Thursday, November 26, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 12 Preview

A tie! It was our first one of the season and makes the playoff picture a little more complicated. There are still three postseason spots remaining with only two weeks to go, and every team is still in contention.

We get a pause from the bye weeks to celebrate Thanksgiving but make sure to keep an eye on the already postponed Ravens/Steelers game.

It should be a fun week full of drama and turkey!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 106 points

Player MVPs:
Deshaun Watson (QB/Hou/PEP) - 27 points
Adam Thielen (WR/Min/D) - 24 points
Jared Goff (QB/LAR/MI) - 21 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 38/66 - 57.58%
Yahoo! Projections: 33/66 - 50%

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Houston Texans @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: Washington Football Team @ Dallas Cowboys
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Philadelphia Eagles

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

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
In the past three weeks the Preds beat the top two teams in the league and lost to the last place team. Now they face a Stompers team that is desperate for a win to keep a glimmer of playoff hope and be able to play in a meaningful game next week. It's going to come down to the stars performing to their expectations.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Dumbbums
There's very little drama here, unless you're watching to see if SpiVi can move one step closer to breaking the season scoring record. I mean, it's also a battle between our second and third place teams but they're mostly playing to shake out their final postseason seeding.

the HAW (-1) vs. Lightning
A tie put a pause on the CAPS' winning streak but they'll likely earn another W this week. The crazy thing is that the Bolts aren't mathematically eliminated from playoffs yet despite their luck/effort/attention this season.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Marauders
It is not safe to be a QB for the Renegades. They've had some really bad luck in that position this year, but a lot can be made up by having Dalvin Cook and DeAndre Hopkins on your team. The Marauders will hope from some good injury news this week, but both of these two could use a win to solidify their postseason resume.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
FitzCorp is still in our top spot and they control their own destiny as far as the #1 seed (and the curse) are concerned. Meanwhile, the Brew Crew has lost their last six straight and is clinging onto the final playoff spot with only two weeks to go in the regular season. Patrick Mahomes will keep this one interesting but everyone will be watching MNF to see how it turns out.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The winner of this one still has a chance at the postseason. The loser is probably out of the running. It's looking like a barnburner in the making and it might come down to coaching personnel decisions. They'll both need a big start during today's early game but things won't be settled until Sunday night.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 19, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 11 Preview

It was an exciting (but low scoring) Rivalry Week and now half of our playoff spots are claimed.

We're back to divisional games with only three weeks remaining. Here we go!

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 30 points
Ben Roethlisberger (QB/Pit/D) - 30 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/SV) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 35/60 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 30/60 - 50%

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Arizona Cardinals @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Las Vegas Raiders
Monday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Bye Week: 49ers, Bears, Bills, Giants

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

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The winning streak is over so now FitzCorp can concentrate on postseason prep and the number one seed (if they think that's a good idea). The 'Morons have to bring the fight to stay within reach of the top eight, but we won't know much of anything until the Corporation finishes up with three players on MNF.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The 'Bums locked up a playoff spot with a win last week and now they face the Marauders in a key West Division matchup. There are games scheduled in every time slot but the 'Bums need a good WR start tonight to kick things off. And they also need to pick up a D that isn't on a bye.

Spiked Vipers (-2) vs. Lightning
It was a down week for scoring in the 3FL, but somehow SpiVi beat projections and posted 100+ points again, outscoring the entire league for a fourth time this year. They're supposed to get to the century mark against this week and it could get ugly very quickly for the undermanned Bolts.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Our longest winning streak now belongs to the HAW as they earned an easy victory last week for their fifth in a row. Can you imagine this team with a healthy (for more than three games so far) Christian McCaffrey? Tonight's game is really important in this matchup but it won't be decided until two WRs face off on Monday night.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The Preds have taken down both our #1 and #2 teams in consecutive weeks. But don't crown them just yet – those wins were mostly because of lucky points against numbers. This week should be another close one with a bench full of bye week players (who are injured at the same time). But that might be better than the NA playing for the Phenoms right now.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
These teams are so evenly matched that the score is projected to be a tie. Patrick Mahomes vs. Lamar Jackson is the obvious headline, but even more exciting is that more than half of their players are scheduled for a game that's outside the normal 1pm EST on Sunday window. It should be a good one!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 10 Preview

Misfits, Inc. scored the high total last week, pushing their winning streak to seven games and claiming our first playoff spot and a shot at defending the title. Will any other teams join them after our Rivalry Week?

