Thursday, November 24, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 12 Preview

The Marauders finally stopped their losing streak and things are even tighter across the league. Four teams are now 7-4 at the top of the standings and there are still zero claimed postseason spots with only three weeks to go.

All teams have now played each other one time and we're back to divisional battles to wrap up the regular season and figure out our playoff seedings. It should be a fun week full of drama and turkey!

Week 11 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: the HAW - 112 points

Player MVPs:
Tony Pollard (RB/Dal/tH) - 30 points
Travis Kelce (TE/KC/L) - 29 points
Joe Burrow (QB/Cin/PEP) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 42/66 - 63.64%
Yahoo! Projections: 39/66 - 59.09%

Week 12 Information

Thanksgiving Early: Buffalo Bills @ Detroit Lions
Thanksgiving Late: New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Thanksgiving Night: New England Patriots @ Minnesota Vikings
Sunday Night: Green Bay Packers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Monday Night: Pittsburgh Steelers @ Indianapolis Colts
Bye Week: None

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

the HAW (-1) vs. Lightning
I told you to watch out for the HAW. After a rough start to the season they just won their third straight (and fourth out of their last five) and outscored everyone else last week. They jumped from 10th place to 7th in the standings and are currently second in scoring. The Bolts may be third in total points but I'm not sure they have enough firepower to keep up against the only team projected to score in triple digits.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
This is looking like it will be a good one. They combine to start the week with 4 players on Thanksgiving, and then the Preds will have to wait until Sunday night to see if they can mount a comeback. It will come down to which team starts the right QB. The Preds were back to getting a goose egg out of that spot last week, but they'll need a lot more against SpiVi.

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
Coach Drew is hanging on to the last playoff spot by a mere seven points but it's going to be an uphill battle against the Coach Val this week. The Renegades may be in 11th place but they're only one game back of a postseason spot. Add in some low projections for the 'Morons and now four (4!) players on their IR and it could be an upset special.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Marauders
The Marauders doubled their win total and stopped their losing streak last week. As a reward they get to face the top team in the league. It's going to be closer than you think for a matchup of first vs. last, and it's going to be an exciting comeback run too. A full two-thirds of Coach Hoss' players are in the prime time games after the Brew Crew is wrapped up for the week.

Stiletto Stompers (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
Being up by 31 points going into MNF was not enough last week for FitzCorp, and that loss knocked them out of playoff position. If they can rebound against the Stompers they'll leapfrog them in the standings. But that won't be easy to do unless they have two healthy RBs and a reassessment of their starting lineup.

And the game of the week...

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
It's our #3 against #4 in a matchup for the West Division lead. The 'Bums have quietly won their last six in a row but it will be tough to extend that streak. It's going to be a great game, but I just can't see all of Coach Coaldog's important Qs being healthy in time for their Sunday games. If the turkey day trio for PEP can get them off to a decent start they might never give up the lead.

Happy Thanksgiving and good luck this week!

Thursday, November 17, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 11 Preview

A low scoring Rivalry Week muddled the standings even more and now no teams are on pace for a top-five season scoring total.

With only four games left in the regular season there are still no playoff spots clinched and no team is mathematically eliminated either. It should be a fun sprint to the postseason!

Week 10 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Renegades - 109 points

Player MVPs:
Justin Fields (QB/Chi/SV) - 39 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 31 points
CeeDee Lamb (WR/Dal/tH) - 27 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 38/60 - 63.33%
Yahoo! Projections: 35/60 - 58.33%

Week 11 Information

Thursday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers
Sunday Night: Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers
Monday Night: San Francisco 49ers @ Arizona Cardinals
Bye Week: Buccaneers, Dolphins, Jaguars, Seahawks

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

Marauders (-1/2) vs. Predacons
Coach Hoss lost again last week and is now tied for the longest losing streak in league history. One more here and he'll stand alone at L-10 (after winning the SuperBowl just last season). But the Marauders are actually favored to beat the Preds thanks to the Seahawks bye week, a few favorable matchups and an injured WR. They have to win out for a shot at the last postseason spot,'re saying there's a chance?

Dumbbums (-1) vs. Misfits, Inc.
The 'Bums are on a five game winning streak and it's looking likely they'll push that to a half dozen this week. It is just a question of if there will be enough healthy WRs to line up against FitzCorp. The Corporation currently has two TEs starting for their team. Last resort or brilliant strategy?

Phys Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Baltimorons
This is shaping up to be a great matchup, but the result will be based on player health and if Josh Allen is trying to throw the ball in 3 to 6 feet of snow and 30 mph winds (as is the forecast for the weekend). It's also not helping that the 'Morons currently have three players on IR. It will be close but PEP will most likely use a MNF comeback to seal the game.

Lightning (-1) vs. Renegades
I'm not sure what's happening with the Bolts, but they've now lost their last four after starting the season 6-0. This week looks to be perfect game to get back on track though, as the Renegades have six (6!) players on a bye plus 2 Qs and one IR. That seems like a lot to overcome.

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
The Brew Crew remains in first place and now they're also a game up on their closest competitors. The Stompers, meanwhile, limp into this one after scoring their lowest game total since rivalry week of 2015. Ouch. They'll need all they can get against Patrick Mahomes this week, and all those Qs aren't helping.

And the game of the week...

