Saturday, December 29, 2012

3FL Notes: 2012 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2012 season. Also, the playoff portion of our records page and individual statistics for each manager (on the sidebar) are up to date through the end of this year's postseason. There is a new manager's stat this year - total division titles.

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

3FL 2012 Fantasy Player MVPs

Drew Brees (NO) - 289 points
Tom Brady (NE) - 282 points
Aaron Rodgers (GB) - 278 points
Peyton Manning (Den) - 260 points
Matt Ryan (Atl) - 244 points

Adrian Peterson (Min) - 159 points
Arian Foster (Hou) - 153 points
Marshawn Lynch (Sea) - 140 points
Doug Martin (TB) - 137 points
Ray Rice (Bal) - 127 points

Brandon Marshall (Chi) - 133 points
Dez Bryant (Dal) - 128 points
A.J. Green (Cin) - 123 points
Calvin Johnson (Det) - 112 points
Vincent Jackson (TB) - 110 points
Julio Jones (Atl) - 110 points

Rob Gronkowski (NE) - 91 points
Tony Gonzalez (Atl) - 86 points
Heath Miller (Pit) - 85 points
Jimmy Graham (NO) - 84 points
Kyle Rudolph (Min) - 73 points

Stephen Gostkowski (NE) - 145 points
Matt Bryant (Atl) - 137 points
Lawrence Tynes (NYG) - 136 points
Blair Walsh (Min) - 134 points
Shayne Graham (Hou) - 129 points
Justin Tucker (Bal) - 129 points

Chicago Bears - 217 points
Seattle Seahawks - 173 points
Denver Broncos - 165 points
Houston Texans - 157 points
Arizona Cardinals - 156 points

Thursday, December 27, 2012

3FL Notes: Season 12 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2012 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 110 points

Player MVPs:
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 30 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 26 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea) - 26 points
Chicago Bears Defense - 26 points

The Brewers weekly point total is second all time for the playoffs.

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 4/12 - 33.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2012 games:

1. Predacons (45)
2. Lightning (44)
3. THE Haw (40)
4. Yuengling Brewers (39)
5. The Comfy Chair (33)
6. Misfits, Inc. (28)
7. Dumbbums (26)
8. Renegades (3)

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

Spiked Vipers (3)
Stiletto Stompers (3, Consecutive)
Yuengling Brewers (3)
Renegades (2)
Misfits, Inc. (1.5)
Baltimorons (1)
Dumbbums (1)
The Comfy Chair (1)
THE Haw (.5)

Player MVPs to come...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

SuperBowl XII Champion!

What an end to the season! Congratulations to the Lightning on their first SuperBowl title.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2012 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for a great year!

Friday, December 21, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

For the second year in a row we are guaranteed to have a new name added to the championship trophy! The Lightning and Misfits, Inc. both earned convincing wins to set up a battle of the seventh and eighth seeds in this year's SuperBowl.

Who will be receiving an etched trophy plate as an early Christmas present? We'll have to watch and see.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. & Spiked Vipers - 73 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 30 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 23 points
Cincinnati Bengals Defense - 22 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 4/8 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/8 - 62.5%

Go vote! Your final chance to vote on this year's games ends when the Falcons/Lions game starts at 8:30pm on Saturday.

Week 16 Information

Saturday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Detroit Lions
Sunday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks

Here we's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#2 Marauders vs. #5 Predacons
These two teams will end up as our last two in the consolation bracket and for good reason. All Coach Hoss needed to do was start the kicker on his roster who is not on injured reserve and he'd instead be playing for 5th place. All the Predacons needed to do was make better start/bench decisions for pretty much the entire season. And to have not picked Jay Cutler. But here we are, vying to be the one not to lose three playoff games in a row. It will be a low scoring nail biter for almost nothing at all.

For 5th Place:
#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #3 Yuengling Brewers
Near the end of the regular season it looked like this might be the SuperBowl matchup. These teams were 1-2 in total points and looking like either might end up winning the trophy for a second time. But things have a way of working out a little differently here in the 3FL. Instead they'll play a great, high-flying matchup to see who wins the consolation bracket.

For 3rd Place:
#4 ray ray haw vs. #6 Baltimorons
Both of these teams had a terrible week 15 and so they end up here, trying to get a digital bronze trophy added to their Yahoo! fantasy profile. 36 and 44 points (respectively) in the semifinals won't get you a shot a the real trophy. But don't feel to bad for them. These two have a combined five 3FL championships. This game will feature the benching of two starting QBs and it will come down to the last NFL game of our playoffs to decide the victor, long after our SuperBowl is over.

3FL SuperBowl XII
#7 Lightning vs. #8 Misfits, Inc.
Well, this is interesting. Both of these 3FL South teams needed week 13 and a little luck to get into the playoffs - who would have thought that they'd end up here? We're guaranteed to have our third champion with a losing regular season record.

Coach Thadtotti's team is appearing in its first ever championship game while the Corporation has been here twice before. The Lightning won both head-to-head matchups this year, but only by a combined 10 points. It's going to be a great game to determine our 2012 champion. We'll start the festivities on Saturday night and things will be decided before the feats of strength on Festivus evening.

