.56%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Bye Week: Browns, Buccaneers, Panthers, Steelers

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Both of these teams need to pick up the pace if they want to end the year in the playoffs, and a good start would be with a win here. It's going to be a good matchup between the 10th and 11th place teams. It will all come down to if any of the 'Morons WRs actually play.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Don't look now but Coach Hoss' team has now outscored the league in two of the last three weeks. They won't do it again this week with their two best players on a bye, but they should at least pick up a W since the 'Bums have the same issue.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The Bolts' winning streak has reached twelve games, just two shy of our all-time record. So wouldn't it be crazy if our current last place team could put a stop to it? I'm officially picking the Lightning (because 12 in a row) but I'm just saying that this could be the upset special of the year.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
It's been an up and down year for both of these teams, but Patrick Mahomes can make up for a lot of other things. Coach Bev will need him to start out with a big game tonight since Saquon Barkley just might be back for the Corporation (after only three weeks high ankle sprain healing).

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The matchups mostly favor the Brew Crew in this one. That's not to say that PEP can't snag a victory, but they'll need their RBs to outperform projections. As for the Brewers, they'd better hope to have a victory earned before Sunday night. I'm not sure that their TE is going to fuel a comeback.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two teams are both 4-2 and are first and second in scoring. We should see a great game here, but neither team should even come close to their 100+ points per week average. And the Preds have little chance of picking the correct two RBs.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 6 Preview

The first F in the 3FL stands for family, and sometimes that is the most important part of our league. Our hearts go out to Coach Greg & Val at this difficult time, and we also celebrate with them as they welcomed a new baby girl to their family. It was all the emotions in one day.

Last week the league saw multiple records broken and a winning streak extended. Make sure you are paying attention this week – there are four teams on a bye and a 9:30am EDT game on Sunday.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 145 points (3rd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 42 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/MI) - 41 points
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 41 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 18/30 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 17/30 - 56.67%

The Comm-nosticator was 6/6 in week 5 predictions

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ New England Patriots
Sunday Morning: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Bears, Bills, Colts, Raiders

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The whole Steelers strategy didn't work out too well for the 'Bums this season, but maybe starting the QB who is playing against them will help? Sunday night has their two Ds against each other, then MNF will seal up a couple point comeback for Coach Bev.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Preds picked up another win and maintained their #2 scoring ranking, but suddenly they have four Qs and an O to deal with. The Phenoms literally don't have a second RB on their roster who has a game this week. It could be a toss up.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
ELEVEN in a row. The Bolts now stand alone with the second longest winning streak in our history. Can they make it one more? The 'Morons may be favored by 3 points but you'd be foolish to bet against Coach Thad for the past long time.

the HAW (-1) vs. Renegades
The CAPS finally won a game this year, and they did it by scoring our third highest weekly point total of all time. Whoa. The problem for the Renegades is that they're set to do it again, with five players projected to score in the double digits.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Speaking of high point totals, SpiVi quietly put up the fourth highest weekly point total of all time last week. And they are currently second in the league standings and first in scoring. It's a daunting task for the Brew Crew but thanks to the matchups they're going to make it close.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
These two are really evenly matched, which is saying something since a couple of injured stars are on the Corporation's bench. And one is in the starting lineup. There is a player from at least one of these teams on the field for each of the six game times, the drama will run all weekend.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 5 Preview

After four weeks we still have one undefeated and one winless team. And half of the league is sitting at 2-2. Some of those things will change this week!

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 115 points

Player MVPs:
Nick Chubb (RB/Cle/M) - 35 points
Jameis Winston (QB/TB/MI) - 29 points
Chris Godwin (WR/TB/SV) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 12/24 - 50%

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
These two have 8 (EIGHT!) championships between them, but so far this season they only have one combined win. The CAPS are riding a 5 game losing streak but it's looking like they can put a stop to that here. So long as they have a productive game tonight.

Lightning (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Speaking of streaks, the Bolts have won their last 10 in a row, tying the second longest winning streak in our history. Can they extend the streak and maintain their position at the top of the league? Or will the 'Bums outperform the projections?

