Friday, December 29, 2006

3FL Notes: 2006 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top scoring players at each postition for the 2006 season. I have also updated the individual playoff statistics for each manager and the overall playoff superlatives on the 3FL Records page.

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

3FL 2K6 Fantasy Player MVPs

1. Peyton Manning (Ind) - 250 points
2. Drew Brees (NO) - 211 points
3. Marc Bulger (StL) - 194 points
4. Carson Palmer (Cin) - 183 points
5. Michael Vick (Atl) - 178 points

1. LaDanian Tomlinson (SD) - 293 points
2. Larry Johnson (KC) - 183 points
3. Steven Jackson (StL) - 165 points
4. Willie Parker (Pit) - 144 points
5. Brian Westbrook (Phi) - 143 points

1. Marvin Harrison (Ind) - 121 points
2. Terrell Owens (Dal) - 120 points
3. Reggie Wayne (Ind) - 111 points
4. Torry Holt (StL) - 106 points
5. Javon Walker (Den) - 105 points

1. Marques Colston (NO) - 94 points
2. Antonio Gates (SD) - 86 points
3. Alge Crumpler (Atl) - 70 points
4. Tony Gonzalez (KC) - 69 points
5. Chris Cooley (Was) - 66 points

1. Robbie Gould (Chi) - 138 points
2. Nate Kaeding (SD) - 125 points
3. Jeff Wilkins (StL) - 117 points
4. John Carney (NO) - 110 points
5. Josh Scobee (Jac) - 108 points
5. Shayne Graham (Cin) - 108 points

1. Baltimore Ravens - 218 points
2. Chicago Bears - 196 points
3. Minnesota Vikings - 166 points
4. Miami Dolphins - 154 points
5. New England Patriots - 153 points

Thursday, December 28, 2006

3FL Notes: 2006 Season Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone for a great year! The 3FL 2K6 final standings are as follows:

1. Baltimorons
2. Dumbbums
3. The Comfy Chair
4. Spiked Vipers
5. Predacons
6. Yuengling Brewers
7. Lightning
8. ray ray haw
9. Rough Riders
10. Marauders
11. Misfits
12. Renegades

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 82 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 22 points
Steven Jackson (RB/StL) - 22 points
Maurice Jones-Drew (RB/Jac) - 20 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 10/12 - 83.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 8/12- 66.67%

The league, the Predacons and the Baltimorons were again 4/4 in week 16 voting.

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2K6 games:

1. Predacons (55)
2. The Comfy Chair (52)
3. Dumbbums (49)
3. Misfits (49)
5. Yuengling Brewers (47)
6. Baltimorons (45)
6. Lightning (45)
8. ray ray haw (42)
9. Marauders (20)
10. Spiked Vipers (1)

Top Scoring Team of the Week
Number of times each team had the top point total for the week (playoffs include 8 teams only):

Dumbbums (4)
Predacons (2)
The Comfy Chair (2)
Misfits (2)
Spiked Vipers (1)
Marauders (1)
Renegades (1)
Baltimorons (1)
Rough Riders (1)
ray ray haw (½)
Yuengling Brewers (½)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

SuperBowl VI Champion

Congratulations to the Baltimorons!

They defeated the Dumbbums by two points in the lowest scoring SuperBowl in 3FL history to win the coveted trophy. It is Coach Drew's second championship in the last three seasons.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2006 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for a great season!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

OK, so maybe the semifinal games were a little more lopsided than anyone thought they would be. The average margin of victory was more than 33 points...

Half of the engraved trophy plate is decided. Now we just need a first name. Who will open the present of a championship on Christmas day? Will Coach Coaldog be getting or giving the lump of coal? Will Coach Drew's Monday Night QB be attempting a comeback or sealing a title victory? We'll have to watch and see.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 85 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 29 points
Marvin Harrison (WR/Ind) - 22 points
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 21 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 6/8 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 6/8- 75%

The league, the Predacons and the Baltimorons were all 4/4 in week 15 voting.

Let's try to have all 12 teams vote on SuperBowl week. Vote early! The polls close at 7:55pm on Thursday evening.

Week 16 Information

Thursday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Saturday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders
Monday Early: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins

It's finally here! SuperBowl week in the 3FL...

For 7th Place:
#4 ray ray haw vs. #7 Lightning
Both of these teams looked promising during portions of the season, but now each is on a three game losing streak and fighting to not end up in eighth place. The P's and Q's (and IR) have not been helpful to either team. But all that having been said, it should be a good playoff matchup.

For 5th Place:
#3 Predacons vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
The Preds went without a TE last week and still turned in their highest point total since week 9 - when they defeated the Brewers. This should be a fun one to watch, as the coaches of these two squads will be together for the holidays. Football on a 42" (or 57") HDTV can't be bad, no matter the outcome.

For 3rd Place:
#1 The Comfy Chair vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
The curse holds for a sixth consecutive year. The number one seeded Chair went down in flames last week, scoring the low total among playoff teams and Coach Skrabby's low total of the year. The Vipers saw their star QB post two points (as opposed to his record breaking performance in week 14). Will the Chair start a new winning streak to end the season? Or will the Vipers come away with their first ever top three finish?

3FL SuperBowl VI:
#2 Baltimorons vs. #5 Dumbbums
Here it is! And worth all of the hype, too. This great matchup will be a Christmas treat for all, especially the coach who comes away with the trophy and has his name permanently engraved in 3FL history. Coach Drew is seeking his second title in three years, while Coach Coaldog has yet to play for the coveted piece of hardware. The Steelers game will weigh heavily on the outcome. But so will the solo performances of LaDanian Tomlinson, Marvin Harrison and Tony Romo. Yahoo! is predicting a tie and so are many in the media. For the record - the first tiebreaker for the playoffs is total team TDs. We may need it.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

Thanks to all for another fun season!

