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.”