Saturday, December 29, 2018

3FL Notes: 2018 Fantasy Player MVPs

Here are the top performers at each position for the 2018 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 2018 Fantasy Player MVPs

Patrick Mahomes (KC/MI) - 387 points
Matt Ryan (Atl/M) - 289 points
Ben Roethlisberger (Pit/D) - 286 points
Drew Brees (NO/P) - 280 points
Russell Wilson (Sea/tH) - 278 points

Todd Gurley II (LAR/tH) - 301 points
Saquon Barkley (NYG/B) - 264 points
Christian McCaffrey (Car/SV) - 262 points
Alvin Kamara (NO/P) - 259 points
Ezekiel Elliott (Dal/M) - 239 points

Devante Adams (GB/P) - 213 points
Antonio Brown (Pit/SV) - 213 points
Tyreek Hill (KC/tH) - 212 points
DeAndre Hopkins (Hou/YB) - 199 points
Julio Jones (Atl/L) - 185 points

Travis Kelce (KC/SV) - 177 points
Zach Ertz (Phi/B) - 157 points
George Kittle (SF/PEP) - 144 points
Eric Ebron (Ind/tH) - 139 points
Jared Cook (Oak/MI) - 120 points

Ka'imi Fairbairn (Hou/FA) - 141 points
Wil Lutz (NO/tH) - 134 points
Harrison Butker (KC/D) - 129 points
Justin Tucker (Bal/L) - 129 points
Jason Myers (NYJ/FA) - 127 points

Chicago Bears (D) - 184 points
Los Angeles Rams (SV) - 138 points
Houston Texans (M) - 137 points
Minnesota Vikings (YB) - 130 points
Denver Broncos (SS) - 123 points

Friday, December 28, 2018

3FL Notes: Season 18 Wrap-up

The 3FL 2018 final standings are as follows:

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

Week 16 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/L) - 32 points
Antonio Brown (WR/Pit/SV) - 30 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/tH) - 28 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 5/12 - 41.67%

Top Scoring Team of the Week
Number of times each team had the top point total for the week (playoffs include 8 teams only):

Dumbbums (3.5)
Phys. Ed. Phenoms (3)
Yuengling Brewers (2.5)
Baltimorons (2)
the HAW (2)
Lightning (1)
Predacons (1)
Spiked Vipers (1)

Player MVPs to come...

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

SuperBowl XVIII Champion!

Congratulations to Coach Thad on winning his second 3FL championship on Christmas Eve evening! It all came down to MNF, but the Lightning left no doubt about it as they outscored everyone else in the league.

Stay tuned later in the week for final stats and the 2018 season wrap-up.

Happy holidays and thanks to everyone for a great year!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 16 (SuperBowl) Preview

There wasn't a lot of late drama in the quarterfinals, but we're set up for an exciting SuperBowl week in all of our matchups!

Remember that the Thursday games are finally finished but there are two Saturday games this week. The last game of our playoffs is this Monday night. Merry Christmas Eve of football!

Week 15 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums & Yuengling Brewers - 89 points

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/D) - 29 points
DeAndre Hopkins (WR/Hou/YB) - 29 points
Marlon Mack (RB/Ind/YB) - 24 points
Joe Mixon (RB/Cin/L) - 24 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 4/8 - 50%

Week 16 Information
Saturday Late: Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans
Saturday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Seattle Seahawks
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders

It's SuperBowl week in the 3FL!

For 7th Place:
#1 Predacons vs. #3 Marauders
Well, this is disappointing. All the expectations for both of these teams at the end of the regular season have turned into a battle to not finish in eighth place. Will JuJu play? What happened Brees and Goff during the playoffs? It's going to be a great game, but does it really matter at this point?

For 5th Place:
#2 Yuengling Brewers vs. #5 the HAW
The Brew Crew returned to a respectable score one week too late. Now they have a chance to face the CAPS to win the consolation bracket and start next season on a two game winning streak. This should be a high scoring and competitive matchup. They even have the same number of Os and Qs.

For 3rd Place:
#7 Spiked Vipers vs. #8 Baltimorons
The luck ran out for both of our lowest seeds after turning the bracket upside down in the quarterfinals. That's OK for everyone else, as SpiVi is projected to put up the highest total this week. The 'Morons couldn't overcome their injuries to get a shot at a fifth title but the winner here will get a digital bronze trophy. So there's that.

3FL SuperBowl XVIII
#4 Lightning vs. #6 Dumbbums
Here we go! It's not the final that Vegas predicted, but it's going to be a good one. These two teams are evenly matched and they have players in every time slot of SuperBowl weekend. Coach Thad will try to win his second championship while Coach Coaldog is aiming to etch his name on the trophy for the third time. Yahoo! is projecting this to be the lowest scoring game of the week, so starting lineup decisions are going be important.

Can Big Ben lead the 'Bums to a win (and the Steelers to a playoff berth)? Will Julio Jones be healthy enough to play for the Bolts? It will all come down to a 3rd WR and a TE you've never heard of on MNF while Santa begins his deliveries.

