Thursday, September 29, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 4 Preview

Our undefeated and winless teams both stayed that way in a low scoring week. What's next as we finish up the last round of our first set of divisional matchups?

Don't forget about the Sunday morning game at 9:30am EDT.

Week 3 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Lightning/Phys. Ed. Phenoms - 98 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/L) - 42 points
Jalen Hurts (QB/Phi/MI) - 26 points
Joe Burrow (QB/Cin/PEP) - 23 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 13/18 - 72.22%
Yahoo! Projections: 10/18 - 55.56%

Week 4 Information
Thursday Night: Miami Dolphins @ Cincinnati Bengals
Sunday Morning: Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Monday Night: Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

It's an interesting schedule this week. In half of our games the winner will end up first in the division. In the other half the loser will end up last in in the division.

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Preds have not looked good this season. They have yet to win a game and will likely end up 0-4 after facing the 'Bums this week. It started with the QB play and injury, but having both your starting RBs go down mid-game does not help either.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
Speaking of not good, the CAPS are in last place in the league as we head into week four. They left the third highest scorer on the bench last week and ended up with a one point loss. This week they'll have to choose between WRs with a Q beside them and then wait for Coach Bev's Defense on MNF.

Marauders (-1) vs. Renegades
The Renegades are also headed in the wrong direction. After leading the league in scoring in week one, they put up the fewest points in both week two and three. Can they get back on the winning side after a switch at QB? Or will the Marauders recover from the wrong end of the biggest blowout and double their W total?

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Spiked Vipers
This one is going to be really close. The teams are evenly matched in the game and in the standings. But something has to give. PEP will look to get things started tonight, but both teams will have to stay up for MNF for the top spot in the West to be decided.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
There's another great matchup here as the league leading Bolts look to go up by two games in the North division. Interestingly enough these are the only teams in the 3FL that have zero transactions through three weeks. The win here will be earned by the play of two of the best QBs in the league and whichever team gets the most out of their Sunday night duo.

And the game of the week...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
The battle for East will feature a player in every time slot this week. This game has everything, including Mahomes vs. Allen and a defense playing in old England. But the real question is if the Brew Crew can overcome all of those RBs with a questionable tag.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 3 Preview

All streaks from last season have been broken and a full two-thirds of the league is currently at .500 after our first two games. More divisional battles are on the schedule for week three!

Week 2 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Yuengling Brewers - 130 points

Player MVPs:
Lamar Jackson (QB/Bal/L) - 41 points
Stefon Diggs (WR/Buf/L) - 32 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/B) - 31 points
Tyreek Hill (WR/Mia/YB) - 31 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 8/12 - 66.67%
Yahoo! Projections: 7/12 - 58.33%

Week 3 Information

Thursday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cleveland Browns
Sunday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Denver Broncos
Monday Night: Dallas Cowboys @ New York Giants
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Predacons were the last team to pick a QB in the draft (again), and now he's out for the season. It's going to be difficult to make up for that gap in the lineup. We'll know how bad it can get after tonight's game (that features all of PEP's RBs).

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Coach Hoss lost for the first time in his last 8 games and the Marauders are in for another test this week. They'll need a good start tonight but Josh Allen and Cooper Kupp might be enough for the 'Morons to steal a win. Upset special of the week.

Spiked Vipers (-1) vs. Dumbbums
The matchups favor the Vipers and there's a chance that they start with a lead tonight and never relinquish it. But there are a bunch of combined players on SNF and things will be decided as soon as that game finishes up.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Things are not great for the CAPS. They're in last place and are looking up at the 1st, 3rd and 4th place 3FL teams in their own division. They have a chance to turn it around with a new starting QB against FitzCorp. But they'll have to hope for the Qs to heal in their favor and for their RB2 to outperform expectations.

Yuengling Brewers (-1) vs. Renegades
What happened? The Renegades went from the top scoring team with the biggest blowout in week one to the lowest scoring team in week two. And things will not be easy against Patrick Mahomes and the Brew Crew. Maybe they'd be content with splitting the difference in this game?

And the game of the week...

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
With a W in week three the Bolts will match their win total for the entire 2021 season and keep their top spot in the league. That's not a given though, as the Stompers have four players in the primetime games to mount a comeback. It's going to be a close one!

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 2 Preview

From primetime comebacks to injuries to an NFL tie, our 22nd season started off with a little bit of everything.

The first set of intradivisional games starts this week and there are also two Monday night games. Make sure your team is ready!

Week 1 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 107 points

Player MVPs:
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 37 points
Josh Allen (QB/Buf/B) - 30 points
Justin Jefferson (WR/Min/R) - 30 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 3/6 - 50%
Yahoo! Projections: 2/6 - 33.33%

Week 2 Information

Thursday Night: LA Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday Night: Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers
Monday Evening: Tennessee Titans @ Buffalo Bills
Monday Night: Minnesota Vikings @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: None until week 6

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

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Renegades
Coach Val outscored the league (for the first time since the 2019 season) and posted the biggest blowout in our first week of action. But it will be harder to repeat those things with a 0 next to the starting kicker who is injured for tonight's game.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This one is a total coin flip. It really could go either way, with even matchups across the board. If Najee is fully healthy then PEP has the slimmest of advantages. If not can I change my pick?

