Thursday, September 25, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 4 Preview

After three weeks we only have one undefeated and one winless team left. Can they both keep up their respective luck?

Remember that the byes are starting! It's time to decide whom you can afford to keep on your active roster.

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 86 points

Player MVPs:
Andrew Luck (QB/Ind) - 31 points
Nick Foles (QB/Phi) - 24 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 10/18 - 55.56%
League Voting: 8/18 - 44.44%
Yahoo! Projections: 11/18 - 61.11%

I know the Thursday deadline every week is silly, but go vote!

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Redskins
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs
Bye Week: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis, Seattle

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 4:

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Big Ben is back under center for Coach Hoss (because of a bye), but did you know that his Marauders are our second highest scoring team? The Stompers were out of sorts last week and have a lot of Q's to deal with. But Matthew Stafford won't be in the negatives again.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
This matchup of two division leaders will be a good one. The top scoring HAW look to continue their high-flying ways while FitzCorp hope that Julian Edelman can bring them back on MNF. Bye weeks play a big factor here.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
I seriously forgot how much I dislike these Thursday night games. It's difficult to prognosticate the winner of a game when there are bye week players in the staring lineups and the waiver wire is yet to be visited. So...Matt Ryan vs. Minnesota tips the scales in his direction.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Between the byes and the injuries, the Comfy bench is going to score zero points this week. But those players don't count anyway. This one will depend on their QBs prime time performances.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds are undefeated but that's about to change. They can't play against the lowest scoring team every week, right? And with Cincinnati on a bye they might just be the one to end up with our lowest total in W4.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
With Peyton Manning on a bye, things are primed for the struggling Brew Crew to pick up their first win. They'll still need a little luck and a little paying attention for that to happen (breaking news: your starting TE is out for the season). If not I'm changing my prediction.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 3 Preview

The injuries piled up this week, knocking out a bunch of skill players and affecting many of our teams for weeks to come. Who will you pick up to fill in?

Get ready for the last of our first set of intra-divisional games and the final full-roster games before the bye weeks start!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 96 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB) - 25 points
New England Patriots Defense - 25 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 6/12 - 50%
League Voting: 4/12 - 33.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 6/12 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina Panthers
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ New York Jets
Bye Week: None until next week

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 3:

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Three of the Preds four drafted RBs are out for multiple weeks and there is a QB controversy brewing. But somehow they keep getting lucky and playing a low scoring team. Can that continue for a third week in a row?

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
It will all come together for the winless Bolts this week, as Tom Brady finally runs up the score and Chicago's D seals their first victory on MNF. Unless Peyton Manning can break through in Seattle and the Steelers look better on Sunday night...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Coach Hoss looks to be finally replacing Big Ben at QB, but it's not easy for a team to overcome their first pick being suspended (then reinstated, then suspended again). FitzCorp is atop the league and looking strong despite 5 P's and 2 Q's. Look for it to go down the wire on MNF.

the HAW (-1) vs. The Comfy Chair
Coach HAW's regular season winning streak was halted at 9 games last week but he'll start a new one against the Chair in W3. Wes Welker's return won't be quite enough to offset some tough matchups.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew have struggled so far this season. I know it's early, but they are on pace to shatter our lowest team points in a season record (both total and average). Yikes. Things won't be as bad this week but the Renegades will still grab a much needed victory.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
What a matchup this one is going to be. The 'Morons are technically at the top of the 3FL South but the Vipers have a better overall spot. All eyes will be on Brandon Marshall on MNF to see if he can finish the comeback for Coach Drew's team. What a way to end our first set of divisional games!

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 2 Preview

The HAW almost hit the century mark and underdogs ruled our opening weekend. What happens next?

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl) - 26 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det) - 26 points
Peyton Manning (QB/Den) - 23 points
Julius Thomas (TE/Den) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 4/6 - 66.67%
League Voting: 3/6 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%

Go vote!

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Indianapolis Colts
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 2:

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Coach Drew's bench outscored his starters last week. I'm not joking. That probably won't happen again, and Aaron Rodgers will rebound, but who are their RBs going to be? The Marauders will try to pile up Thursday night points to go 2-0 in the 3FL South.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Neither of these teams can afford to go 0-2 to start the season, so this game is important. Gronkowski's health once again holds the key, but the Chicago Defense on Sunday night will seal the deal.

The Comfy Chair (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Chair wasn't great last week, but they managed to more than double the Brew Crew's week one total. Of course this is a different matchup, but there are just too many injuries for the Beermen to overcome.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
There is no doubt that Peyton Manning is going to carve up the Chiefs - we just need to see how many points he can score. Cam Newton is again in doubt for FitzCorp but that didn't stop them last week. And they'll get to watch their Eagles secure the comeback win on MNF.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This one is for the early West Divison lead and it looks to be a great matchup. The game will hinge on the Matt Ryan vs. Cinci D results, but the Preds have all of those P's and Q's (and O's).

And the game of the week...

the HAW (1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach HAW's team came out to a blazing start in week one, outscoring the league and leaving no doubt about the W. This week will be different, though, as the matchups seem to favor the Stompers. The HAW are riding a 9-game regular season winning streak into this weekend. Will MNF make it 10?

Good luck this week.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 1 Preview

Can the Dumbbums defend the trophy? Will half of the league keep the gold helmets with the black star? Does anyone remember their twitter password? Only the 3FL season will have these answers...

It all starts tonight!
Remember to have your starting lineups set 5 minutes before the games begin this week. Any players in the Packers vs. Seahawks game will be locked in whichever lineup position you have them at 8:25pm EDT tomorrow night.

Coach Thadtotti once again crafted our customized schedule. Divisional games will be played in weeks 1-3 and 11-13 and week 11 will be our rivalry week. Thanks, SpreadsheetGeek.

Voting is up and running for the season. Make sure you vote on all the 3FL games before the beginning of tomorrow night's NFL game.

Here we go!

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night Early: New York Giants @ Detroit Lions
Monday Night Late: San Diego Chargers @ Arizona Cardinals
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 1:
The first week is always the toughest to predict, but here goes...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Our season starts out with a bang as these two rivals face off again as divisional foes. The matchup can't get any closer and it will come down to Detroit's performance on MNF. But the Renegades hope to have things out of hand by what happens on Sunday night.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. The Comfy Chair
The Chair has plans to jump out to a big lead on Thursday night, but will it be enough? This looks to be quite the QB matchup and it will last long into the Monday night Pacific breeze.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Preds players are all active at 1pm EDT on Sunday. The 'Morons have at least one player in almost all of the possible game times, stretching out week one from Thursday all the way until early Tuesday morning. This should be a tight one thanks to Aaron Rodgers in the first game of the season.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This game will be 17/18ths over on Sunday at 7:30pm. Then we'll all watch Philip Rivers lead the Vipers to a come from behind victory. Despite the Big Ben/Antonio Brown hook up on the other side of the column.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Coach Haw switched up the capitals in his team name this year, so you're not seeing things. The emPHASIS is on the other syllABLE. Anyway, This first matchup in the East will be a good one. It's just that Crabtree is suddenly injured again. And, you know, Tony Romo.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
This is looking like the perfect GotW to start the season. Both teams start out with players on Thursday, but the deciding factor will be the head-to-head matchup on Sunday night. Will Gronkowski be ready to play? That could really be the difference.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 14!