Wednesday, January 01, 2020

2020 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 20th season of the 3FL has been chosen. Three-quarters of our teams were present during the selection process.

2020 3FL Draft Order

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

Divisions were also randomly chosen for next season, giving us the following league structure:

NORTH
the HAW, Lightning, Spiked Vipers

SOUTH
Stiletto Stompers, Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Predacons

EAST
Baltimorons, Yuengling Brewers, Misfits, Inc.

WEST
Dumbbums, Marauders, Renegades

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 3, 2020.

Have a great off-season!

Saturday, December 28, 2019

3FL Notes: 2019 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2019 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 2019 Fantasy Player MVPs

QBs
Lamar Jackson (Bal/P) - 412 points
Deshaun Watson (Hou/tH) - 282 points
Russell Wilson (Sea/YB) - 275 points
Dak Prescott (Dal/tH) - 255 points
Josh Allen (Buf/SS) - 253 points

RBs
Christian McCaffrey (Car/B) - 325 points
Aaron Jones (GB/MI) - 239 points
Dalvin Cook (Min/SV) - 227 points
Derrick Henry (Ten/L) - 224 points
Ezekiel Elliott (Dal/SV) - 220 points

WRs
Michael Thomas (NO/PEP) - 216 points
Chris Godwin (TB/SV) - 186 points
Kenny Golladay (Det/MI) - 169 points
Mike Evans (TB/M) - 161 points
Julio Jones (Atl/YB) - 161 points

TEs
Travis Kelce (KC/L) - 148 points
Mark Andrews (Bal/B) - 137 points
Zach Ertz (Phi/SV) - 122 points
George Kittle (SF/SS) - 120 points
Darren Waller (Oak/R) - 115 points

Ks
Harrison Butker (KC/tH) - 139 points
Wil Lutz (NO/R) - 138 points
Justin Tucker (Bal/B) - 125 points
Matt Gay (TB/SV) - 120 points
Zane Gonzalez (Ari/SV) - 118 points

Ds
New England Patriots (P) - 221 points
Pittsburgh Steelers (D) - 170 points
San Francisco 49ers (SV) - 163 points
Minnesota Vikings (YB) - 141 points
Baltimore Ravens (P) - 140 points

Thursday, December 26, 2019

3FL Notes: Season 19 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2019 final standings are as follows:

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



Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 139 points (most, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Saquon Barkley (RB/NYG/MI) - 39 points (T-4th, playoffs all-time)
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 30 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/MI) - 25 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 8/12 - 66.67%



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

Predacons (3)
Marauders (2)
Misfits, Inc. (2)
Spiked Vipers (2)
Baltimorons (1)
Lightning (1)
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (1)
Renegades (1)
Stiletto Stompers (1)
the HAW (1)
Yuengling Brewers (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

SuperBowl XIX Champion!

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

Misfits, Inc. left no doubt about it as they outscored everyone else in the league. They also set the record for most team points in a SuperBowl, most points scored in a postseason week, and most points scored during the three weeks of a playoff run.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2019 season wrap-up.

Happy holidays and thanks to everyone for a great year!

Friday, December 20, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

What. A. Week.

Our semifinals were everything you could ask for, from being the highest scoring playoff week of all time (by nearly 60 points!) to having a total of 3 points separate the winners of the two championship bracket games. We even had a last minute TD flip an outcome and a MNF comeback to seal a SuperBowl berth.

Seems like we're in for an exciting championship week in all of our matchups!

Remember that the Thursday games are finally finished but there are three Saturday games this week. The last game of our playoffs is this Monday night. Happy Festivus of football!



Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 117 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 42 points (most, playoffs all-time)
Jameis Winston (QB/TB/MI) - 31 points
Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Dal/SV) - 27 points
Minnesota Vikings Defense (YB) - 27 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 6/8 - 75%



Week 16 Information
Saturday Afternoon: Houston Texans @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Saturday Late: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
Saturday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings



It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#6 Marauders vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
These teams posted the lowest two scores in the quarterfinals and then again in the semis, so I guess it makes sense that they ended up here. One of them will at least get a win and not end up in eighth place. Perhaps it will be the one with a healthy kicker (and also Pat Mahomes).

For 5th Place:
#5 the HAW vs. #7 Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew outscored everyone else one week too late. Now they have a chance to face the CAPS to win the consolation bracket and start next season on a two game winning streak. These two have at least one player in every single time slot so it will be a long weekend of football. Whoever makes the right choice at QB and DEF has a definite advantage.

For 3rd Place:
#3 Predacons vs. #4 Spiked Vipers
It's appropriate that the top two scoring teams in regular season history face off in championship week, but shouldn't it be for more than a digital bronze trophy? I mean, it's been 19 straight years for the Preds without a title, so that one is a given. But SpiVi was ahead by a point with :03 left in the last game of their semifinal matchup. 3 seconds! And their defense gave up a TD to drop their total by 2 and watch their team lose by one. This one should be high flying fun, but does it really matter?