Lightning (-1) vs. the HAW
The CAPS did not have a good first week. They scored only 50 points (their lowest total in almost 6 years!) and are sitting in 12th place at the moment. Things aren't looking too much better this week, and the Bolts are poised to take advantage.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Our defending champion hasn't lost in 7 straight games (there is a tie in the mix late last season though). They won't have it easy this week against Patrick Mahomes and the Beermen though. And there are a lot of Qs in their lineup.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
I told you not to sleep on the Stompers. The're only one point off the league lead and have the highest projected point total this week. FitzCorp will have to hope to score big during both MNF games.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
It's unfamiliar territory, but after this week one of these teams will have started the season 0-2 and be at the bottom of the West division. And it will probably be the one with the issues at QB. Either way it looks like it will be an entertaining ride, with a player active in every one of the NFL time slots.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 1 Preview

Can the Marauders defend the title? Or will we (finally) have another new name on the trophy? And what records will be broken this year?? The 22nd 3FL season will have these answers. 

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

Week 1 Information

Thursday Night: Buffalo Bills @ LA Rams
Sunday Night: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Dallas Cowboys
Monday Night: Denver Broncos @ Seattle Seahawks
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...

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
It looks like all of the games in our first week are projected to be really close. But this one is dead even. There are players to watch in every time slot and things won't be decided until Monday night.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
These teams have a combined 6 (or more) players in tonight's season kickoff matchup. That will get things off to a quick start, but the game will be over before dinner time on Sunday. It really could end up either way.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Renegades
It's another tight one here as SpiVi tries to get back to the SuperBowl for the third consecutive year. This game features a QB vs. Defense head-to-head battle on Sunday night that just might decide the outcome.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Is it finally time for one of these teams to have their name engraved on the trophy? This game is the first step. The Stompers have the clear advantage according to the projections even though a full third of the Preds are planning a MNF comeback.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
The CAPS get to watch their plethora of Cowboys on SNF this week. They have to hope that trio will put things out of hand before the Bums' QB gets a chance to jump ahead on Monday night.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Marauders
A championship repeat is never easy and Coach Hoss starts out with the lowest projected team score in the league for week one. These two are evenly matched but the RB advantage for PEP might be just enough for a win.

Good luck in Week 1 and for the rest of Season 22!

Monday, September 05, 2022

3FL Notes: 2022 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. Misfits, Inc.: The autodraft bot rewarded itself with the Best Draft designation and this team turned out pretty strong. But would an online Coach Tim-A have picked Jalen Hurts as the starting QB? Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

2. Yuengling Brewers: Opposite of the first pick, our second pick received the (automated) worst draft score in the league. But how can a team with Christian McCaffrey and Patrick Mahomes be at the bottom? Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: C)

3. Spiked Vipers: Straying from his recent draft strategies, Coach Nick stayed away from splash picks and didn't choose a DEF or K until the ninth round. The result is a well rounded team. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

4. the HAW: Yahoo! doesn't love the CAPS 2022 squad. Austin Ekeler returns to the team but he shares the backfield with a make-or-break rookie. Also, that's a lot of Cowboys... Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

5. Renegades: There is nothing too flashy about the Renegades this year. They're looking middle of the pack at this point, with their regular season fate somewhat linked to the Buccaneers offense. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

6. Predacons: It seems like the Preds can't shake their ancient draft methods. They again have a strong set of RBs and WRs, but the QB position is...yikes. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

7. Stiletto Stompers: Don't sleep on the Stompers. They have quality starters at all positions and have a chance to match their solid showing from last season. Especially if the 49ers Defense was worth their mid-rounds pick. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: B)

8. Baltimorons: The 'Morons earned the top draft grade but not the Best Draft award. Hmm. Either way this team looks like it could be a contender. Grade: B+ (Yahoo! Grade: A-)

9. Phys. Ed. Phenoms: Strong RBs and a high ceiling Joe Burrow could lead PEP back to the playoffs this year. Fingers crossed about the WR corps though. Grade: B- (Yahoo! Grade: B)

10. Lightning: That is a lot of Bills, but they are supposed to be a top NFL team again this year. And the Bolts didn't pick a RB until the fifth round. But that might turn out to be the right move too. Grade: B (Yahoo! Grade: B)

11. Marauders: Last year's champion looks to have an uphill battle to defend the title. And they need to hope that all the starters stay healthy. One upside is that this is the only place where Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are on the same team. Grade: C- (Yahoo! Grade: C)

12. Dumbbums: Coach Coaldog cut it close with his showering schedule and login to the draft, but on a positive note we found out that the Commish can both pause the draft and reverse a pick. As for the team he ended up with after all that? It's fine. Grade: C (Yahoo! Grade: C)

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