Thursday, November 19, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 10 Preview

It was an exciting (but low scoring) Rivalry Week and now half of our playoff spots are claimed.

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

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 30 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/D) - 30 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/SV) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 35/60 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 30/60 - 50%

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Las Vegas Raiders
Monday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bye Week: 49ers, Bears, Bills, Giants

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The winning streak is over so now FitzCorp can concentrate on postseason prep and the number one seed (if they think that's a good idea). The 'Morons have to bring the fight to stay within reach of the top eight, but we won't know much of anything until the Corporation finishes up with three players on MNF.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The 'Bums locked up a playoff spot with a win last week and now they face the Marauders in a key West Division matchup. There are games scheduled in every time slot but the 'Bums need a good WR start tonight to kick things off. And they also need to pick up a D that isn't on a bye.

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Lightning
It was a down week for scoring in the 3FL, but somehow SpiVi beat projections and posted 100+ points again, outscoring the entire league for a fourth time this year. They're supposed to get to the century mark against this week and it could get ugly very quickly for the undermanned Bolts.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Our longest winning streak now belongs to the HAW as they earned an easy victory last week for their fifth in a row. Can you imagine this team with a healthy (for more than three games so far) Christian McCaffrey? Tonight's game is really important in this matchup but it won't be decided until two WRs face off on Monday night.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Preds have taken down both our #1 and #2 teams in consecutive weeks. But don't crown them just yet – those wins were mostly because of lucky points against numbers. This week should be another close one with a bench full of bye week players (who are injured at the same time). But that might be better than the NA playing for the Phenoms right now.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These teams are so evenly matched that the score is projected to be a tie. Patrick Mahomes vs. Lamar Jackson is the obvious headline, but even more exciting is that more than half of their players are scheduled for a game that's outside the normal 1pm EST on Sunday window. It should be a good one!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 10 Preview

Misfits, Inc. scored the high total last week, pushing their winning streak to seven games and claiming our first playoff spot and a shot at defending the title. Will any other teams join them after our Rivalry Week?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 123 points

Player MVPs:
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 37 points
Dalvin Cook (RB/Min/R) - 36 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 33 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/54 - 50%

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Bye Week: Chiefs, Cowboys, Falcons, Jets

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

the HAW (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
This is usually one of our most fun rivalries, but not this year. The Brew Crew has a bench full of bye week stars and they still don't have a full starting roster. It's an unnecessary gift for the CAPS, who have won four straight and are up to fifth in the league. Now if only they could get the #1 pick back for more than a single week at a time.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The 'Bums have taken over the lead in our most competitive division and are looking for another win to keep that spot. The Steelers game is going to be important for Coach Coaldog, but the 'Morons need to start with a big game tonight to have a chance to outperform their low projections.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
A down week gave SpiVi another L but they're still on pace to break the season scoring record (now by only 60+ points). I still can't understand how they've put up so many points but also have three losses. It looks like they'll be able to get another win here, though, as the Phenoms are hit hard by the byes.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
We still have a month to go in the regular season and FitzCorp has already punched their ticket to the postseason. Can they keep the trophy? Seven straight wins says yes. There's a good chance it could become eight straight this week, as the Preds might not have enough healthy RBs to fill their starting spots.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Despite starting a TE on the IR, the 'Bolts squeaked to a one point victory in the final minutes of MNF last week. They get a lucky draw this week as Coach Hoss has some of his best players on a bye. The matchup ends up being really close but I'm leaning toward the upset.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Our twin billing looks like a great matchup to finish Rivalry Week. Though not even across positions, the total scores point toward a tie (as long as both remember to hit the waiver wire before Sunday). Prime time is huge here, as Lamar Jackson highlights the Stompers' Sunday night lineup and Dalvin Cook is set to finalize the Renegades comeback on MNF.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 9 Preview

Our lowest scoring week since last November spread out the standings a bit. Now the four teams below the playoff cut line are all two games back of a postseason spot.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 115 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 38 points
DK Metcalf (WR/Sea/SS) - 28 points
Davante Adams (WR/GB/P) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 29/48 - 60.42%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/48 - 54.17%

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Bye Week: Bengals, Browns, Eagles, Rams

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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
SpiVi outscored everyone again last week, keeping them on track to shatter the season points record. They're actually projected for our high total again. Imagine that. The Preds will put up a fight (starting with Davante Adams tonight), but it probably won't be enough.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
It's tough when your number one pick has scored only a single point through the first eight weeks of the season. But that's exactly what happened with Michael Thomas for the 'Morons. There's a chance that he's finally back for this one against Coach Hoss, and maybe that's the start of a season turnaround. Or maybe not.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew is headed in the wrong direction. They've lost their last three and have dropped from the second spot all the way down to eighth in that time. They're still clinging to a playoff spot but they have to find a way to give Mahomes some support. We'll have to wait through the prime time games for the final result.

