Sunday, December 29, 2013

3FL Notes: 2013 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2013 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.

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

3FL 2013 Fantasy Player MVPs

Peyton Manning (Den) - 378 points
Drew Brees (NO) - 282 points
Tony Romo (Dal) - 236 points
Andy Dalton (Cin) - 229 points
Philip Rivers (SD) - 227 points

Jamaal Charles (KC) - 195 points
LeSean McCoy (Phi) - 142 points
Marshawn Lynch (Sea) - 136 points
Knowshon Moreno (Den) - 132 points
Matt Forte (Chi) - 129 points

Calvin Johnson (Det) - 137 points
Demaryius Thomas (Den) - 132 points
Josh Gordon (Cle) - 130 points
Brandon Marshall (Chi) - 123 points
A.J. Green (Cin) - 122 points

Jimmy Graham (NO) - 140 points
Vernon Davis (SF) - 104 points
Julius Thomas (Den) - 104 points
Tony Gonzalez (Atl) - 85 points
Jordan Cameron (Cle) - 79 points

Stephen Gostkowski (NE) - 147 points
Matt Prater (Den) - 145 points
Mason Crosby (GB) - 135 points
Steven Hauschka (Sea) - 135 points
Justin Tucker (Bal) - 135 points

Kansas City Chiefs - 183 points
Seattle Seahawks - 182 points
Carolina Panthers - 177 points
Arizona Cardinals - 167 points
San Francisco 49ers - 162 points

Friday, December 27, 2013

3FL Notes: Season 13 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2013 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 102 points (Fifth all-time)

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 32 points
Andy Dalton (QB/Cin) - 31 points
New England Patriots Defense - 28 points

The league's week 16 point total is an all-time record for the playoffs.
We broke a lot of records this postseason.

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2013 games:

1. Predacons (52)
2. Dumbbums (33)
3. Yuengling Brewers (30)
4. Lightning (23)
5. THE Haw (22)
6. Misfits, Inc. (6)

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 (5)
Lightning (3)
Predacons (3)
Spiked Vipers (2)
THE Haw (2)
Baltimorons (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SuperBowl XIII Champion!

What an exciting end to the season! Congratulations to the Dumbbums on their second SuperBowl title.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2013 season wrap-up.

Thanks to everyone for a great year!

Friday, December 20, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

That was quite a playoff week - we broke more records and saw the curse win again. Both the Predacons and Dumbbums won by at least 25 points and will meet in SuperBowl XIII in what should be a high flying matchup.

Who will be receiving an etched trophy plate as a Festivus present? We'll have to stay up for Monday Night Football to find out.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 112 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Jamaal Charles (RB/KC) - 40 points (New all-time record)
Justin Tucker (K/Bal) - 20 points
Colin Kaepernick (QB/SF) - 18 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 6/8 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/8 - 62.5%

Go vote! There is no Thursday game this week, so you have all the way up until Sunday @ 1pm to finalize your picks.

Week 16 Information

Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ San Francisco 49ers

Here we's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#7 Misfits, Inc. vs. #8 Marauders
Appropriately, the seventh and eighth place teams will battle for seventh and eighth place. A lot of the players who carried FitzCorp into the playoffs are now sitting on the bench with red letters beside their names, but they are still able to field a decent team. Coach Hoss is dealing with kicker issues for the second straight postseason. As in his kicker has been cut from his NFL team. That makes the difference here.

For 5th Place:
#5 Yuengling Brewers vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
Appropriately, the fifth and sixth place teams will battle for fifth and sixth place. To add insult to RGIII, now the Brew Crew's other QB is questionable with a knee. SpiVi still has Cam Newton at the helm, so that's at least something. The winner of the consolation bracket will come down to a kicker and and a TE on MNF.

For 3rd Place:
#1 Lightning vs. #2 THE Haw
The curse struck again last week, and the top seeded Lightning have been relegated to playing the second seeded CAPS for third place. That makes 12 out of 13 times that the #1 seed has been kept from winning the championship. This matchup looks to be a good one, though. Can Brees and Graham get the Saints and the Bolts back on track? Or will Colin Kaepernick use his prime time game to give Coach Haw his 10th victory in the past 11 weeks?

3FL SuperBowl XIII
#3 Predacons vs. #4 Dumbbums
Here we go! These two South Division rivals face off in our 13th championship game. The Preds won both regular season matchups and therefore get the tiebreaker if we need it. This is the third SuperBowl appearance for each team, with the Dumbbums having a single championship win in 2008.

Jamaal Charles set a record last week, but he won't score 40 points again. Meanwhile for the 'Bums, Peyton Manning and Demaryius Thomas get to destroy the worst team in the NFL. They might outscore the Preds by themselves. It's all going to come down to Monday Night, when three of Coach Coaldog's players will lead the charge for a SuperBowl comeback.