3FL SuperBowl XIX
#1 Lightning vs. #2 Misfits, Inc.
Our 2019 champion will come from the 3FL North. What a matchup we have in store, with our top two seeds facing off in the postseason finale. The Bolts are looking to keep the trophy on their mantle for a second year in a row (and third time overall) while FitzCorp won their only title in 2016. These two are evenly matched but they'll have to navigate the Q tags spread across their rosters.

The Lightning have lost only twice in their last 21 games, but one of those losses was against Misfits, Inc. just three weeks ago. Can the Corporation do it again? Or will Coach Thad take back-to-back titles and continue their ridiculous run atop the league? Things start tonight but won't be decided until each team has their final player on MNF. Can we handle any more prime time drama?

Good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

For the first time since 2013 our top four seeds advanced to the semis, but it took some Monday night drama to get there. It ended up as our 3rd highest scoring playoff week ever and two teams put up playoff point totals in the top five of all time.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2019 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,500 regular season games we have scored a combined 196,919 points and each of our original 11 teams have played exactly 250 games.

Don't forget, the four teams still in the championship bracket will have only one player add available this week.



Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 128 points (T-1st, playoffs all-time)

Player MVPs:
Jameis Winston (QB/TB/MI) - 33 points
Austin Ekeler (RB/LAC/tH) - 27 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/MI) - 24 points
Ryan Tannehill (QB/Ten/SV) - 24 points



Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 3/4 - 75%



Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: New York Jets @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ New Orleans Saints



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

#1 Lightning vs. #4 Spiked Vipers
SpiVi flexed their muscles last week and tied the highest point total for a playoff week in our history. Add this to the fact that they scored the second most points ever in a regular season and that they're projected to score almost 100 points (again), and they're clearly not going to be an easy out. But if there's a team that can beat them it just might be the Bolts. They survived a down week in the quarterfinals (and the curse so far), but have only lost twice in their last twenty games. Twice! We won't have to wait for the result. This one will be over at around 7:30pm on Sunday.

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #3 Predacons
These teams have a combined seven players with a Q designation, including both starting QBs. Which of their skill players will take the field? That could tell the story. FitzCorp has the edge based on the matchups but both teams have players that can take over a game. All eyes will be on tonight's game as the Preds try to get things started but the SuperBowl spot won't be decided until prime time.

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

#5 the HAW vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
I told you it was going to come down to MNF for the CAPS last week, but whoa. They actually made an incredible comeback but lost a heartbreaker in the waning minutes of the last game of the week. But don't be too sad for them - Coach HAW has as many SuperBowl victories as the four teams left in the championship bracket combined. They shouldn't have much trouble with the Stompers this week but that's why they play the game, right?

#6 Marauders vs. #7 Yuengling Brewers
This might have been our best game of the week if the Cowboys didn't cut the Marauders' kicker on Tuesday. Injuries are also scattered around these two rosters, but the players that do get to play will be evenly matched. Last week Coach Hoss had more points on the bench than in the starting lineup. They'll have a shot at the 5th place game if they can make the right choices this week.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 05, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

Our five remaining playoff spots weren't officially decided until the MNF game in week 13. It's already shaping up to be an exciting run to SuperBowl XIX!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 8th. 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: Misfits, Inc. - 113 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/R) - 30 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 28 points
James White (RB/NE/D) - 28 points



Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 47/78 - 60.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 43/78 - 55.13%



Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Los Angeles Rams
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles



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

#1 Lightning vs. #8 Stiletto Stompers
Can you believe the Bolts lost again this season? I wonder if they've lost a little momentum going into the playoffs. They'll have to deal with the curse (which they knew long ago) but this game might be our best matchup of the week. It's going to come down to personnel decisions and which coach does better at managing the 3+ Qs on each side.

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Yuengling Brewers
FitzCorp rolls into the playoffs after beating our defending champ in week 13 but they'll have their hands full with the Brew Crew this week. In fact our two seed is an underdog according to the projections. The players are even across the board but the prime time matchups will provide the drama. The Corporation may need to root for Saquon Barkley vs. the Eagles for the MNF comeback.

#3 Predacons vs. #6 Marauders
The scoring title ended up in the hands of the Preds this year, as they posted the most regular season points in our history. Lamar Jackson can continue his dominance and lead them through the postseason but we've all read this story before (18 different times). The Marauders have won their last three in a row and match up well across the board. All eyes will be on Monday Night Football to see who ends up in the semis.

#4 Spiked Vipers vs. #5 the HAW
SpiVi ended up second in scoring with the second highest total ever (by two points) after leading the league for most of the season. They may be 7-6 but they can break out in any week. Meanwhile the CAPS clawed their way up from last place just a few weeks ago and won in our regular season finale to keep their playoff spot. This battle stretches through every game time this weekend. It should be a good one!

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!!