Thursday, October 29, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 8 Preview

Our game of the week saw Misfits, Inc. beat the Spiked Vipers to take over the top spot in the league. Can they hold onto it for the second half of the season?

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 114 points

Player MVPs:
Tyler Lockett (WR/Sea/D) - 38 points
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 37 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 35 points

Predictions Tally

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

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New York Giants
Bye Week: Cardinals, Jaguars, Texans, Washington Football Team

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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Yes, I know that the Stompers scored 36 total points last week, but some of their week seven issues have been rectified. Like the fact that Lamar Jackson actually has a game scheduled this week. Is anyone surprised that the 'Morons have already picked up Antonio Brown? They'll put up a fight here but it's going to be tough.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The CAPS have been trending upward in the past couple weeks but things are going to be tricky against the 'Bums. Their top players are either on a bye or in jeopardy of sitting out because of injury. Meanwhile Coach Coaldog's squad is projected to score big. They'll just need a good Steelers result.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It's going to be a little difficult to pick a winner in this one with lots of starting roster decisions yet to be made. It really could go either way as injuries and byes are going to press down the scores for both teams. Tonight's game will be an important start to figuring out the week.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
SpiVi was the #1 team in the standings since week one. Their loss last week dropped them out of the top spot, and the Marauders will leapfrog them this week if they can pull out a victory. It's going to be a great game between these two closely matched teams, but it's going to come down to the QB decisions and MNF.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Our defending champions are alone at the top of the league and have lost only once this season. They shouldn't sleep on the Phenoms though. They match up well this week and just might give the Corporation all they can handle, especially if Justin Herbert can continue his high flying ways.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
These two teams have the same record and their rosters match up evenly too. Except at QB. Cam Newton scored -4 points for the Preds last week. Even if that doesn't happen again, it might not be possible for them to keep up with the Brew Crew and Patrick Mahomes against the lowly Jets.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 7 Preview

Our lowest scoring week of the season gave us a few Prime Time comebacks and a lot of drama. Can you believe we're officially at the halfway point of this out of the ordinary season?

Make sure you keep track of the schedule this weekend. Some things have already changed, possibly in preparation for more changes.

Week 6 Recap

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

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/MI) - 38 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 32 points
Matt Ryan (QB/Atl/L) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/36 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 19/36 - 52.78%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Las Vegas Raiders
Monday Night: Chicago Bears @ Los Angeles Rams
Bye Week: Colts, Dolphins, Ravens, Vikings

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Don't look now, but the 'Morons are on a two game winning streak after being winless in the first month of the season. Keeping that steak alive is going to be tough against the CAPS, especially depending on how all of the Qs end up.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The 'Bums scored our lowest weekly total of the season last week, putting up only 43 points on the wrong end of the Biggest Blowout. But that's unlikely to happen again. This one isn't as lopsided as it looks at the moment, because the Stompers will swap their starters who are no longer on last week's bye. Right??

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
So far this year the Brew Crew has averaged just under 23 points per week more than the Bolts. That's almost four fantasy touchdowns. But this game will be closer than you think. Byes and Qs will add to the drama, but it will all come down to a MNF comeback by our last place team.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
After starting the season with a couple of losses, Coach Hoss has just won his last four straight. That could easily stretch to five after this week as the Marauders RBs lead the way. A combined six players on a bye aren't helping anyone either.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These teams have identical .500 records but are in opposite places in their divisional standings. That's unfortunate for the Renegades since they're the team that has scored 100+ more points so far. The Preds have not been good lately but they get a chance to right the ship with some lucky matchups. They'll just have to avoid a Prime Time comeback.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
1 vs. 2 in the standings (and in league scoring) will face off this week to see who will start the second half of the season on top. These teams are pretty even across the board and in the projections, but who would pick against SpiVi at this point? They're on pace to score the most points in a season in league history and are a good bet to top the century mark again.

Good luck this week.

Friday, October 16, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 6 Preview

The East swept the South last week and the Baltimorons picked up their first W of the season.

There is no Thursday game this week—it was part of the reshuffling of the schedule that happened on Sunday morning. We could be in for more of the same thing this week.

The most up to date fantasy protocols for how different NFL scenarios will affect our league are available here from Yahoo!, including waiver processing dates, COVID-IR status designations and the latest schedule changes. As that site says, 'this is and will likely be a fluid situation all season.'

