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Week 3 Fantasy Football Bad Beats: A couple of knees, a ton of losses

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Was your fantasy team about to take a big step forward, before Dak's knees took you two yards back?

Well, we here at Yahoo Fantasy are here for you, yet again, and always. We want to know all about it (so we can laugh at you) so we can help you get through it. Judge Andy Behrens can assist you through these troubled times, in Week 3 and every week of the 2021 fantasy football season.

Just when this fantasy manager (and many others) thought they were in the clear on Monday night, Dak Prescott's end-of-game kneel-downs took away two crucial rushing yards from his stat line, along with the victory. Ouch!

This week’s Honorable Mention goes to everyone else who watched their Week 3 fantasy hopes slip away with Jalen Hurts' garbage time TD toss to Greg Ward. Plus, a regretful Andy makes amends to anyone who may have started Justin Fields based on his advice.

Did you suffer a Bad Beat? You're not alone! Hit us up and tell us all about it using #FFLBadBeats.

Video Transcript

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ANDY BEHRENS: Oh, hey. Welcome back to the segment that no one-- absolutely no one wants to appear in. This is where we talk about the most gutting losses in your fantasy life. This right here is Fantasy Bad Beats and it's time that we talk about kneeldowns because we had it on Monday night in an otherwise glorious game for Dak Prescott in the Dallas Cowboys. A couple of knees at the end of the proceedings led to thousands of fantasy losses.

Our worst of the beats this week comes to us from Mark. Mark writes in-- love that Twitter handle, by the way, starting a petition to have kneels not count toward rushing totals. This poor, poor guy. This poor guy is ahead by a sliver of a fraction of a point at the very end of the game that has been won by Dak Prescott.

And then Dak takes two knees. That's a loss of 2 yards. And the result flips. What is even the point of Cooper Rush? Is that their backup? What is he been the point of Cooper Rush if he's not going to come out and take these knees for Dak so there's no loss of rushing yards? We've seen other teams do that, by the way.

We've seen backups come into games and take the knees in victory formation. We've seen Jordan Love do it. Why is this not normal across the NFL? Or to your point, Mark, why do we have to count this as a deduction of rushing yards? I hate it.

It is one of the most painful ways to lose in fantasy. Plus, you had the double dip of Dak having probably almost certainly scored a touchdown earlier in the game that didn't count because the refs didn't see it that way, and then replay review didn't quite overturn it.

Oh. What an agonizing game if you were in exactly this situation. I'm so sorry. And then our dishonorable mention this week, it's got to go. And listen, I was actually served very well by Jalen Hurts and the garbage time work this week. So I'm not going to complain too much.

But poor Jeff here, a quarter and a half of garbage time for Jalen Hurts is going to cost me. Yeah, that's rough. A miracle pass to Greg Ward that meant nothing in terms of the actual game result meant everything in fantasy to some of us.

I'm so sorry. Also, special shout out to anyone who may have lost this week because they started Justin Fields, perhaps on my recommendation. That's my bad. I'm going to go ahead and take full responsibility for that.

I promise you it won't happen again. I'm not going to make that recommendation again. OK, listen. If things don't go your way in week four, remember us. We're going to try to commiserate. We're going to try to really sympathize, or maybe ridicule you just a little bit in week four, if things don't go your way. Hit us up, hashtag FFL Bad Beats.