Merry Christmas and good luck this week!

Thanks to all for another fun season!!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 15 (Semifinals) Preview

The curse strikes again!! The Preds were beaten by the #8 seed 'Morons and our top regular season team now has only a single title in 18 seasons. And the 2nd and 3rd seed are also in the consolation bracket after the quarterfinals. Yikes.

All individual team pages (see links on the sidebar) and the 3FL Records have been updated and show statistics through the end of the 2018 regular season. This year's additions to the records page are in bold - and there are a lot of them! Through 1,422 regular season games we have scored a combined 183,766 points.

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

Week 14 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 102 points

Player MVPs:
Amari Cooper (WR/Dal/D) - 39 points (T-3rd, playoffs all-time)
Saquon Barkley (RB/NYG/B) - 25 points
JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR/Pit/M) - 25 points

Playoff Predictions Tally

Yahoo! Projections: 2/4 - 50%

Week 15 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Saturday Late: Houston Texans @ New York Jets
Saturday Night: Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Los Angeles Rams
Monday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers

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

#4 Lightning vs. #8 Baltimorons
It was no surprise that the defending champs knocked off the #1 seed to make it to the second round of the playoffs. But it is a bit of a surprise that the Bolts are now the highest seeded team that's still in the championship bracket. Coach Thad will be the underdog here, too, and he'll have to make all of the right decisions to beat the favorable matchups of the 'Morons this week. It would be a shame to be just a TE away from a SuperBowl birth.

#6 Dumbbums vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
Our two top scoring teams from last week meet each other for a chance at the championship. They've been an even matchup all year, earning the same record and having only 11 points separate them after 14 weeks. The story here is that both of their starting QBs are questionable and SpiVi's Wentz might be out for the year. Will they spend their one add/drop trying to pick from the waiver wire for a replacement? Or will McCaffrey and Kelce help them advance by exceeding their already high projections?

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

#1 Predacons vs. #5 the HAW
All of the curses were just too much for the Preds to break. Despite their 10 win season and tying (with the HAW) for the scoring lead this season, the result ended up the same as the past 17 seasons. Meanwhile the CAPS had a down week in the quarterfinals, scoring more than 35 points less than their (league high) point estimate. All that said, this will be a good matchup that extends late into the prime time games.

#2 Yuengling Brewers vs. #3 Marauders
This wasn't supposed to happen. These two were supposed to be battling for a shot at the SuperBowl. But instead they meet here to try for 5th place at best. The Brew Crew had a strong year, but they waited until the playoffs to score their lowest total since...well since the week before. But the Marauders were in good shape even going into MNF last week. It took a silly performance by the Bears D for them to end up here. It might be our best matchup of the week (especially if both star RBs actually play), but the thrill is gone.

Good luck this week. The SuperBowl awaits!

Thursday, December 06, 2018

3FL Notes: S18: Week 14 (Quarterfinals) Preview

The last four playoff spots were taken by teams that won their matchups in order to get in. It's already shaping up to be an exciting run to SuperBowl XVIII!

Remember that ROSTERS WILL LOCK AT 1pm THIS SUNDAY, December 9th. Under our 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: Spiked Vipers - 119 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes II (QB/KC/MI) - 34 points
Todd Gurley II (RB/LAR/tH) - 28 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/tH) - 28 points

Regular Season Final Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 48/78 - 61.54%
Yahoo! Projections: 43/78 - 55.13%

Week 14 Information

Thursday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Chicago Bears
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks

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

#1 Predacons vs. #8 Baltimorons
The Preds won ten games, tied as our top scoring team and earned our top spot, so now they have to deal with the curse of the #1 seed too. We all know what's going to happen to them this postseason. It's just a matter of when. Their loss might come as soon as this week, as the defending champion 'Morons are our hottest team despite their seeding. They've won their last three and have the highest projected point total of the week.

#2 Yuengling Brewers vs. #7 Spiked Vipers
It all came down to last week's game for SpiVi and they left no doubt, outscoring the rest of the league and punching the final ticket to the postseason. Now they get to play the team that had the lowest score last week. The Brew Crew saw a resurgence this season but all those Qs from our regular season finale remain. Who is going to actually make it onto the field?

#3 Marauders vs. #6 Dumbbums
The 'Bums won't have their top RB for the playoffs so they'll have to come up with another solution. Replacing 200+ points won't be easy though. Still, this one looks to be our best game of the quarterfinals. These teams are evenly matched and Sunday Night Football will give us an exciting ending. Just one thing - I know it's only Thursday, but are these two serious about their Defensive starters?

#4 Lightning vs. #5 the HAW
Our battle in the middle of the standings is going to stretch from tonight all the way through MNF. The Bolts have won their last three in a row but this one is going to be tougher, with the matchups heavily favoring the CAPS. Coach Thad will need a good showing tonight and he'll need to make all the right lineup decisions because prime time belongs to the HAW.

Good luck in the playoffs! The trophy awaits!