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!

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