Thursday, November 29, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 13 Preview

Last week we saw two MNF comebacks that punched two more postseason tickets. Plus the 'Morons outscored the league again to be our fourth qualifier (even though they're our 9th best team). All of the divisions are decided, but we're on track to break some season-long records this week, and with half of the playoff spots still available it should be quite a finale!

Week 12 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 114 points

Player MVPs:
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/SV) - 35 points
Amari Cooper (WR/Dal/D) - 30 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/L) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 44/72 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 40/72 - 55.56%

Week 13 Information

Thursday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
This might be the year that a division winner squeezes out a team that's higher in the standings. Our defending champion has already clinched the South (and the postseason spot that comes with it), and the Stompers are stuck in last place. So there's really nothing to see here.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have been at the top of the league for the past three weeks. But is that a good thing? We all know about the curse of the #1 seed, and it's looking like the Renegades can help in dropping them out of that spot. So then all they'll have to worry about is the 0-18 championships thing.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Our two top scoring teams get to battle it out this week. Only four points separate them, and they're both on track to break the all time record for points scored in a season. You'd think it should be a high-flying game but they have ten Qs between them. Ten.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP really needed a win last week but they ended up with only 61 points and at the wrong side of the Biggest Blowout™. There is still a sliver of a chance that they could make the postseason, but they'll need a win against the Bolts and A LOT of help. Coach Thad is in fourth place but it's still possible that even he could miss the playoffs with a loss here.

the HAW (-1/2) vs Marauders
The Marauders have won the West but the perennial powerhouse CAPS are right in the thick of the .500 group still clawing for a postseason spot. They're projected to score the highest point total in the league this week, but we all know how that goes. Coach HAW will need to make all of the right starting lineup decisions and then kind of root against the Steelers on Sunday night.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
It all comes down to this. These teams have the same record and are within three points of each other coming into this matchup. The 'Morons are putting a wrench into the system, though, so the winner here is in and the loser will have to have a lot of things work in their favor. It's going to be interesting to have FitzCorp root against a couple of Eagles on MNF.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 12 Preview

The highest scoring MNF in history gave us a thrilling end to the week and ton of fantasy points.

Only one playoff spot is claimed with just two weeks to go. Here's to an exciting week full of drama and turkey!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons - 126 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes II (QB/KC/MI) - 37 points
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 33 points
Saquon Barkley (RB/NYG/B) - 33 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 40/66 - 60.61%
Yahoo! Projections: 36/66 - 54.55%

Week 12 Information

Thursday Early: Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans
Bye Week: Chiefs, Rams

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
When your team is struggling the last thing you need is to have your starting QB benched in the middle of his game. Of course we can trace the Renegades difficulty this year all the way back to the drafting of Le'Veon Bell. Who is still on their bench for some reason. Are they advocating a keeper league for next year?

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
These two teams are headed in opposite directions and this game is actually for the division lead in the East. That would have been crazy talk just two weeks ago. The Corporation has been leaning heavily on Pat Mahomes, but he's on a bye this week. That makes things more difficult but all those Brew Crew Qs will help.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds are still in first place and are now two games up with two games to go. The Bolts would put themselves in a great spot with a win here. It will be an even matchup but Coach Sinkerbeam has so many players today that it will be stressful watching as the Lightning finish the comeback 4 1/2 days from now on MNF.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
It has to be hard watching one of the most amazing MNF performances happen as a comeback for your week 11 opponent. That leaves the 'Bums hanging on to 7th place but with their best RB on a bye. They should still win, but wouldn't it be fun for the Stompers to make things difficult?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Things look a little different for our highest scoring team when their best players are all on a bye at the same time. The CAPS will look to replace Gurley, Cooks and Tyreek Hill against SpiVi this week. And Coach Nick is happy with that scheduling, as they need some wins and some help to claw their way into the postseason (even though they have the same record as the three teams above them in the standings).

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Whoa. It's not overstating things to say that the whole season may come down to this game for each of these two teams. The winner takes control of the South (and the automatic playoff spot that comes with that) with only one week remaining. PEP is all in, with four waiver claims already on Wednesday morning. We'll all be watching a K on MNF to decide it!

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 11 Preview

We continue to rewrite the record book his season. Coach HAW almost matched his best ever weekly team total and it was another top five league total for the week.

Remember that there are six teams on a bye again. We're back to divisional games and all eight postseason berths are still up for grabs with only three weeks remaining. Here we go!

