Thursday, September 23, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 3 Preview

Scores came back down to earth last week and injuries are starting to take their toll. And we have a new leader atop the standings!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 123 points

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/YB) - 41 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/PEP) - 34 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 7/12 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/12 - 41.67%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Don't look now but Coach Hoss has the Marauders in the #1 spot. They're projected to post 100+ points again this week but things won't be easy against the Renegades and their stars. We'll know a lot more about this game after tonight's Panthers' performances.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
I'm not sure anyone would have predicted where these two teams would be heading into this matchup. The Stompers are second in the league and leading their division while FitzCorp is winless and in last place. All that could change depending on the outcome of this one so we'll have to stay up for the prime time games.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew came into 2021 on an 8 game losing streak, but they've halted that slide and are heading in the opposite direction. They're undefeated to start this season and are atop the 3FL North. The Bolts are at the bottom of that division and are still looking for their first win. But this one could really go either way.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
After 5 straight wins that included a record setting SuperBowl performance, SpiVi lost last week despite scoring in the triple digits. So they'll hold onto the league's high point total for now. Can the CAPS keep up? Maybe. It will be up to the TE differential and the QBs going head-to-head in their NFL game.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Hmm. This matchup features the 10th and 11th scoring teams in the league. It's going to be a close (but maybe low scoring) game and nothing will be decided until MNF. The only thing that's for sure is the Preds will choose the wrong player for the flex spot.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Both of these teams have scored exactly 196 points so far this season. But PEP is 2-0 and the 'Morons are 0-2. Perhaps that script is flipped this week, but don't rule out the possibility of a tie. Now that would make sense.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 2 Preview

The league was just shy of the top five scoring weeks of all time and SpiVi outscored everyone again. Seems like we picked up right where we left off.

The first set of intradivisional games starts this week. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 126 points

Player MVPs:
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SV) - 31 points
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/B) - 29 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/SS) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 4/6 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Football Team
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Stompers were the only West Division team to earn a victory last week and they scored the second highest total in the league. They get the Preds in this one, which would be a tougher task if Saquon Barkley was up to speed (and not playing on Thursday night).

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams went over the century mark last week but only one of them won. They'll each have a chance to score 100+ again with some favorable matchups. But the Morons' SNF duo will allow for a comeback and an opposite result from their opening game.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
These two have found themselves at the very bottom of the standings after our first week. Both scored under 60 points. That's not a great start. But one of them will pick up a win here with all eyes on Aaron Rodgers on Monday night.

The HAW (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It's not much better for these two North Division rivals. They find themselves in 9th & 10th place and with lower point totals than usual. Anything can happen here and there are games across all the time slots, but it might come down to the Bolts' OBJ replacement.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Renegades
They're in the same division and the same house. And now they get to play each other in week 2. Someone will have head-to-head bragging rights for a majority of the regular season after this one. It's just a shame that the matchups might make things so lopsided.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
What a GOTW this will be. We get to watch Patrick Mahomes against Lamar Jackson on SNF. Do the rest of the lineups even matter? Of course they do. I just can't bring myself to pick against SpiVi quite yet.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 1 Preview

Can the Spiked Vipers defend the title and break all their own records? Will the flex position and extra game change everything? Can you believe we're kicking off our third decade of fantasy football?? The 21st 3FL season will have these answers. 

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

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ LA Rams
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi begins their title defense as the biggest underdog of the week (according to Yahoo! projections). Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce can turn those numbers around in a hurry, but the RB differential might be just enough for the 'Morons.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
We'll have quite the QB battle as the two unadorned helmet logos face off in week 1. The players stretch across every NFL time slot and both have a chance for an early advantage tonight. But the game will be left in the hands of the Brew Crew's 2 MNF players for a comeback.

Lightning (-1) vs. Renegades
This one would be much closer if the Renegades' RB2 didn't suffer a season ending injury earlier today. His replacement is...Chuba Hubbard? Yikes. Perhaps they can swing a trade for one of the 5 RBs on the Bolts' roster. After this game is over of course.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Another tight 3FL matchup is highlighted by players in tonight's game. In fact, FitzCorp has a starter playing in every scheduled game time this week. It's so close this one is really a coin toss so perhaps it should come down to Prime Time.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The flex position gives us a new wrinkle this season and that spot may be the difference in this matchup. The rest of their rosters are relatively even, but picking the best choice among multiple players with the same projected points could secure the victory.

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This looks to be an even matchup across the lineups. It will depend on Saquon Barkley's reps and the Steelers/Bills game (where almost half of Coach Hoss' team is playing), but it won't be over until SNF gives the Preds a comeback opportunity.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 21!

