Thursday, October 25, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 8 Preview

Four teams scored more than 80 points last week, and Tom Brady outscored one of the 3FL teams all by himself. Six weeks remain to sort out the playoff picture.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 89 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 43 points (sets a new points/week record)
Kenny Watson (RB/Cin) - 25 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 24 points
New York Giants Defense - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 25/42 - 59.52%
League Voting: 22/42 - 52.38%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/42 - 54.76%

The Predacons were 6 for 6 in week 7 voting.

Week 8 Information

Sunday Night: No game - MLB World Series
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Denver Broncos
Bye Week: Atlanta, Dallas, KC, Arizona, Seattle, Baltimore

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
If things stay the same, this will be Coach Skrabby's easiest game of the year. If the 'Morons hit the waiver wire and fill up their roster, though, I may have to switch my prediction. Everyone has been sitting on the Chair this season.

Lightning (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Bolts just took over as the top scoring team in the league and have averaged almost 100 points per game over the last two weeks. That trend looks to continue. But the Brewers will have a chance to pull an upset if Tom Brady throws all five of his TD passes to Benjamin Watson.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
None of the Vipers are on a bye this week, so they'll need a different excuse for losing. How about not playing Brandon Jacobs? That's a good one. Or sitting out both of the Cleveland WRs against St. Louis?

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Rough Riders
The Riders will again make the list of most losses in a row if they can't get a win against 'FitzCorp this week. The first-place-in-the-league, LaDanian-Tomlinson-back-from-a-bye 'FitzCorp. Should I start updating the records page now?

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds picked up their second win last week, but the Marauders will probably have a full lineup of starters to oppose them. Unless Matt Schaub gets hurt during the first quarter of his game again. Even then, Coach Hoss' team can still score in the seventies.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Last week's high- and low-scoring teams meet in the GoTW. Coach Val looks sneaky good again, but this one will depend on which 'Bums team shows up. And if either coach checks their lineup before game time.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 7 Preview

We're halfway through the regular season, and things just keep getting more interesting. Last week was highlighted by another exciting Monday night, two one-point games and another team total above the century mark.

What does this week have in store?

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 110 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 35 points
LaDanian Tomlinson (RB/SD) - 33 points
Adrian Peterson (RB/Min) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/36 - 55.56%
League Voting: 19/36 - 52.78%
Yahoo! Projections: 19/36 - 52.78%

The Comm-nosticator, Yahoo!, and the Lightning were all 6 for 6 in week 6.

Week 7 Information

Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Bye Week: Cleveland, Green Bay, San Diego, Carolina

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Peyton Manning is back in uniform for the Vipers this week, but the rest of the team is on a bye. Plus, the Lightning have been the top scoring team in the league for the past two weeks.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew will likely wait until around noon on Sunday to update their lineup, so no one really knows who will be starting for them this week. Whoever ends up in the game will likely watch the 'Fitz roll on.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This will be a very exciting and high scoring affair. Of course, last time I said that the two teams combined for the lowest game total of the week. But this one will be different. Seriously.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Bulger is back! So are Wayne and Clark and Bruce! If the Renegades check their linup before the games start, they have a good shot at winning this week. But you just never know...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
This one looks to be a pretty even matchup, with the edge going to the haw since the Chair has been a bit unlucky this year. And there is a chance that none of the Comfy RBs will actually play.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Even with a plethora of game-time decisions, the Preds have an opportunity to double their win total against the last place Riders. But then again, maybe not. Watching Ben, Hines and the Steelers win big on Sunday night may be enough to officially sink their playoff hopes for the first time in team history.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 6 Preview

If you didn't stay up to watch the last 25 seconds of the Monday night game, shame on you until next September. It was an unbelievable ending and the source of two 3FL comebacks (and two near misses). Four of our six games ended up with five or less points separating the winner and loser.

Last week was also the fourth lowest scoring week in the history of the league.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 62 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 23 points
Kris Brown (K/Hou) - 19 points
New England Patriots Defense - 19 points
San Diego Chargers Defense - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 14/30 - 46.67%
League Voting: 14/30 - 46.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 13/30 - 43.33%

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Atlanta Falcons
Bye Week: Bills, Broncos, Lions, Colts, Steelers, 49ers

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Brew Crew only has to fill their roster with active players to climb to .500 this week, as the Preds still look like an infirmary ward. Todd Heap may be back this week, though. Woo hoo.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Spiked Vipers
The 'Fitz lucked out a last second win thanks to the Cowboys last week, and now they face the Vipers with Peyton Manning on a bye. Lucky again. But they are also the highest scoring team in the league...

Lightning (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
This just in: Drew Brees is getting benched this week even though he is not hurt and not on a bye. Can Derek Anderson lead the Chair over Tom Brady and the surging Lightning? Probably not with their RB situation as it is.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Both of these teams will be led by second string QBs. Or no QB at all. We'll see what happens later in the week, but the 'Bums have the advantage of some favorable matchups and some paying attention.

Marauders (-1) vs. Renegades
The Renegades have 5 starters on a bye and their only available QB is out with broken ribs. And the Marauders can't possibly underperform again like they did last week.

And the game of the week...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Coach Drew enters this game after an amazing Monday night comeback, while Coach haw clawed his way to within two points of one. This week is all about the matchups, though, and hoping that the haw isn't counting on Monday night for too much of anything.

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 5 Preview

I've updated the 3FL Records page to reflect the top five of each stat category in the history of the league (instead of comparing the best from each season). The league didn't start out keeping records this way, but now everything is conformed for a truer picture of our highlights and lowlights. I've also added the longest win/loss streaks to the list.

As for this season, the upsets just keep on coming. And so do the injuries. Last week saw The Comfy Chair earn their first win and Misfits, Inc. take their first loss, so it looks like the streaks are safe for now.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 71 points

Player MVPs:

Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 29 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 27 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 20 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 10/24 - 41.67%
League Voting: 11/24 - 45.83%
Yahoo! Projections: 10/24 - 41.67%

Week 5 Information

Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Buffalo Bills
Bye Week: Cincinnati, Minnesota, Oakland, Philadelphia

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
Let me get this straight - the Renegades won last week even though 4 of their starters combined for 1 fantasy point. Can that happen again? We'll have to see if either twin has a full lineup of players who are actually in uniform on Sunday.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Actually, this one might go the other way depending on the Brew Crew's bye week replacements. Or lack thereof. But the 'Bums WRs could put them on the other side of a Monday night comeback this week.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Predacons
Here is the Preds' week 5 injury report - 1 WR, 2 RBs, & 1 TE are all game-time decisions. Add that to 3 players on a bye and you've got a run at the futility record. Peyton Manning may be the only player the Vipers need in their lineup.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Corp has their dynamic duo on a bye this week, so who knows what type of numbers they'll post. But the Chair is starting Drew Brees again. He has zero fantasy points this season. I'm not kidding. That's what 7 INTs and 2 fumbles will do to you...

Lightning (-1) vs. ray ray haw
Why do I keep picking the team from NY to win? Well, they look good on paper. But you can throw the projected points out the window for this matchup. No one on either team seems to be paying attention to them.

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
This will be a great battle, but it's looking more and more like the 'Morons will lose a few starters to injuries before the week is through. The way Tony Romo is playing, though, it might not matter. We'll have to wait until Monday night to crown the victor.

Good luck this week.