Wednesday, December 30, 2015

3FL Notes: 2015 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2015 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 2015 Fantasy Player MVPs

Cam Newton (Car/MI) - 304 points
Tom Brady (NE/M) - 303 points
Carson Palmer (Ari/PEP) - 272 points
Blake Bortles (Jax/SS) - 269 points
Russell Wilson (Sea/B) - 258 points

Devonta Freeman (Atl/B) - 141 points
Adrian Peterson (Min/SS) - 123 points
DeAngelo Williams (Pit/MI) - 114 points
David Johnson (Ari/SS) - 113 points
Todd Gurley (StL/B) - 113 points

Odell Beckham, Jr. (NYG/M) - 142 points
Allen Robinson (Jax/PEP) - 141 points
Antonio Brown (Pit/tH) - 139 points
Brandon Marshall (NYJ/PEP) - 137 points
Julio Jones (Atl/tH) - 130 points
DeAndre Hopkins (Hou/B) - 130 points

Rob Gronkowski (NE/PEP) - 117 points
Jordan Reed (Was/tH) - 101 points
Tyler Eifert (Cin/SS) - 96 points
Gary Barnridge (Cle/MI) - 94 points
Greg Olsen (Car/YB) - 87 points

Stephen Gostkowski (NE/YB) - 150 points
Graham Gano (Car/SV) - 133 points
Chandler Catanzaro (Ari/P) - 132 points
Blair Walsh (Min/SS) - 126 points
Cairo Santos (KC/L) - 125 points

Arizona Cardinals (YB) - 170 points
Denver Broncos (B) - 169 points
Kansas City Chiefs (B) - 166 points
Carolina Panthers (P) - 159 points
Cincinnati Bengals (MI) - 136 points

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

3FL Notes: Season 15 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2015 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 87 points

Player MVPs:
Arizona Cardinals Defense (YB) - 33 points
Houston Texans Defense (tH) - 21 points
Tim Hightower (RB/NO/PEP) - 20 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Coach Sinkerbeam and Yahoo! were both 4/4 in week 16 voting

Final Individual Voting Tally
Total correct predictions for all 90 3FL 2015 games:

1. Predacons (61)
2. Lightning (10)
3. Phys. Ed. Phenoms (5)
4. Dumbbums (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 (5.5)
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (3)
Misfits, Inc. (2)
Predacons (2)
Renegades (1)
Spiked Vipers (1)
the HAW (1)
Marauders (.5)

Player MVPs to come...

Monday, December 28, 2015

SuperBowl XV Champion!

Congratulations to the Baltimorons on their third SuperBowl title! Coach Drew also won the 3FL championship in 2004 and 2006.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2015 season wrap-up.

Happy holidays and thanks to everyone for a great year!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

Semifinals week saw another MNF comeback and the curse of the #1 seed struck again. It was also our highest playoff week point total ever, crushing our old record by 67 points. In fact, our week 15 total (8 teams) beat 2 different regular season weekly totals from this year (12 teams).

We're almost assured of breaking more league playoff records this week and we've got a title to hand out! Whose name will be etched upon the trophy? We'll have to stay up for Monday Night Football to find out.

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 102 points (T-5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 39 points (T-2nd all-time)
Eli Manning (QB/NYG/YB) - 26 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/B) - 24 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

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

Week 16 Information
Thursday Night: San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
Saturday Night: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Denver Broncos

Here we's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#6 Misfits, Inc. vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
These teams have put up a lot of postseason points to end up fighting for seventh place. We all know about FitzCorp's third playoff tiebreaker loss, but the Brew Crew came within three points of beating our top seed and then scored 95 points last week only to fall short by three again. It's looking like the matchups favor the Corporation and they have a good chance to at least pick up one playoff win and send the Brewers to a L5 to start the 2016 season.

For 5th Place:
#4 the HAW vs. #7 Lightning
It was one week too late for the CAPS, who put up 98 in the semis even with Roethlisberger on the bench. The Bolts put up their highest total of the year last week so now they'll face off to win the consolation bracket. The HAW have four players in the Steelers/Ravens game and there will be a player in each of the NFL time slots all week so the drama will be spread out, but all of those Qs don't bode well for the Lightning.

