Thursday, October 11, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 6 Preview

No point total records were set last week, so that's something different for us this year. But the Stompers lost again and that makes eight weeks in a row. Now Coach Bev is tied (with three other teams) for the second longest losing streak of all time.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 116 points

Player MVPs:
James Conner (RB/Pit/PEP) - 30 points
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/tH) - 28 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/PEP) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/30 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams have four players projected to score double digits. That will be fun. Also, we'll have to watch the Prime Time games to see who comes out on top. FitzCorp's 3 late players give them the advantage for a comeback.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds staged a 30+ point MNF comeback to stay on top of the league, but their luck runs out this week with their two best players on a bye. The Phenoms are trending up and have players spread in every game time slot. It might not even be close.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two are on opposite sides of W-L records and the standings. The Renegades will make it somewhat interesting but the 'Morons will start tonight and win before dinner time on Sunday. (Bell is back in two weeks though)

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Things have not been going well for the Stompers this season. They are the only winless team left and have scored the lowest number of points in the league by a wide margin. But is this the week they finally turn things around? Or will they end up tied for the longest losing streak in our history?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
SpiVi lost two in a row after a hot start, but they're looking strong this week. But the Brew Crew is projected to keep up. The over/under is at right about 200 points, so it should be a good one to watch.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Could this one be our first tie of the year? It's definitely possible. The only advantage goes to the CAPS since they have one less Q attached to their starting roster. It all comes down to Sunday night!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 5 Preview

WOW! We just witnessed the highest scoring week in the history of the league. More than half of our teams scored 100+ points and the 'Bums posted another new second highest weekly team total of all time.

It's been quite a season already and we're only four weeks in.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 136 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/P) - 35 points
Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Dal/M) - 29 points
Cooper Kupp (WR/LAR/B) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 16/24 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/24 - 62.50%

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Things are starting to get concerning for the Stompers and they could really use a win soon. In fact, it's been 7 losses in a row (starting with last year's playoffs) for Coach Bev. But the Brew Crew is legit this season.

the HAW (-1) vs. Renegades
The latest news says that Le'Veon Bell is going to show up for the Steelers' week 8 game. So that will be good for Coach Val in like a month. In the meantime it's going to be a tough go, especially when playing against the second best RB in the league.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
There are a lot of Qs and Os (and even an NA) on these two rosters. I'm not sure who it going to end up playing but the winner here will be the coach who figures that out.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds were a MNF injury away from being 4-0, but now they face the other team who lost for the first time in week 4. The matchup is even but all of those Qs tip the scales in SpiVi's favor. However, everyone will need to stay up (again) on Monday night.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Last week's 136 points put the 'Bums on the all-time list and made them the league's top scoring team for the time being. Even though PEP has lost three in a row they're primed for a big week, and both teams could use a boost tonight. But will Brady only throw to the 'Bums starters?

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Pat Mahomes II finalized FitzCorp's 40+ point comeback last week and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Couple that with Julian Edelman's return and this is going to be a close one. Perhaps the QB on the other side of the field will provide the MNF magic this week though.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 4 Preview

In the first three weeks of the season our league has scored the third-most, fourth-most and second-most (in that order) weekly point totals of all time. Where will things go from here?

Remember that the byes are starting for real this week. They'll play a part in everyone's strategy until just about the end of the regular season!

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 120 points

Player MVPs:
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl/M) - 42 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO/P) - 37 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/YB) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/18 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 12/18 - 66.67%

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Rams
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver Broncos
Bye Week: Washington Redskins, Carolina Panthers

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi is undefeated and atop the 3FL after our first three weeks. But the matchups aren't looking great for them this week, FitzMagic is running out, and Christian McCaffrey is on a bye. The door is open for the 'Morons.

the HAW (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Remember a few weeks ago when Duracell was giving out the Best Draft award to the Stompers? Yikes. Since then they are our only winless team and the only team to have scored fewer than 200 points. Aaron Rodgers will snap them out of it soon, but not this week.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
There are a lot of red letters beside names in this matchup. And the Bolts had a guy just walk away from his team this week. A lot depends on the Prime Time games as the 'Bumbs will have to mount a comeback.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Marauders
After a great first week PEP has underperformed in two straight games. They're projected to score in double digits again, though. And this one features a LOT of Steelers.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Fitzcorp is the top scoring team in our league but owns a losing record so far. That can change this week, as the Preds are due for a loss after a lucky start to the season. It will be amusing when these two both have bench QBs that outscore their starting QBs.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Last week Coach Val saw her rookie RB get tossed out of his game before halftime and her franchise QB tear his ACL. And how long can she wait on the Le'Veon Bell situation? Meanwhile, the Brew Crew has had way more points scored against them than any other team. This one will be close with an opportunity for a MNF comeback.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 3 Preview

Week two gave us four team scores above 100 points and two more additions to the records page. Get ready for the last of our first set of intra-divisional games until the end of the season!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 131 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/D) - 35 points
Kirk Cousins (QB/Min/MI) - 32 points
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB/TB/SV) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 9/12 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/12 - 75%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bye Week: None until week 4

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

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It's tough when your team scores 110 points but loses the game, especially if you have the highest scoring player of the week sitting on the bench. That was FitzCorp last week. Mahomes will get the start against the Bolts but the final outcome may be the same.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The Preds under performed last week but still managed to squeak by the Bolts to take the top spot in the North. They'll have another close divisional matchup on their hands here, starting with opposing Ds tonight.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach Bev's squad is not off to a great start this year. They lost their first two games (and five in a row dating back to the beginning of last year's playoffs) and have scored the lowest point total in the league. All of this with Aaron Rodgers. They've got a shot to win this week but who knows?

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Marauders
These two teams have the same record but their point differential is 85 - after just two weeks! The Marauders will try to keep up and a lot of that will depend on Dalvin Cook's health.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
What is going on with the Brew Crew? First they were online for most of the draft, and now they have scored the second highest weekly total in our history. Look out, winless Dumbbums.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
We've got some great games lined up for this week and this might be the best one of them all. Our current #1 team faces off against PEP in an even battle that will depend heavily on the Prime time matchups. One third of their combined players are scheduled after dark.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 2 Preview

Opening weekend had a little bit of everything (except for close games). Week two is looking like it will be even more entertaining!

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 130 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 34 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/P) - 33 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO/P) - 28 points
James Conner (RB/Pit/PEP) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 6/6 - 100%
Yahoo! Projections: 6/6 - 100%

Wow. That's a good start to the season.

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears
Bye Week: None until week 4

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

Marauders (1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These two teams would have tied at 57 last week. That's not very many. Things will get better but having their two best players listed as questionable isn't good news for the Stompers.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
This one is going to be a good matchup by two familiar foes. SpiVi has a lot of doubt on their bench, but their starters are favored by a couple. The winner goes one up in the West Division.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
PEP scored the second highest weekly total of all time last week and they don't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. This SuperBowl XVII rematch will be a good game but it will probably have the opposite outcome as the one from last December.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Both of these teams scored in the sixties last week but they'll put up more points here. The biggest question mark for each team is a Steeler - for the 'Bums it's Big Ben's elbow and for the 'Gades it's if Le'Veon Bell will ever, you know, show up.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
These two are evenly matched up and down the roster and are actually projected to tie this week. That's not out of the question. FitzCorp gets things started tonight and then it will be all over before MNF even starts.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
This one will determine the early leader in the North. Both teams looked pretty strong last week (even with a -3 from the Preds D). They match up well here but Fournette's injury tilts the advantage away from the Bolts.

Good luck this week.