Can Coach Sinkerbeam finally win it all? Will Peyton Manning set a another new playoff record? And whose name will be forever etched upon our last available spot on the original 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!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Well, how about that. All four of our top seeds survived and advanced to the next round of the playoffs. That's only happened one other time in our history. We've got last year's winner and the entire 3FL South still in the mix. There are going to be some amazing matchups this week.

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 2013 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them. Take a look! Through 1,032 regular season games we have scored a combined 124,817 points.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: THE Haw - 93 points

Player MVPs:
Josh McCown (QB/Chi) - 38 points (2nd all-time)
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 31 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO) - 30 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 3/4 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 4/4 - 100%

Go vote!

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Denver Broncos
Sunday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Detroit Lions

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

#1 Lightning vs. #4 Dumbbums
This game really would be better if it was played next week for the title, but we'll have to settle for having our two powerhouses face off in the semis for a ticket to the SuperBowl. These two were first and second in scoring this season and both earned their way onto the 3FL Records list for most points scored in a season (among other superlatives). Thursday will be a good indicator, but the Sunday and Monday night games will tell the story. Can they keep up these ridiculous numbers? We shall see.

#2 THE Haw vs. #3 Predacons
The 3FL South is guaranteed to be represented in the big game this year. These two ended the season separated by 1/2 game in their record and 1 point in their scoring total. They split their regular season series, with the CAPS edging out the Preds by two points in week 13 to win the division title. Now they'll face off with a shot at the league title on the line. Coach HAW hasn't lost since week five (that was the first week in OCTOBER!) and with a win here he'll reach 10 in a row and tie himself for second all-time on the winning streak list. Can Coach Sinkerbeam keep up?

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

#5 Yuengling Brewers vs. #8 Marauders
Both of these teams gave their heavily favored opponents a good run last week but fell short to a couple of significant comebacks. The one thing we know about this game is that RGIII is out for the rest of the season, leaving the Brew Crew to plug in Joe Flacco for the remainder of the playoffs. That turn of events might not be ideal for them, but it will make for some dramatic fantasy football action as the two starting QBs will face off head-to-head on MNF.

#6 Spiked Vipers vs. #7 Misfits, Inc.
Yikes. It looks like these two took the brunt of the injuries last week, with SpiVi getting a late RB scratch and FitzCorp losing AP and Wes Welker long before their games were over. They'll limp into this week with a chance to move on in the consolation bracket, but don't be too sure that we'll get a true postseason matchup. Is it possible that they both have now stopped paying attention?

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 05, 2013

3FL Notes: S13: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

Even though all eight spots were already claimed, our final week of the regular season shuffled the postseason deck a bit. The matchups are now set and the playoffs are ready to begin!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 8th. 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: Lightning - 104 points

Player MVPs:
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 34 points
Eric Decker (WR/Den) - 32 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea) - 26 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 49/78 - 62.82%
League Voting: 43/78 - 55.13%
Yahoo! Projections: 50/78 - 64.10%

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

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears

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

#1 Lightning vs. #8 Marauders
The Bolts are back on top after outscoring the rest of the league in week 13, so they'll defend the title from the one seed. But is that where anyone wants to be? I'm pretty sure they can't complain about being only 13 points short of tying their own record for most team points scored in a season. The Marauders may come in at the bottom but they earned a W in both of their last two games to end up with a winning record for the year. And they may have lost to the Lightning in both matchups this year but only by a combined eight points. Plus, you know, there's the curse.

#2 THE Haw vs. #7 Misfits, Inc.
THE Haw won again last week and that makes eight in a row after starting the season 1-4. They're going to have to run that number to 11 in order to get their fourth 3FL championship, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. This one won't be as lopsided as the Yahoo! projections think. The strangest part is that we might see two backup QBs face off in the quarterfinals. Ok, that's wrong. The strangest part is that it looks like FitzCorp will enter the locked roster postseason without a single Philadelphia Eagle on their squad.

#3 Predacons vs. #6 Spiked Vipers
The Preds came within two points of a division title and the top seed, but maybe that was by design? I'm guessing that with a late scratch TE on SNF maybe not. If they can get through week 14 with a victory their matchups will get easier but that's going to be a tough task. SpiVi will be waiting for a primetime comeback, with almost half of their players going on Sunday or Monday night. We'll all have to stay up late to see what happens in what might be our closest game of the week.

#4 Dumbbums vs. #5 Yuengling Brewers
Well, isn't this interesting. The high flying 'Bums are the fourth seed. How did that happen? They have the same record as the Brew Crew but have scored over 220 more points this season, an average of 17 more points per week. Yikes. It may get ugly. But don't think the Brewers are going down without a fight. RGIII still has something to prove, right? Ah, who are we kidding, this one is probably going to get out of hand. A Brewers win would be the upset of the playoffs.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!