Every year, the number of players participating in fantasy football increases. According to Adam Caplan, a reporter for NFL Fantasy Football, about a quarter of the players he interviewed admitted to playing fantasy. It's clear that, although all NFL players don't play fantasy football, they generally see it as something favorable to their league. Twelve of the 21 players who provided an estimate said that less than a third of NFL players play fantasy football.
Juju has also played in some celebrity leagues and Keenan Allen has told fantastic soccer players that they don't feel sorry for certain weeks (despite bad advice). Five players were asked if there was a sense of pride in being owned by a fantasy football team, and they unanimously said no. It can be a fun idea for fans to have professional athletes play fantasy sports the same way they do. But Walsh, who plays annually, said he doesn't know the policies for players who play in fantasy football leagues for money.
When asked how many of the players who play fantasy football actually recruit themselves, 17 responders provided a percentage. Fan interest in fantasy sports has created an interesting sense of ownership between fans and players. In some circumstances, the stakes are high for fans who play in fantasy leagues, influencing the way fans interact with athletes. This prohibition is intended to prevent any appearance of impropriety that may result from participation in fantastic football matches by people who are considered to have an unfair advantage because of their preferential access to information.
A lot can be learned from their answers, both about how to approach fantasy football and about how NFL players approach real football. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has never played fantasy football but said he sees how much it benefits the NFL. Three of the 24 players couldn't guess what percentage of players play fantastic soccer. Vikings teammates Robison Walsh and center John Sullivan, interviewed separately, projected that 75 percent of the players participated in soccer.
The LV kicker played against himself in fantasy this season and his success on the field led him to lose in fantasy that week. Each of them has played fantastic soccer and play positions where they could select themselves in a fantasy draft. His Vikings teammate, Brian Robison, has been contacted several times for playing fantastic football, but he has always declined invitations.