Thursday, September 26, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 4 Preview

Half of our teams scored at least 100 points last week and the league put up the second highest weekly point total in our history. What comes next?

Remember that the byes are starting this week. Make sure your lineup is ready!

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning - 132 points (5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Mike Evans (WR/TB/M) - 37 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/YB) - 37 points
Mark Ingram II (RB/Bal/L) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 9/18 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 9/18 - 50%

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night: Cincinnati Bengals @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Bye Week: San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 4:

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
SpiVi is currently undefeated and has averaged more than 100 points per week after our first three games. The Bums aren't doing as well. An over reliance on Steelers players hasn't helped and they've averaged only slightly above 56 points per week. This one could get ugly.

Lightning (-2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Bolts are also off to a sizzling start. Our defending champs are on a nine game winning streak, are our highest scoring team and hold the #1 spot in the standings. Can anyone beat them? I mean, I'm seriously asking. It's not looking good for the Phenoms to do it.

Marauders (-1) vs. Renegades
Coach Hoss earned his first win last week (mainly because nobody could cover Mike Evans). Can they double their W total? Or will the Renegades double theirs? Coach Val will have to start by choosing the right QB.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
What is going on in HAWville? The CAPS are our only winless team and are alone in last place at the moment. Some of that is bad luck and some of that is coaching decisions, but either way they have a chance to earn their first victory against the injured Corporation.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Mahomes has been as good as advertised for the Stompers, scoring at least 25 points in every game this year. He's projected to hit that total again this week. The only question is whether Coach Bev will remember to fill in the rest of the team with starting players.

And the game of the week...

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The Preds are currently third in scoring but seventh in the standings with only one win. They did get some good news this week with Melvin Gordon's return though. Meanwhile the 'Morons have a lot of Qs to deal with this week. And an O. And a NA.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 3 Preview

We didn't get another tie, but week two had a little bit of everything else. Plus ALL OF THOSE INJURIES.

Get your team set for the last of our first round of intra-divisional games until the final three weeks of the season!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 121 points

Player MVPs:
New England Patriots Defense (P) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SS) - 30 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/P) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 6/12 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Cleveland Browns
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Washington Redskins
Bye Week: None until next week

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 3:

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Phenoms are undefeated even though they are tenth in the league in scoring. With a with this week they can stack up a two game lead in the East, but who can bet against Mahomes?

Predacons (-1) vs. Marauders
After a subpar opening game the Preds crushed it last week, starting two of the top three scorers of the week and earning the biggest blowout (by 80 points). Now they get the 0-2 Marauders who have a lot of choices to make.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
SpiVi has had a good start to the season, jumping to the top of the standings and the scoring list. And they're projected to score 100+ points again this week. Plus the 'Morons have a bunch of Qs.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Both of these teams are 0-2 and winless in their respective divisions. They both look good on paper, though, and one of them has to get a win here. So that's a start.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The 'Bums have not been great this year. They are currently in last place, with the lowest points for and the highest points against. At least they're sure to break 100 points this week (for the season).

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Don't look now, but our defending champs haven't lost since week 10 of last season. Another W this week will put them on the records page with nine straight. FitzCorp definitely has the talent to stop this from happening, but a bunch of Qs and the European time zones might make that difficult.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 2 Preview

Wow! Week one had a little of everything in both the 3FL and NFL, from blowouts to Monday night comebacks to a tie in each league. What will week two include?

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Stiletto Stompers - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Christian McCaffrey (RB/Car/B) - 32 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/tH) - 31 points
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/L) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 3/6 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 3/6 - 50%

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Atlanta Falcons
Monday Night: Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 2:

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
SpiVi hit the century mark last week and there are no signs of them slowing down. It will be difficult for Coach Val's team to keep up here, with Hill obviously out and two other starters questionable to play.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Neither of these teams started the season the way they wanted, but it would be even worse to lose again this week and go down two games in the West. It's looking like things will be left to a lone WR for the 'Bums on Sunday night.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Stompers squashed the competition last week, outscoring the league and earning the top spot for now. But the one team that might be able to keep up with Mahomes & company this week is the Bolts.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Could this one be another tie for the 'Morons? It's going to be close and all eyes will be on a few Eagles in prime time. And then Chubb on MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Speaking of ties, it's a little early to have one already, right? FitzCorp will try to avoid another but will have to choose the right QB early (since they play against each other tonight). The Brew Crew doesn't have that problem.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
PEP got more points out of their K and Defense than most of their position players last week. That probably won't happen again. But will their Cleveland hookup outshine the CAPS' hookup from Houston?