For 3rd Place:
#1 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #3 Marauders
The curse strikes again as the Phenoms were dealt their first loss since week one. Week one! It was quite an inaugural season for PEP and it took a big MNF comeback for them to end up in this game. Meanwhile the Marauders ran into the hottest team in the league and there wasn't much they could do facing 100+ points against. It's possible they could hand the Phenoms a second loss in as many weeks but the Odell Beckham suspension and makes that much more difficult.

3FL SuperBowl XV
#2 Baltimorons vs. #5 Predacons
The 'Morons are in the big game for a second straight year but they are hoping for a different result from the record setting low score they posted in 2014. That shouldn't be a problem for this high-flying squad as they have outscored the league for three straight weeks and are on pace to shatter the playoff team points record. This is the fourth SuperBowl appearance for both of these teams, with the 'Morons already winning two titles. The Predacons have yet to win a championship. Don't count them out though; they were actually the third highest scoring team this season.

The week will be compressed as neither team has a player on Thursday or Saturday night, so everything will be concentrated on Sunday (with just a K on MNF). The 'Morons will come into the game as the favorite by a few points and it should be a fun matchup to watch.

Is the fourth time a charm for the Predacons? Will the Baltimorons continue their amazing point totals for one more week? Whose holiday season will include the late gift of championship hardware? We've got one weekend to find out.

Merry Christmas and good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Thursday, December 17, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

WOW. If I wasn't watching the MNF game I wouldn't have believed it. Odell Beckham, Jr. brought the Marauders all the way back into a tie with FitzCorp, and we had to go to the second tiebreaker to determine our winner. The semifinals should be just as exciting.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2015 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold. Through 1,188 regular season games we have scored a combined 144,621 points.

Don't forget about the Saturday night game this week (in addition to Thursday night). Make sure your lineup is set.

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 99 points

Player MVPs:
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/B) - 35 points
Eli Manning (QB/NYG/YB) - 28 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 23 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

League Voting: 3/4 - 75%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/4 - 75%

Go vote!

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ St. Louis Rams
Saturday Night: New York Jets @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ New Orleans Saints

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

#1 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #5 Predacons
The Phenoms continue to roll this year even though they did get a scare from the Brew Crew last week. Let's use this space to remind everyone that Coach GregW is in his first season at the helm of a team. He has also won eight straight games and doesn't have a loss since the first week of the season. They are the top seed and seemingly the team of destiny. The Preds have been to the semis eight times in fifteen seasons. And both of these teams have the same amount of 3FL titles.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #3 Marauders
After a little mid-season hiccup, the 'Morons are back to full steam. They ended up with the highest point total in the regular season and have outscored the rest of the league the last two weeks in a row. Can they make it three? The Marauders saw an exciting MNF comeback end with a tiebreaker and a shot at another SuperBowl birth. Can they do it again? If so it will have to be Michael Floyd on Sunday night instead.

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

#6 Misfits, Inc. vs. #7 Lightning
One yard. That's the difference between FitzCorp still being in the championship bracket and playing here instead. Or one missed field goal. Take your pick. Either way the hard luck continues for the Corporation for a fifteenth straight season. The Bolts ended up at the wrong end of the biggest blowout for a second straight week. That's not a good thing to have happen in the postseason. On a positive note this will be an exciting game against two even teams.

#4 the HAW vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
The Steelers put up a lot of points last week, but very few of them were attached to members of the HAW. It's hard to advance when your team scores only 33 points (their lowest total since facing the Brew Crew in rivalry week). Speaking of the Beermen, they almost completed an amazing comeback against the #1 seed but they came up three points short. Will Big Ben play this week? Can the Brewers beat the HAW twice in one season?

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

The Phenoms ended their inaugural season with another win, making it seven in a row to end the season. They know about the curse, right? In other news there was some reshuffling of our playoff seeds back to what seems to be appropriate.

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 13th. Under our newly elected playoff rules you will be allowed to make 1 add/drop per week once the postseason starts, but only teams still in the winners bracket will be eligible to make a move (with waivers set in reverse order of seeding).

Three wins in a row wins it all!!

