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  • Michael! Michael! Dec 7, 2009 3:08 PM Flag

    OUTRAGE! NO DEF receives credit for OFFENSE TD!

    How do we correct this erroneous mistake on the YAHOO side of this game?

    Last night, a defensive interception was fumbled, and the NO OFFENSE recovered the fumble for a TD. How is it possible that the NO DEF could receive a TD and fumble recovery when NOT ONE DEF player was on the field. This is outrageous and has affected several team playoff scenarios in my league. Can we make a change???

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    • IMO, any touchdown a player scores should count. Whatever the circumstances, you have Meachem, and he scored a touchdown, points should be credited.

    • Quote that follows are not my words...but i agree it is a DEFENSIVE score.

      "When Moore picked off Brees, there was a change of possession. Obvious, right? As such, the Saints who were on the field became defensive players because they were attempting to stop the Redskins from scoring on the play. Meachem did just that by stripping the ball out of Moore's grasp and running it back for a touchdown. He did this as a defensive player, not an offensive player, because he was technically on defense when the change of possession occurred...... Still not convinced? Let's simplify the argument: Did Meachem catch the ball, throw the ball, take the ball on a handoff or get the ball on a lateral? In short, did he do anything that a player who plays on offense does to get Fantasy points? The answer is no. The only other way an offensive player can get credit for points in Fantasy Football is on an offensive fumble return for a touchdown, and that can only happen when the ball doesn't change possession. Again, Meachem was technically a defender at the time of the strip and thus was and is considered a part of the Saints defense, or DST."


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