Thursday, September 30, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 4 Preview

Three of our winless teams earned their first victory last week and two teams stayed undefeated. What's next as we finish up the last week of our first set of divisional matchups?

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 130 points

Player MVPs:
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/L) - 37 points
Justin Herbert (QB/LAC/tH) - 32 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/LAR/P) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

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

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New England Patriots
Monday Night: Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Chargers
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The Brew Crew is 3-0 and atop the North. Staying there won't be easy though. The CAPS were just on the wrong side of the biggest blowout of the week but there won't be a repeat here. They actually have a chance to pull off the upset but that might depend on Lamar Jackson's back.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Both of these teams picked up their first win last week and now one of them will get to double that total and move to .500. It really is an even matchup and there will be games in every time slot. The Preds just have to hope for a prime time comeback.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Renegades
Let's take back everything we said about Chuba Hubbard. He just might save the Renegades' season. But he better hurry up, because things are trending downward and a third loss in a row within the division is going to be tough to come back from.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Coach Hoss remains undefeated and is still sitting in first place. Plus, after scoring more than 100 points each week so far they're projected to do that again. PEP will make it close but they have one too many Qs. And are they really starting the Steelers' Defense?

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
So we have the highest scoring team in the league against the winless and last place Lightning. Should be an easy pick, right? Not so fast. Josh Allen might be the only QB who can keep up with Mahomes. But everything else would have to go perfectly for the Bolts.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The Stompers have looked strong this season (other than when they started an injured RB during last week's loss). They have a shot to get back on track against the 'Bums and their low scoring total this week. Especially if A.J. Brown ends up on the wrong side of Questionable for Coach Coaldog.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 3 Preview

Scores came back down to earth last week and injuries are starting to take their toll. And we have a new leader atop the standings!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 123 points

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/YB) - 41 points
Aaron Jones (RB/GB/PEP) - 34 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 7/12 - 58.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 5/12 - 41.67%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Carolina Panthers @ Houston Texans
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Don't look now but Coach Hoss has the Marauders in the #1 spot. They're projected to post 100+ points again this week but things won't be easy against the Renegades and their stars. We'll know a lot more about this game after tonight's Panthers' performances.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
I'm not sure anyone would have predicted where these two teams would be heading into this matchup. The Stompers are second in the league and leading their division while FitzCorp is winless and in last place. All that could change depending on the outcome of this one so we'll have to stay up for the prime time games.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Brew Crew came into 2021 on an 8 game losing streak, but they've halted that slide and are heading in the opposite direction. They're undefeated to start this season and are atop the 3FL North. The Bolts are at the bottom of that division and are still looking for their first win. But this one could really go either way.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
After 5 straight wins that included a record setting SuperBowl performance, SpiVi lost last week despite scoring in the triple digits. So they'll hold onto the league's high point total for now. Can the CAPS keep up? Maybe. It will be up to the TE differential and the QBs going head-to-head in their NFL game.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Hmm. This matchup features the 10th and 11th scoring teams in the league. It's going to be a close (but maybe low scoring) game and nothing will be decided until MNF. The only thing that's for sure is the Preds will choose the wrong player for the flex spot.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Both of these teams have scored exactly 196 points so far this season. But PEP is 2-0 and the 'Morons are 0-2. Perhaps that script is flipped this week, but don't rule out the possibility of a tie. Now that would make sense.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 2 Preview

The league was just shy of the top five scoring weeks of all time and SpiVi outscored everyone again. Seems like we picked up right where we left off.

The first set of intradivisional games starts this week. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Spiked Vipers - 126 points

Player MVPs:
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 35 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SV) - 31 points
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/B) - 29 points
Russell Wilson (QB/Sea/SS) - 29 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 4/6 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: New York Giants @ Washington Football Team
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Baltimore Ravens
Monday Night: Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Stompers were the only West Division team to earn a victory last week and they scored the second highest total in the league. They get the Preds in this one, which would be a tougher task if Saquon Barkley was up to speed (and not playing on Thursday night).

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Both of these teams went over the century mark last week but only one of them won. They'll each have a chance to score 100+ again with some favorable matchups. But the Morons' SNF duo will allow for a comeback and an opposite result from their opening game.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
These two have found themselves at the very bottom of the standings after our first week. Both scored under 60 points. That's not a great start. But one of them will pick up a win here with all eyes on Aaron Rodgers on Monday night.

