Thursday, October 10, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 6 Preview

The first F in the 3FL stands for family, and sometimes that is the most important part of our league. Our hearts go out to Coach Greg & Val at this difficult time, and we also celebrate with them as they welcomed a new baby girl to their family. It was all the emotions in one day.

Last week the league saw multiple records broken and a winning streak extended. Make sure you are paying attention this week – there are four teams on a bye and a 9:30am EDT game on Sunday.



Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 145 points (3rd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 42 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/MI) - 41 points
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 41 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 18/30 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 17/30 - 56.67%

The Comm-nosticator was 6/6 in week 5 predictions



Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ New England Patriots
Sunday Morning: Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Los Angeles Chargers
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Buffalo, Chicago, Indianapolis, Oakland



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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The whole Steelers strategy didn't work out too well for the 'Bums this season, but maybe starting the QB who is playing against them will help? Sunday night has their two Ds against each other, then MNF will seal up a couple point comeback for Coach Bev.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Preds picked up another win and maintained their #2 scoring ranking, but suddenly they have four Qs and an O to deal with. The Phenoms literally don't have a second RB on their roster who has a game this week. It could be a toss up.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
ELEVEN in a row. The Bolts now stand alone with the second longest winning streak in our history. Can they make it one more? The 'Morons may be favored by 3 points but you'd be foolish to bet against Coach Thad for the past long time.

the HAW (-1) vs. Renegades
The CAPS finally won a game this year, and they did it by scoring our third highest weekly point total of all time. Whoa. The problem for the Renegades is that they're set to do it again, with five players projected to score in the double digits.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Speaking of high point totals, SpiVi quietly put up the fourth highest weekly point total of all time last week. And they are currently second in the league standings and first in scoring. It's a daunting task for the Brew Crew but thanks to the matchups they're going to make it close.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
These two are really evenly matched, which is saying something since a couple of injured stars are on the Corporation's bench. And one is in the starting lineup. There is a player from at least one of these teams on the field for each of the six game times, the drama will run all weekend.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 5 Preview

After four weeks we still have one undefeated and one winless team. And half of the league is sitting at 2-2. Some of those things will change this week!



Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 115 points

Player MVPs:
Nick Chubb (RB/Cle/M) - 35 points
Jameis Winston (QB/TB/MI) - 29 points
Chris Godwin (WR/TB/SV) - 29 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 12/24 - 50%



Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions



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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
These two have 8 (EIGHT!) championships between them, but so far this season they only have one combined win. The CAPS are riding a 5 game losing streak but it's looking like they can put a stop to that here. So long as they have a productive game tonight.

Lightning (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Speaking of streaks, the Bolts have won their last 10 in a row, tying the second longest winning streak in our history. Can they extend the streak and maintain their position at the top of the league? Or will the 'Bums outperform the projections?

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The Preds have already put up more than 400 points this season and they're currently our highest scoring team. This fact has not translated to wins, though, as they're sitting at .500. They have a good chance at another win against the injured Corporation, but picking RBs will be tricky.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams are 2-2 and only 10 points separate their season point totals. You'd think this would be an even matchup, but the Stompers are favored by a bunch. And maybe even more if they take a quick look at who is starting.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Val's team has scored in the 40's for the last two weeks in a row. Can they top the half-century mark this week against the Brew Crew? All the matchups seem to favor the Beermen. Ok, all except the TE. But come on.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
SpiVi took their first loss last week but they are still in good shape atop the South division. The Phenoms have lost their last two but have a shot at a win here. The RBs are going to tell the story but Baker Mayfield will write the last chapter on MNF.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 4 Preview

Half of our teams scored at least 100 points last week and the league put up the second highest weekly point total in our history. What comes next?

Remember that the byes are starting this week. Make sure your lineup is ready!



Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 132 points (5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Mike Evans (WR/TB/M) - 37 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/YB) - 37 points
Mark Ingram II (RB/Bal/L) - 31 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 9/18 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/18 - 50%



Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets



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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
SpiVi is currently undefeated and has averaged more than 100 points per week after our first three games. The Bums aren't doing as well. An over reliance on Steelers players hasn't helped and they've averaged only slightly above 56 points per week. This one could get ugly.

Lightning (-2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Bolts are also off to a sizzling start. Our defending champs are on a nine game winning streak, are our highest scoring team and hold the #1 spot in the standings. Can anyone beat them? I mean, I'm seriously asking. It's not looking good for the Phenoms to do it.

Marauders (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Hoss earned his first win last week (mainly because nobody could cover Mike Evans). Can they double their W total? Or will the Renegades double theirs? Coach Val will have to start by choosing the right QB.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
What is going on in HAWville? The CAPS are our only winless team and are alone in last place at the moment. Some of that is bad luck and some of that is coaching decisions, but either way they have a chance to earn their first victory against the injured Corporation.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Mahomes has been as good as advertised for the Stompers, scoring at least 25 points in every game this year. He's projected to hit that total again this week. The only question is whether Coach Bev will remember to fill in the rest of the team with starting players.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Preds are currently third in scoring but seventh in the standings with only one win. They did get some good news this week with Melvin Gordon's return though. Meanwhile the 'Morons have a lot of Qs to deal with this week. And an O. And a NA.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 3 Preview

We didn't get another tie, but week two had a little bit of everything else. Plus ALL OF THOSE INJURIES.

Get your team set for the last of our first round of intra-divisional games until the final three weeks of the season!



Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 121 points

Player MVPs:
New England Patriots Defense (P) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SS) - 30 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 29 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 6/12 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%



Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins
Bye Week: None until next week



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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Phenoms are undefeated even though they are tenth in the league in scoring. With a with this week they can stack up a two game lead in the East, but who can bet against Mahomes?

Predacons (-1) vs. Marauders
After a subpar opening game the Preds crushed it last week, starting two of the top three scorers of the week and earning the biggest blowout (by 80 points). Now they get the 0-2 Marauders who have a lot of choices to make.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
SpiVi has had a good start to the season, jumping to the top of the standings and the scoring list. And they're projected to score 100+ points again this week. Plus the 'Morons have a bunch of Qs.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Both of these teams are 0-2 and winless in their respective divisions. They both look good on paper, though, and one of them has to get a win here. So that's a start.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums have not been great this year. They are currently in last place, with the lowest points for and the highest points against. At least they're sure to break 100 points this week (for the season).

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Don't look now, but our defending champs haven't lost since week 10 of last season. Another W this week will put them on the records page with nine straight. FitzCorp definitely has the talent to stop this from happening, but a bunch of Qs and the European time zones might make that difficult.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 2 Preview

Wow! Week one had a little of everything in both the 3FL and NFL, from blowouts to Monday night comebacks to a tie in each league. What will week two include?



Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 32 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 31 points
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/L) - 27 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 3/6 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/6 - 50%



Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets
Bye Week: None until week 4



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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
SpiVi hit the century mark last week and there are no signs of them slowing down. It will be difficult for Coach Val's team to keep up here, with Hill obviously out and two other starters questionable to play.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Neither of these teams started the season the way they wanted, but it would be even worse to lose again this week and go down two games in the West. It's looking like things will be left to a lone WR for the 'Bums on Sunday night.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Stompers squashed the competition last week, outscoring the league and earning the top spot for now. But the one team that might be able to keep up with Mahomes & company this week is the Bolts.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Could this one be another tie for the 'Morons? It's going to be close and all eyes will be on a few Eagles in prime time. And then Chubb on MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Speaking of ties, it's a little early to have one already, right? FitzCorp will try to avoid another but will have to choose the right QB early (since they play against each other tonight). The Brew Crew doesn't have that problem.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP got more points out of their K and Defense than most of their position players last week. That probably won't happen again. But will their Cleveland hookup outshine the CAPS' hookup from Houston?

Good luck this week.