Thursday, October 26, 2017

3FL Notes: S17: Week 8 Preview

The ends continue to pull away in our league, as the top five teams won and the bottom three lost last week.

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, but we're sending them Cleveland this time.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc - 118 points

Player MVPs:
Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Dal/MI) - 39 points
Carson Wentz (QB/Phi/MI) - 33 points
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/M) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 27/42 - 64.29%
Yahoo! Projections: 22/42 - 52.38%

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Baltimore Ravens
Sunday Morning: Minnesota Vikings @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Detroit Lions
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ Kansas City Chiefs
Bye Week: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, LA Rams, NY Giants, Tennessee

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
We've got a lot of even matchups on the schedule this week. This one is going to be close, and it's also going to be important. SpiVi needs a win to have any hope of making the playoffs. Coach Hoss is ok with that not happening.

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
It's a little unfair to be third in scoring and eighth in the standings, but that's the situation the Stompers find themselves in. They get to play the Brew Crew (our lowest scoring team) this week. But everyone seems to have a good game against Coach Bev this year.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. the HAW
It's not easy to lose your top RB, QB and TE. But the CAPS can't even keep their replacement QB healthy (he's now on IR, too). Meanwhile the Bolts are flying high with Brady and Brown still racking up the points. Look out.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP outscored the league two weeks in a row. Then they followed up those performances with their worst weekly score ever. So which Phenoms team shows up this week? This one might turn out to be the 'Bums' second tie.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
This heavyweight battle is going to live up to the hype. The 'Morons just keep winning but they have an entire bench worth of bye week players this week. FitzCorp just took over the points lead and only needs to replace a K. Plus the matchups favor the Corporation.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have a tough schedule during the last month of the regular season but they shouldn't look past this game. Their best player (TGII) is on a bye and Drew Brees can always make things interesting. Upset special of the month.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

3FL Notes: S17: Week 7 Preview

The Spiked Vipers finally won and ended their losing streak at nine games. Are they ready to turn their season around now that we're officially at the halfway point?

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 103 points

Player MVPs:
Melvin Gordon (RB/LAC/M) - 26 points
Le'Veon Bell (RB/Pit/D) - 24 points
Mark Ingram (RB/NO/SV) - 24 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 24 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 22/36 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 16/36 - 44.44%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders
Sunday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: Detroit Lions, Houston Texans

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Losing the first overall pick in the first game is tough. Losing third round pick Aaron Rodgers soon after makes things much worse. Somehow the CAPS are still 3-3 and the matchups are pointing to another win this week. Related: be safe out there, Brandin Cooks.

Lightning (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The 'Bolts returned to their winning ways again last week and they get a softball against our lowest ranked and lowest scoring team. Right? It could get ugly.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi beat the Brewers last week, picking up their first win since November of last year (when they also beat the Brewers). The playoffs are looking like a long shot but you never know. And this one will be close if Winston's injury keeps him on the bench.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Now that the Spiked Vipers finally won a game, the Renegades take over as the team with the longest losing streak at 4 games. The Marauders have now lost two in a row. So I guess at least one team gets to pick up a win in this one.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Have the defending champs locked up the East already? We're only through week six and they already have twice as many wins as the rest of the division combined. The Eagle-to-Eagle hookup has been working and that will continue against the 'Bums.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP led the league in scoring the last two weeks in a row. Can they do it again against our #1 team? Even with both of their high total players getting a Q tag? It's a player in every time slot kind of game and it should be a good one.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

3FL Notes: S17: Week 6 Preview

NFL week five left us with no undefeated teams. And SpiVi lost again. That makes nine in a row and ties them for the longest losing streak in our history.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 114 points

Player MVPs:
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 40 point
Leonard Fournette (RB/Jax/PEP) - 30 points
Carson Wentz (QB/Phi/MI) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 17/30 - 56.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 13/30 - 43.33%

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: New York Giants @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Bye Week: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Dallas, Seattle

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Both teams have alternated wins and losses to get to this point in the season, but the edge here goes to the CAPS thanks to the matchups. Also FitzCorp's QB & WR going against their own D will take too many points from each other.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Big Ben scored -4 points for the Marauders last week. Ouch. And now they get to play our new #1 team. Although the 'Morons do have 5 Qs and an O as I write this. Good luck to both teams I guess.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Last week the Bolts lost for the first time this season while the Preds jumped ahead of them in the standings after winning their fourth in a row. But after this week it looks like they'll switch back. Especially if Kelce can't play.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It's been a tough start to the season for both of these teams, although PEP finally broke out last week with a 100+ point performance. The Renegades would like to double their win total this week for obvious reason, but having both starting RBs on a bye will make that difficult.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Usually a game in the middle of the season between the two last place teams wouldn't be very exciting, but this one has ALL THE DRAMA. The Brew Crew finally scored more than 60 points last week, so that's something. But all eyes will be on SpiVi as they try to win a game for the first time since week 12 of 2016. Another L here would mean double digit losses in a row and a place atop the 3FL records for the outright longest losing streak of all time.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This is going to be a good one. After passing the century mark in the first three weeks, the Stompers were unlucky and then unfocused. The 'Bums haven't lost since opening weekend but that tie isn't helpful. A lot of this matchup will ride on the Steelers game before it ultimately comes down to Monday night.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 05, 2017

3FL Notes: S17: Week 5 Preview

Monday Night Football gave us and exciting end to week four (including two one-point games). And after four weeks we still have one winless and one undefeated team (with a tie).

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 103 points

Player MVPs:
Le'Veon Bell (RB/Pit/D) - 30 points
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/P) - 27 points
Aaron Rodgers (QB/GB/tH) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 10/24 - 41.67%

Nobody voted for a month, so league pick'em is disabled

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: New England Patriots @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Bye Week: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington

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

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Renegades could really use another win so that things don't get out of hand so early in the season. They picked the right week to play the 'Morons. Although as of right now neither of them have a QB who is going to get on the field.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi moved up (down?) one last week with their eighth straight loss thanks to a MNF end-of-regulation field goal. Another one this week and they'll tie the worst losing streak in the history of the league. It may all come down to Monday night again.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Yahoo! places this as the highest scoring game of the week, and it might be, but those projections look pretty high across the board. PEP's QB choice (and OBJ's health) will be the difference.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This will probably be excruciating to watch for Coach Hoss to watch, as the CAPS have players during every game time from Thursday to Monday. Although it might be over before the Vikings take the field in Prime Time.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
All of FitzCorp's TEs have a bye this week, but they'll figure that out before Sunday at 1pm. Meanwhile, the Stompers have some bye week issues of their own. But as long as their fill-ins make it into the lineup this will be a great matchup.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Preds topped the league in scoring again last week and now they get to play the lowest scoring team in the league. You'd think that would be a good thing, but this game is going to be closer than you think. Especially if Crabtree doesn't play again.

Good luck this week.