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Preds have already put up more than 400 points this season and they're currently our highest scoring team. This fact has not translated to wins, though, as they're sitting at .500. They have a good chance at another win against the injured Corporation, but picking RBs will be tricky.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams are 2-2 and only 10 points separate their season point totals. You'd think this would be an even matchup, but the Stompers are favored by a bunch. And maybe even more if they take a quick look at who is starting.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Val's team has scored in the 40's for the last two weeks in a row. Can they top the half-century mark this week against the Brew Crew? All the matchups seem to favor the Beermen. Ok, all except the TE. But come on.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
SpiVi took their first loss last week but they are still in good shape atop the South division. The Phenoms have lost their last two but have a shot at a win here. The RBs are going to tell the story but Baker Mayfield will write the last chapter on MNF.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 4 Preview

Half of our teams scored at least 100 points last week and the league put up the second highest weekly point total in our history. What comes next?

Remember that the byes are starting this week. Make sure your lineup is ready!

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 132 points (5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Mike Evans (WR/TB/M) - 37 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/YB) - 37 points
Mark Ingram II (RB/Bal/L) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 9/18 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/18 - 50%

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 4:

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
SpiVi is currently undefeated and has averaged more than 100 points per week after our first three games. The Bums aren't doing as well. An over reliance on Steelers players hasn't helped and they've averaged only slightly above 56 points per week. This one could get ugly.

Lightning (-2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Bolts are also off to a sizzling start. Our defending champs are on a nine game winning streak, are our highest scoring team and hold the #1 spot in the standings. Can anyone beat them? I mean, I'm seriously asking. It's not looking good for the Phenoms to do it.

Marauders (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Hoss earned his first win last week (mainly because nobody could cover Mike Evans). Can they double their W total? Or will the Renegades double theirs? Coach Val will have to start by choosing the right QB.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
What is going on in HAWville? The CAPS are our only winless team and are alone in last place at the moment. Some of that is bad luck and some of that is coaching decisions, but either way they have a chance to earn their first victory against the injured Corporation.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Mahomes has been as good as advertised for the Stompers, scoring at least 25 points in every game this year. He's projected to hit that total again this week. The only question is whether Coach Bev will remember to fill in the rest of the team with starting players.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Preds are currently third in scoring but seventh in the standings with only one win. They did get some good news this week with Melvin Gordon's return though. Meanwhile the 'Morons have a lot of Qs to deal with this week. And an O. And a NA.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 3 Preview

We didn't get another tie, but week two had a little bit of everything else. Plus ALL OF THOSE INJURIES.

Get your team set for the last of our first round of intra-divisional games until the final three weeks of the season!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 121 points

Player MVPs:
New England Patriots Defense (P) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SS) - 30 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 6/12 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins
Bye Week: None until next week

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 3:

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Phenoms are undefeated even though they are tenth in the league in scoring. With a with this week they can stack up a two game lead in the East, but who can bet against Mahomes?

Predacons (-1) vs. Marauders
After a subpar opening game the Preds crushed it last week, starting two of the top three scorers of the week and earning the biggest blowout (by 80 points). Now they get the 0-2 Marauders who have a lot of choices to make.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
SpiVi has had a good start to the season, jumping to the top of the standings and the scoring list. And they're projected to score 100+ points again this week. Plus the 'Morons have a bunch of Qs.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Both of these teams are 0-2 and winless in their respective divisions. They both look good on paper, though, and one of them has to get a win here. So that's a start.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums have not been great this year. They are currently in last place, with the lowest points for and the highest points against. At least they're sure to break 100 points this week (for the season).

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Don't look now, but our defending champs haven't lost since week 10 of last season. Another W this week will put them on the records page with nine straight. FitzCorp definitely has the talent to stop this from happening, but a bunch of Qs and the European time zones might make that difficult.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 2 Preview

Wow! Week one had a little of everything in both the 3FL and NFL, from blowouts to Monday night comebacks to a tie in each league. What will week two include?

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 32 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 31 points
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/L) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 3/6 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/6 - 50%

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 2:

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
SpiVi hit the century mark last week and there are no signs of them slowing down. It will be difficult for Coach Val's team to keep up here, with Hill obviously out and two other starters questionable to play.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Neither of these teams started the season the way they wanted, but it would be even worse to lose again this week and go down two games in the West. It's looking like things will be left to a lone WR for the 'Bums on Sunday night.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Stompers squashed the competition last week, outscoring the league and earning the top spot for now. But the one team that might be able to keep up with Mahomes & company this week is the Bolts.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Could this one be another tie for the 'Morons? It's going to be close and all eyes will be on a few Eagles in prime time. And then Chubb on MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Speaking of ties, it's a little early to have one already, right? FitzCorp will try to avoid another but will have to choose the right QB early (since they play against each other tonight). The Brew Crew doesn't have that problem.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP got more points out of their K and Defense than most of their position players last week. That probably won't happen again. But will their Cleveland hookup outshine the CAPS' hookup from Houston?

