Thursday, October 25, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 8 Preview

It seems like the league decided to take a break after week six's assault on the record books. Last week was our lowest scoring one by far and five games saw upset winners.

Another four NFL teams are on a bye this week so things should be interesting. Also be aware that there is ANOTHER game in London this week. Again at 9:30am EST on Sunday.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 113 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes II (QB/KC/MI) - 33 points
Kareem Hunt (RB/KC/D) - 31 points
Mitchell Trubisky (QB/Chi/D) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 25/42 - 59.52%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/42 - 54.76%

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Houston Texans
Sunday Morning: Philadelphia Eagles @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
Bye Week: Chargers, Cowboys, Falcons, Titans

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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Finally! Le'Veon Bell is getting ready to...oh, nevermind. I'm sure that news story is getting old for the Renegades to hear. SpiVi does look strong this week but this one will be closer than it looks.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Preds have two losses so far this season and both came thanks to Kansas City prime time comebacks. Luckily the Chiefs don't have another night game until week 11. Also, the Marauders have an entire bench full of bye week players and Qs.

the HAW (-1) vs. Lightning
You guys, should we let the Bolts know that we're in the middle of the football season? That roster is kind of a mess, but at least Rishard Matthews finally signed with an NFL team!

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Speaking of roster issues, FitzCorp played last week with only six active players. That's just 66.6% of a full roster. But they still managed to win the game. They'll start an entire lineup this week against the Stompers, who have lost nine of their last ten. All of those Qs (and IRs) aren't helping.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
This is going to be a good one. But there are so many injuries between these two teams that the biggest questions will be around which players actually take the field. Do the 'Bums have another MNF comeback ready?

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew has won their last four in a row and last week they jumped up to the top spot in the league. But sustaining first place won't be easy, as PEP has some favorable matchups on the schedule in this one. And five Qs aren't good for the Brewers either.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 7 Preview

What a week! We're back to breaking a bunch of records after a slight pause. And the Stompers finally won, ending their losing streak at eight games. Are they ready to turn their season around now that we're officially at the halfway point?

Don't forget that there is an early Sunday morning (9:30am EDT) game in London this week. Make sure your players are set.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 149 points (new 3FL record!)

Player MVPs:
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/tH) - 33 points
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 32 points
Melvin Gordon III (RB/LAC/YB) - 32 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 22/36 - 61.11%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Morning: Tennessee Titans @ Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Atlanta Falcons
Bye Week: Packers, Raiders, Seahawks, Steelers

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

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Stompers won last week for the first time since the 2017 regular season. But it looks like they'll start a new losing streak this week, with Aaron Rodgers on a bye and all those injuries.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
This battle of the bottom three is the first step toward the playoffs for the winner. The loser will have an uphill climb with less than half of the season left. Mahomes gives FitzCorp the advantage, but they'll also have to replace all those bye week players.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds just turned in their second MNF comeback in a row to stay atop the standings. But this week will be different, even with Big Ben on the 'Bums bench. You know, since Coach Sinkerbeam doesn't have any players in the Monday night game.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew scored 131 points again last week, tying themselves on the weekly scores superlatives list. They might match that total again. Can you believe that neither of these teams has a single player on a bye this week? Well, I guess Rishard Matthews kinda has a bye every week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Coach HAW's team scored more points last week than any team has ever scored in a single game in our history. By 11 points. They can't possibly do that again this week, right? And PEP is ready to strike after letting one get away with less than two minutes to go on MNF.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
These two teams enter this game with 4-2 records and point totals that differ by only one. This matchup will also be even, mostly because the 'Morons have WR issues and the Marauders have RB issues. Bye weeks and injuries will make things very interesting.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 6 Preview

No point total records were set last week, so that's something different for us this year. But the Stompers lost again and that makes eight weeks in a row. Now Coach Bev is tied (with three other teams) for the second longest losing streak of all time.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 116 points

Player MVPs:
James Conner (RB/Pit/PEP) - 30 points
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/tH) - 28 points
Tom Brady (QB/NE/PEP) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 20/30 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Week 6 Information

Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams have four players projected to score double digits. That will be fun. Also, we'll have to watch the prime time games to see who comes out on top. FitzCorp's 3 late players give them the advantage for a comeback.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds staged a 30+ point MNF comeback to stay on top of the league, but their luck runs out this week with their two best players on a bye. The Phenoms are trending up and have players spread in every game time slot. It might not even be close.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two are on opposite sides of W-L records and the standings. The Renegades will make it somewhat interesting but the 'Morons will start tonight and win before dinner time on Sunday. (Bell is back in two weeks though)

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Things have not been going well for the Stompers this season. They are the only winless team left and have scored the lowest number of points in the league by a wide margin. But is this the week they finally turn things around? Or will they end up tied for the longest losing streak in our history?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
SpiVi lost two in a row after a hot start, but they're looking strong this week. But the Brew Crew is projected to keep up. The over/under is at right about 200 points, so it should be a good one to watch.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Could this one be our first tie of the year? It's definitely possible. The only advantage goes to the CAPS since they have one less Q attached to their starting roster. It all comes down to Sunday night!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 04, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 5 Preview

WOW! We just witnessed the highest scoring week in the history of the league. More than half of our teams scored 100+ points and the 'Bums posted another new second highest weekly team total of all time.

It's been quite a season already and we're only four weeks in.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 136 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/P) - 35 points
Ezekiel Elliott (RB/Dal/M) - 29 points
Cooper Kupp (WR/LAR/B) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 16/24 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/24 - 62.50%

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ New England Patriots
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Houston Texans
Monday Night: Washington Redskins @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Things are starting to get concerning for the Stompers and they could really use a win soon. In fact, it's been 7 losses in a row (starting with last year's playoffs) for Coach Bev. But the Brew Crew is legit this season.

the HAW (-1) vs. Renegades
The latest news says that Le'Veon Bell is going to show up for the Steelers' week 8 game. So that will be good for Coach Val in like a month. In the meantime it's going to be a tough go, especially when playing against the second best RB in the league.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
There are a lot of Qs and Os (and even an NA) on these two rosters. I'm not sure who it going to end up playing but the winner here will be the coach who figures that out.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds were a MNF injury away from being 4-0, but now they face the other team who lost for the first time in week 4. The matchup is even but all of those Qs tip the scales in SpiVi's favor. However, everyone will need to stay up (again) on Monday night.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Last week's 136 points put the 'Bums on the all-time list and made them the league's top scoring team for the time being. Even though PEP has lost three in a row they're primed for a big week, and both teams could use a boost tonight. But will Brady only throw to the 'Bums starters?

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Pat Mahomes II finalized FitzCorp's 40+ point comeback last week and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. Couple that with Julian Edelman's return and this is going to be a close one. Perhaps the QB on the other side of the field will provide the MNF magic this week though.

Good luck this week.