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Stat corrections are a part of fantasy football. For the most part, they go widely unnoticed and leave games and records unaffected. Even when corrections are made, they're typically minimal -- maybe a yardage recount or a pitch turned into a forward pass, resulting in a swing of no more than a few tenths of a point.


In Week 15, however, there were two stat corrections for the ages. These corrections were the perfect storm of the highest magnitude. It involved top-tier players, multiple full-point swings and the most crucial of timing, affecting the layout of your league's fantasy football finals or semi-finals, depending on your league's scheduling or rules.


Ezekiel Elliott had a fumble ruled to be not a fumble, which adds two points to his score, and Jared Goff had an interception turned into a fumble, which goes from a play that takes away one point, in some leagues, to a play that now takes away two points, killing a number of fantasy owners' hopes and dreams in the process.

This is the type of stuff that is happening all over the fantasy world today. For the first time this season, we notice a stat correction as these are literally ending or saving fantasy seasons.

This isn't your average Week 6 stat correction, this is potentially winning or losing people hundreds or even thousands of dollars by knocking them in or out of the fantasy playoffs or championship matchup. 

I can't imagine having my season end on a stat correction. It's something right out of a fantasy football nightmare. Unfortunately, for many people throughout the country today, this nightmare has become an actual reality. 


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David Kaestle is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username davekaestle. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.