Saturday, December 27, 2014

3FL Notes: 2014 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2014 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 2014 Fantasy Player MVPs

Aaron Rodgers (GB/B) - 296 points
Andrew Luck (Ind/tH) - 295 points
Peyton Manning (Den/D) - 287 points
Drew Brees (NO/TCC) - 249 points
Ben Roethlisberger (Pit/M) - 248 points

Marshawn Lynch (Sea/L) - 162 points
Le'Veon Bell (Pit/D) - 157 points
DeMarco Murray (Dal/M) - 157 points
Arian Foster (Hou/SS) - 138 points
Matt Forte (Chi/YB) - 136 points

Antonio Brown (Pit/M) - 146 points
Jordy Nelson (GB/TCC) - 143 points
Dez Bryant (Dal/SV) - 138 points
Demaryius Thomas (Den/tH) - 138 points
Emmanuel Sanders (Den/L) - 116 points

Rob Gronkowski (NE/L) - 121 points
Antonio Gates (SD/TCC) - 103 points
Jimmy Graham (NO/SV) - 91 points
Julius Thomas (Den/R) - 91 points
Greg Olsen (Car/B) - 78 points

Stephen Gostkowski (NE/SS) - 146 points
Cody Parkey (Phi/MI) - 140 points
Adam Vinatieri (Ind/YB) - 134 points
Matt Bryant (Atl/M) - 131 points
Dan Carpenter (Buf/SV) - 131 points

Houston Texans (R) - 167 points
Buffalo Bills (MI) - 158 points
Philadelphia Eagles (YB) - 152 points
Arizona Cardinals (B) - 140 points
New England Patriots (M) - 137 points

Friday, December 26, 2014

3FL Notes: Season 14 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2014 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 83 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Romo (QB/Dal/YB) - 29 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD/SV) - 26 points
Marshawn Lynch (RB/Sea/L) - 17 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 17 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 9/12 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/12 - 75%

Coach Sinkerbeam, Yahoo! and the league were all 4/4 in week 16 voting

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2014 games:

1. Predacons (59)
2. The Comfy Chair (35)
3. Dumbbums (29)
4. Lightning (5)
5. the HAW (4)

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

Baltimorons (3)
the HAW (3)
Yuengling Brewers (3)
Marauders (2)
Spiked Vipers (2)
Dumbbums (1)
Lightning (1)
Predacons (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

SuperBowl XIV Champion!

Congratulations to the HAW on their fourth SuperBowl title! They outlasted the 'Morons in our lowest scoring title game ever and have now won 28.57% of our league championships.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2014 season wrap-up.

Merry Christmas and thanks to everyone for a great year!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

That was an underwhelming playoff week. After a regular season that saw the league score the most points in our 14 year history, we just witnessed a tie for the lowest playoff week point total ever. Even more interesting was the fact that any of the four teams in the consolation bracket would have beaten any of the four teams in the championship bracket.

Those numbers won't happen again, though, and we've got a title to hand out! Whose name will be etched upon the soon-to-be-updated trophy? We'll have to stay up for Monday Night Football to find out.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 80 points

Player MVPs:
Dez Bryant (WR/Dal/SV) - 23 points
Tony Romo (QB/Dal/YB) - 21 points
Baltimore Ravens Defense (D) - 21 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Coach Sinkerbeam was 4/4 in week 15 voting

Week 16 Information
Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Saturday Afternoon: Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Redskins
Saturday Night: San Diego Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals

Here we's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#7 Lightning vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
Appropriately, the seventh and eighth place teams will battle for seventh and eighth place. It's a pretty equal matchup even though 11 of the 14 Brewers players have a red letter beside their name. The Bolts are somehow pretty much unscathed. We are forced to watch Brady vs. Romo to see which team can at least get one playoff win and not start the 2015 season on a L4+ streak.

For 5th Place:
#5 Dumbbums vs. #3 Spiked Vipers
I told you that the 'Bums down week during the quarterfinals was an anomaly. They outscored the entire league by almost 20 points in the semis and that just might happen again. SpiVi was second in scoring last week as Dez Bryant took over the game and the matchups seem to favor Coach GooMoo. It's too bad that this game is only to see which team ends up winning the consolation bracket.

For 3rd Place:
#2 Predacons vs. #4 Misfits, Inc.
Here we go again. The team with the best record and the team that has scored the most points in league history will once again be left off of the championship trophy. They have a combined 25 playoff berths and 6 SuperBowl appearances with zero 3FL titles. The Preds scored about half of their projected total last week while leaving their top scorer on the bench (again). FitzCorp didn't have enough healthy WRs to fill all three starter spots, and their backup QB broke his leg before scoring a point. All of this just means they will play for third place and have to wait until next year (again) to try to win it all.

3FL SuperBowl XIV
#1 the HAW vs. #6 Baltimorons
Coach HAW has three titles. Coach Drew has two. Why not let them play for another? The CAPS come in winning 12 of their past 15 games and they ended up top five all-time for weekly point total and season point total. I think I know what their coach has been up to in his retirement. Anyway, the HAW are the definite favorite (-23 points at this writing) but that's why they play the game, right? The 'Morons limp into the SB with 2 IRs, 1 O, and 2 Qs. Ouch. They do have the curse on their side but Coach HAW is the only one in our history to win it all as the one seed. So there goes that.

