Thursday, October 28, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 8 Preview

Can you believe we're already halfway through our first 14 game season since 2003? We're averaging 424.5 more points per week than back then though.

Thankfully the only 6 team bye week of the year is now over. That was a little crazy.

Week 7 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Marauders - 117 points

Player MVPs:
Tom Brady (QB/TB/M) - 28 points
Tua Tagovailoa (QB/Mia/tH) - 27 points
Cooper Kupp (WR/LAR/M) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 28/42 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 26/42 - 61.90%

Week 8 Information

Thursday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Arizona Cardinals
Sunday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ Minnesota Vikings
Monday Night: New York Giants @ Kansas City Chiefs
Bye Week: Raiders, Ravens

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This should be a really close battle and with a game in each time slot it will stretch across the entire week. The key will be 'Bums' starting lineup choices and if they can get out to a big lead with three players going tonight.

Marauders (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Coach Hoss kept rolling last week, outscoring the league again and maintaining the top spot and highest point total for the season. It looks like this could be another W and 100+ point performance as every individual matchup favors the Marauders.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
These two teams come into this game with matching sub-.500 records. One will bring themselves back to even after this one, and the outcome will most likely be decided based on Saquon Barkley's status (and if the Preds have enough healthy RBs to play).

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Renegades
Mahomes and Kelce combined for 9 total points last week. And SpiVi still managed to score 116 and win. I don't want to think about what will happen if KC gets back on track this week, but it sure seems like the Renegades L-6 will soon be an L-7.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Did you know the Brew Crew is still two games up on the rest of our highest scoring division? They'll face off this week against the leader of the South but without Lamar Jackson or Josh Jacobs. That will definitely make things interesting. Especially if the Vikings get things going on Sunday Night.

And the game of the week...

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Lightning
Despite having only two NFL teams on a bye this week, these two still have a bench full of projected zeroes between them. The 'Morons have to keep track of some Qs but they should be able to return some starting players to their lineup who will tip the scales in their favor. Stick around for the prime time kicker battle.

Happy Halloween and good luck this week!

Thursday, October 21, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 7 Preview

Week six saw an amazing MNF comeback that gave us our first one point game of the season. Is a tie next?

Don't forget there are six teams on a bye this week, the most at one time all season. The waiver wire is going to be busy.

Week 6 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Predacons - 150 points (3rd all-time)

Player MVPs:
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/MI) - 33 points
Kyler Murray (QB/Ari/R) - 28 points
Matthew Stafford (QB/LAR/P) - 28 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 24/36 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 23/36 - 63.89%

Week 7 Information

Thursday Night: Denver Broncos @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: New Orleans Saints @ Seattle Seahawks
Bye Week: Bills, Chargers, Cowboys, Jaguars, Steelers, Vikings

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

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Predacons
In the past three weeks these two have posted the first and third highest point totals in the history of the league. It's unlikely that either comes close to those numbers this week, with benches full of bye week players and Qs. But you never know.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
What. A. Comeback. The Brew crew was down by 25 points going into MNF with just their RB to play against their opponent's QB. They won by a single point. Of course that RB was Derrick Henry, who will make it less dramatic this time around. Someone should tell the 'Morons that 3 IR players is too many.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Dumbbums
Uhh...what's going on with SpiVi? The high flying Vipers are only 3-3 after our first six weeks. I wouldn't be too concerned, though, as they're still second in scoring. And things will return to normal this week as they'll post at least 100 and run up the score against the 'Bums.

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Renegades
FitzCorp lost a heartbreaker last week on MNF but this one will be over a day earlier. It's going to be a really even matchup as we take bye weeks and injuries into consideration. Based on the benches it's looking like the Corporation is leaning toward not even playing a kicker this week. But they just might win anyway.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Lightning
With a combined nine players on a bye there will be nothing pretty about this game. In fact, as of this writing PEP does not have defense with a scheduled game and the Bolts are starting a 3rd string RB. Perhaps it will come down to who wants it...less.

And the game of the week...

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Speaking of bye weeks, these two have only a single bench player between them who isn't on a bye (and he is questionable). Who came to the matchup between our 1st and 3rd ranked teams to watch Carson Wentz vs. Teddy Bridgewater? Ugh. But anything can happen here. Like even a Marauders prime time comeback.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 6 Preview

WOW! Week 5 was our highest scoring week of all time, and it wasn't even close. More than half of our teams scored 100+ points and FitzCorp added their name to the weekly high totals list.

