New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs says fantasy football is a ‘huge problem’

Sep 15, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (34) receives the hand off from quarterback Eli Manning (10) during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

In the past few weeks (and even dating back to the last few years), we’ve heard more and more NFL players complain about fantasy football. Yes, there are certainly a handful that love it and even play it themselves, but for others, they’ve been somewhat critical of the popular game.

That includes New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, who expressed that fantasy football has become a ‘huge problem’, though given what happened to Jacobs – his viewpoint is certainly understandable.

This weekend, a fan went on an epic social media rant, threatening the family of Jacobs and Jacobs himself if he didn’t get him enough points to win his fantasy football matchup. Of course, any reasonable fantasy football fan would have known that Jacobs wasn’t even going to play, but the ‘fan’ (if you will) continued to go at Jacobs.

The Giants’ running back complained about the game to Ralph Vacchiano earlier today:

I think sometimes fantasy football is good, but sometimes I think it has disconnected a lot of players from fans. That’s all people ever talk about. You sit down to eat at a restaurant and people say, I have you on my fantasy team, you have to do something for me this week. I’m trying to enjoy my dinner, you know? It’s a huge problem if you ask me. Players don’t want to deal with that. Players don’t want to hear anything about fantasy football.”

Topics: Brandon Jacobs, Fantasy Football, New York Giants

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  • Thomas

    As a giants fan and Jacobs fan. I half agree with Jacobs. I don’t think fantasy football is a problem…I think the whackos playing fantasy football are a problem. Sorta like guns. Guns don’t kill ppl. Ppl kill ppl.

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