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 104 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 26 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/SV) - 25 points
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 18/30 - 60%
Yahoo! Projections: 18/30 - 60%

The Comm-nosticator was 6/6 in week 5 predictions

Week 6 Information

Sunday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Early: Kansas City Chiefs @ Buffalo Bills
Monday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: Chargers, Raiders, Saints, Seahawks

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This one is really too close to call. These teams have matching 4-1 records and have scored almost exactly the same amount of points so far this season. It might come down to the 'Bums rooting for their favorite team. Or FitzCorp rooting against theirs.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Marauders
The Monday night games will decide the outcome of this one, with five combined players scheduled in those two matchups. But the biggest problem for Coach Hoss is his RB2 bye week replacement options. Oh, and also playing against Patrick Mahomes.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
SpiVi is continuing their high flying ways and despite having two starters on a bye they're still predicted to score in the 90's. The Stompers look like they'll have a harder time with their byes (and some Qs). Even Lamar Jackson won't be able to make up the difference.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Predacons
After a tough loss last week the Preds are finally looking healthy. They'll need everyone available to have a chance against the CAPS and they'll need to choose the correct RBs too. But it could all be for nothing if Kyler Murray hits his point projection on MNF.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Coach Val's team dropped down to fifth place after their loss to SpiVi, but they're still second in league scoring. The matchups give them the slight edge this week, but the 'Morons look to have filled in their bye week gaps and are now looking to extend their one game winning streak.

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Our best matchup of week 6 also has serious implications down the road. The loser here is going to have a really tough time getting into the postseason after starting 1-5. It's really anyone's game and will depend on some injury designations and lineup choices.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 08, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 5 Preview

Both of our undefeated teams were defeated last week and now half of the league has a 3-1 record.

We haven't seen the last of postponements and rescheduling and surprise byes. Things are already shifting for this week so make sure you keep up with the changing nature of the schedule this season!

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 126 points

Player MVPs:
Joe Mixon (RB/Cin/P) - 36 points
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 35 points
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/R) - 35 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 12/24 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 14/24 - 58.33%

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Chicago Bears
Sunday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks
Monday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The 'Morons stand alone as our last team without a win. In fact they've lost their last six straight and have the lowest scoring total in the league. But the Preds probably won't be able to field a whole team again thanks to byes and injuries. Upset special of the week.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Lightning
After securing their first win the Bolts seems to be back in the mix. They match up well against the 'Bums this week, but the difference in RBs might prove to be a bit too much. Plus, Big Ben has a scheduled game (as of right now).

Marauders (-1/2) vs. the HAW
This is going to be a really close game although the individual position matchups are not really even. It's the total that will be interesting to watch. The CAPS need some players to step up because nobody on their bench is getting into a game.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Now this game has even matchups across the board. But can Josh Allen really keep up with Lamar Jackson? Will Lamar Jackson even play? That might be the more important question.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Brew Crew outscored everyone last week to give the high flying Vipers their first loss. Now they turn their attention to the Phenoms, who have run out of IR space. But it actually will be closer than you might think depending on how some of those Qs end up.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
SpiVi may have picked up their first loss last week but they scored more than 100 points again and have put up 491 already this year. That's 71 more than our next highest scoring team - the Renegades. Both teams look strong this week and have games scheduled from tonight until Monday night. It should be a good one!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 01, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 4 Preview

We all knew this season was going to be interesting. Make sure to adjust your lineup to take the postponement of the Steelers/Titans game into consideration.

As for the 3FL, we're down to two undefeated and two winless teams after three weeks. What comes next as we get into the cross division matchups?

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 133 points

Player MVPs:
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/YB) - 40 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 39 points
Josh Allen (QB/Bal/MI) - 32 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 10/18 - 55.56%
Yahoo! Projections: 12/18 - 66.67%

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ New York Jets
Sunday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: None until next week

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

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
It's already time for this household matchup! The Renegades come in higher in the standings and have scored almost 100 more points than PEP in just three weeks. But they have some injury issues at WR. Can their RBs cover that gap? Or will Mason Crosby kick the Phenoms to a comeback victory?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
SpiVi is crushing it this season. They are 3-0 and have averaged 129 points per game. To put that in perspective, our highest scoring team of all time averaged just over 98 ppg. If there's one team with a chance to beat them, though, it's the Brew Crew with Patrick Mahomes. It's a shame that their six injured players won't make it a true test.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The 'Bums are on a roll, staying undefeated by earning the biggest blowout of the week and jumping up to second place. Meanwhile the Preds turned in a clunker last week - their top scoring players were the kicker and defense. The Steelers postponement will make this closer than it should be.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
This one looks like it will be a good matchup. I mean, as long as they both actually start players with a scheduled NFL game. Injuries will also play a role. Can someone tell Coach Bev that Courtland Sutton is out for the year?

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. the HAW
Speaking of injuries, it looks like every one of our teams has at least one WR with a red letter beside his name. And the CAPS are still feeling the effects of trying to fill in for the #1 pick being on the IR. That gap is going to make it tough against the surging Corporation.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The good news is that one of these teams will finally get a win. The bad news is that the other will not, and starting 0-4 is not easy to come back from. The 'Morons WR Qs are concerning, but it will all come down to Matt Ryan's comeback attempt on MNF.

Good luck this week.