Thursday, December 31, 2009

3FL Notes: 2009 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2009 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 2009 Fantasy Player MVPs

Aaron Rodgers (GB) - 266 points
Drew Brees (NO) - 262 points
Peyton Manning (Ind) - 249 points
Tom Brady (NE) - 226 points
Brett Favre (Min) - 226 points

Chris Johnson (Ten) - 185 points
Adrian Peterson (Min) - 165 points
Maurice Jones-Drew (Jax) - 162 points
Thomas Jones (NYJ) - 133 points
Joseph Addai (Ind) - 128 points
Ricky Williams (Mia) - 128 points

Randy Moss (NE) - 130 points
DeSean Jackson (Phi) - 124 points
Andre Johnson (Hou) - 124 points
Miles Austin (Dal) - 122 points
Larry Fitzgerald (Ari) - 119 points

Vernon Davis (SF) - 109 points
Dallas Clark (Ind) - 106 points
Antonio Gates (SD) - 92 points
Brent Celek (Phi) - 84 points
Visanthe Shiancoe (Min) - 77 points

David Akers (Phi) - 135 points
Nate Kaeding (SD) - 135 points
Lawrence Tynes (NYG) - 121 points
Mason Crosby (GB) - 118 points
Ryan Longwell (Min) - 117 points

New Orleans Saints - 169 points
Philadelphia Eagles - 166 points
San Francisco 49ers - 163 points
Green Bay Packers - 157 points
New York Jets - 152 points

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

3FL Notes: Season 9 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2009 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 81 points

Player MVPs:

Donovan McNabb (QB/Phi) - 21 points
Randy Moss (WR/NE) - 20 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 17 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 6/12 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/12- 41.67%

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2009 games:

1. Dumbbums (46)
1. Lightning (46)
1. Predacons (46)
4. Misfits, Inc. (45)
5. The Comfy Chair (44)
6. ray ray haw (37)
7. Baltimorons (36)
8. Yuengling Brewers (30)
9. Spiked Vipers (26)
10. Renegades (22)
11. Stiletto Stompers (11)

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

Predacons (3)
Renegades (3)
Stiletto Stompers (2.5)
Baltimorons (2)
Misfits, Inc. (2)
Yuengling Brewers (1.5)
ray ray haw (1)
Spiked Vipers (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Monday, December 28, 2009

SuperBowl IX Champion

Congratulations to the Spiked Vipers!

Coach Googullymoogully's team has already won and deactivated their TE who was scheduled to play tonight (just in case he fumbles five times). The curse of the #1 seed is upheld!

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2009 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for a great season!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

The trophy is headed somewhere new! After a wild semifinals week our SuperBowl matchup is set - it's Stiletto Stompers vs. Spiked Vipers for the 3FL championship.

The Vipers completed an unbelievable MNF comeback to tie the 'Bums and win the tiebreaker by a single TD. The Stompers stormed out to an early week lead and did just enough to hold off the surging Predacons.

Who will be receiving a late Christmas present? We'll have to watch and see.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 82 points

Player MVPs:

Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 34 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 28 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 20 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 3/8 - 37.5%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/8 - 37.5%

Go vote! Your final chance to vote on this year's games ends at 7:30pm on Friday.

Week 16 Information

Friday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears

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

For 7th Place:
#2 Misfits vs. #5 Lightning
How did these two 8-5 teams end up here, fighting not to fall to the last possible ranking in the playoffs? FitzCorp has now lost five straight games and the Lightning have had their usual postseason luck. It's too bad - this is possibly the best matchup of the week.

For 5th Place:
#6 Baltimorons vs. #8 Renegades
Both teams come in with strong QBs and the top WR of the other team's QB. It looks like it may be a high scoring affair, but it will be close enough so that each team will have to watch Miles Austin close things out on Sunday night.

For 3rd Place:
#3 Dumbbums vs. #4 Predacons
One point. That's all that separated the 'Bums from a chance to defend the title and keep the trophy. Instead, they must play the Predacons to earn third place. It will all come down to the Vikings MNF performance, which is appropriate. Minnesota's week 15 debacle is partly why these two are here instead of playing in...

3FL SuperBowl IX
#1 Stiletto Stompers vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
Looks like this one will live up to the hype. Neither team has much experience in the big game (the Stompers lost in SB IV as the Rough Riders and this is the first Vipers' opportunity) so the trophy will be engraved with a new name. Peyton Manning and Drew Brees are the obvious story line - they have a combined NFL record of 27-1 this year. But don't be surprised is someone else rises up to take the title for his team.

Will the Stompers break the curse? Can the Vipers complete another incredible MNF comeback? Or is something even more amazing going to happen? It should be a great one - and the 3FL title awaits!

Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas and good luck this week.

Thanks to all for another fun season!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Three of the four higher seeds were victorious in the quarterfinals, with only Misfits, Inc. dropping into the consolation bracket from the group of division winners. Who will earn their way to the SuperBowl?

Don't forget that there are NFL games on Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday this week.

Also, all individual team pages and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2009 regular season.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 95 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 23 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Ind) - 22 points
Brandon Marshall (WR/Den) - 22 points
Andre Johnson (WR/Hou) - 21 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 2/4 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 1/4 - 25%

The Dumbbums were 4/4 in week 14 voting.

Go vote! The polls close at 8:20pm on Thursday.

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Saturday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Carolina Panthers
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Redskins

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

#1 Stiletto Stompers vs. #4 Predacons
The Stompers avoided the curse last week - can they do it again? These teams look pretty evenly matched. In fact, they both scored in the mid-90's in their first round games. But will Peyton get much playing time on Thursday? Will Percy Harvin be recovered from his migranes? The Preds will be hoping for some more Sunday night playoff magic after the Stompers surge to an early advantage.

