Sunday, December 28, 2008

3FL Notes: 2008 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2008 season. Also, individual statistics for each manager (on the sidebar) are up to date through the end of this year's playoffs.

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

3FL 2008 Fantasy Player MVPs

Philip Rivers (SD) - 235 points
Drew Brees (NO) - 231 points
Aaron Rodgers (GB) - 218 points
Peyton Manning (Ind) - 212 points
Jay Cutler (Den) - 205 points

DeAngelo Williams (Car) - 185 points
Michael Turner (Atl) - 163 points
Thomas Jones (NYJ) - 149 points
Matt Forte (Chi) - 137 points
Brian Westbrook (Phi) - 137 points

Larry Fitzgerald (Ari) - 118 points
Calvin Johnson (Det) - 113 points
Anquan Boldin (Ari) - 109 points
Greg Jennings (GB) - 108 points
Randy Moss (NE) - 106 points

Tony Gonzalez (KC) - 95 points
Antonio Gates (SD) - 72 points
Dallas Clark (Ind) - 69 points
Visanthe Shiancoe (Min) - 66 points
Jason Witten (Dal) - 62 points

Stephen Gostkowski (NE) - 139 points
David Akers (Phi) - 128 points
John Carney (NYG) - 128 points
Rob Bironas (Ten) - 125 points
Jason Elam (Atl) - 122 points

Baltimore Ravens - 181 points
Tennessee Titans - 172 points
Pittsburgh Steelers - 165 points
New York Jets - 151 points
Philadelphia Eagles - 146 points
Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 146 points

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

3FL Notes: 2008 Season Wrap-up

The 3FL 2008 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 81 points

Player MVPs:
DeAngelo Williams (RB/Car) - 29 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 25 points
Matt Cassel (QB/NE) - 24 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 6/12 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 8/12- 66.67%

Both the Dumbbums and Lightning were 4/4 in week 16 voting.

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2008 games:

1. Predacons (51)
2. Misfits, Inc. (48)
3. The Comfy Chair (44)
4. Renegades (38)
5. Lightning (37)
6. Dumbbums (35)
7. Yuengling Brewers (34)
8. ray ray haw (33)
9. Baltimorons (27)
10. Spiked Vipers (9)
11. Marauders (4)

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 (3)
Lightning (3)
Predacons (3)
Baltimorons (2)
Yuengling Brewers (2)
Misfits, Inc. (1.5)
Marauders (.5)
ray ray haw (.5)
The Comfy Chair (.5)

Player MVPs to come...

SuperBowl VIII Champion

Congratulations to the Dumbbums!

Coach Coaldog's team continued its hot streak through the postseason and won five straight games to claim the title. They are also the first team to win the championship as the eighth playoff seed.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2008 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for a great season!

Happy Festivus and Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

Our SuperBowl matchup is set - it's Marauders vs. Dumbbums to claim the trophy and get to play for free next season. Both have been here before. Coach Hoss won the championship in 2003, while Coach Coaldog lost by just two points in 2006.

Who will be receiving an early Christmas present? We'll find out soon enough.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 82 points

Player MVPs:

Matt Cassel (QB/NE) - 26 points
Dominic Rhodes (RB/Ind) - 17 points
Andre Johnson (WR/Hou) - 16 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 4/8 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 6/8 - 75%

Misfits, Inc. was 4/4 in week 15 voting.

Go vote! Your final chance to vote on this year's games ends at 8:10pm on Thursday.

Week 16 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Saturday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Carolina Panthers @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears

Here we go...SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#3 Spiked Vipers vs. #4 Misfits, Inc.
These two had pretty high hopes for the postseason, but now they are fighting to not end up in last place. That's why they play the games, I guess. Can Kurt Warner win one more game for Coach GooMoo? Or will McNabb lead FitzCorp (and the Eagles) to the promised land? Well, to 7th place anyway...

For 5th Place:
#1 Predacons vs. #7 Lightning
The Preds won both meetings between these two during the regular season, but things could be different this time around. The electrical discharges have some favorable matchups this week. Plus, Coach Sinkerbeam's top RB is playing against his own defense. Thursday night will set the tone in this battle to be the champion of the consolation bracket.

For 3rd Place:
#2 Baltimorons vs. #5 Yuengling Brewers
After starting what appeared to be a strong run to a third title game, the Baltimorons faltered last week, scoring their lowest point total of the season. And it didn't help that both teams in this matchup started RBs that were not playing in their week 15 games. Coaching oversights aside, one of these two will end up with a new digital trophy in their profile. But it will be colored bronze.

