Denard Shoelace Robinson just broke the internet. ESPN just screwed over a ton of fantasy football owners in the midst of playoff finals. ESPN decided to give Denard Robinson an additional 13 rushing yards, which would come out to 1.3pts in most standard leagues. And the ESPN stat correction comes out after a week 16 game has already played! The possibilities are endless on how ESPN screwed people out of serious $$$ with this. The would be winners likely wouldn’t even had changed their lineups this week with this late announcement.
Apparently, Denard Robinson fumbled on a play that Hurns recovered for a 13 yard loss, which is credited to the team rather than Robinson’s personal rushing stats, so ESPN corrected to show his stats without the loss. NFL.com has also corrected to reflect this change, but as of the time of this post, Yahoo Sports still has Robinson with 28 yards rushing, rather than the correct 41 yards.
Official stats from different sites:
- ESPN 41 yards
- Yahoo Sports 28 yards
- CBS Sports 41 yards
- Rotoworld 28 yards
- NFL.com 41 yards
- Pro-football-reference.com 28 yards
Here are some
hilarious wild sad stories of how this affected people’s fantasy leagues.
Wow. The guy going up against Robinson was up by 1 point and benched Ben Watson (in case he pulled an Amendola) to be extra safe and he got knocked out because of that..
If the stats had been correct then he would have started Watson and won.
A Christmas miracle? Denard Robinson now credited w/ 13 additional yds rushing from Week 15 + many IDP corrections https://t.co/uudb10xqQx
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) December 25, 2015
— Alex Ovadal (@thenotfakeao66) December 25, 2015
ESPN GAVE DENARD ROBINSON 2 EXTRA FANTASY POINTS FOR LAST WEEK AND I BEAT THE GUY BY ONE AND AM NOW IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO — Brandonught (@KemosabeBobby) December 25, 2015
The Denard Robinson stat correction made me lose by .04 in fantasy. Brutal news @MatthewBerryTMR
— Mike Zavagno (@MZavagno11) December 25, 2015