Thursday, October 14, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 6 Preview

WOW! Week 5 was our highest scoring week of all time, and it wasn't even close. More than half of our teams scored 100+ points and FitzCorp added their name to the weekly high totals list.

Don't forget there is another early Sunday game in England and the byes start this week. Make sure your team is ready.



Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 145 points (T-5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Justin Herbert (QB/LAC/tH) - 41 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/YB) - 40 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/L) - 35 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/30 - 70%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%



Week 6 Information

Thurdsay Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Morning: Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans
Bye Week: 49ers, Falcons, Jets, Saints



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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Somehow SpiVi has two losses even though they're the top scoring team in the 3FL. It's tough when you score 138 and don't win the game. But they should have a better outcome here. I mean, just check out all of the red letters beside the PEP players. 5 Qs and 1 D,  1 IR and 1 PUP-R. Ouch.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two have had enough in-game injuries already. The Preds can jump out to an early lead tonight, but it's all going to come down to the first round picks. Saquan Barkley is almost surely out, but can Christan McCaffrey return to give the Renegades a fighting chance?

the HAW (-1) vs. Baltimorons
Coach HAW followed up their record breaking performance with 136 points and a second straight Biggest Blowout of the Week. Not too bad. They'll likely be over the century mark again here, and the 'Morons will struggle to keep up with their infirmary of a bench.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Last week gave the Marauders their first loss of the year but they remain in our top spot for at least one more week. The 'Bums are looking to raise their place in the standings and they should have a shot in this one. Coach Hoss will just have to pay attention to which Seahawks RB gets the start.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Bolts secured their first win of the year in the waning moments of MNF last week and the result of this matchup might be on the same timeline. The injuries for both teams will be an important factor but Josh Allen can make any game closer than it appears in the projections.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
FitzCorp came out of nowhere last week to match our fifth highest weekly total of all time. They might not put up that many points again this week, but they do have some favorable matchups against our surprising second place Brew Crew. First we'll have to check on the status of Lamar Jackson. Then all eyes will be on Monday Night Football.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 5 Preview

Only the Marauders remain undefeated (and they now lead the league in scoring too). And the HAW broke the record for most points ever scored in a regular season game in week 4. They now hold four of the top five spots on the all-time scoring list.

Don't forget about the 9:30am game on Sunday from England.



Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 158 points (New 3FL record)

Player MVPs:
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 36 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SV) - 35 points
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/M) - 30 points



Predictions Tally

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



Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Morning: New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens
Bye Week: None until next week



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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It was a rare down week for SpiVi but they managed to pick up another win anyway. They'll need to work to get the scoring lead back, though. This one will be close and anything can happen with a combined six players in prime time games.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Marauders
The Brew Crew picked up their first loss last week despite scoring 112 points. They would have beaten any other team except the record breaking HAW. This week will be different. The Beermen have a shot at taking down our #1 team and it might not even be close.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Coach Val has been dealing with in-game injuries all season and now they've lost their last three straight. You'd think things would get easier this week against our lowest scoring team, but filling in for the Qs (and IRs) is going to be tough.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Both of these teams have scored 380 points through our first four weeks. It's not looking like things will be as equal in this one, as the Stompers have only two players projected into double digits. Unless Dalvin Cook is back...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Bolts are the only winless team left this year. In fact, they've lost five straight going back to the end of last season. But things are lining up to break that streak this week. The Preds' RBs finally woke up last week but the matchups give the Lightning an edge. Upset special.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The regular season scoring record was shattered by Coach HAW last week, and he took back the top spot from...PEP. The Phenoms have a chance for revenge here but they'll have to deal with 4 Qs and an O to give themselves that opportunity.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 4 Preview

Three of our winless teams earned their first victory last week and two teams stayed undefeated. What's next as we finish up the last week of our first set of divisional matchups?



Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 130 points

Player MVPs:
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/L) - 37 points
Justin Herbert (QB/LAC/tH) - 32 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/LAR/P) - 30 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/18 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 10/18 - 55.56%



Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Chargers
Bye Week: None until week 6



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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The Brew Crew is 3-0 and atop the North. Staying there won't be easy though. The CAPS were just on the wrong side of the biggest blowout of the week but there won't be a repeat here. They actually have a chance to pull off the upset but that might depend on Lamar Jackson's back.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Both of these teams picked up their first win last week and now one of them will get to double that total and move to .500. It really is an even matchup and there will be games in every time slot. The Preds just have to hope for a prime time comeback.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Renegades
Let's take back everything we said about Chuba Hubbard. He just might save the Renegades' season. But he better hurry up, because things are trending downward and a third loss in a row within the division is going to be tough to come back from.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Coach Hoss remains undefeated and is still sitting in first place. Plus, after scoring more than 100 points each week so far they're projected to do that again. PEP will make it close but they have one too many Qs. And are they really starting the Steelers' Defense?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
So we have the highest scoring team in the league against the winless and last place Lightning. Should be an easy pick, right? Not so fast. Josh Allen might be the only QB who can keep up with Mahomes. But everything else would have to go perfectly for the Bolts.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The Stompers have looked strong this season (other than when they started an injured RB during last week's loss). They have a shot to get back on track against the 'Bums and their low scoring total this week. Especially if A.J. Brown ends up on the wrong side of Questionable for Coach Coaldog.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 3 Preview

Scores came back down to earth last week and injuries are starting to take their toll. And we have a new leader atop the standings!



Week 2 Recap


Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 123 points

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/YB) - 41 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/PEP) - 34 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 31 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 7/12 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/12 - 41.67%



Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: None until week 6



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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Don't look now but Coach Hoss has the Marauders in the #1 spot. They're projected to post 100+ points again this week but things won't be easy against the Renegades and their stars. We'll know a lot more about this game after tonight's Panthers' performances.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
I'm not sure anyone would have predicted where these two teams would be heading into this matchup. The Stompers are second in the league and leading their division while FitzCorp is winless and in last place. All that could change depending on the outcome of this one so we'll have to stay up for the prime time games.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew came into 2021 on an 8 game losing streak, but they've halted that slide and are heading in the opposite direction. They're undefeated to start this season and are atop the 3FL North. The Bolts are at the bottom of that division and are still looking for their first win. But this one could really go either way.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
After 5 straight wins that included a record setting SuperBowl performance, SpiVi lost last week despite scoring in the triple digits. So they'll hold onto the league's high point total for now. Can the CAPS keep up? Maybe. It will be up to the TE differential and the QBs going head-to-head in their NFL game.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Hmm. This matchup features the 10th and 11th scoring teams in the league. It's going to be a close (but maybe low scoring) game and nothing will be decided until MNF. The only thing that's for sure is the Preds will choose the wrong player for the flex spot.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Both of these teams have scored exactly 196 points so far this season. But PEP is 2-0 and the 'Morons are 0-2. Perhaps that script is flipped this week, but don't rule out the possibility of a tie. Now that would make sense.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 2 Preview

The league was just shy of the top five scoring weeks of all time and SpiVi outscored everyone again. Seems like we picked up right where we left off.

The first set of intradivisional games starts this week. Make sure your team is ready!


Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 126 points

Player MVPs:
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SV) - 31 points
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/B) - 29 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/SS) - 29 points



Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 4/6 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%



Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Football Team
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: None until week 6



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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Stompers were the only West Division team to earn a victory last week and they scored the second highest total in the league. They get the Preds in this one, which would be a tougher task if Saquon Barkley was up to speed (and not playing on Thursday night).

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams went over the century mark last week but only one of them won. They'll each have a chance to score 100+ again with some favorable matchups. But the Morons' SNF duo will allow for a comeback and an opposite result from their opening game.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
These two have found themselves at the very bottom of the standings after our first week. Both scored under 60 points. That's not a great start. But one of them will pick up a win here with all eyes on Aaron Rodgers on Monday night.

The HAW (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It's not much better for these two North Division rivals. They find themselves in 9th & 10th place and with lower point totals than usual. Anything can happen here and there are games across all the time slots, but it might come down to the Bolts' OBJ replacement.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Renegades
They're in the same division and the same house. And now they get to play each other in week 2. Someone will have head-to-head bragging rights for a majority of the regular season after this one. It's just a shame that the matchups might make things so lopsided.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
What a GOTW this will be. We get to watch Patrick Mahomes against Lamar Jackson on SNF. Do the rest of the lineups even matter? Of course they do. I just can't bring myself to pick against SpiVi quite yet.

Good luck this week.