The MOST Overlooked Rule In Fantasy Football!

Alex Tamayo

August 18, 2013

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Picture this: The Quarterback fumbles the handoff to the Running Back only to have the Running Back pick up the football to run it in to the end zone for a touchdown. In the minds of any normal football fan those 6 points go the Running Back, in the mind of an NFL referee, it doesn’t because what you just saw was an: Offensive Fumble Recovery Touchdown. -No one gets credit.

UNLESS your fantasy leagues’ commish has the OFRTD rule activated. The OFRTD (offensive Fumble Recovery for a TD) is one of those categories that are used in less than 5% of the leagues.

We call it the Frank Gore rule, because the last time it happened was in week 15 of the 2012 NFL season, or, semi-finals for most fantasy football leagues. When this happened last year it broke the hearts of many a fantasy owner.

So, this year, before this someone cries foul and tries to change the rule after they realize they don’t get credit for a TD, look for the rule in your fantasy league settings and save yourself some heartbreak!