Thursday, November 29, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 13 Preview

It's going to be an exciting final week of the regular season - we'll see six teams competing for the remaining three playoff spots. It all comes down to this!

There is a Thursday Night NFL game every week from now until the end of the 3FL playoffs. Remember to set your players in those games (and remember to vote on the 3FL games) before kickoff (8:10pm).

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 92 points

Player MVPs:

Minnesota Vikings Defense - 31 points
Chad Johnson (WR/Cin) - 23 points
Frank Gore (RB/SF) - 21 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 21 points
Carson Palmer (QB/Cin) - 21 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/72 - 61.11%
League Voting: 42/72 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 43/72 - 59.72%

Vote early! The polls close at 8:10pm on Thursday.

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Baltimore Ravens

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
These two are just jockeying for playoff seeding, so there's not too much drama here. Except for the McNabb injury report. And Tony Romo on Thursday night.

Lightning (-1) vs. Predacons
The Preds are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs yet. They do, however, need a plethora of things to occur in order to claim the 8th spot. First, they must win this week against the top scoring (and most likely record-breaking) Lightning. And the Chair and the Brewers must both lose. And they must score 26 points more than the losing haw or 24 points more than the losing 'Bums. Then they must part the Red Sea and get gasoline prices under $2.50. I doubt they'll even get past the first one.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Vipers have pretty much sured up a playoff spot. A win against Coach Hoss and they're definitely in. But you just never know in the 3FL - a loss this week in conjunction with big wins from three other contenders could drop the bottom out of Peyton and the snakes. I wouldn't count on it, though.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Can you believe it? The surging Chair still has a chance at the postseason. They first need a win against the low-scoring Renegades, and then they need a Brewers loss (or to score 35 more points than the winning Brewers) or a GotW tie. And you thought the addition of Brian St. Pierre was Coach Skrabby waving a white flag...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
While the Saskatchewan Roughriders just won the CFL, our Rough Riders are the only team to already be officially eliminated from playoff contention. But they can force the Brew Crew to join them on the outside with an upset win this week. With a win and a maintained point total, though, Coach Brew has the fast track to another playoff run. Can either of these two stay up to watch the important Sunday Night Football game?

And the game of the week...

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
These teams have the same record and only a safety separates their total points scored over the first 12 weeks. But none of that matters now. The team that wins is in. The team that loses needs the Chair and the Brewers (and maybe the Predacons) all to lose. And a tie might just bring down both teams. What a great matchup for a playoff berth. Fantasy football doesn't get any better than this!

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 12 Preview

The Lightning struck again, claiming the top score of the week and the second 3FL playoff spot. But the remaining postseason picture is as blurry as ever with only two weeks to go.

Make sure you set your players for the Thanksgiving Day games before those games start. Happy eating and football watching!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 92 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 37 points
Terrell Owens (WR/Dal) - 32 points
Randy Moss (WR/NE) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 40/66 - 60.61%
League Voting: 38/66 - 57.58%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/66 - 60.61%

Vote early! The polls close at 12:25pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: New York Jets @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Pittsburgh Steelers

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 12:

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Tony Romo will most likely be eating Turducken this Thanksgiving, and so will the 'Morons. Metaphorically speaking. Can someone please tell me who Will Heller is and what he is doing on a fantasy football team?

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The haw look to have more favorable matchups than the Renegades this week, but that's what we said last week, too. Of course, Coach Val doesn't have Randy Moss on her squad. But she does have the newly acquired Matt Schaub. Will he start this week? And will that make a difference?

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Rough Riders
After three tough losses in a row, the Vipers could use a game against the last place Rough Riders. Unless the Steelers dynamic duo performs an amazing comeback on MNF. It's happened before...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
It's going to be a battle, but the Marauders have the slightest of edges in this one thanks to Mr. Moss. They also have a capable replacement for the ailing Mr. Holmes, while the Chair must make a decision on Mr. Creighton ASAP.

Lightning (-1) vs. Dumbbums
The Bolts continued their dominance last week, earning the top weekly score for the fourth time this year, and Tom Brady shows no signs of slowing down. But both teams will have fun watching the 'Bums QB against the Lightning DEF on Thanksgiving.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This just in - 'FitzCorp does not have a single Philadelphia Eagle in the starting lineup this week. Meanwhile, the Preds are still trying to lock down a RB situation that has seen multiple injuries, weekly fill-ins, a pending suspension and now a retirement from the NFL. It's no wonder they are going to miss the playoffs for the first time in team history.

Good luck this week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 11 Preview

The Marauders/Lightning battle ended in a draw, allowing Coach Hoss to be the first to claim a 3FL playoff spot. Who will join him in the post season this week? And who will be left out?

Remember that the trade deadline is quickly approaching. All trades must be completed by next Saturday, November 24th.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Rough Riders - 86 points

Player MVPs:

Donovan McNabb (QB/Phi) - 28 points
Brian Westbrook (RB/Phi) - 27 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 36/60 - 60%
League Voting: 35/60 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 37/60 - 61.67%

Week 11 Information

Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Monday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Denver Broncos
Bye weeks are finished for the season

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 11:

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds are the hottest team in the 3FL right now as they bring a two game winning streak into this weekend. They need another win against the 'Morons to have even a reasonable shot at making the playoffs for the seventh straight year. They should probably not get their hopes up.

