A blessing and a curse
Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson turned in perhaps the best performance of his NFL career on Sunday as he made four field goals and two extra points in a win over the Steelers. And while Carlson's brilliance on the field earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, it did come with one unfortunate twist.
Carlson revealed Wednesday the team he was facing in a fantasy football matchup actually had him as the starting kicker in a Week 2 lineup. And sure enough, Carlson's on-field effort ultimately cost him.
"I actually played against myself in fantasy this week," Carlson told the Las Vegas media. "So that was tough, because I took a loss. I definitely contributed to that."
Carlson won't have to worry about fantasy implications for much of the regular season as he returns to the field for the Raiders on Sunday. But if he and this mystery opponent meet in the fantasy playoffs, perhaps Carlson will urge coach Jon Gruden to be a little more aggressive on fourth down.
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