The Bolts are a little banged up but it looks like they're going to get LaSean McCoy back for the SuperBowl. Of course, they didn't need him last week as they cruised to victory with only 8 starting players. FitzCorp comes in as the projected favorite, but that hasn't been a good scenario for them in the past. Can Adrian Peterson continue his insane season? Which Matt Ryan will show up? And whose name will be forever etched upon the 3FL trophy? We've got one weekend to find out!

Happy Festivus, Merry Christmas and good luck this week.

Thanks to all for another fun season!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Well, what do you know. Another crazy first round of the playoffs. Our top three seeds are all bounced from the bracket, we had our highest scoring player (Team Defense) in postseason history, and half of our games came down to a Monday Night Football comeback.

Note: All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2012 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them. Through 954 regular season games we have scored a combined 114,995 points.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 101 points

Player MVPs:
Seattle Seahawks Defense - 39 points (#1 all time - player points, playoff week)
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 28 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG) - 25 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Coach Thadtotti was 4/4 in week 14 voting

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

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans

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

#4 THE Haw vs. #8 Misfits, Inc.
WOW. Even though they were the last team to sneak into the playoffs, FitzCorp took out the top seed and the game wasn't ever really in doubt. Meanwhile THE Haw came back from being down 45 points on Sunday at 4:30pm. It will be Manning vs. Manning, top RB vs. top RB, and a Thursday night start for both of these two to earn a spot in the SuperBowl. An instant classic in the making.

#6 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
This one will be a great battle to see who ends up as the underdog in the SuperBowl. The 'Morons topped the century mark last week - that's more than their combined total in the two weeks prior. The 'Bolts completed an improbable MNF comeback but lost a couple of players in the process. And by lost I mean he may not have a full complement of starters for the rest of the playoffs. An unfortunate occurrence in Coach Thadtotti's bid to play in his first ever SuperBowl.

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

#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #5 Predacons
The curse strikes again. SpiVi's hopes for a second trophy plate are dashed for this season, but that doesn't mean that they can't (and won't) win out and end up in 5th place. Disappointing for sure, but the curse is 11/12 so far. The Preds had a chance to make it all low seeds in the semifinals, but they once again left the necessary points on the bench. It's a 2012 theme for them. And they probably aren't finished with it.

#2 Marauders vs. #3 Yuengling Brewers
This was supposed to be the matchup that would get one of these two into the SuperBowl. Instead the loser of this game is going to be playing to avoid 8th place. Coach Hoss kept two kickers on his playoff roster. Did he somehow know that Robbie Gould was going to be injured and on IR? The Brew Crew now has to give up the trophy after displaying it for the past year. This is going to be the best but most depressing game of the week.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl is one win away!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

3FL Notes: S12: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

Once again it came down to an exciting last week of the regular season to decide which teams earned a spot in the postseason. Here come the playoffs!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 9th. You will not be able to add/drop after this time. Make sure your team is ready for the playoffs before then.

Three wins in a row wins it all!!

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 105 points

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car) - 25 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal) - 22 points
Houston Texans Defense - 20 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 42/78 - 53.85%
League Voting: 39/78 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 44/78 - 56.41%

Voting is up and running for the playoffs! Go vote!!

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
Sunday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Houston Texans @ New England Patriots

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

#1 Spiked Vipers vs. #8 Misfits, Inc.
Is SpiVi ready for the playoffs or is the curse going to strike? After a great first 12 weeks of the regular season the Vipers were terrible last week. That's not the way anyone wants to roll into the postseason (even the league's top scoring team). Meanwhile, everything went right for FitzCorp as they clawed their way into the last playoff spot. Would anyone be surprised if the #8 seed beat the #1 seed? You shouldn't be. Starting tonight and through MNF, this game is going to be really close. And keep in mind that if they played each other last week the Corporation would have won by almost 60 points.

#2 Marauders vs. #7 Lightning
The Marauders have had their postseason ticket punched for quite some time. They won their division and are the only team to qualify for the playoffs from the 3FL East. And they're going to come into week 14 as an underdog to the Bolts, who come in with an under .500 record and a two game losing streak. It looks like it will come down to which of these teams' Jekyll and Hyde QB shows up this week - both Cam Newton and Matty Ice have been great and awful. The Marauders are poised for a Sunday/Monday night comeback, but will the game be out of hand before then?

#3 Yuengling Brewers vs. #6 Baltimorons
These teams have identical records but the Brewers have scored 240 more points than the 'Morons this season. You read that correctly - 240! But none of that matters now. You would think that this one won't be close, but Coach Drew's squad soundly beat Coach Brew's squad in week 11. Can that happen again? Of course. The 'Morons need to make the right choices at WR and Baltimore's D needs to contain RGIII. And then all bets are off.

#4 THE Haw vs. #5 Predacons
A classic in the making, this one pits the three-time champion Haw against the Preds, who have qualified for the playoffs in all but one of our 12 seasons. Even with a suspect QB situation, the Predacons won the 3FL South and ended up as the fifth seed, while THE Haw managed to be in the top four despite a name and capital letters count change. It might not be a classic in the traditional way (a close matchup) but it's possible to see a QB score negative points or a bench outscore the starting roster. Coach Haw should move on to the next round, but you never know. They currently have ALL of the 3FL pick'em votes. That's not usually a good sign.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!