Thursday, October 29, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 8 Preview

The Brew Crew took down the undefeated 'Morons last week, giving every team at least one loss. Don't feel too bad, though, as Coach Drew is still on pace to shatter our season points record.

Be aware that there is ANOTHER game in London this week. Again at 9:30am EST on Sunday. Someone in the NFL offices must like scones.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 92 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/NE/M) - 25 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD/L) - 24 points
St. Louis Rams Defense (tH) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 30/42 - 71.43%
League Voting: 26/42 - 61.90%
Yahoo! Projections: 30/42 - 71.43%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots
Sunday Morning: Detroit Lions @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Carolina Panthers
Bye Week: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 8:

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Stompers halted their five game losing streak last week and as a reward they get to face the #2 team in the league. PEP hasn't lost since week one and they should win this one, maybe even without replacing their injured WR.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
We'll know much more about how this one is going to go after tonight's game. Tom Brady is projected to put up 20 points and that might be a conservative estimate. The Preds could have had a win with one different RB choice last week but they won't be that close here.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Spiked Vipers
Don't look now but FitzCorp just won two of their last three and outscored the league last week, all while sneaking into eighth place. SpiVi hasn't been good at all this year. Some blame can fall on Andrew Luck but some can also fall on inactive players in the starting lineup.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The CAPS only suffered a single loss during Big Ben's injury and they might get him back in the lineup this week. If not, this one will be even closer, as the Bolts have both better RBs back from their byes.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Renegades
The high-flying 'Morons turned in a real clunker last week and ended up with their first loss of the year. They'll be fine. The Renegades will need to make all of the correct player decisions and get a miracle on Sunday night to make it close.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The Brewers beat our last undefeated team so they're riding high into week eight. The 'Bums on the other hand have had some trouble this season. They're in last place and they need to start winning if they want a chance at the postseason. They'll have Aaron Rodgers back this week, but let's be honest, he's only delivered one win so far...

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 7 Preview

Another tie? That was quite a GotW. The 'Morons remain undefeated while a third of the league has managed only a single win so far. What a weird first half of the regular season.

Speaking of weird, don't forget there is another early Sunday morning London game this week.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team:
Baltimorons/Marauders - 87 points

Player MVPs:
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det/P) - 31 points
Andrew Luck (QB/Ind/SV) - 25 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/M) - 22 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD/L) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 26/36 - 72.22%
League Voting: 22/36 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 25/36 - 69.44%

Go vote!

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Morning: Buffalo Bills @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Carolina Panthers
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Arizona Cardinals
Bye Week: Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 7:

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Move along, nothing to see here. The 'Morons will keep rolling this week and move their winning streak to seven games as they play the questionable Brew Crew. Questionable as in all of their WRs have a Q beside them. And Coach Drew replaced all of his bye week players with guys who might be even better.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The CAPS were pretty lucky to come away with a high scoring tie to stay in third place. They should have an easier time with the Preds, who saw Matthew Stafford wake up last week but shouldn't expect to score 80 points again. Especially since both of their starting RBs are questionable to play.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Dumbbums
After six weeks of games, these two have the same record and are separated by just one total point. They are also the bottom two in the standings. I know it's still relatively early, but the loser here is going to have a tough time getting into the playoffs.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Lighting
PEP earned a tie after a big MNF comeback last week, but they probably won't need the same heroics in this one. Bye weeks are hitting the Lightning hard and they're going to need to do some add/dropping just to fill up their lineup.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Seriously, are all the kickers on a bye this week? This game will be closer than advertised because of the player matchups so don't rule out an exciting prime time comeback by Coach Val's squad. And isn't it about time for Tom Brady to stop being angry with everyone?

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
SpiVi is on pace to score the lowest point total EVER in a season. So far this year they have put themselves in the record books for lowest weekly total...twice. And yet they currently occupy the final playoff spot. I don't understand it either, but it doesn't matter. The difference here will be which Eagles backup RB exceeds expectations.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 6 Preview

Another win for the red hot Baltimorons highlighted an interesting week in the 3FL. And the Spiked Vipers knocked their week 2 effort off of the lowest scores list by scoring even fewer points. Yikes.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 88 points

Player MVPs:
Doug Martin (RB/TB/MI) - 25 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG/YB) - 24 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/M) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 22/30 - 73.33%
League Voting: 19/30 - 63.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Go vote before the Thursday night game!

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Indianapolis Colts
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: Cowboys, Raiders, Rams, Buccaneers

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 6:

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Brew Crew can hop over the Preds in the standings with a win here and that's looking easier than you might think. After losing his #1 draft pick for the year last week, Coach Sinkerbeam now trots out a lineup that features six Qs. Ouch.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The 'Morons are looking strong after five wins in five weeks and are on pace to crush our scoring record for the year. So playing against the one win Corporation should be no problem, right? We all know that anything can happen in the 3FL. And Coach Tim-A should have fun watching the Eagles on MNF anyway.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
With their scoring total the Stompers really deserve better than a single win and a four game losing streak. Although, they would have earned a win last week just by swapping out their bye week RB. The Bolts will see a full lineup this week but they'll have the prime time edge.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Let's be honest - SpiVi has been terrible this season. Two times on the lowest scoring week list in the first five games is unprecedented and starting inactive players doesn't help. They'll score more than 13 points this week (thanks to the return of Andrew Luck) and just might have enough to double their win total.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Our two top scoring players will face off in this game. And one of them will be on the bench. Tom Brady is fourth, but only because he has already had his bye week. There will be fireworks at QB but which supporting cast will step up?