Don't forget there is another early Sunday game in England and the byes start this week. Make sure your team is ready.

Week 5 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Misfits, Inc. - 145 points (T-5th all-time)

Player MVPs:
Justin Herbert (QB/LAC/tH) - 41 points
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/YB) - 40 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/L) - 35 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 21/30 - 70%
Yahoo! Projections: 20/30 - 66.67%

Week 6 Information

Thurdsay Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday Morning: Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Sunday Night: Seattle Seahawks @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Monday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Tennessee Titans
Bye Week: 49ers, Falcons, Jets, Saints

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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
Somehow SpiVi has two losses even though they're the top scoring team in the 3FL. It's tough when you score 138 and don't win the game. But they should have a better outcome here. I mean, just check out all of the red letters beside the PEP players. 5 Qs and 1 D,  1 IR and 1 PUP-R. Ouch.

Predacons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
These two have had enough in-game injuries already. The Preds can jump out to an early lead tonight, but it's all going to come down to the first round picks. Saquan Barkley is almost surely out, but can Christan McCaffrey return to give the Renegades a fighting chance?

the HAW (-1) vs. Baltimorons
Coach HAW followed up their record breaking performance with 136 points and a second straight Biggest Blowout of the Week. Not too bad. They'll likely be over the century mark again here, and the 'Morons will struggle to keep up with their infirmary of a bench.

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
Last week gave the Marauders their first loss of the year but they remain in our top spot for at least one more week. The 'Bums are looking to raise their place in the standings and they should have a shot in this one. Coach Hoss will just have to pay attention to which Seahawks RB gets the start.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
The Bolts secured their first win of the year in the waning moments of MNF last week and the result of this matchup might be on the same timeline. The injuries for both teams will be an important factor but Josh Allen can make any game closer than it appears in the projections.

And the game of the week...

Misfits, Inc. (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
FitzCorp came out of nowhere last week to match our fifth highest weekly total of all time. They might not put up that many points again this week, but they do have some favorable matchups against our surprising second place Brew Crew. First we'll have to check on the status of Lamar Jackson. Then all eyes will be on Monday Night Football.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, October 07, 2021

3FL Notes: S21: Week 5 Preview

Only the Marauders remain undefeated (and they now lead the league in scoring too). And the HAW broke the record for most points ever scored in a regular season game in week 4. They now hold four of the top five spots on the all-time scoring list.

Don't forget about the 9:30am game on Sunday from England.

Week 4 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 158 points (New 3FL record)

Player MVPs:
Tyreek Hill (WR/KC/tH) - 36 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/SV) - 35 points
Dak Prescott (QB/Dal/M) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 16/24 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 15/24 - 62.50%

Week 5 Information

Thursday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle Seahawks
Sunday Morning: New York Jets @ Atlanta Falcons
Sunday Night: Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Indianapolis Colts @ Baltimore Ravens
Bye Week: None until next week

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

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It was a rare down week for SpiVi but they managed to pick up another win anyway. They'll need to work to get the scoring lead back, though. This one will be close and anything can happen with a combined six players in prime time games.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Marauders
The Brew Crew picked up their first loss last week despite scoring 112 points. They would have beaten any other team except the record breaking HAW. This week will be different. The Beermen have a shot at taking down our #1 team and it might not even be close.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Coach Val has been dealing with in-game injuries all season and now they've lost their last three straight. You'd think things would get easier this week against our lowest scoring team, but filling in for the Qs (and IRs) is going to be tough.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Both of these teams have scored 380 points through our first four weeks. It's not looking like things will be as equal in this one, as the Stompers have only two players projected into double digits. Unless Dalvin Cook is back...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Bolts are the only winless team left this year. In fact, they've lost five straight going back to the end of last season. But things are lining up to break that streak this week. The Preds' RBs finally woke up last week but the matchups give the Lightning an edge. Upset special.

And the game of the week...

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Phys. Ed. Phenoms
The regular season scoring record was shattered by Coach HAW last week, and he took back the top spot from...PEP. The Phenoms have a chance for revenge here but they'll have to deal with 4 Qs and an O to give themselves that opportunity.

Good luck this week.