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 1 Preview

Can the Lightning repeat as SuperBowl champions? Or will the Predacons or Stompers finally get their name etched on the trophy? Will your top players even be active for week one? Only the 3FL season will have these answers.

It all starts tonight. Get your team ready to go!

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night Early: Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night Late: Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 1:
The first week is always the toughest to predict, but here goes...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The Steelers playing against the Patriots this week is kinda the worst possible scenario for the 'Bums, since nearly half of their starters are from the Steel City. And the Phenoms from NE might ruin this fantasy game for Coach Coaldog too.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Other than the fact that I've never heard of the starting TE for the Marauders, this game seems like it will be a close one. It may all come down to which one(s) of the combined 4 Q WRs make it onto the field this week.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
This one could be a tie but it really depends on what Antonio Brown's suspension ends up being. The first quarter? The first game? The 'Moron's season?? FitzCorp has no players from Philly this year but they'll have to watch Coach Drew's Eagles in week one.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew has higher projections for just about every position this week. Only the TE estimate leans toward the Bolts. That's not a great way to start their title defense.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two look pretty even across the board, and only the RB situation gives the Preds a slight edge. But with two players in the super late MNF game it's possible the neither will know the result until Tuesday morning.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Two young and dynamic QBs lead these two teams into the season with big expectations. The early MNF game is the one to watch here to see if Kamara runs wild or the CAPS Texans hookup earns them the victory. It should be a good one.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 19!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

3FL Notes: 2019 Draft Analysis

Ten of our twelve teams were represented during the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Misfits, Inc.: Saquon Barkley was the obvious #1 choice no matter who was behind the controls for the first pick. And if you let your team autodraft you just might end up with the Best Draft™award. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Stiletto Stompers: Having Alvin Kamara and Patrick Mahomes is a good start, but picking the right WR from this corps each week is going to be difficult. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

3. Baltimorons: There is no Worst Draft™ award, but if there was Yahoo! would have given it to Coach Drew this year. I don't think things are that bad. McCaffrey, Brown and Goff? Come on. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: D)

4. Dumbbums: Last year's runner up could not stop picking Steelers. Not the worst idea, but it's almost to the level where they need a name change. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

5. Predacons: After years of terrible draft grades, the Preds finally ended up at the top of the list. Will it change their postseason luck? That might depend on how the RB2 spot works itself out. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

6. Marauders: Coach Hoss' team is, like, fine. Absolutely nothing stands out here. But that's not a bad thing. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

7. the HAW: Things went a little different than usual for the CAPS this draft. A WR first? A K in the ninth round?? Two TEs??? Maybe they're just mixing it up. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

8. Yuengling Brewers: The Brew Crew was present at the draft again, this time while at the beach! And the team looks pretty good. With sleepers and everything. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

9. Lightning: Our defending champion didn't pick a RB until the third round and it shows. But everything else looks ok. As long as nobody gets hurt. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

10. Spiked Vipers: Autodraft took a chance on 'Zeke in round one and SpiVi needs to hope that he actually makes it onto the field. The rookie starting QB is pretty bold too. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Renegades: From the worst draft grade last year to a tie for the best this year? This team does look pretty tough, and it (of course) includes Aaron Rodgers. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

12. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: The WRs are top notch and a couple of these RBs are bound to work out (even if it takes ten weeks). The biggest question is if Baker Mayfield lives up to the hype. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

The Comm-nosticator makes his first predictions soon. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2019 Draft Order and Divisons

Using the updated double-secret reverse reveal draft pick method and some triple-folded left over Christmas card envelopes, the draft order for the 2019 season of the 3FL has been chosen. Ten of the twelve teams in the league were present during the selection process.

2019 3FL Draft Order

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

Divisions will be based on team performance (winning percentage, total points as tiebreaker) over the past four regular seasons, giving us the following divisions:

Lightning, Misfits, Inc., Yuengling Brewers

Marauders, Baltimorons, Spiked Vipers

Phys. Ed. Phenoms, the HAW, Stiletto Stompers

Predacons, Dumbbums, Renegades

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 29, 2019.

Have a great off-season!