Fantasy impact: Big Ben gets TD pass
The Elias Sports Bureau, official statistician of the NFL, issued a stats change on Wednesday awarding a 13-yard touchdown pass to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on what had been a touchdown run for Rashard Mendenhall in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Check your scoring in ESPN fantasy leagues as an official stat change awarding Ben Roethlisberger a touchdown pass could have an impact on your result from Week 5. Scoring changes
Roethlisberger's pass in the second quarter originally had been ruled a lateral (travelling backward) and not as travelling forward, as required to qualify as an official pass attempt.
As a result of this scoring change, Roethlisberger will be awarded 13 passing yards and a passing touchdown, while Mendenhall will lose 13 yards rushing and will gain 13 yards receiving.
Also, a play from Week 4 takes away a sack from Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt against the Miami Dolphins. Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers now leads the league in sacks with with eight, 1/2 more than Watt.
Information from ESPN Fantasy Staff was used in this report.
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