Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 12 Preview

For the second year in a row Rivalry Week gave us our lowest scoring total of the season. And all of the postseason spots are now claimed, leaving us two weeks to jockey for position and nothing more.

Don't worry. There's still room for drama. And turkey.

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 79 points

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 34 points
Carson Palmer (QB/Ari/PEP) - 26 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/B) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 47/66 - 71.21%
League Voting: 40/66 - 60.61%
Yahoo! Projections: 42/66 - 63.64%

Go vote before the early game tomorrow!

Week 12 Information

Thursday Early: Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Carolina Panthers @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
Bye weeks are over. Thank goodness.

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 12:

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two have the same record and are just about even in scoring. And they both have qualified for the playoffs yet again. They'll only be fighting for seeding but having a combined eight players going on Thanksgiving will be entertaining.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Spiked Vipers
The Phenoms have clinched the West and are on a five game winning streak. In fact, they haven't lost a game since week 1. They know about the curse, right? Are they trying to earn the top seed? Their march continues against SpiVi this week, one week after Coach Nick surprised everyone and outscored the league. That probably won't happen again.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Aaron Rodgers did his best, but his fantasy team is going to miss the playoffs this year. The 'Bums can at least get off to a good start against our defending champs with a big Thursday showing, but this one is going to come down to prime time. It's almost too close to call.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach Hoss still has a shot at the top spot in the league but the Stompers have other plans. The matchups actually make this one quite competitive, especially if the Marauders don't get around to swapping out some players before the holiday sneaks up on us.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
So the Brew Crew qualified for the postseason this year, but it's possible that they could end the season with a losing record. The Renegades have had a really down year made worse by watching PEP's run of success. And probably hearing about it constantly. Ugh.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Lighting
The Bolts still have a shot at the North Division and they'll have to go through the 'Morons to get it. Coach Drew finally got back on the winning track last week but saw another RB go down to injury. With 5 Qs and 1 O between them, the winner of this one might be the team who actually sees their players take the field.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 11 Preview

Two more postseason spots were claimed and half of the league's six top scoring players were sitting on a bench last week. Now we'll kick off the second round of intra-divisional games with Rivalry Week!

We have five more playoff invites and three weeks to claim them. It's should be an exciting end of the season.

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 78 points

Player MVPs:
Antonio Brown (WR/Pit/tH) - 20 points
Jeremy Langford (RB/Chi/P) - 20 points
Carson Palmer (QB/Ari/PEP) - 19 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/60 - 73.33%
League Voting: 37/60 - 61.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 39/60 - 65%

Go vote!!

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Arizona Cardinals
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
Bye Week: Cleveland, New Orleans, NY Giants, Pittsburgh

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

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-2) vs. Renegades
Our newest team allows us to schedule our only spousal rivalry this week, but unfortunately it's not going to be much of a game. Coach Val has four of her top players on a bye while PEP has a full roster of starters and a projected point total in the high seventies. Maybe next year.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
With a win here (which would be their fifth in a row), FitzCorp has a good chance to clinch a playoff spot. Who would have thought that possible after their winless first month of the season? Peyton Manning holds our record for most points ever scored by one player in a week (51 pts. - S13 W1). He scored -8 points last week. That's the worst performance I can remember in our almost 15 year history.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Our defending champs have been a little uneven this year but that didn't stop them from already earning a spot in the postseason. Big Ben and AB are on a bye this week so things will be closer than they should be, even though we all know that this historical rivalry is always competitive.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Ok, that's enough of this. The 'Morons were undefeated and on pace to shatter our season point total record. But four straight losses and a fistful of injuries later their average has dropped completely out of the top five list. A win here would assure a playoff spot but getting back on the winning track would mean a lot more than that.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Don't look now but the Marauders are on a five game winning streak, are only 1/2 game out of first place in the league and have our third highest point total. They kind of snuck up on everyone, no? Both teams have some bye week issues but Tom Brady can cover up a lot of problems. Stay tuned for MNF.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi has lost four straight and dropped into last place in the league. They also have the lowest point total (and are on pace to make the list for lowest season total ever). But that doesn't mean they are eliminated from playoff contention, and it definitely doesn't mean that they won't give the Preds a run for their money this week. Coach Sinkerbeam's QB choice could make the difference.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 10 Preview

The Phenoms continued their run last week, earning another victory and claiming our first playoff spot. The 'Morons and Vipers are still on pace to end up on our season most and least lists, respectively, and injuries will make their last four games even more interesting.

