Saturday, August 30, 2014

3FL Notes: 2014 Draft Analysis

All but one of our teams was represented during the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Misfits, Inc.: FitzCorp had the opening pick for the second year in a row, and the experience paid off. LeSean McCoy was an easy overall #1 but Cam Newton holds the future of the Corporation in his hands. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Dumbbums: Coach Coaldog had to draft his own team this year but things didn't turn out too bad. Enough to repeat as champion? We'll see. He did reach above ADP for more than half of his picks. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

3. The Comfy Chair: After taking Drew Brees with the 3rd overall pick, the Chair shifted their focus to D and K at the expense of WR and RB. An interesting draft strategy for sure. I do know that this would have been an amazing team in 2011. Grade: C- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

4. Baltimorons: Unfortunately Coach Drew was unable to join the live draft on his iPad with the resort wifi and had to enjoy his honeymoon instead. At least he could login to the chat part and let us know about his struggle. He probably would have at least chosen a kicker if he was in charge. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

5. Predacons: The Preds draft strategy went out the window after the run on QBs in the first 4 picks. Their team ended up pretty balanced but not anything like they planned. Maybe just good enough to lose the SuperBowl again? Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

6. Stiletto Stompers: Roommate Emily was tasked with drafting for a busy Coach Bev this year. And chatting with everyone. After reaching for a QB in the first round, she actually did a pretty good job filling in the rest of the team. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

7. Marauders: Coach Hoss put together quite a strong team this year, in spite of a plethora of Steelers. Yahoo! is only expecting the Marauders to earn 3 wins this season, but come on. RBs FOR DAYS. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

8. Spiked Vipers: We all know that SpiVi likes drafting TEs and Defenses early, but this year they also snagged the Toyota Best Draft award. However, their Kicker is suspended for the first quarter of the season and you've never heard of a bunch of their backups, so that superlative is debatable. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B+)

9. Renegades: Coach Val made the first few picks and then turned over the reins to Coach Greg, so the blame can be spread around the ownership group. Seriously, though, after reaching for a QB on the first pick the team turned out ok. They just can't afford to have anyone get hurt. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

10. Lightning: The Bolts spreadsheet was (reportedly) finished very late this year, perhaps prompting the choice of the sixth QB in our first ten picks. And then Johnny Manziel? Half of the team is very good, but the other half is going to need some luck. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. the HAW: The HAW went WR-WR with their first two picks, giving them the strongest corps in the league. The rest of the team is surprisingly good but there is an obvious gap at RB. Could a trade be in the near future? Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

12. Yuengling Brewers: Leave it to the Brew Crew to go to sleep and let the AutoDraft feature give them another great team. We've seen this strategy before. Getting the consensus numbers 4 and 5 players with the last pick? Seriously. At least they have to suffer through watching Tony Romo. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

The Comm-nosticator makes his first predictions soon. Stay tuned.

Monday, August 25, 2014

All In for Season 14!

Everyone is signed up and the divisions, draft order and schedule matrix are set for the fourteenth year of the 3FL.

If you haven't started your research yet you should probably start soon. The draft is quickly approaching this Thursday, August 28th @ 9pm EDT.

Don't forget to sign up for a Twitter account and follow @The3FL to join the conversation. And make sure you download the updated Yahoo! fantasy football app when you get a chance - you can make roster moves, keep track of gameday scoring and even participate in the live draft right from your phone.

Misfits, Inc. are once again on the clock!