So did Justin Tucker's epic field goal really matter for his fantasy owners?
The legend of Justin Tucker was born Monday night vs. the Lions. But did it spawn a fantasy legend as well?
I've always had a thing for starting a kicker who plays on Monday night. It affords, typically, a false sense of a safety net in the twisted world of fantasy football. That if things get hairy, well, there's always the chance your kicker can bail you out with some fireworks.
That's why I bring you this trivial piece of information mined from my inbox late on a Saturday night: 27 percent of teams that won with <player idref=er on CBSSports.com won because of Justin Tucker.
Let's quickly unpack that.
So for teams still alive in fantasy football, and with Justin Tucker, there was better than a one-in-four chance his 61-yard field goal Monday night didn't just give the Ravens a huge win over the Lions, it gave you, fantasy savant, a playoff-advancing win as well.
Personally speaking, one of my leagues was part of the 27 percent. The Tucker owner squeeked by with a .7 win because of the kicker's heroics.
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