Misfits (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Coach Jules and the DFO have eight of nine players starting their games at 1pm on Sunday. The 'Bums have five of their players starting after 4pm. It will be wait and see for both teams until late on Monday night.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The team from up north is predicted to win the rest of their regular season games and finish the year with the highest point total in the history of the league. We'll see about all that. But I agree with a win against the Renegades, anyway.

ray ray haw (-1) vs. Marauders
This week it's the haw's turn to have a roster full of favorable matchups, and against the number one team in the league, too. But let's not forget that Coach Hoss was a big underdog last week as well. And Randy Moss is back.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Rough Riders
One of these teams will pick up a fourth win, while the other will end up on the fast track to mathmatical elimination from the playoffs. It could go either way, but my vote is for effort.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
These two teams are just about even going into this matchup, and their records (and season point total) could be the same after it is over. Unless LenDale White and/or Steve Smith is/are hurt. Then I'll have to switch my pick...

Good luck this week.

Friday, November 09, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 10 Preview

The Marauders stormed to the top spot in the league last week, but they have another battle on the horizon. Can you believe we're already two-thirds of the way through the regular season?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 109 points

Player MVPs:

Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit) - 34 points
Adrian Peterson (RB/Min) - 30 points
Jamal Lewis (RB/Cle) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 33/54 - 61.11%
League Voting: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/54 - 61.11%

The Dumbbums and ray ray haw were both 6/6 in week 9.

Week 10 Information

Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ San Diego Chargers
Monday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
Bye Week: New England, NY Jets, Tampa Bay, Houston

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 10:

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
These two are tied in the standings and only 14 points apart in total scoring this year. But the Chair have won their last two while the Brewers have lost their last three. The trend continues.

Rough Riders (-1) vs. ray ray haw
What? The Riders are favored this week? I can't believe it either, but the schedule shines upon Coach Bev and her management style this week. No byes and some easy matchups. And just when the haw were getting on track...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This one could go either way, but you have to believe that the Predacons will somehow ruin their chances to get back into contention with a bad coaching decision or two. Matt Hasselbeck will probably need to score 20 on MNF to make it respectable.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
These teams look about even since the NE Defense is on a bye. The slight edge goes to Coach Drew, who is actually starting a kicker this week. Plus, the Vipers are starting the backup RB to the 'Morons starting RB.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Renegades
Don't look now, but these two teams are tied in the standings. Coach Val has six players in games that start after 8pm on Sunday, so you can expect that a comeback will be necessary for a win. But if FitzCorp turns in a performance like last week that might not be necessary.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Here it is. For the second straight week, the two teams at the top of the standings clash for league supremacy. And the Bolts have to do it without Mr. Brady. The Vikings/Packers game will tell the story, but don't be surprised if both coaches have to wait until MNF to be sure of victory.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

3FL Notes: S7: Week 9 Preview

Things evened out a bit last week, and only four games now separate first place from last place. Tom Brady and the Lightning continued their dominance and turned in the highest point total for the third time in four weeks. Are they peaking too early or starting a serious SuperBowl run? We'll find out soon enough.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 91 points

Player MVPs:

Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 34 points
San Diego Chargers Defense - 27 points
Joseph Addai (RB/Ind) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 29/48 - 60.42%
League Voting: 27/48 - 56.25%
Yahoo! Projections: 28/48 - 58.33%

Week 9 Information

Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: Chicago, St. Louis, Miami, NY Giants

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Although the Preds have scored 40 more points than the Renegades this year, they have acquired four less wins in the process. That should change this week if Coach Sinkerbeam's RB situation gets figured out. But then again, there is a reason one team is 2-6 and the other is 6-2.

Lightning (-1) vs. Rough Riders
It's tough to pick the Riders to win this game - even after the huge upset they pulled last week and the fact that they will only be missing one player due to not paying attention. But the Lightning are looking to keep up their momentum and Tom Brady is showing no signs of slowing down. Even if the score is 45-0.

ray ray haw (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Baby William has just arrived home from his six week stay in the NICU, so the Brewers will have their hands full this weekend (and for the next 18 years or so). We're all very happy for the entire Brew crew and wish them the best. But unless Rob wanders over to the computer at 4am, his lineup isn't going to change itself. Nor is baby William for that matter.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Honestly - are the Vipers players each scheduled for two bye weeks this year? It seems like they are constantly without three or four players for every game. Even Peyton Manning is having trouble carrying this team on his shoulders.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Last year's SuperBowl rematch finds both teams hovering around the .500 mark. But Tony Romo is back for the 'Morons this week and the outcome should be the same as it was last December. Maybe Coach Drew will even hold aloft the trophy after the Sunday night game for old times' sake.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Our top two teams clash in what should turn out to be a great matchup. This one could honestly go either way, and both coaches will be watching the night games and rooting for their favorite NFL teams to see who ends up the victor. There will be much yelling at the television by all.

Good luck this week.