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

Thursday, December 31, 2020

3FL Notes: Season 20 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2020 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 193 points! (New 3FL record)

Player MVPs:
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/SV) - 52 points! (New 3FL record)
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 33 points
Davante Adams (WR/GB/P) - 32 points
Stefon Diggs (WR/Buf/SV) - 32 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%

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

Spiked Vipers (6)
Dumbbums (2)
the HAW (2)
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (2)
Marauders (1)
Misfits, Inc. (1)
Predacons (1)
Yuengling Brewers (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

SuperBowl XX Champion!

Congratulations to Coach Nick on winning his second 3FL championship!

The Spiked Vipers had an incredible week to cap their amazing year. In the SuperBowl they set new records for most points by a player in one week, most points during the three weeks of a playoff run and most team points in a game (by 40 points!). In fact, SpiVi scored more points this week than the combined (both teams) point totals in 17 of our 19 previous SuperBowls.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2020 season wrap-up.

Happy holidays and thanks to everyone for a fun season and 20 great years!!

Thursday, December 24, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

It was another high flying playoff week in the 3FL! Our semifinals jumped ahead of last week's total and became the new second highest scoring postseason week of all time. Five of our eight teams ended up with more than 100 points.

There are games across four straight days this SuperBowl week, starting with the Vikings/Saints matchup on Christmas afternoon (Friday) and stretching all the way until Monday night. There are six NFL games outside of the usual Sunday afternoon time slots. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 120 points

Player MVPs:
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/P) - 36 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 34 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 30 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 4/8 - 50%

Week 16 Information
Christmas Afternoon: Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
Saturday Early: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Detroit Lions
Saturday Late: San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
Saturday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Las Vegas Raiders
Sunday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #4 Dumbbums
As the Steelers fate has gone recently, so too has that of the 'Bums. They scored only 43 points last week and had to watch as their players from Pittsburgh sat out, got injured or threw the ball to nobody in particular. It might not be any better for them this week, as FitzCorp will lean on starts Derrick Henry and Josh Allen to not end up in the last place of the playoffs.

For 5th Place:
#6 the HAW vs. #8 Renegades
Both of these teams rebounded in week 15 and scored above the century mark. I mean, they were our league's second and third place scorers for the entire regular season, so that makes sense. It's just a week too late. But it does set up a great matchup to win the consolation bracket. Kyler Murray might be the difference as half of the players in this game will take the field before Sunday.

For 3rd Place:
#5 Marauders vs. #7 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Phenoms were the story of the second half of the season, rising from last place into the 7th seed and carrying that momentum all the way into the semifinals, where they scored 100+ points. But now they end up in a battle for the bronze digital trophy against Coach Hoss, who watched his team take the 5th seed but have to roll with six Qs on the roster. And unfortunately they'll add a D for this week. Ouch.

3FL SuperBowl XX
#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #3 Predacons
It was pretty much a given that SpiVi would end up in the SuperBowl this year. They set the record for most points ever scored in a regular season, recorded double digit wins and advanced to the postseason as the top seed. Since then they have scored the second most points in a playoff week and are on track to score the most points in a playoff run in our history. The Predacons took their division and qualified early, but only since week 13 have they been a true contender. In fact, these two teams have scored more points in the last three weeks than any other teams in the league.

Can they keep it up for one more important game? Will the Vipers cruise to their second championship with yet another record setting performance? Or will the Predacons surprise everyone (and get a little help from the curse) to earn their first ever SuperBowl victory in their fifth appearance in the big game? SpiVi's last loss came against the Preds in week nine so Coach Sinkerbeam owns the tiebreaker.

It's looking like a great matchup, and it will be a marathon holiday weekend with at least one player scheduled in all seven NFL timeslots.

Good luck this week!

Merry Christmas and thanks to everyone for another great season!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

For the first time in our history all of the odd numbered seeds advanced to the semifinals. Seems appropriate for 2020. It ended up as our second highest scoring playoff week ever and three of the four winning teams scored more than 100 points.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2020 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,578 regular season games we have scored a combined 210,101 points.