Can the HAW make it 4 in 14 years? Will Aaron Rodgers return to the MVP list and lead an amazing upset? Whose mantle will be need to make room for the championship hardware? We've got one weekend to find out!

It all wraps up just in time for Festivus. Good luck this week.

Thanks to all for another fun season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

Two of our quarterfinal games came down to the final seconds of Monday Night Football last week. Hopefully the semifinals are just as exciting. Each division is still represented in the championship bracket and there are going to be some great matchups this week.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2014 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them. Through 1,110 regular season games we have scored a combined 134,875 points.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 92 points

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 32 points
Le'Veon Bell (RB/Pit/D) - 29 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/B) - 25 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 2/4 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/4 - 50%

Go vote!

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ St. Louis Rams
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Chicago Bears

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

#1 the HAW vs. #4 Misfits, Inc.
The CAPS continue to roll this year even though they did get a scare from the Brew Crew last week. But overall this season they have had a lot of Luck (as in Andrew) and a lot of actual luck. Like the quarterfinals MVP and star QB of FitzCorp getting into a freak car accident in the middle of the week. The Corporation has been on the opposite side of that luck after an amazing MNF comeback to get here. Anything can happen of course, but all of those injuries (during football games and otherwise) are going to make it tough against the high-flying HAW. A Misfits win would be the upset of the playoffs.

#2 Predacons vs. #6 Baltimorons
There was no drama in these teams' quarterfinal games. Both beat their opponents by 40 points last week. The Preds waited until the postseason to put up their highest point total of the year while the 'Morons got off to a good start and never let their foot off the gas. There will be drama in this one, though, as the matchups look pretty even. The equalizer will be all of those Qs and the 2 players who are out for the year and taking up space on the Baltimorons' bench. Thursday night's Defenses will start things off but prime time will be where things are decided.

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

#3 Spiked Vipers vs. #7 Lightning
Neither of these two put up much of a fight last week as the Bolts scored almost 20 points less than their projection and SpiVi put up their lowest total of the entire year. It's a shame that their postseason started like that, but it does give us a great matchup in the consolation bracket. Brady and Rivers are poised to get back on track and the two best TEs in the game will make things interesting until the very end of the week.

#5 Dumbbums vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
Oh so close. Both of these teams made things exciting on Monday night. The 'Bums were ahead going into that game but had to watch their opponent's WR put up record breaking numbers. And the Brewers saw Eddie Lacy bring them all the way back to within 3 points of the top seed before being subbed out with an injury. Also, Peyton Manning was -1 last week. For real. That won't happen again and the Dumbbums are going to get back to putting up big numbers. It will just be one week too late.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 04, 2014

3FL Notes: S14: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

What a finale! Records were broken and playoff invitations came down to the wire. The league scored the most points ever in a season. And now the matchups are set and the postseason is ready to begin!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 7th. 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: the HAW - 120 points (T-4th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO/TCC) - 35 points
Andrew Luck (QB/Ind/tH) - 34 points
Tre Mason (RB/StL/SV) - 25 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 51/78 - 65.38%
League Voting: 45/78 - 57.69%
Yahoo! Projections: 50/78 - 64.10%

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

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ San Diego Chargers
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers

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

#1 the HAW vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
The HAW just earned a spot record books for their week 13 performance and their total for the year. They scored the most points, had the best record and claimed the top seed in the playoffs. But that's the problem. Can the Brew Crew enforce the curse? They snuck into the postseason even after a loss last week, but the matchups are better than you think. And the Brewers were the last team to beat the CAPS. Of course, Coach HAW is the only one who has ever broken the curse, so...

#2 Predacons vs. #7 Lightning
Somehow the Preds ended up with the second seed, but let's be real. They scored the third lowest point total during the regular season and the luck that saw them reach 9-4 has to run out at some point. The Bolts had a losing record this year but scored more than 900 points. Plus Brady and Gronk have been back to form lately. And the Preds have way too many players going tonight - Thursday night football has not been good to them this year.

#3 Spiked Vipers vs. #6 Baltimorons
SpiVi just beat the 'Morons last week to run their winning streak to a league high four games. In fact, they won both head-to-head matchups this season. But Aaron Rodgers under center for the newlywed means that anything can happen in this third meeting. All those Qs aren't a good sign, but Coach Drew has scored 100 more points this year. And no matter what, a gold starred helmet will win.

#4 Misfits, Inc. vs. #5 Dumbbums
Our third divisional matchup rounds out an amazing group of quarterfinal games. We all know what Peyton Manning can do, but Cam Newton somehow lead FitzCorp to the North Division title. It might come down to MNF and which Falcons' WR can some through for their team. But it might also come down to who is healthy enough to play at all this weekend. Those Ps and Qs are a little scary and could be the difference.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!