Good luck this week!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

None of the four first round games was even close; the average margin of victory (or defeat) was more than 27 points. That won't be the case this week, though. There are some great matchups scheduled and a spot in the 3FL SuperBowl is on the line!

Two things for this week:

1. Remember that all eight teams that qualified for the playoffs still have two games remaining. Teams that lost in Week 14 are still playing to decide places 5-8, so remember to keep a starting lineup for the remainder of the postseason.

2. There are games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this week. Remember to have your starting lineups set for players in those games before they start.

Also, I have updated the 3FL Records to include the 2006 season. Regular season career statistics are also up to date in each coach's profile.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 92 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 37 points*
Maurice Jones-Drew (RB/Jac) - 26 points
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 23 points

* breaks the record for most individual player points in a playoff week

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 2/4 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/4- 75%

Vote early! Voting is up and running for the playoffs and the polls close at 7:55pm on Thursday evening.

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Saturday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ San Diego Chargers
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Indianapolis Colts

Semifinal Games
(Winners play in 3FL SuperBowl VI, Losers play for 3rd Place)

#1 The Comfy Chair vs. #5 Dumbbums
Even as the one seed, the Chair got through the first week of the playoffs unscathed. The 'Bums started big in the Thursday Night game and never gave up their lead. This matchup pits the top two RBs in the league against each other, and it's going to be a good one. Once again, Coach Coaldog's chances rest heavily on the Steelers game. But Coach Skrabby will have active players all four game days this week.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
The Vipers lost to the 'Morons by a TD in week 11, but since then they have knocked off the #1, #4 and #3 teams in the league (in that order). Has the time come for Coach Googully to take down another giant? Or will Coach Drew get a shot at his second championship? It will all come down to Monday Night!

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

#3 Predacons vs. #7 Lighting
These two teams are 1-1 against each other this year, with the Preds taking the week 1 victory and the Lighting getting the W in a high scoring affair in week 12. A big part of this one will be the RBs (and which ones can live up to their projected point totals). But the game will come down to QB vs. QB on MNF. Peyton against Carson for a chance at 5th place.

#4 ray ray haw vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
The rivalry continues - this time in the consolation round of the playoffs. There are some interesting matchups to watch for each of these teams and the smack talk should be just as entertaining as the game. The haw will be looking to make a comeback, as they will have four players remaining after 4pm on Sunday, when the Brew Crew's last starter is finished.

Good luck this week!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

3FL Notes: S6: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

The playoffs are here! Congratulations to the Yuengling Brewers for officially clinching the final spot.

There are two things to remember for this week.

First, everyone who qualified for the playoffs will play in each of the next three weeks. Even if you lose in week 14, the final standings are still up for grabs in the consolation bracket, so make sure you have a lineup set from now through the end of the postseason.

Second, and more importantly, ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 12:55pm THIS SUNDAY, December 10th. You will not be able to add/drop after this time. Make sure your team is ready for the playoffs before then.

And don't forget that all remaining weeks start with a Thursday Night NFL game.

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 90 points

Player MVPs:
Reggie Bush (RB/NO) - 31 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 25 points
Jeff Garcia (QB/Phi) - 24 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 46/78 - 58.97%
League Voting: 43/78 - 55.13%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/78 - 53.85%

Vote early! Voting is up and running for the playoffs and the polls close at 7:55pm on Thursday evening.

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ St. Louis Rams

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

#1 The Comfy Chair vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
Did you know that in the history of the 3FL, the top seed in the playoffs has lost in the first round four out of five times? And did you also know that the top seed has never won a championship? Hence of the talk about the curse of the #1 seed. We’ll see if history repeats itself in this rematch of last year's SuperBowl. It should be a nailbiter, right down to the Monday Night game.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
The Lightning have surprised a lot of people this year, and they are riding high after winning three of their last four games. The 'Morons have been in second place for a majority of the season and have won nine of their last ten. The outcome will be determined by the playcalling of the Bengals and Cowboys and whether they choose to run or throw for TDs. And whether the Bears can run or throw at all.

#3 Predacons vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
Coach Sinkerbeam's team has qualified for the playoffs in every 3FL season so far, and no other team can make that claim. But none of those opportunities has resulted in a championship. Two years ago the lower seeded Predacons knocked off the high flying Vipers in a stunning first round upset. Could this game be revenge? With some tough matchups for the Preds it's a strong possibility.

#4 ray ray haw vs. #5 Dumbbums
Both of these teams have been hard to label this year. Each has had ups and downs, good weeks and bad, and this matchup will be a good one. Almost half of the 'Bums starting lineup play for the Steelers, so that might be a problem. Oh, wait. They're playing Cleveland. Nevermind. Wouldn't it be terrible if the haw's former Pittsburgh Defense ends up as the foundation for a Dumbbums win? Of course, the opposite might happen instead.

Good luck this week. The coveted trophy is only three wins away!

NO Keeper

The ballot results are in...

By a two to one margin, we will NOT be keeping a player for next season. Each team will start from scratch in the live draft.

I wanted to get the word out as soon as the votes were tallied, since this information will affect the strategy of some teams for the playoffs. Remember that all rosters will lock at 12:55pm THIS SUNDAY. You will not be able to add/drop after the deadline.