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. Lightning
The Bolts have been sleepwalking through the season so far and their record shows it. Although the Stompers and Lamar Jackson are somehow in the same boat. Not that they need the help, but starting a TE on the IR is not a great idea. Did you guess which team I was talking about, though?

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
This is a matchup that currently features three RBs on IR, but one of those might flip to be the long awaited return of overall #1 pick Christian McCaffrey for the CAPS. QB performances will also be key as the score will remain tight until things are finally figured out on MNF.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Last week Dalvin Cook scored 46 points while sitting on the Renegades' bench. He's in the lineup this week, but will that be enough to take down FitzCorp and halt their winning streak at six games? It's a great matchup but the WR differential might be too big for an upset.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 8 Preview

Our game of the week saw Misfits, Inc. beat the Spiked Vipers to take over the top spot in the league. Can they hold onto it for the second half of the season?

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 114 points

Player MVPs:
Tyler Lockett (WR/Sea/D) - 38 points
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 37 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 35 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 25/42 - 59.52%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/42 - 54.76%

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants
Bye Week: Cardinals, Jaguars, Texans, Washington Football Team

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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Yes, I know that the Stompers scored 36 total points last week, but some of their week seven issues have been rectified. Like the fact that Lamar Jackson actually has a game scheduled this week. Is anyone surprised that the 'Morons have already picked up Antonio Brown? They'll put up a fight here but it's going to be tough.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The CAPS have been trending upward in the past couple weeks but things are going to be tricky against the 'Bums. Their top players are either on a bye or in jeopardy of sitting out because of injury. Meanwhile Coach Coaldog's squad is projected to score big. They'll just need a good Steelers result.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It's going to be a little difficult to pick a winner in this one with lots of starting roster decisions yet to be made. It really could go either way as injuries and byes are going to press down the scores for both teams. Tonight's game will be an important start to figuring out the week.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
SpiVi was the #1 team in the standings since week one. Their loss last week dropped them out of the top spot, and the Marauders will leapfrog them this week if they can pull out a victory. It's going to be a great game between these two closely matched teams, but it's going to come down to the QB decisions and MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Our defending champions are alone at the top of the league and have lost only once this season. They shouldn't sleep on the Phenoms though. They match up well this week and just might give the Corporation all they can handle, especially if Justin Herbert can continue his high flying ways.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two teams have the same record and their rosters match up evenly too. Except at QB. Cam Newton scored -4 points for the Preds last week. Even if that doesn't happen again, it might not be possible for them to keep up with the Brew Crew and Patrick Mahomes against the lowly Jets.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 7 Preview

Our lowest scoring week of the season gave us a few Prime Time comebacks and a lot of drama. Can you believe we're officially at the halfway point of this out of the ordinary season?

Make sure you keep track of the schedule this weekend. Some things have already changed, possibly in preparation for more changes.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 103 points

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/MI) - 38 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 32 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl/L) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 19/36 - 52.78%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Las Vegas Raiders
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams
Bye Week: Colts, Dolphins, Ravens, Vikings

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Don't look now, but the 'Morons are on a two game winning streak after being winless in the first month of the season. Keeping that steak alive is going to be tough against the CAPS, especially depending on how all of the Qs end up.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The 'Bums scored our lowest weekly total of the season last week, putting up only 43 points on the wrong end of the Biggest Blowout. But that's unlikely to happen again. This one isn't as lopsided as it looks at the moment, because the Stompers will swap their starters who are no longer on last week's bye. Right??

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
So far this year the Brew Crew has averaged just under 23 points per week more than the Bolts. That's almost four fantasy touchdowns. But this game will be closer than you think. Byes and Qs will add to the drama, but it will all come down to a MNF comeback by our last place team.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
After starting the season with a couple of losses, Coach Hoss has just won his last four straight. That could easily stretch to five after this week as the Marauders RBs lead the way. A combined six players on a bye aren't helping anyone either.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These teams have identical .500 records but are in opposite places in their divisional standings. That's unfortunate for the Renegades since they're the team that has scored 100+ more points so far. The Preds have not been good lately but they get a chance to right the ship with some lucky matchups. They'll just have to avoid a Prime Time comeback.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
1 vs. 2 in the standings (and in league scoring) will face off this week to see who will start the second half of the season on top. These teams are pretty even across the board and in the projections, but who would pick against SpiVi at this point? They're on pace to score the most points in a season in league history and are a good bet to top the century mark again.

Good luck this week.