Fun fact: After 20 years of the 3FL, Coach Drew and Coach Nick have the exact same regular season W/L/T record (129/127/7), but Coach Drew has scored two (just 2!) more total points. That's a one point differential per decade. Crazy!

Don't forget, the four teams still in the championship bracket will have only one player add available this week. And there are two Saturday games in addition to Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 133 points (2nd, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/MI) - 33 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/SV) - 30 points
Jonathan Taylor (RB/Ind/SV) - 28 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 1/4 - 25%

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ Las Vegas Raiders
Saturday Afternoon: Buffalo Bills @ Denver Broncos
Saturday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: Cleveland Browns @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals

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

#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #5 Marauders
Another week, another record book addition for SpiVi. This time it's the second best playoff weekly score of all time. They've been putting up so many points that even the curse might be apprehensive to take them on. The Marauders have quietly found themselves in the semis, but this game would be a lot more competitive if they didn't have six players who are questionable for this weekend. The Vipers have only one Q. Look out (again), 3FL records.

#3 Predacons vs. #7 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
It wasn't looking great for PEP after a late RB scratch and a 20+ point deficit following the Sunday night Bills/Steelers game. But an amazing MNF comeback gave them an upset victory and a chance to face the Preds. Coach Sinkerbeam's team advanced with little drama, and this matchup means that one of our teams without their name on the trophy will get a shot at a championship next week. That team will be the one who makes the correct lineup decisions, starting with tonight's game.

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

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #6 the HAW
It's a shame that this game is in the consolation bracket because it's looking like our best matchup of the week. Things are even across the board, but Derrick Henry may be the key to victory for FitzCorp. Can he put up 30+ points again? And will the CAPS' WRs return to form after a tough quarterfinals game? There are players in the first five time slots but we'll have a winner decided by 7:30pm on Sunday.

#4 Dumbbums vs. #8 Renegades
These two were our lowest scoring teams from last week, so it's fitting that they meet here. The 'Bums had every player except one perform lower than their projections – and that one player is now on the COVID list for this week. The Renegades ended up almost twenty points under their projected total. Not that it really mattered as they could have scored 65 more points and not won against the record setting Vipers. Still, this sets up to be an exciting game and it will all come down to the Steelers on MNF.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 10, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

Our regular season finale week locked in our final two postseason spots and gave us a few additions to the 3FL Records page. It's already shaping up to be an exciting run to SuperBowl XX!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 13th. 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: Predacons - 130 points

Player MVPs:
Darren Waller (TE/LV/P) - 32 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 30 points
Baker Mayfield (QB/Cle/SS) - 28 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 45/78 - 57.69%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/78 - 53.85%

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: New England Patriots @ Los Angeles Rams
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo Bills
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns

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

#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #8 Renegades
SpiVi finished our twentieth regular season with the top seed while setting the record for most points scored in a season in the history of the league. Not too bad. Now they get to start their journey to a championship against the tough luck (and 4-8-1) Renegades. It should be an easy first step, but we all know about the curse...

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
FitzCorp fell out of the top spot after a week 13 loss with an incomplete starting lineup. Was it playoff prep or curse avoidance or forgetting to double check? We may never know. But they ended up earning a game against the suddenly hot Phenoms, who have climbed up from the basement to the seventh seed. This might be our best matchup of the week and it's going to come down to MNF for a PEP comeback.

#3 Predacons vs. #6 the HAW
They beat the #1 and #2 teams in back to back games and just finished the year by outscoring the league and being on the right side of the Biggest Blowout of the Week™. But have the Preds peaked too soon to have a shot at their first title? They get the four time champion CAPS in the quarterfinals, and in addition to having the highest projected total coach HAW might just get Christian McCaffrey back from IR. So...maybe next year?

#4 Dumbbums vs. #5 Marauders
These two teams from the West division are separated by one win and only seven total points after our regular season. And this game might be just as close. The matchups are even across the rosters and it's going to come down to coaching decisions and a three player comeback attempt by the 'Bums in the prime time games.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!!