Fantasy Football Week 12: Steve Johnson Drop Devastates Fantasy Owners
If you had Buffalo Bills wide receiver Steve Johnson on your team this week, you were probably upset. If you were an actual Buffalo Bills fan, you were probably devastated.
Johnson's dropped touchdown in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers has already made waves throughout the NFL and the media.
The Bills wide receiver went through a variety of reactions following the game from crying to tweeting.
On Johnson's Twitter account he posted one hour after the game:
I PRAISE YOU 24/7!!!!!! AND THIS HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! ILL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO"
So maybe it was a higher power that allowed the ball to slip through Johnson's outstretched hands. Maybe that same higher power made Johnson drop five more passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick.
The play could have been karma after all. Just one week before dropping the overtime pass against the Steelers, Johnson celebrated a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals by pulling up his jersey to reveal the famous Dark Knight quote, "Why so serious?"
It was not just Buffalo Bills fans and fantasy football team owners who Johnson disappointed. Many teams were in desperate need of a Pittsburgh loss to improve their chances of grabbing one of the AFC wild card spots.
In any case, fantasy owners had to be disappointed by the drop. Johnson had accumulated seven reception for 68 yards, a solid day for a fantasy wide receiver. However, it could have been so much better.
The overtime pass from Fitzpatrick was a 40-yard pass. In most fantasy leagues the play would have been 10 additional points for your fantasy team. In other leagues that award points per reception and bonuses for receivers that exceed 100 yards, Johnson's would-be catch could really have boosted your team.
Alas, fate would have it that Johnson let the ball go straight through his hands. Maybe the higher power was not after Johnson. Maybe fate was after your fantasy football team.
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