Obsessed Fantasy Soccer Participant Goes Above and Past to Get Ezekiel Elliott Fumble Modified, Alters Playoffs

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Numerous individuals awoke to a Fantasy Soccer shock on Thursday. A minor stat correction involving Ezekiel Elliott, the place a fumble misplaced was faraway from his file for Sunday’s recreation involving the Colts, has swung a couple of fantasy soccer playoff matchups. It knocked some unsuspecting gamers already planning their lineups out, and pushed others right into a finals matchup late within the week.

Darren Rovell, at his new residence on the Motion Community, has the story about Daniel Haas and his obsessive quest about altering a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott.

At first of the second quarter of the Cowboys-Colts recreation, Dallas went on 4th and 1 close to the objective line. Ezekiel Elliott was hit within the backfield and as he tried a determined lunge towards the road, the ball got here unfastened. Because it was fourth down they usually had been behind the road, there was by no means any clear indication of who recovered the fumble (and it didn’t matter, because the Cowboys had been turning the ball over). Elliott and Jabaal Sheard could possibly be seen wrestling over the ball as the opposite Colts gamers jumped up in celebration.

Nonetheless, that play was initially labeled as a fumble misplaced for Elliott, which leads to damaging factors in lots of leagues.

That’s the place Daniel Haas took over, after his staff misplaced by fewer than two factors within the playoffs. He signed up for a 7-day trial of NFL Recreation Go to entry the replays of the play.

“It was assumed that (Colts defensive finish Jabaal) Sheard recovered, however at no level within the replays might you inform that Sheard recovered the ball,” Haas stated.

A pair individuals had written on a Reddit submit that Elliott truly recovered his personal fumble — during which case, he truly wouldn’t have misplaced factors for his fantasy homeowners. However the submit didn’t acquire steam.

Haas wasn’t achieved.

Earlier than he went to sleep that night time, he regarded on the NFL rulebook.

“I found out that if the fumble was reviewed and there was a name on the sector and the refs made that decision, the statistic couldn’t be overturned,” Haas stated. “However they by no means made a name as a result of it was the Colts ball anyway.”

Haas went as far as to name up Stats, Inc. and speak to the one that critiques the official scoring of performs. After which on late Wednesday, it occurred. The ruling was modified to no fumble misplaced for Ezekiel Elliott as a result of there had by no means been a sign as to who recovered.

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And with that, fantasy soccer outcomes had been altered. For what it’s price, it appears to be like just like the ruling is the proper one, although that’s little solace to those who spent three days considering they had been within the fantasy finals solely to have that modified Thursday.


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