3FL SuperBowl VIII
#6 Marauders vs. #8 Dumbbums
Well, here it is! An unlikely matchup if you just look at the seeds, but these are actually two of the hottest teams in the league over the past month, with Coach Hoss winning three straight games and Coach Coaldog winning his past four. They match up well on on paper, too, with high-flying names like Peterson, Westbrook, Fitzgerald and Steve Smith. Any one of them could break out and earn his team the trophy.

The 'Bums were able to sit a player during the last two MNF games to ensure a victory, but that won't happen again in SuperBowl VIII. Both teams have players starting in the last possible game of our season. The 3FL title awaits!

Good luck this week.

Thanks to all for another fun season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Underdogs and defenses ruled the quarterfinals. Three out of four lower seeds advanced to the semis in the fifth highest scoring week in our playoff history.

And the curse continues. Of course.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 82 points

Player MVPs:

Indianapolis Colts Defense - 25 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 23 points
Arizona Cardinals Defense - 23 points
Pittsburgh Steelers Defense - 23 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Go vote! The polls close at 8:10pm on Thursday.

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Philadelphia Eagles

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

#8 Dumbbums vs. #5 Yuengling Brewers
The matchup of the blank helmet logos should be an interesting one. Everyone knows how hot the 'Bums have been, but the Brewers look like they can hold their own after outscoring everyone last week. Both teams have been here before. In fact, they have combined for three appearances in the big game (even though neither has won a 3FL championship). But another title shot will likely come down to Coach Coaldog's RBs that bookend the week.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #6 Marauders
This game has a little of the opposite of the other semifinal. These teams have also combined for three SuperBowl appearances, but all three have resulted in championships. The Steelers/Ravens game will be important for both teams, but the 'Morons have even more riding on the Sunday night showdown. Who will have a chance to add to their trophy collection?

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

#1 Predacons vs. #4 Misfits, Inc.
It's OK if you thought this game would have a SuperBowl berth riding on it. Instead it will only decide who gets to play for fifth place. And it's a shame, but it might be the best matchup of the weekend. We'll have to wait for the Eagles on MNF to find out who wins but we already know one thing. Projected points should be thrown right out the window.

#3 Spiked Vipers vs. #7 Lightning
Portis is cranky. Addai is hurt. These two are going to have to do some paying attention this week to make sure their starters are starting. It looks like the Lightning are going to rely on Eli to end the week with some Sunday night fireworks, but the most important game happens on Thursday night. Anyone get the NFL Network?

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

3FL Notes: S8: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

One point. That's all that separated the Renegades from a chance to defend their title. But the Lightning held on for a tie in the waning seconds on Monday night and punched their own ticket to the playoffs instead. Also, congratulations to the Brewers, Marauders, Dumbbums and Misfits, Inc. for earning a spot in the postseason.

There are two things to remember:

First, everyone who qualified for the playoffs will play in each of the next three weeks. Make sure you have a lineup set from now through the end of week 16.

Second, and more importantly, ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 12:55pm THIS SUNDAY, December 7th. 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.

Also, all individual team pages and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2008 regular season.

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 106 points

Player MVPs:
Brian Westbrook (RB/Phi) - 30 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 24 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 22 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/78 - 56.41%
League Voting: 40/78 - 51.28%
Yahoo! Projections: 39/78 - 50%

Voting is up and running for the playoffs but the polls close at 8:10pm on Thursday evening. Go vote!

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday Night: Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers

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

#1 Predacons vs. #8 Dumbbums
Here comes the curse. For all of the Preds efforts they are rewarded for their first place regular season finish with a game against the hottest team in the league. The 'Bums are peaking at the right time, scoring more points in the last two weeks than any other 3FL team. 35 more points, actually. It will be close enough for fun, but the #1 seed is an underdog for a reason...

#2 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
Just enough. That's how much the Lightning did to make it to this game. And after last week's tie, these two get to play each other again. It's kind of like a continuation of that game in overtime. Of course, in the playoffs there are no ties - total TDs scored by the entire starting roster is the first tiebreaker. We may need it.

#3 Spiked Vipers vs. #6 Marauders
In week four SpiVi won this matchup by two points and the rematch should be just as close. The Marauders' RBs should rack up the points this week, but how is Big Ben's knee? Kurt Warner should also score a bunch, but how many of his TDs will go to Larry Fitzgerald in a Marauders uniform? It should be a good one.

#4 Misfits, Inc. vs. #5 Yuengling Brewers
Now that they have officially qualified for the postseason, FitzCorp will most likely be favored to win every playoff game. Of course we all know what can happen despite the projections of the folks at Yahoo! We'll have to see who gets the start at QB for both teams to have a better idea of how things will turn out. The best two just might be sitting on their respective benches...

Good luck this week. Three wins in a row wins it all!