Ian Hartitz's fantasy football fallouts: Nullified touchdowns, missed big plays and more | Fantasy Football News, Rankings and Projections – Pro Football Focus

  • September 13, 2022

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) makes a catch in the end zone but was ruled out of bounds during the fourth quarter of a Week 1 NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sam Greene-USA TODAY Sports
Week 1 has come and gone. Sixteen NFL games brought joy, laughs and tears so today, we’ll focus on the latter sadness and break down just how close some came to achieving fantasy football glory.
What follows is a breakdown on all the “Sheesh” moments from Week 1. I’ve re-watched every game and used PFF’s backend tools to help determine instances when:
But first: The Week 1 Sheesh Award for the most-tilting overall performance goes to …
Yes, Chase caught 10 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown while looking borderline unguardable all afternoon. Also yes, his performance was so close to being much bigger:
Chase’s fantasy managers likely aren’t too upset about yet another WR1 performance, although this one truly had the makings of a week-winning performance had things gone just a bit less “sheesh-y.”
The following pass-catchers should have had a much bigger day at the office, but unfortunately, their respective quarterbacks weren’t quite up to the task for at least a moment. The following three misses subjectively sucked the most:
Tyreek Hill coulda shoulda woulda had a bomb touchdown on the first snap of his Dolphins career with a good snap pic.twitter.com/0NYxV0DNPL
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 13, 2022

Amari Cooper looked good in Week 1 despite the 3-17-0 receiving line pic.twitter.com/QyOFKkR9KJ
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 12, 2022

Also note:
Sometimes players get open and receive a catchable pass but, unfortunately, drop the ball and cost their team six points. One veteran signal caller had to deal with this on multiple occasions.
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Ryan had not one, but two touchdowns dropped during his up-and-down debut. The first to rookie Alec Pierce was particularly egregious, and the second to Ashton Dulin was at least punched out. Either way: sheesh.
Matt Ryan wasn't getting much help from receivers not named Michael Pittman on Sunday pic.twitter.com/ZSIwmvB4zx
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 12, 2022

There were six more pretty egregious drops in Week 1 on passes that should have resulted in six points more times than not:
This needs to count for fantasy points I am outraged please do something @JoeBiden pic.twitter.com/Up4notTgS9
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) September 12, 2022

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