Sunday, January 07, 2024

2024 Draft Order & Divisions

Our annual meeting included a video call to the SuperBowl champion and a decision to wait for any substantial rule changes until after next year. And using the updated double-secret reverse reveal draft pick method the draft order for the 24rd season of the 3FL was chosen. Nine out of our twelve teams were present during the selection process.

2024 3FL Draft Order

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

Divisions will be based on the draft order, giving us the following league structure:

Renegades, Dumbbums, Baltimorons, Marauders

Stiletto Stompers, Yuengling Brewers, the HAW, Spiked Vipers

Lightning, Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Predacons, Misfits, Inc.

We will tentatively hold the live online draft at 9:00pm EDT on Thursday, August 29, 2024.

Have a great off-season!

Saturday, January 06, 2024

3FL Notes: 2023 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2023 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 added to the playoff records again this year!!

If there are any other stats you would like to see, let me know.

3FL 2023 Fantasy Player MVPs

Josh Allen (Buf/tH) - 330 points
Jalen Hurts (Phi/B) - 312 points
Lamar Jackson (Bal/P) - 292 points
Dak Prescott (Dal/YB) - 283 points
Jordan Love (GB/PEP) - 271 points

Christian McCaffrey (SF/M) - 309 points
Raheem Mostert (Mia/M) - 230 points
Kyren Williams (LAR/R) - 214 points
Travis Etienne Jr. (Jax/SS) - 200 points
Derrick Henry (Ten/D) - 189 points

Tyreek Hill (Mia/SV) - 236 points
CeeDee Lamb (Dal/MI) - 234 points
Mike Evans (TB/P) - 195 points
Amon-Ra St. Brown (Det/YB) - 184 points
A.J. Brown (Phi/D) - 177 points
DJ Moore (Chi/SS) - 177 points

Sam LaPorta (Det/YB) - 136 points
George Kittle (SF/SV) - 128 points
Travis Kelce (KC/YB) - 119 points
T.J. Hockenson (Min/B) - 117 points
David Njoku (Cle/L) - 112 points

Brandon Aubrey (Dal/SS) - 168 points
Justin Tucker (Bal/YB) - 154 points
Jake Elliott (Phi/tH) - 150 points
Jason Myers (Sea/FA) - 148 points
Harrison Butker (KC/SV) - 144 points
Dustin Hopkins (Cle/PEP) - 144 points

Baltimore Ravens (D) - 162 points
Dallas Cowboys (MI) - 157 points
Cleveland Browns (tH) - 150 points
Miami Dolphins (B) - 150 points
Buffalo Bills (L) - 148 points

Friday, January 05, 2024

3FL Notes: Season 23 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2023 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 17 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 124 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 39 points
Jordan Love (QB/GB/PEP) - 29 points
Kyren Williams (RB/LAR/R) - 27 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):

Yuengling Brewers (5.5)
Dumbbums (3)
Marauders (2)
the HAW (1.5)
Baltimorons (1)
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (1)
Predacons (1)
Stiletto Stompers (1)
Renegades (.5)
Spiked Vipers (.5)

Player MVPs to come...

Monday, January 01, 2024

SuperBowl XXIII Champion!

Congratulations to Coach Hoss on winning his third 3FL championship (and second in the past three years)! Since the 2021 season, his team has gone from first to worst and now back to first.

The Marauders held off a Sunday night comeback and earned the victory by just two points thanks to a strong late afternoon showing by a couple of Steelers players.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2023 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for another fun season!!

Thursday, December 28, 2023

3FL Notes: S23: Week 17 (SuperBowl) Preview

There was not a whole lot of drama last week in any of the games as we marched toward the SuperBowl. No MNF comebacks were needed and the average margin of victory in our two championship bracket games was 32 points. But I don't expect the same thing this week.

There are games on Thursday night, Saturday night and Sunday night this week, so we'll know our league champion before the ball drops to usher in 2024. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 115 points

Player MVPs:
George Pickens (WR/Pit/M) - 31 points
Breece Hall (RB/NYJ/tH) - 30 points
Jordan Love (QB/GB/PEP) - 23 points
Puka Nacua (WR/LAR/B) - 23 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 6/8 - 75%

Week 16 Information
Thursday Night: New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
Saturday Night: Detroit Lions @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#3 Predacons vs. #5 Renegades
Having Amari Cooper's 40 points on the bench last week added insult to injury for the Preds, but they were already in the consolation bracket. And perhaps the decision made sense before the game started? Either way they'll battle Coach Val to not finish last in the playoffs. It could honestly go either way.

For 5th Place:
#1 Yuengling Brewers vs. #2 the HAW
Hmm. This was supposed to be the week 17 matchup to see who would take home the championship. Instead it's to see who ends up fifth. What a shame that it is probably our best game of the week. Look for a barnburner that starts tonight and lights up the scoreboard.

For 3rd Place:
#7 Spiked Vipers vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
After each suffered a disappointing (but not nail-biting) loss in the semis, our bottom two seeds play each other for the bronze digital trophy. It's not the result either was hoping for, but it's a definite jump up from being the last two teams to clinch just a couple weeks ago. PEP's Kicker has been ruled our for tonight. Perhaps SpiVi can loan them one since he kept two Kickers on his playoff roster?

3FL SuperBowl XXIII
#4 Marauders vs. #6 Baltimorons
This is quite an intriguing game. The Marauders come into the championship having scored the most points in this year's playoffs and they posted the biggest blowout in each of the past two weeks. The Baltimorons pulled off an exciting comeback for a single digit win and then eased through the semifinals by playing the lowest scoring team of the week. But we all know that anything can happen in any given week. As of this writing, the 'Morons are the favorites by more than a TD.

