After a statistical correction, a sack of sacks was changed to a loss in the Chicago Bears-Los Angeles Rams game on Monday, which allowed a 41-year-old St. Louis insurance agent to generate $997,000 in fantasy football. Heartbroken.
Within 30 minutes after the game on Monday, Rob Huntze thought he had won the first prize of $1 million in the DraftKings competition.
Hunts went very well during the Rams’ 24-10 victory. One of Huntze’s lineups has both the Bears and Rams defense, scoring 92.79 points, the highest of 176,470 points. His computer screen showed a winning prize of $1 million.
He texted with friends, called his parents to share this exciting news, and took his dog Achilles for a quick walk.
He said that when he came back, he wanted to refresh his computer screen again, “just to see himself in the front.”
At the end of the fourth quarter, the sacks considered to be the Bears’ defense turned into consecutive games, and Rams quarterback Jared Goff lost 3 yards. The loss of 3 yards put Huntze tied for sixth place with 18 other players, and his prize money dropped from $1 million to $3,078.94.
Huntze resigned and said: “It’s sad on many levels.”
The game in question occurred with three minutes left in the fourth quarter. In the third time, Goff forged a handoff to the right and was sneaked back to the left. The Bears guard James Vaughters did not bite, but teamed up with the defensive tackle Akiem Hicks to push Gove to 3 yards behind the line of scrimmage.
Hicks was initially considered a sack, but the official scorer later changed the game to a 3-yard loss in a run by Gove. Rams’ wide receiver seems to be blocking the low field, which indicates that the design is working. Sacks are not counted in the design stroke.
Hunts said: “This must be a sack.” “There is no other way.”
Michael Signora, senior vice president of NFL football and international communications, told ESPN in an email: “Statisticians usually discuss such games and update them accordingly.” “In this case, because the game takes place near the end of the game. So it’s reviewed by Stats Crew and then updated before the game summary (usually called the game book) is released.”
Corrections to statistics are not uncommon and often affect fantasy games. Hunts said that because of a data correction in a previous fantasy game, he lost $5,000, but this time it was much more painful.
After the correction, 5 contestants got 91.19 points and tied for first place, and evenly divided the prize of 1 million US dollars. Huntze’s robocles (37) itself will win the championship first, earning him all $1 million. Instead, he said that his 43 entries won a total of US$3,554.
Fantasy football will swing wildly in late games every week, but from winning $1 million to just over $3,000, the fantasy community is buzzing with Hunts’ misfortune every day.
Huntze is an avid daily fantasy player who has qualified for the DraftKings world championship three times. He said he believes Monday’s game will be his “major breakthrough.” Despite the loss of $997,000, he still plans to resume the game on Thursday night.
He said: “I want a little redemption story.”