Thursday, November 29, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 13 Preview

Only half of our tickets to the playoffs are punched as we enter this final week of the regular season. Six teams still have a shot at the four remaining postseason spots. Another crazy regular season is about to figure itself out with as much drama as you can stuff into a single fantasy football weekend. Here we go!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 94 points

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 32 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 30 points
Robert Griffin III (QB/Was) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 40/72 - 55.56%
League Voting: 38/72 - 52.78%
Yahoo! Projections: 41/72 - 56.94%

It's the last week of the regular season. Go vote!

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Redskins

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Not too much drama here. The Stompers are out while the Marauders are in and have clinched the division. But that doesn't mean that Coach Bev can't run up another score to end the season. We've seen it before.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It's a shame that what looks to be out best matchup of the week is just about meaningless. Sure, the Renegades would like to end the season with a couple of wins before they regroup for next year, and the Bolts don't have a playoff spot shored up just yet - but with the points total they have scored already we can pencil them in.

And the games of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
SpiVi has already clinched the #1 seed (for better or worse) but I don't think they're going to rest before the postseason. They have a chance to possibly knock their division rival (and father) out of the playoffs. But more importantly, 65 points will put them on the list of top season scorers of all time (and 99 points will put them at the top of that list). It couldn't be a tougher matchup for the CAPs - having to face our top scorer while riding a three game skid isn't ideal. Prime time will seal Coach Haw's 2012 fate.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
What a great divisional matchup this will be. The 'Bums need a win for a chance to play next week but they also need some help. Outscoring the whole league for a second straight week couldn't hurt that cause. The Chair is in with a win, but probably also in with a loss. But would you rely on a "probably" with the way things have a way of going in this league?

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It has been a disappointing season thus far for FitzCorp, but that could all change this week. First they need a win against the North Division champ Brew Crew and some help from across the league to get into the playoffs. After that anything is possible. We'll all have to wait for the Beermen's RGIII on Monday night to see if the Corporation's season continues.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
It all comes down to this for the 3FL South division title. The 'Morons have been on top all year, but the Preds can leapfrog them with a win this week. Not only that, Coach Sinkerbeam will earn a playoff spot with a win, but might be left out of the postseason for only the second time in our league's history with a loss. It would help if he made at least one right decision on which players to start/bench. It's going to be a good one!

For more in depth playoff possibilities visit the Spreadsheet Geek's comment on the Standings (after Week 12) post.

Good luck this week!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 12 Preview

Our first two playoff spots were claimed last week - one by our highest scoring team and one by our lowest scoring team. What?

Don't forget that the trade deadline is tomorrow. You know, for trading players between teams. Whatever that's like.

The NFL bye weeks are over and we have only two weeks left to earn the last six tickets to the postseason. Let's do this!!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 91 points

Player MVPs:
Robert Griffin III (QB/Was) - 32 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 24 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 22 points
Andy Dalton (QB/Cin) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 36/66 - 54.55%
League Voting: 35/66 - 53.03%
Yahoo! Projections: 37/66 - 56.06%

The voting deadline is before the first game starts at 12:30pm on Thanksgiving! Go vote!!

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Philadelphia Eagles

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 12:

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
These two come into this game with identical records and total points scored within 10 of each other for the first 11 weeks. They are currently 8 and 9 in the standings but whoever takes the loss this week will be guaranteed a losing season (and not guaranteed a spot in the playoffs). It should be closer than the projections and we'll have to wait until prime time to sort things out for real.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
SpiVi is coming off a pretty good week - they scored the most points in the league, moved into the top spot in scoring for the year, and claimed the first spot in the playoffs. So they can take a couple of weeks off, right? Probably not. Drew Brees might outscore the Preds by himself.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
The Stompers improbable run as top scorers of the week is over, but they still have some spoiling to do. Plus they can still make the playoffs with two wins and a little luck. If the CAPs want to make it into the postseason they had better pick it up (and pick the right QB from that bunch of guys on the roster).

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
In a normal world this would be a battle for division supremacy. Of course, in a normal world the Renegades wouldn't be riding a five game losing streak and teetering on playoff elimination. Did you know that the 'Morons have scored 109 less points than the 'Gades so far this season? I'm sure you know that that makes no difference at all.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
I hope you're hungry. These teams have a combined seven players going on Thanksgiving day and then they'll wrap it up with some Cam Newton on Monday night. The Marauders are already guaranteed the division title and a postseason spot, but another win couldn't hurt. The 'Bums need this one to have a real shot at the playoffs. It's another divisional classic in the making.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It just about comes down to this for the 3FL North, and it's going to be a good one. RGIII vs. Matty Ice (who won't score negative points this week) is the key matchup, but it looks like the RBs might be the difference. It will take us from Thanksgiving all the way through until Monday night. Here we go!

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 11 Preview

Don't look now, but the Stompers just outscored everyone for the third straight week in a row. Now if it wasn't for those first seven losses...

We only have three weeks left in the regular season but not one team has secured a playoff spot. Not one! This last set of intra-divisional games is more important than ever.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 24 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 22 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 21 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 32/60 - 53.33%
League Voting: 32/60 - 53.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/60 - 55%

Go vote!!