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 123 points

Player MVPs:
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/tH) - 37 points
Dalvin Cook (RB/Min/R) - 36 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/MI) - 33 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 32/54 - 59.26%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/54 - 50%

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears
Bye Week: Chiefs, Cowboys, Falcons, Jets

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

the HAW (-1) vs. Yuengling Brewers
This is usually one of our most fun rivalries, but not this year. The Brew Crew has a bench full of bye week stars and they still don't have a full starting roster. It's an unnecessary gift for the CAPS, who have won four straight and are up to fifth in the league. Now if only they could get the #1 pick back for more than a single week at a time.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The 'Bums have taken over the lead in our most competitive division and are looking for another win to keep that spot. The Steelers game is going to be important for Coach Coaldog, but the 'Morons need to start with a big game tonight to have a chance to outperform their low projections.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
A down week gave SpiVi another L but they're still on pace to break the season scoring record (now by only 60+ points). I still can't understand how they've put up so many points but also have three losses. It looks like they'll be able to get another win here, though, as the Phenoms are hit hard by the byes.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
We still have a month to go in the regular season and FitzCorp has already punched their ticket to the postseason. Can they keep the trophy? Seven straight wins says yes. There's a good chance it could become eight straight this week, as the Preds might not have enough healthy RBs to fill their starting spots.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Despite starting a TE on the IR, the 'Bolts squeaked to a one point victory in the final minutes of MNF last week. They get a lucky draw this week as Coach Hoss has some of his best players on a bye. The matchup ends up being really close but I'm leaning toward the upset.

And the game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Our twin billing looks like a great matchup to finish Rivalry Week. Though not even across positions, the total scores point toward a tie (as long as both remember to hit the waiver wire before Sunday). Prime time is huge here, as Lamar Jackson highlights the Stompers' Sunday night lineup and Dalvin Cook is set to finalize the Renegades comeback on MNF.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 05, 2020

3FL Notes: S20: Week 9 Preview

Our lowest scoring week since last November spread out the standings a bit. Now the four teams below the playoff cut line are all two games back of a postseason spot.

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 115 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 38 points
DK Metcalf (WR/Sea/SS) - 28 points
Davante Adams (WR/GB/P) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 29/48 - 60.42%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/48 - 54.17%

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Sunday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday Night: New England Patriots @ New York Jets
Bye Week: Bengals, Browns, Eagles, Rams

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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
SpiVi outscored everyone again last week, keeping them on track to shatter the season points record. They're actually projected for our high total again. Imagine that. The Preds will put up a fight (starting with Davante Adams tonight), but it probably won't be enough.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
It's tough when your number one pick has scored only a single point through the first eight weeks of the season. But that's exactly what happened with Michael Thomas for the 'Morons. There's a chance that he's finally back for this one against Coach Hoss, and maybe that's the start of a season turnaround. Or maybe not.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
The Brew Crew is headed in the wrong direction. They've lost their last three and have dropped from the second spot all the way down to eighth in that time. They're still clinging to a playoff spot but they have to find a way to give Mahomes some support. We'll have to wait through the prime time games for the final result.

Stiletto Stompers (-1) vs. Lightning
The Bolts have been sleepwalking through the season so far and their record shows it. Although the Stompers and Lamar Jackson are somehow in the same boat. Not that they need the help, but starting a TE on the IR is not a great idea. Did you guess which team I was talking about, though?

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
This is a matchup that currently features three RBs on IR, but one of those might flip to be the long awaited return of overall #1 pick Christian McCaffrey for the CAPS. QB performances will also be key as the score will remain tight until things are finally figured out on MNF.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Last week Dalvin Cook scored 46 points while sitting on the Renegades' bench. He's in the lineup this week, but will that be enough to take down FitzCorp and halt their winning streak at six games? It's a great matchup but the WR differential might be too big for an upset.

Good luck this week.