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 147 points (2nd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/D) - 38 points
Nick Chubb (RB/Cle/MI) - 32 points
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/SV) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 36/60 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/60 - 55%

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Rams
Bye Week: 49ers, Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Jets, Patriots

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 11:

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The CAPS now own the top two highest weekly team point totals in our history. And both of those records were set in the past five weeks. The Preds may hold the #1 seed for now, but 140+ point totals aren't concerned with the standings.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
So the Marauders are technically at the top of the West at the moment (thanks to their division record), and they can stay there with a win this week. The matchups are just about even. It will come down to personnel decisions.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Brew Crew managed to fill in all of those bye week slots and are projected to score in the double digits. They just have to hope that all of those Qs actually play. The 'Morons need this more, but they've got their own Qs to deal with.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Coach Bev doubled her win total last week, but this matchup is a taller task. Even though the Phenoms have a bench full of byes they are still leading in the projections by around 30 points. Yikes.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Renegades
The Bolts wouldn't qualify for the playoffs if the postseason started today. They have a better record than the 'Morons but because the division leaders automatically advance, Coach Thad would be on the outside looking in. They can boost their chances with a win this week against a team that scored our lowest weekly total since before the rules change.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Same division. Same record. This battle should be great, and nothing will be settled until MNF. It will all come down to whether the Chiefs score more through the air or on the ground. Or will their kicker decide the victor?

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 10 Preview

Can you believe it's already Rivalry Week in the 3FL?!? We should be in for an exciting last month of the season.

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 129 points

Player MVPs:
Kareem Hunt (RB/KC/D) - 32 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl/M) - 29 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/P) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 33/54 - 61.11%
Yahoo! Projections: 29/54 - 53.70%

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: New York Giants @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: Broncos, Ravens, Titans, Vikings

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for Rivalry Week:

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
After a promising start, the 'Morons have lost four straight games and are now only tied for the lead in the South. The CAPS are also currently tied for the lead in their division, and this game is also very evenly matched. It should be a good one all the way through MNF.

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Marauders
They have the same record but the point totals aren't even close. And that trend will continue this week, with the 'Bums continuing their mid-season roll and using some favorable matchups to run their winning streak to four.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Bolts have actually hit the waiver wire and started active players for a couple of weeks in a row and have won their last two. Coincidence? Probably not. But SpiVi looks strong this week, and Marcus Mariota vs. the Lightning's own Defense shows their bye week troubles.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It's hard to believe that both of these teams have sub-.500 records with only four games left in the regular season. The loser here is going to have a tough time getting into the playoffs, so replacing the bye week players is going to be important. But we all know that either of these QBs could take matters into their own hands.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
There isn't much riding on everyone's favorite twin billing this year, but the Stompers can still make some noise by earning a win. It would stop their second losing streak of the year (and double their win total). And it would also just about eliminate the Renegades from the postseason.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
What a matchup! Our two top teams (and two of the top three in scoring) face off in a high flying battle that features a player in every time slot from Thursday until Monday night. The outright number one seed is at stake. It should be an exciting way to end Rivalry Week.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 01, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 9 Preview

Things seem to be getting even more interesting. Both the North and East divisions swept their games last week and somehow half of the league is now 4-4.

This week there are six NFL teams on a bye, so you should start figuring out which players will end up in your starting lineup.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 111 points

Player MVPs:
Deshawn Watson (QB/Hou/L) - 35 points
James Conner (RB/Pit/PEP) - 32 points
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/tH) - 27 points
Cam Newton (QB/Car/YB) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 28/48 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/48 - 54.17%

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Oakland Raiders @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: Bengals, Cardinals, Colts, Eagles, Giants, Jaguars

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

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Renegades
I'm sure these two look forward to this game every year. Having the entire battle under the same roof has to be fun, right? Their records may be the same but this week they won't be quite as even. PEP is looking strong even with OBJ on a bye.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The defending champs have some tough matchups this week as they meet the 'Bolts to see which team can get over .500. It result will depend on their WR choices, the Q situations and if Coach Thad checks his lineup before Sunday afternoon.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
I'm not sure who is running the Brew Crew this season, but things have been amazing for them starting all the way back at the draft. They're still the #1 and top scoring team in the league and things don't look like they'll slow down this week.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Hey, look. It's another game pitting .500 teams against each other. This will be an even matchup and both teams will need big games from players with a II after their names. But the result might come down to which unheralded starter has a big week.

Predacons (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Their losing streak was finally stopped in week six, but the Stompers have since started (and continued) a new one. And it looks like it will be extended this week as the Preds come to town projected to almost hit the century mark. It could get ugly.

And the game of the week...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
Prime time games will loom large here, with SpiVi saving a player on each MNF team for a comeback. It's another .500x.500 matchup but it just might be our most exciting one of the week.

Good luck this week.