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: Vikings, Giants, Seahawks, Titans

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 11:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Aaron Rodgers is back from his bye, but he was also around for the first three weeks of the Renegades current four game losing streak. Plus, they have four more players without games this week. It will be close, though, because the Preds seem to always keep their highest scorers on the bench.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach Googlymoogly's team has been flying high all year and are currently alone in first place in the 3FL. But we all know about the Stompers last few weeks. Can they run their highest scorer title to four straight? They might have to in order to beat SpiVi.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
How is it that the highest and lowest scoring teams in our league have the same record after the first 10 weeks of the season? Because it's crazy. You should know that by now. The Brew Crew looks a bit different with their bye week crew on the bench, but they should be able to slip by the 'Morons in a close one. Another MNF matchup will decide if things in this league get even crazier.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
He wrote what? I'm picking the 'Bums because of the bye week damage that is happening to the CAPs, but we all know that this one is probably going to go the other way. Especially when Coach Coaldog has to watch his two Steelers on Sunday night. His team had better be ahead before that game starts...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
These two have been chasing the Brewers in the 3FL North all season. But for one of them it will most likely mean elimination from a shot at the division crown. Can the Corporation score enough points in the early games to withstand a Sunday night storm from the Bolts? And can they do it with Adrian Peterson on a bye?

And the game of the week...

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This is going to be a good matchup - if Coach Hoss remembers to set his lineup before tonight's game. We'll need to track it all week, with the final say waiting until MNF with two 49ers and one Bear. A Marauders win would just about seal a division title. A Chair victory will put things up for grabs.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 10 Preview

Another comeback? More nailbiters? The Stompers outscoring the league again? The insanity continues with only four weeks left in the regular season. Everything is still up for grabs and rivalry week is a great beginning to the drama.

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 91 points

Player MVPs:
Doug Martin (RB/TB) - 37 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 27 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 27/54 - 50%
League Voting: 28/54 - 51.85%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/54 - 50%

You should go vote now.

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Houston Texans @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: Cardinals, Browns, Packers, Redskins

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for rivalry week!:

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two are going to put up quite a fight as they both claw to hold on to a playoff spot. It might be the wrong week for the Preds, though. Plus they will leave all the points on the bench - a problem when you're up against Peyton and Peterson with favorable matchups.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
This matchup is great every year and this season's version won't disappoint. Can you believe that the Stompers can match the 'Gades record with a win this week? And that Coach Bev has outscored Coach Val by 70 points - in the past two weeks? Plus, bunch of the Renegades are on a bye this week. You know, like Aaron Rodgers.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. THE Haw
This rivalry week is sure coming up with some great matchups. This one used to be preceded with a week of smack talk but things have been pretty quiet over the past few years. It will be D vs. D on Sunday night and then one more shot for a CAPs comeback on Monday night. Try to stay awake.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
That BaltiMagic continues and who can pick against Coach Drew right now? Especially when they are facing the #12 'Bums. Actually, Coach Coaldog has scored 5 more points this year than his eldest but Coach Drew has four more wins. It doesn't have to make sense. These two combine to have four Steelers going on MNF. Like they need a reason to watch.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
Even though the Green Bay bye will take a little air out of this matchup, it's still going to be a good one. Brees vs. Brady is the headline, but I have a feeling that one of the lesser-knowns will step up and take over this game. And we'll know the winner late on Sunday afternoon.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
It looks like this one will be a barnburner. With even projections across positions it looks like it's going to come down to the kickers; there will be one on Sunday night and one on Monday night after the rest of the starters are finished. A missed field goal and -1 point might be an interesting way to finish up rivalry week.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 9 Preview

We had two Sunday night comebacks, two Monday night comebacks, and the Stompers stopping their losing streak by outscoring everyone else in the league. This interesting season continues.

Also of note - our two highest scorers and our two lowest scorers are currently in first place in their respective divisions.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 108 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/NE) - 30 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 29 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 25/48 - 52.08%
League Voting: 26/48 - 54.17%
Yahoo! Projections: 25/48 - 52.08%

Go vote!

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Chiefs @ Chargers
Sunday Night: Cowboys @ Falcons
Monday Night: Eagles @ Saints
Bye Week: Patriots, Jets, 49ers, Rams

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Marauders
This matchup features two division leaders headed in the opposite direction. The Vipers have won three straight and have jumped up to the top spot in the league. The Marauders have lost three straight and have fallen from the top spot down to number five. Those trends will continue this week.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The 'Morons will start out ahead after Thursday night, but the Bolts have a lot of prime time players scheduled to surge to a comeback victory. Although, who can rule out another victory by Coach Drew? There is some magic surrounding him this year. How else do you explain his record and point total?

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Predacons
The Brew Crew won with a prime time comeback two weeks ago but was on the wrong end of one last week. They dropped all the way down to second place overall (but are still our top scoring team). Meanwhile, how are the Preds at .500? Half of that luck runs out in this replay of last year's Superbowl.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Well, that's one way to stop a losing streak. The Stompers hit the century mark and got their first win with authority. Can they keep it up against the Dumbbums? This game is probably the last hope for each of these teams and it will be a good one. The loser gets last place with only four weeks to go.

THE Haw (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
It's a shame that the battle of our teams containing a "The" happens this week - when the Chair has a majority of its squad on a bye. The good news is that the byes are almost over. The bad news is that Christian Ponder and Cecil Shorts are in the starting lineup for Coach Skrabby. Go easy, Haw.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Both of these teams had much higher expectations for this season, but for the loser of this game it might mean the end of their playoff hopes. It will be close through the whole week and all come down to Monday night, when Coach Tim'A's beloved E-A-G-L-E-S and D.Jax fight for the Corporation. Can they survive Aaron Rodgers and the Renegades? Will this end in a tie? It's going to be that good.

Good luck this week.