These two played each other back week five and the Baltimorons earned a victory to secure the tiebreaker here. Both of these coaches have multiple SuperBowl wins, with Coach Hoss earning two and Coach Drew having his name on the trophy a record-tying four times.

Will SuperBowl scoring records be broken again? Can Coach Drew earn one for the thumb? Maybe it will end up with a SNF FLEX comeback to win it all?? It all comes down to week 17!

Good luck this week!

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone for another great season!!

Thursday, December 21, 2023

3FL Notes: S23: Week 16 (Semifinals) Preview

A very dramatic week gave us two Monday night nailbiters and saw our top three seeds lose in the quarterfinals. Anything can happen in the 3FL playoffs!

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2023 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,830 regular season games we have scored a combined 252,849 points,.

Don't forget, the four teams still in the championship bracket will have only one player add available this week. There are NINE scheduled game times this week, including matchups on Thursday, Saturday, Christmas Eve and three games on Christmas Day.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 122 points

Player MVPs:
Christian McCaffrey (RB/SF/M) - 36 points
James Cook (RB/Buf/PEP) - 33 points
Miami Dolphins Defense (B) - 22 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 3/4 - 75%

Week 16 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Los Angeles Rams
Saturday Late: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Saturday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos
Christmas Early: Las Vegas Raiders @ Kansas City Chiefs
Christmas Late: New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
Christmas Night: Baltimore Ravens @ San Francisco 49ers

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

#4 Marauders vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Marauders put on a show last week, outscoring everyone and posting 25 more points than the closest other team. Can they (and the Dolphins) keep it up as the now highest remaining seed? Possibly, but they'll have to get through the Phenoms who just knocked off our #1 seed and ended a W9 streak. Nobody is scheduled to play tonight, but Christmas afternoon and evening are going to be exciting!

#6 Baltimorons vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
For the second time in the past three weeks the 'Morons used an incredible MNF comeback to keep their season alive. This time it was Jalen Hurts who brought them back from a 17 point deficit to win by one. The matchup here is even across the lineups. Could we see another tie? Or can SpiVi put up enough points to counter the tush push? There is a player in every single one of the NFL time slots, so strap in for this one.

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

#1 Yuengling Brewers vs. #5 Renegades
The curse is back. After ending the regular season with the best record and most points scored, the Brew Crew was poised for a championship repeat. But instead they got only two points each from Dak, Kelce and their Defense. They are projected to win this one, but the Renegades could have some surprises in store starting tonight.

#2 the HAW vs. #3 Predacons
Wouldn't it be more exciting if the second and third seeded teams were playing for a SuperBowl berth? Unfortunately the CAPS had the lowest score of the quarterfinals and were the only team to never reach triple digits all season. But perhaps they can surpass 100 here? The Preds were snakebit again, seeing a -1 from their FLEX player and losing by a mere point. That makes zero championships in 23 seasons. In case anyone is counting.

Merry Christmas and good luck this week! The SuperBowl awaits!!

Thursday, December 14, 2023

3FL Notes: S23: Week 15 (Quarterfinals) Preview

One point. That's how close the Lightning came to holding on to a playoff spot. Near the end of his MNF game, Saquon Barkley lost a fumble for just the third time in 1,400+ career touches. That -2 put the Bolts down by a single point and elevated the Phenoms (who held off the 'Morons in prime time) into the postseason. Now it's time to start the journey to the SuperBowl!

There are six games outside the Sunday afternoon time slots this week, including three on Saturday. Make sure to have your players in position before their games start!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 17th. 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 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 109 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 31 points
Deebo Samuel (WR/SF/YB) - 26 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/LAR/SV) - 23 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 55/84 - 65.48%
Yahoo! Projections: 53/84 - 63.10%

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ Las Vegas Raiders
Saturday Early: Minnesota Vikings @ Cincinnati Bengals
Saturday Late: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts
Saturday Night: Denver Broncos @ Detroit Lions
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Monday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Seattle Seahawks

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

All four East Division teams qualified for the playoffs this year. And, interestingly enough, all four of our quarterfinal matchups are divisional games. So this will be the third time this year that each of these teams will play one another.

#1 Yuengling Brewers vs. #8 Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Brew Crew finished the regular season as the top seed and highest scoring team, and they ended up with the fourth highest season team points total of all time – for the second straight year (all of those things). They're also on a nine game winning streak. The Phenoms snuck into the playoffs last week, but we all know you can never rule out the curse.

#2 the HAW vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
This might be our best matchup of the quarterfinals. The CAPS have a better record but SpiVi has scored more points. They're 1-1 against each other in the regular season and they're evenly matched here. The Steelers-Colts game and Tyreek Hill's health will be big for the Vipers, but perhaps some MNF magic will push Coach HAW to the semis?

#3 Predacons vs. #6 Baltimorons
Just two weeks ago, these two teams played to our only tie of the year. That could happen again. The 'Morons have an edge in the projections, but will they need another Monday night comeback to pull things even? The Preds have the tiebreaker because of their week three head-to-head victory. You know, in case we need that information.

#4 Marauders vs. #5 Renegades
Another great matchup highlights our week 15 schedule. These two finished with even records and divisional records, but the Marauders scored more total points so they took the West Division crown. The Renegades did make more than 4x the number of add/drops though. Getting down to the game, it really could go either way. A healthy Raheem Mostert might tip the advantage to Coach Hoss.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!!