As a professional athlete, especially a skilled position players , it is no longer enough to help your team win games and fulfill your contractual obligations. It is now an obligation to perform for fantasy owners.
Atleast for Roddy White… (Arian Foster might disagree)
After yesterday’s game where the Falcons fell to the Bears 30-12, in what was supposed to be a relatively close game White took to Twitter. White had 8 catches for 61 yards and no scores.
Whether professional athletes accept it or not, fantasy football is a large part of NFL “fanmanship” now. Therefore fans expectations for players and teams run deeper than pride, but now is often times also tied to their wallets.