#3 Dumbbums vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
The 'Bums hold the trophy. The Vipers have never been to the big game. But this is a great matchup to decide who gets a SuperBowl birth. It's going to be crazy on the schedule, too. They will combine to start 11 players in prime time games, with 7 of those playing before Sunday. Anyone get the NFL Network?

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

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs #6 Baltimorons
The 'Fitz have fallen on hard times since being at the top of the standings just a few weeks ago. They have lost their last four and have averaged less than 46 points per game during that stretch. The 'Morons were headed in the opposite direction, winning their last four regular season games before scoring their lowest total of the season last week. Who wants it more?

#5 Lightning vs. #8 Renegades
Will Randy Moss quit on the Lightning? Will Kurt Warner bounce back against the Lions? Will we find out what Quinton Ganther is made of as he makes his first start for the Bolts on MNF? These two teams each deserved a better fate, but that's how it goes in the 3FL. The fight for fifth is on.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

It came down to the final NFL game in our final week of the regular season, but the playoffs are now set. The Baltimorons used a MNF comeback victory to stamp their ticket to the postseason, while the Renegades scored over 100 points to leave no doubt that they were also in. The Spiked Vipers won their game and earned the 7th seed.

Three wins in a row wins it all!

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 13th. 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 or Friday Night NFL game.

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 25 points
Kurt Warner (QB/Ari) - 23 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 20 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 51/78 - 65.38%
League Voting: 43/78 - 55.13%
Yahoo! Projections: 44/78 - 56.41%

Voting is up and running for the playoffs but the polls close just before the Steelers/Browns game on Thursday evening. Go vote!

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers

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

#1 Stiletto Stompers vs. #8 Renegades
Coach Bev is the only member of her immediate family without her name etched upon the 3FL trophy. Is this the year? Or will the curse of the #1 seed stop the Stompers? The Renegades won this battle during Rivalry Week, but we all know that anything can happen in he playoffs. Both twins will be watching as Kurt Warner tries to finish a Renegades comeback on MNF.

#2 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
The 'Fitz have claimed that they're saving themselves for the postseason, and three straight losses to end the regular season seem to confirm that strategy. Meanwhile, the Vipers have won their last four and have been counting on a majority of the New Orleans Saints to lead their team to victory. These two 3FL East foes split their regular season matchups and they'll both have a chance to kickoff the week while watching one of their own on Thursday night. Go Steelers!

#3 Dumbbums vs. #6 Baltimorons
These two again. Father/son, division rivals, SuperBowl champions. But only one will advance. They each won a game against the other this season, but the 'Morons are heating up as they have won four straight to get to this point. It should be an instant classic. Can Coach Drew engineer another prime time comeback? Or will the 'Bums turn the tables while everyone stays up late on Monday night to end the football week?

#4 Predacons vs. #5 Lightning
The Lightning would actually be the higher seed if we weren't split into divisions, so an upset victory wouldn't exactly be an upset. It looks like it will come down to which players score for the Chargers on Sunday. And who gets the start at QB for the Bolts. And if any of their WRs score any points at all.

Good luck this week. The trophy awaits!

Thursday, December 03, 2009

3FL Notes: S9: Week 13 Preview

The Playoff Picture

Three playoff spots remain up for grabs as we enter the final week of the regular season. The Baltimorons, Spiked Vipers and ray ray haw are in if they win. But the 'Morons and haw play against each other this week, opening the door for the Renegades.

If Coach Val's team can win and total more season points than the loser of the 'Morons/haw, they will claim the last playoff spot. And to make it more fun all four of these teams are within 34 points of each other.

It should be an exciting week!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 97 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 37 points
Brett Favre (QB/Min) - 25 points
New York Jets Defense - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 46/72 - 63.89%
League Voting: 40/72 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/72 - 55.56%

Remember, the voting deadline is THURSDAY @ 8:20pm this week. Go vote!

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Arizona Cardinals
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Green Bay Packers

The Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Fitz clinched a playoff spot long ago and have been on cruise control for the past few weeks. The Brew Crew needs to win and score 100 more points than the losing haw for a shot at the playoffs. That's not going to happen, especially with their starting RB on IR.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Both teams have qualified for postseason play, but a Lightning win here could gain them the divisional championship. Then again, a loss may see these two play each other again next week in the quarter-finals.

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. Marauders
The Heels are in. Coach Hoss is out. No one will be paying much attention to this game except for the Lightning. And to see if Coach Bev can go 4-0 in the division and maybe earn the top (cursed) seed in the playoffs.

And the games of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Renegades must win and get some help to avoid missing the playoffs for a second straight year. The easiest way would be with a haw loss (since Coach Val's team has already scored more points than they have), but there are multiple routes to the postseason. Of course, they all go through the arm of Kurt Warner. Will he even play? There are no other QBs on their bench!

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Vipers are Yahoo! underdogs in this one and they'd better watch out. The Renegades are only 9 points behind and a loss here just might end the season for SpiVi. And there is nothing the Chair would like more than to affect the playoff picture and vault a fellow 3FL West team to the postseason. Well, other than maybe some new upholstery for 2010.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. ray ray haw
Win and you're in. It's as simple as that. And it will all come down to Monday night! What a great way to end the regular season - a great divisional matchup to decide a spot in the playoffs. For the record, if it ends in a tie then they're both in...

Good luck this week!