Thursday, October 27, 2016

3FL Notes: S16: Week 8 Preview

We just had our lowest scoring week of the year (by far), but don't be fooled. Ten of twelve teams are still on pace to put up a higher season total than we've ever had before.

This week and next both have six NFL teams on a bye so things should get interesting. Also 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 tea and scones.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 108 points

Player MVPs:
Melvin Gordon (RB/SD/M) - 29 points
Jeremy Hill (RB/Cin/R) - 24 points
LeGarrette Blount (RB/NE/SV) 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 22/42 - 52.38%
League Voting: 15/42 - 35.71%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/42 - 47.62%

Go vote!

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Morning: Washington Redskins @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Bye Week: Baltimore, LA, Miami, NY Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Coach Hoss survived a scare last week but things aren't going to get any easier against Tom Brady and the CAPS. OBJ on a bye isn't helpful either. It's possible that we'll have to wait until MNF to finish the story, though.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These two are headed in opposite directions. The Stompers have won their last two while PEP is on a three game losing streak. But the matchups here lean heavily toward Coach Greg's RBs. And a healthy Dez Bryant?

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Last week the Renegades got their first win in our last eight regular season games. There was no doubt about it either, as they were our biggest blowout of the week too. However, FitzCorp is coming to town and they have scored 215 more points than the 'Gades this year. Looks like a new streak is about to start.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Preds just picked up their first win since the second win of the season and had two of the leagues top three scorers. Unfortunately they were both on the bench. Things might be easier this week since the Brewers' bench is completely full of players on a bye.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Having five Qs and an O probably doesn't mean you'll have a great week (even if you have Aaron Rodgers fully healthy). But it's even worse when one of your RBs RETIRES in the middle of the season. Sigh. Someone's luck has to change this week, right?

And the game of the week...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Don't look now, but SpiVi has outscored the league for two weeks in a row. Can they make it three? The 'Bums seem to have the better matchups this week, but we'll know a lot more about how things are going to go after tonight's QB battle.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

3FL Notes: S16: Week 7 Preview

Well that was an exciting week of games! Prime time comebacks upon comebacks were fun, and the Marauders suffered their first loss of the season. Also, the Renegades finally didn't lose (although they remain winless after our season's first tie).

Don't forget there is another early Sunday morning London game this week for some reason.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 110 points

Player MVPs:
Odell Beckham, Jr. (WR/NYG/M) - 32 points
LeSean McCoy (RB/Buf/D) - 32 points
Drew Brees (QB/NO/SS) - 31 points
David Johnson (RB/Ari/PEP) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
League Voting: 13/36 - 36.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 17/36 - 47.22%

Go vote!

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Morning: New York Giants @ Los Angeles Rams
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona Cardinals
Monday Night: Houston Texans @ Denver Broncos
Bye Week: Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds are now third in scoring but tenth in our league standings. Over the last three weeks they are 0-2-1 with those games being decided by a total of six points. But FitzCorp doesn't care about all that. They are flying high and should take this one even if they score a bit below their 103 points per week average.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. the HAW
These teams have even records and this should be a close game. The big question is whether Tom Brady will set a new 3FL record for individual points when he takes on the Steelers. Still, I think we'll see a Sunday night comeback by PEP's RBs. It has happened before.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Coach Val almost had her first victory of the season last week, but Andrew Luck put up 20 points on Sunday night and made it a tie instead. While it's not technically a loss it probably doesn't feel any better. They'll have another chance for win #1 this week against the 'Bums though, especially if Shady McCoy is ruled out.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Wow, we have a lot of great games on the schedule this week. Another matchup of the 3-3s, this one starts tonight and goes all the way through until MNF. Did anyone else notice that the Baltimorons are now starting Baltimore's Defense? Crazy, right?