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. the HAW
These two have combined to make 40 transactions already this year. Will they make any more before this important matchup begins? Both teams are looking solid and the projections are even, but don't sleep on the CAPS. They're second in the league in scoring but 10th in the standings. That has to work itself out over a 14 week season, right? It will all come down to Sunday night.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 10 Preview

The West won all their games again, putting their combined streak total at W-14. Can they keep it up?

Rivalry Week will have some great matchups but won't allow anyone to lock in a playoff spot yet. And don't forget about the first ever NFL game in Germany that will take place on Sunday morning. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Ihr Team bereit ist!

Week 9 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Dumbbums - 124 points

Player MVPs:
Joe Mixon (RB/Cin/D) - 50 points (2nd all-time)
Davante Adams (WR/LV/M) - 26 points
Patrick Mahomes (QB/KC/YB) - 26 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 34/54 - 62.96%
Yahoo! Projections: 30/54 - 55.56%

Week 10 Information

Thursday Night: Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
Sunday Morning: Seattle Seahawks @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday Night: Los Angeles Chargers @ San Francisco 49ers
Monday Night: Washington Commanders @ Philadelphia Eagles
Bye Week: Bengals, Jets, Patriots, Ravens

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

Yuengling Brewers (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Brew Crew held on to the top spot despite a loss last week, but they'll be favored in this one. The QB spot will make all the difference as these two watch players in every time slot. Unfortunately this game will probably be out of hand before the Preds' Eagles take the field on MNF.

Baltimorons (-1/2) vs. Dumbbums
This one is shaping up to be a good matchup. But is Josh Allen healthy? And what about the 'Bums' Qs? It's just a shame that Joe Mixon is on a bye the week after putting up the 2nd most individual points in league history. He would tip the scales in the other direction.

Spiked Vipers (-1/2) vs. Lightning
What's up with the Bolts? After going undefeated for the first six weeks of the season they are now riding a three game losing streak. They have an uphill battle this week with Lamar Jackson on a bye. But will SpiVi have a QB switch of their own after watching their backup score 45 points on the bench last week?

the HAW (-1) vs. Marauders
The first to worst season continues for Coach Hoss. His team has now lost eight straight and they're projected to up that total and tie the longest losing streak in league history after this matchup. Not only are they last in scoring but their points against total is 100+ more than any other team. Ouch.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
PEP won again last week and have kept a hold on the West Division lead and third place in the standings. They have a tough matchup against the Corporation in this one, especially with their starting QB on a bye. Can Kenny Pickett lead a team to a victory? The more important question is whether Coach Tim-A will make their second transaction of the season and put a starter in the K spot.

And the Rivalry Week game of the week...

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
This is always a great matchup regardless of the standings and this year will be no different. Their projections are even across the board and with a player during every game time this week we won't get a final result until MNF. Tonight is a chance for the Stompers to ride out in front, but the game in Germany might give Coach Val the early Sunday advantage.

Good luck this week.

Thursday, November 03, 2022

3FL Notes: S22: Week 9 Preview

Our third highest scoring week of of all time saw four teams top 120 points. The West won all their games while the North lost all theirs, the opposite of what happened back in week five.

Now the difference between the first seed and missing the playoffs is only two games with six to go.

There are six NFL teams on a bye this week. It should be interesting!

Week 8 Recap

Top Scoring 3FL Team: Baltimorons/Predacons - 127 points

Player MVPs:
A.J. Brown (WR/Phi/P) - 33 points
Derrick Henry (RB/Ten/SV) - 33 points
Alvin Kamara (RB/NO/M) - 33 points

Predictions Tally

The Comm-nosticator: 30/48 - 62.5%
Yahoo! Projections: 27/48 - 56.25%

Week 9 Information

Thursday Night: Philadelphia Eagles @ Houston Texans
Sunday Night: Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs
Monday Night: Baltimore Ravens @ New Orleans Saints
Bye Week: 49ers, Broncos, Browns, Cowboys, Giants, Steelers

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

Renegades (-1/2) vs. Misfits, Inc.
There are a lot of low numbers in the projections here. Two thirds of their players are predicted to score in the single digits. Hopefully Hurts (tonight) and Goff can raise those numbers up, but a lot of it is going to depend on injuries and lineup checking.

Lightning (-1/2) vs. Predacons
The Bolts lost again last week and have dropped out of the top spot in the league. They'll have a chance to get back on a winning streak against the Preds and their Eagles, though. It's just going to take until Monday night to do it.

Baltimorons (-1) vs. Spiked Vipers
Please do not look at the benches of these two. Between injury designations and bye weeks they are not pretty. The 'Morons have still managed to put together a decent starting lineup, but SpiVi is going to have some trouble with matchups.

Phys. Ed. Phenoms (-2) vs. Stiletto Stompers
PEP is on a roll. They've won their last three in a row and are in third place in the standings and in scoring. It looks like they'll extend that streak to four without much effort this week. At the time of this writing–thanks to byes and injuries–the Stompers don't even have an active player in the RB1 or Defense spot.

the HAW (-1/2) vs. Yuengling Brewers
Wow, the CAPS sure have a lot of Cowboys on their roster. That fact becomes more obvious when all four of them are on a bye. Still, they'll put up a fight against the team that just took over the top spot in the league. It just depends on if all their Qs end up playing this week.

And the game of the week...

Dumbbums (-1/2) vs. Marauders
Our best matchup this weeks comes from the bottom third of the standings. This one is really too close to call and it runs through every NFL time slot. The 'Bums have the slightest of advantages, but it's possible that the Marauders could be just about eliminated from the playoffs unless they can pull out a victory.

Good luck this week.