Don't forget that the trade deadline is tomorrow, Friday, November 13th. You know, for trading players between teams.

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 82 points

Player MVPs:
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/D) - 32 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO/R) - 29 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 39/54 - 72.22%
League Voting: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 34/54 - 62.96%

You should go vote now.

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets
Sunday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
Monday Night: Houston Texans @ Cincinnati Bengals
Bye Week: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 10:

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These two combined to leave five empty spaces on their rosters last week. And they both won. They'll need all hands on deck this week, though, as these matchups get more and more important for our bottom four. MNF weighs heavily on the outcome.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds finally broke out last week, outscoring the rest of the league for the first time in a long time and even claiming the biggest blowout. It's doubtful either of those things will happen again this season. The Renegades have been leaning heavily on Drew Brees lately but their matchups this week will get the whole team involved.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
What's going on in HAWville? The CAPS have lost their last two in a row and have fallen all the way down into fourth place. That's almost cause for panic for them, right? Good thing they get SpiVi this week. And without Andrew Luck.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
PEP came through with a MNF comeback in their most important game of the season so far, keeping a hold on the top spot and earning a playoff berth in the process. They have a bunch of players on a bye this week but are still projected to win by double digits. It's almost like they want to deal with the curse.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The winning streak of the Corporation has reached three games and each of those victories has been by more than ten points. The Bolts need a win to avoid getting leapfrogged in the standings, but that's not going to be easy with Philip Rivers on a bye (and most of the rest of the team questionable to play).

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Remember when the 'Morons were 6-0 and breaking scoring records? They've lost their last three in a row and have lost some important players to injury. The Marauders have won their last four straight and have climbed all the way up into second place. This is looking like a great matchup and everything will come down to Coach Drew's three prime time players.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 9 Preview

The Phenoms won again and took over the top spot in the league. Can our newest team remain number one for the five weeks left in the regular season?

With six NFL teams on a bye this week it will be interesting to see which players end up in a starting lineup.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Drew Brees (QB/NO/R) - 48 points (2nd all-time)
Eli Manning (QB/NYG/YB) - 43 points (T-4th all-time)
Tom Brady (QB/NE/M) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 34/48 - 70.83%
League Voting: 30/48 - 62.50%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/48 - 68.75%

Seriously, go vote!

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ San Diego Chargers
Bye Week: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Seattle

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 9:

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
All of the Preds WRs are Q this week. And even bigger than that, it's looking like only one of their draft picks will make it to the starting lineup. One. Meanwhile the Bolts top 11 picks are still with the team and make up a majority of their starters. That should tell you all you need to know about this one.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Don't look now, but FitzCorp is on the way up. After a terrible start they have won three of their last four and have climbed into our final playoff qualifying spot. The Brew Crew is also doing well lately, but they won't get another record breaking performance from Eli.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Drew Brees scored 48 points last week, coming in second all time for individual player points in one week. He would have beaten three teams by himself. That won't happen again, but the Stompers have a good shot to beat their twin rivals if they actually put active players in their lineup. If not can I change my pick?

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Even though this game features our two lowest ranked teams it should be competitive. The 'Bums have five players on a bye and will need to do some add/drops to fill up their starting roster. SpiVi will rely on a big Monday night comeback for a chance at a win. No matter what happens the loser is going to have trouble earning a playoff spot.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Wow, there are a lot of great games on the schedule this week! Our third and fourth ranked teams go head-to-head in a matchup that will come down to a kicker on MNF. Will Coach Hoss pick the right QB? Is having three Steelers playing for your team a good idea or a bad one? We'll find out.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Our two top teams face off in the GotW this week and it should be a good one. After winning their first six straight the 'Morons have lost two in a row and watched PEP take over the top spot. Coach Drew just lost Le'Veon Bell and Keenan Allen for the season but they'll still put up a fight here. The winner is our outright #1.

Good luck this week.