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Coach Hoss is no longer undefeated and he'll now face a tough test to not pick up a second loss. I know the Bolts just lost Big Ben for a month, but the matchups and OBJ's injury will make this one closer than you think. It's October's upset special.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Could this turn out to be our second tie of the year? It's going to be a good one, with games spread out from Sunday morning until Monday night. We'll have to watch to the end to find out who wins. Or who at least pays attention to their lineup.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

3FL Notes: S16: Week 6 Preview

What a week! The Marauders won again, the Renegades lost again, and we had two one-point games (and one two-point game). What will this week bring?

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 121 points

Player MVPs:
David Johnson (RB/Ari/PEP) - 29 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/L) - 29 points
Ezekiel Elliot (RB/Dal/MI) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/30 - 66.67%
League Voting: 11/30 - 36.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/30 - 50%

The Comm-nosticator was 6/6 in week 5 voting

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: New York Jets @ Arizona Cardinals
Bye Week: Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Predacons (-1) vs. Renegades
The Preds have lost their last two by a combined six points but they should get back on track this week against the winless Renegades. A loss here by Coach Val would put her on the list of longest losing streaks of all time. That's no fun.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These two are heading in opposite directions, as the 'Morons have won their last three and the Stompers have lost their last three. That trend is likely to continue by the smallest of margins during a Sunday night comeback.

Misfits, Inc. (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
FitzCorp has scored 519 points already and they don't look to be slowing down anytime soon. Can the Brewers keep up? Probably not, but you never know what could happen on MNF.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Bolts just missed a win last week and could come up short again in this one. Monday night pits the final WRs against each other, but the more important thing will be Coach Thad's RB choices.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
I know they haven't lost yet, but the Marauders will face their toughest test yet against the 'Bums this week. Coach Coaldog has won two in a row and jumped to the top of the West (despite losing both divisional games). He'll be hoping for a comeback in prime time.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Although this one will be close, it seems like Yahoo! is undervaluing Tom Brady again. And is Cam Newton fully healthy and ready to come back from his concussion? That answer is the key to the game.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

3FL Notes: S16: Week 5 Preview

Two-thirds of the league sits at 2-2 after our first four weeks. And we're down to one undefeated and one winless team. Will their fortunes change this week?

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 105 points

Player MVPs:
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/L) - 38 points
Julio Jones (WR/Atl/R) - 36 points
Derek Carr (QB/Oak/PEP) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 14/24 - 58.33%
League Voting: 9/24 - 37.50%
Yahoo! Projections: 11/24 - 45.83%

Go vote!

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
Bye Week: Chiefs, Jaguars, Saints, Seahawks

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Coach Hoss has yet to lose this year, but SpiVi is projected to win this one by 10 points despite being 10th in the standings. I don't doubt that the upset could happen. It's just that Cam Newton's concussion status probably won't be known before MNF, and if he's out there may be no replacement possibilities.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Renegades
The Brew Crew put up only 54 points last week after hitting the century mark the week before. Which team will show up here? Although it may not take much to beat the tough luck Renegades, as they have by far the lowest point total in the league.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The long awaited return of Tom Brady happens this week for the CAPS. He'll be angry and he gets to play the Browns, so it's not out of the question that Mr. Uggs will outscore the entire Preds team by himself.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
FitzCorp has lost two straight after their hot start, but they are still #1 in the league in scoring (averaging almost 100 points per week). They should get back on track this week as Matt Ryan finally gets to play because of Carson Palmer's injury.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Lightning
The Bolts finally won one last week and muscled their way up to 11th place. But now they face the 'Bums (including bye week fill-in Carson Wentz), who are projected to score the highest total this week. Even if Gronk does get back to form with the return of Brady this could still be painful.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Phys Ed Phenoms
This is going to be a great game as both teams are evenly matched. The only question mark is whether PEP will be able to field a full complement of WRs, as bye weeks and injuries have piled up. Aaron Rodgers will try to take the win for the 'Morons on Sunday night. Who else would you rather have in that spot?

Good luck this week.