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 05, 2019

3FL Notes: S19: Week 1 Preview

Can the Lightning repeat as SuperBowl champions? Or will the Predacons or Stompers finally get their name etched on the trophy? Will your top players even be active for week one? Only the 3FL season will have these answers.

It all starts tonight. Get your team ready to go!

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night Early: Houston Texans @ New Orleans Saints
Monday Night Late: Denver Broncos @ Oakland Raiders
Bye Week: None until week 4

And now the Comm-nosticator’s predictions for week 1:
The first week is always the toughest to predict, but here goes...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The Steelers playing against the Patriots this week is kinda the worst possible scenario for the 'Bums, since nearly half of their starters are from the Steel City. And the Phenoms from NE might ruin this fantasy game for Coach Coaldog too.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Other than the fact that I've never heard of the starting TE for the Marauders, this game seems like it will be a close one. It may all come down to which one(s) of the combined 4 Q WRs make it onto the field this week.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
This one could be a tie but it really depends on what Antonio Brown's suspension ends up being. The first quarter? The first game? The 'Moron's season?? FitzCorp has no players from Philly this year but they'll have to watch Coach Drew's Eagles in week one.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew has higher projections for just about every position this week. Only the TE estimate leans toward the Bolts. That's not a great way to start their title defense.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two look pretty even across the board, and only the RB situation gives the Preds a slight edge. But with two players in the super late MNF game it's possible the neither will know the result until Tuesday morning.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Two young and dynamic QBs lead these two teams into the season with big expectations. The early MNF game is the one to watch here to see if Kamara runs wild or the CAPS Texans hookup earns them the victory. It should be a good one.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 19!

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

3FL Notes: 2019 Draft Analysis

Ten of our twelve teams were represented during the online draft on Thursday night. Here is an analysis of the results (in draft order):

1. Misfits, Inc.: Saquon Barkley was the obvious #1 choice no matter who was behind the controls for the first pick. And if you let your team autodraft you just might end up with the Best Draft™award. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Stiletto Stompers: Having Alvin Kamara and Patrick Mahomes is a good start, but picking the right WR from this corps each week is going to be difficult. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

3. Baltimorons: There is no Worst Draft™ award, but if there was Yahoo! would have given it to Coach Drew this year. I don't think things are that bad. McCaffrey, Brown and Goff? Come on. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: D)

4. Dumbbums: Last year's runner up could not stop picking Steelers. Not the worst idea, but it's almost to the level where they need a name change. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

5. Predacons: After years of terrible draft grades, the Preds finally ended up at the top of the list. Will it change their postseason luck? That might depend on how the RB2 spot works itself out. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

6. Marauders: Coach Hoss' team is, like, fine. Absolutely nothing stands out here. But that's not a bad thing. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

7. the HAW: Things went a little different than usual for the CAPS this draft. A WR first? A K in the ninth round?? Two TEs??? Maybe they're just mixing it up. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

8. Yuengling Brewers: The Brew Crew was present at the draft again, this time while at the beach! And the team looks pretty good. With sleepers and everything. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

9. Lightning: Our defending champion didn't pick a RB until the third round and it shows. But everything else looks ok. As long as nobody gets hurt. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

10. Spiked Vipers: Autodraft took a chance on 'Zeke in round one and SpiVi needs to hope that he actually makes it onto the field. The rookie starting QB is pretty bold too. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Renegades: From the worst draft grade last year to a tie for the best this year? This team does look pretty tough, and it (of course) includes Aaron Rodgers. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

12. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: The WRs are top notch and a couple of these RBs are bound to work out (even if it takes ten weeks). The biggest question is if Baker Mayfield lives up to the hype. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B-)

The Comm-nosticator makes his first predictions soon. Stay tuned.