Monday, September 06, 2021

3FL Notes: 2021 Draft Analysis

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

1. Renegades: Hmm. Coach Val was awarded the Best Draft this year despite being given a B on the official draft report card. Her team looks solid but her RBs better stay healthy. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Stiletto Stompers: The Stompers earned the highest grade in the league from Yahoo! and are the preseason favorite to win it all. I have to agree–there aren't many holes in this lineup. Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

3. Yuengling Brewers: Derrick Henry, DK Metcalf and Lamar Jackson on the same team? Look out for the Brew Crew this season. This group is way better than Yahoo! thinks. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

4. Baltimorons: The QB room is full for the 'Morons. There are 3 signal callers on the roster but there is a reason to be concerned about each one of them. But there are also a few sleepers on this team so you never know. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

5. Dumbbums: Top talent is represented at QB, WR and RB, but there are also a couple of rookies on this team. They might make or break the 'Bums season. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

6. Lightning: This is a strong squad. They have a dynamic QB and a solid backfield. Just have to hope for the best with the WR corps. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

7. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: PEP put together some great offensive power but left the QB position to a couple of young guys. But if one of them steps up then watch out. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

8. Misfits, Inc.: The autodraft was not amazing for the Corporation this year, but they did get a better Kicker and Defense than if they were sitting in front of a computer. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

9. the HAW: From first to worst? The CAPS were awarded our Best Draft last year but they're at the very bottom of the list this time around. I would argue about it but take a look at those graphs. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

10. Marauders: It's Dak and the kids for Coach Hoss this year. He drafted 3 rookies and 2 second year players, and if they live up to the hype then big things might be in the works. Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Predacons: Wasn't this going to be the draft that the Preds finally did something different than RB/RB at the beginning and taking a QB too late? They ended up doing both. But their fate will mostly depend on Saquan's performance. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

12: Spiked Vipers: SpiVi will begin their title defense with the best QB and TE in the league. Plus 2 other TEs for some reason. Their draft strategies might be unorthodox, but they've also scored the most points ever in a 3FL season. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

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

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

3FL 2021 Update | Last Minute Changes

Our draft is coming up soon but I wanted to let everyone know about a few last minute changes to the 3FL as we start our third decade.

We voted to keep a 13 game regular season, but it turns out that the NFL has pushed bye weeks all the way into week 14 of their schedule. This would put our playoff semifinal teams at risk of having to rely on bye week fill-ins in the first week of the postseason. That seems like a bit of an unfair draw. So we're going to expand our regular season to 14 games.

With this change also comes the contraction of divisions from four to three. It makes sense to still play your divisional foes twice and everyone else once, and three divisions will allow us to keep that schedule structure. We're using the same draft order from our annual meeting so we'll have the following divisions for 2021:

Renegades, Baltimorons, Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Marauders

Stiletto Stompers, Dumbbums, Misfits, Inc., Predacons

Yuengling Brewers, Lightning, the HAW, Spiked Vipers

Since we're changing things at the core of the league it makes sense to also implement any other changes at the same time. The threshold for rules modifications has historically been 60% of the votes, but we're going to enact the two questionnaire items from this season that reached a simple majority.
So we're replacing a WR spot with a FLEX position (WR/RB/TE), and kicker points will now be tiered based on distance (3, 3, 3, 4, 5). A missed kick from more than 50 yards is now worth -1.
It should be an interesting start to our third decade of fantasy football. Good luck this season!

Monday, January 04, 2021

2021 Draft Order and Divisions

Using the updated double-secret reverse reveal draft pick method with an isolated camera feed, the draft order for the 21st season of the 3FL was chosen during our first ever virtual 3FL meeting. Eleven of our teams were present on Zoom during the selection process.

2021 3FL Draft Order

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

Divisions were assigned based on the draft order, giving us the following league structure:

Renegades, Dumbbums, the HAW

Stiletto Stompers, Lightning, Marauders

Yuengling Brewers, Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Predacons

Baltimorons, Misfits, Inc., Spiked Vipers

Possible rule changes are being taken into consideration and will be put to a vote during training camp. We will tentatively hold the live online draft at 9:00pm EDT on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Have a great off-season!

Friday, January 01, 2021

3FL Notes: 2020 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2020 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. We broke just about all of the playoff records this year!!

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

3FL 2020 Fantasy Player MVPs

Aaron Rodgers (GB/SV) - 350 points
Josh Allen (Buf/MI) - 345 points
Patrick Mahomes (KC/YB) - 342 points
Kyler Murray (Ari/tH) - 333 points
Russell Wilson (Sea/SV) - 323 points

Dalvin Cook (Min/R) - 283 points
Alvin Kamara (NO/SV) - 281 points
Derrick Henry (Ten/MI) - 267 points
James Robinson (Jax/D) - 187 points
Aaron Jones (GB/tH) - 186 points

Tyreek Hill (KC/PEP) - 230 points
Davante Adams (GB/P) - 228 points
Stefon Diggs (Buf/SV) - 186 points
Calvin Ridley (Atl/tH) - 184 points
DK Metcalf (Sea/SS) - 180 points

Travis Kelce (KC/SV) - 200 points
Darren Waller (Oak/P) - 147 points
Robert Tonyan (GB/tH) - 109 points
Mark Andrews (Bal/PEP) - 103 points
Mike Gesicki (Mia/M) - 97 points
TJ Hockenson (Det/tH) - 97 points

Jason Sanders (Mia/SS) - 142 points
Daniel Carlson (LV/tH) - 138 points
Younghoe Koo (Atl/B) - 138 points
Tyler Bass (Buf/SV) - 131 points
Rodrigo Blankenship (Ind/FA) - 128 points

Pittsburgh Steelers (R) - 147 points
Miami Dolphins (SV) - 135 points
Los Angeles Rams (L) - 135 points
Indianapolis Colts (B) - 134 points
Baltimore Ravens (MI) - 127 points