Week 13 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 108 points

Player MVPs:
Blake Bortles (QB/Jax/SS) - 36 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/MI) - 26 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/tH) - 33 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 55/78 - 70.51% (Highest Season % Ever)
League Voting: 48/78 - 61.54%
Yahoo! Projections: 49/78 - 62.82%

The Comm-nosticator and Coach Sinkerbeam were both 6/6 in week 13 voting

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

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Night: New England Patriots @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Miami Dolphins

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

#1 Phys. Ed. Phenoms vs. #8 Yuengling Brewers
WOW. The Phenoms carved up the league in their first season, ending up with our top seed and the best season record in four years. Their only loss came all the way back in week one and they are currently riding a seven game winning streak. The Brew Crew is at the other end of the spectrum, limping into the postseason with the worst qualifying record in eight years. They have also lost their last two in a row and four of their last five. But while this game doesn't sound like it will be exciting, let's remember that the curse doesn't take these sort of things into consideration.

#2 Baltimorons vs. #7 Lightning
After a scorching start and a reality check in the middle of the season, the 'Morons scored in the triple digits last week and retook the points lead to finish the season. These two split their divisional games this season but the matchups this week favor Coach Drew. The Bolts only hope will be a breakout game by Tannehill on MNF.

#3 Marauders vs. #6 Misfits, Inc.
This one is another divisional matchup and a repeat of a game from last week. FitzCorp would be happy with that same result (an 11 point victory) but I'm sure they'd settle for a win by any amount. Coach Hoss has actually lost three straight since wrapping up the South Division title and his team is the underdogs in this one. Can Cam Newton keep up his points pace? Or will Tom Brady get back on track and pull a Sunday night upset?

#4 the HAW vs. #5 Predacons
The Preds saw Darren McFadden score an unlikely late TD last Monday night to secure the five seed (by three points) and face the HAW. We know they will probably choose the wrong QB and at least one wrong WR, but can they beat the four-time champs anyway? This season has been uneven for the CAPS even though they secured a top four seed and another division title. They have a lot of Ps and Qs but Big Ben and Antonio Brown have the ability to score enough points for a whole team.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

3FL Notes: S15: Week 13 Preview

I told you there would still be drama. Five of six higher seeds lost last week, changing up the playoff picture and making things even more interesting for our final week before the playoffs begin. We even have a few season records that can still be broken, so stick around for our regular season finale.

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 117 points

Player MVPs:
Matthew Stafford (QB/Det/P) - 36 points
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB/NYJ/SV) - 30 points
Philip Rivers (QB/SD/L) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 49/72 - 68.06%
League Voting: 42/72 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 44/72 - 61.11%

It's the last week of the regular season. Go vote!!

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Detroit Lions
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Washington Redskins

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 13:

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Remember back when Coach Drew's team was undefeated and on pace to score the most points ever in one season? Since then they have lost five of their last six and dropped to third in the league. In fact, they aren't even our top scoring team anymore. Speaking of 3FL Records, SpiVi needs to score at least 65 points in this one to keep from adding his name to the list of lowest season total scores of all time. Ugh.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds went off last week, starting with heaps of points on Thanksgiving and not stopping until they scored well into the triple digits. Seems like kind of a waste to do that in week 12 though. PEP has assured themselves the top seed no matter what happens in this one, but who would vote against them? They haven't lost since the first game of the year. Happy curse fighting.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Do you believe the CAPS have fallen all the way down to sixth place in the standings? That's what happens when you lose four of the last five games. Things should pick back up for them this week against the hard luck Renegades though. Then they can concentrate on aiming for their fifth 3FL championship. Why not?

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Both of these teams have scored exactly 690 points so far this year, but for the Stompers it has come too little too late. Still, wouldn't it be fun for Blake Bortles and Adrian Peterson to send the Brew Crew into the playoffs with a 5-7-1 record?

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Thursday night will be the game to watch in this matchup (if your television package gets the NFL Network). Each team has two players going tonight and then we'll finish up with one each during the prime time games. It should be a good battle, but it would have been much better had the 'Bums not started the season with a 1-7 record.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The South Division is already decided and both of these teams are securely in the playoffs already, so there is not much on the line here. But it's looking like our best game of the week. FitzCorp could use a boost before heading into the postseason but they'll have to witness Tom Brady carving up the Eagles on Sunday afternoon. It will come down to one WR each on MNF.

Good luck this week.