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Beware this scoring issue in your leagues (1 Viewer)

BigBlue_RI

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So I just got the bad news this morning that a critical game I thought I won this week turned into a los due to a technicality. Thought I'd make you all aware of it in case you had some tight losses this year.

My opponent had Darren Sproles in his lineup, and Sproles fumbled a kick return Sunday night. My league doesn't count return yards or TD's scored on special teams by an invidual player, hence we don't believe turnovers should count either. As a result, my 2-point win is being reversed due to the wiping out of the fumble, and I lose the tiebreaker, which is total points on the bench.

We use CBS Sports, and according to CBS, the fumble was counted because it's how the NFL reports the stats. Their scoring tabulator sees "fumble by Sproles" in the box score, and counted it against him as an individual, as if it was a fumble on an offensive carry or a catch.

Sucks for me, because I drop to 5-5, and my next two opponents are scoring juggernauts.

 
We had a discussion about this also. MFL has a category of Fumbles on Offense that we are changing to next year. Currently we use Fumbles which counts all fumbles.

 
We had a discussion about this also. MFL has a category of Fumbles on Offense that we are changing to next year. Currently we use Fumbles which counts all fumbles.

 
So I just got the bad news this morning that a critical game I thought I won this week turned into a los due to a technicality. Thought I'd make you all aware of it in case you had some tight losses this year.

My opponent had Darren Sproles in his lineup, and Sproles fumbled a kick return Sunday night. My league doesn't count return yards or TD's scored on special teams by an invidual player, hence we don't believe turnovers should count either. As a result, my 2-point win is being reversed due to the wiping out of the fumble, and I lose the tiebreaker, which is total points on the bench.

We use CBS Sports, and according to CBS, the fumble was counted because it's how the NFL reports the stats. Their scoring tabulator sees "fumble by Sproles" in the box score, and counted it against him as an individual, as if it was a fumble on an offensive carry or a catch.

Sucks for me, because I drop to 5-5, and my next two opponents are scoring juggernauts.
That is what they said? Generally, a muffed punt is not counted as a fumble, and I thought that is what happened: Sproles never caught the punt. If he had started to run with it, then got stripped, it should have been a fumble. Maybe I'm remembering the play wrong.

 
So I just got the bad news this morning that a critical game I thought I won this week turned into a los due to a technicality. Thought I'd make you all aware of it in case you had some tight losses this year.

My opponent had Darren Sproles in his lineup, and Sproles fumbled a kick return Sunday night. My league doesn't count return yards or TD's scored on special teams by an invidual player, hence we don't believe turnovers should count either. As a result, my 2-point win is being reversed due to the wiping out of the fumble, and I lose the tiebreaker, which is total points on the bench.

We use CBS Sports, and according to CBS, the fumble was counted because it's how the NFL reports the stats. Their scoring tabulator sees "fumble by Sproles" in the box score, and counted it against him as an individual, as if it was a fumble on an offensive carry or a catch.

Sucks for me, because I drop to 5-5, and my next two opponents are scoring juggernauts.
That is what they said? Generally, a muffed punt is not counted as a fumble, and I thought that is what happened: Sproles never caught the punt. If he had started to run with it, then got stripped, it should have been a fumble. Maybe I'm remembering the play wrong.
If it's how the NFL credits the play/stat, then that's how CBS is scoring it by default, according their response our commish. Here is a snippit from their reply:

"Unfortunately, the NFL does not differentiate fumbles between offense and special teams. The official stat sheet only shows that a player fumbled the ball.

If a player fumbles, it will be counted against them whether they are on offense or special teams.

The only way to correct this is to make manual adjustments to your league's scoring by going to the Live Scoring page and clicking the Adjust Scoring link at the bottom of the page. "

 
Was that his only fumble? I'm the Sproles owner and just looked it up to discover my league did count one against me. Fortunately it doesn't affect our outcome as it did yours but it's a good time to define the rule.

 
Was that his only fumble? I'm the Sproles owner and just looked it up to discover my league did count one against me. Fortunately it doesn't affect our outcome as it did yours but it's a good time to define the rule.
Week 1 would've been a better time to notice this since it happened to Wes Welker in the season opener.

 
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About as bad as Antonio Brown in my lineup once and being beaten by Antonio Brown the punt returner scoring a return TD for my opponents DST.....

 
Phenix said:
Are we supposed to care about your league?
No buddy, but I thought others may be interested in this since it could affect people's games. Isn't this a fantasy football forum?

 
BigBlue_RI said:
...Here is a snippit from their reply:
"Unfortunately, the NFL does not differentiate fumbles between offense and special teams. The official stat sheet only shows that a player fumbled the ball.

If a player fumbles, it will be counted against them whether they are on offense or special teams.

The only way to correct this is to make manual adjustments to your league's scoring by going to the Live Scoring page and clicking the Adjust Scoring link at the bottom of the page. "
Here is a snippet of a reply you could send back:

It doesn't seem to be the only way to correct this, as MyFantasyLeague.com has figured out how to score fumbles as taking place on offense, defense, or special teams. So another option would be for you to fix your process to work like MFL.

And another option would be for me to switch to MFL next season. Which do you suggest?

 
Good point Greg.I'll let my commish know to reply back with this. We've been using CBS since 2000, that should be worth something.

 
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