The HAW (-1/2) vs. Lightning
It's not much better for these two North Division rivals. They find themselves in 9th & 10th place and with lower point totals than usual. Anything can happen here and there are games across all the time slots, but it might come down to the Bolts' OBJ replacement.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1) vs. Renegades
They're in the same division and the same house. And now they get to play each other in week 2. Someone will have head-to-head bragging rights for a majority of the regular season after this one. It's just a shame that the matchups might make things so lopsided.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
What a GOTW this will be. We get to watch Patrick Mahomes against Lamar Jackson on SNF. Do the rest of the lineups even matter? Of course they do. I just can't bring myself to pick against SpiVi quite yet.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 1 Preview

Can the Spiked Vipers defend the title and break all their own records? Will the flex position and extra game change everything? Can you believe we're kicking off our third decade of fantasy football?? The 21st 3FL season will have these answers. 

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

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ LA Rams
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ Las Vegas Raiders
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
SpiVi begins their title defense as the biggest underdog of the week (according to Yahoo! projections). Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce can turn those numbers around in a hurry, but the RB differential might be just enough for the 'Morons.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
We'll have quite the QB battle as the two unadorned helmet logos face off in week 1. The players stretch across every NFL time slot and both have a chance for an early advantage tonight. But the game will be left in the hands of the Brew Crew's 2 MNF players for a comeback.

Lightning (-1) vs. Renegades
This one would be much closer if the Renegades' RB2 didn't suffer a season ending injury earlier today. His replacement is...Chuba Hubbard? Yikes. Perhaps they can swing a trade for one of the 5 RBs on the Bolts' roster. After this game is over of course.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Another tight 3FL matchup is highlighted by players in tonight's game. In fact, FitzCorp has a starter playing in every scheduled game time this week. It's so close this one is really a coin toss so perhaps it should come down to Prime Time.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
The flex position gives us a new wrinkle this season and that spot may be the difference in this matchup. The rest of their rosters are relatively even, but picking the best choice among multiple players with the same projected points could secure the victory.

And the game of the week...

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This looks to be an even matchup across the lineups. It will depend on Saquon Barkley's reps and the Steelers/Bills game (where almost half of Coach Hoss' team is playing), but it won't be over until SNF gives the Preds a comeback opportunity.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 21!

Monday, September 06, 2021

3FL Notes: 2021 Draft Analysis

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

1. Renegades: Hmm. Coach Val was awarded the Best Draft this year despite being given a B on the official draft report card. Her team looks solid but her RBs better stay healthy. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Stiletto Stompers: The Stompers earned the highest grade in the league from Yahoo! and are the preseason favorite to win it all. I have to agree–there aren't many holes in this lineup. Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

3. Yuengling Brewers: Derrick Henry, DK Metcalf and Lamar Jackson on the same team? Look out for the Brew Crew this season. This group is way better than Yahoo! thinks. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

4. Baltimorons: The QB room is full for the 'Morons. There are 3 signal callers on the roster but there is a reason to be concerned about each one of them. But there are also a few sleepers on this team so you never know. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

5. Dumbbums: Top talent is represented at QB, WR and RB, but there are also a couple of rookies on this team. They might make or break the 'Bums season. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

6. Lightning: This is a strong squad. They have a dynamic QB and a solid backfield. Just have to hope for the best with the WR corps. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

7. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: PEP put together some great offensive power but left the QB position to a couple of young guys. But if one of them steps up then watch out. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

8. Misfits, Inc.: The autodraft was not amazing for the Corporation this year, but they did get a better Kicker and Defense than if they were sitting in front of a computer. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: C+)

9. the HAW: From first to worst? The CAPS were awarded our Best Draft last year but they're at the very bottom of the list this time around. I would argue about it but take a look at those graphs. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

10. Marauders: It's Dak and the kids for Coach Hoss this year. He drafted 3 rookies and 2 second year players, and if they live up to the hype then big things might be in the works. Grade: A- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Predacons: Wasn't this going to be the draft that the Preds finally did something different than RB/RB at the beginning and taking a QB too late? They ended up doing both. But their fate will mostly depend on Saquan's performance. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

12: Spiked Vipers: SpiVi will begin their title defense with the best QB and TE in the league. Plus 2 other TEs for some reason. Their draft strategies might be unorthodox, but they've also scored the most points ever in a 3FL season. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

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