Tuesday, August 31, 2021

3FL 2021 Update | Last Minute Changes

Our draft is coming up soon but I wanted to let everyone know about a few last minute changes to the 3FL as we start our third decade.

We voted to keep a 13 game regular season, but it turns out that the NFL has pushed bye weeks all the way into week 14 of their schedule. This would put our playoff semifinal teams at risk of having to rely on bye week fill-ins in the first week of the postseason. That seems like a bit of an unfair draw. So we're going to expand our regular season to 14 games.

With this change also comes the contraction of divisions from four to three. It makes sense to still play your divisional foes twice and everyone else once, and three divisions will allow us to keep that schedule structure. We're using the same draft order from our annual meeting so we'll have the following divisions for 2021:

Renegades, Baltimorons, Phys. Ed. Phenoms, Marauders

Stiletto Stompers, Dumbbums, Misfits, Inc., Predacons

Yuengling Brewers, Lightning, the HAW, Spiked Vipers

Since we're changing things at the core of the league it makes sense to also implement any other changes at the same time. The threshold for rules modifications has historically been 60% of the votes, but we're going to enact the two questionnaire items from this season that reached a simple majority.
So we're replacing a WR spot with a FLEX position (WR/RB/TE), and kicker points will now be tiered based on distance (3, 3, 3, 4, 5). A missed kick from more than 50 yards is now worth -1.
It should be an interesting start to our third decade of fantasy football. Good luck this season!