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Our second and third place teams face off in what should be a great matchup. The CAPS have had a revolving door under center since the injury to Big Ben and that could be the difference. We'll have a good idea on how this will turn out after Thursday night.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 5 Preview

After four weeks we're down to one undefeated and one winless team. Will their fortunes change this week?

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 90 points

Player MVPs:
Devonta Freeman (RB/Atl/B) - 25 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD/L) - 25 points
Jeremy Hill (RB/Cin/L) - 22 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 17/24 - 70.83%
League Voting: 17/24 - 70.83%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/24 - 62.50%

Go vote!

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Sunday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ San Diego Chargers
Bye Week: Panthers, Dolphins, Vikings, Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 5:

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The CAPS winning streak was halted at eight last week by the buzzsaw known as the 'Morons. But Coach HAW looks to start a new one against the unlucky Stompers. Did you know that both teams have scored exactly 281 points so far this season? It's actually going to be a great game to watch, from Thursday all the way until Monday night.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The 'Morons are 4-0 and have outscored the league in each of the past two weeks, setting the record for most points ever scored by a team in a 3FL week. In fact, just four weeks into the season they have have scored 100+ more points than the second leading scorer. That's ridiculous. And there is no reason for it to stop now.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Dumbbums
After taking a loss in their first ever 3FL game, PEP has won the last three straight and sits atop the West Division. It helps when your points against is the lowest total in the league. Perhaps that's just a welcome gift from our other teams. Also, Aaron Rodgers called. He's unhappy with starting 1-3.

Lighting (-2) vs. Spiked Vipers
We all know that anything can happen in the 3FL, but this game is looking like my pick of the month. The Bolts are in line for a high scoring week and SpiVi has three starters on a bye. But topping it all off is the possibility that #1 overall pick Andrew Luck is probably out again for tonight's game. And he's the only QB on their roster.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Tom Brady is back after his bye last week allowed Coach Hoss' first loss of the year. The Brew Crew put up the lowest total last week and this week isn't looking much better. Especially considering that neither of their two tight ends will see the field on Sunday. And unless Marshawn Lynch heals up before the games start this could end up a blowout.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
FitzCorp is off to its worst start to a season EVER. A loss this week would extend their losing streak to seven games and put them on our list of longest of all time. It seems the Maasai are no help with fantasy football strategy. It's possible for them to get back on track against the Renegades this week, though, as Coach Val might be distracted after adding a new baby to the team. Welcome Bradley! And congrats Coach Val & Coach Greg!!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 4 Preview

The winners kept winning, the losers kept losing and the Baltimorons broke the record for most points scored in a week. Things will get even more interesting this week.

Remember that the byes are starting - it's time to decide whom you can afford to keep on your active roster. And don't forget about the game in Old England at 9:30am EDT on Sunday. Set your players in that matchup before it begins.

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 126 points (Most all-time)

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/D) - 36 points
Arizona Cardinals Defense (YB) - 28 points
Devonta Freeman (RB/Atl/B) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 14/18 - 77.78%
League Voting: 13/18 - 72.22%
Yahoo! Projections: 11/18 - 61.11%

The Comm-nosticator and Coach Sinkerbeam were both 6/6 in week 3 voting

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

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday Morning (London): New York Jets @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Seattle Seahawks
Bye Week: Tennessee Titans, New England Patriots

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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Don't you hate it when you score 100+ points and still lose? By almost 20 points?? Or when you have scored the third most points in the league but are sitting at 1-2 after 3 weeks? Things will change this week after the Stompers get to face the suddenly inept Predacons.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
FitzCorp is still looking for their first win after three weeks of football. That's a little unusual. They'll have a chance to get back on track against the newbies this week, though, thanks to a Gronk bye.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
One of these two will double their win total this week, but it's not going to be easy. The Bolts need a big Sunday afternoon to have a chance, and the Brew Crew will have trouble even fielding a full team with all of those Ps and Qs and Os.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Marauders are 3-0 and the Vipers are 0-3 and in last place in the league. But don't let the records fool you, this is going to be a great one. Brady is on a bye and SpiVi will score more than 14 points.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Aaron Rodgers finally delivered a win to the 'Bums last week. He only leads the league in scoring (with 80 points through 3 weeks), so there isn't a whole lot more he can do. Meanwhile the Renegades just have to hope that Drew Brees in going to play on Sunday night. If he makes it onto the field this one will be almost too close to call.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Two of our unbeaten teams face off in what should be a great fantasy matchup. The HAW have won eight in a row and a victory this week will put them (again) on the list of our longest winning streaks. But they'll have to go through the team that now holds the record for most points ever scored in one week. No Big Ben makes the difference.

Good luck this week.