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Arian Foster Rips Fantasy Football Players for Worrying About Injury

Is fantasy football turning us into machines? These days it seems as though all age brackets, species, and sexes are playing fantasy football. Whether you are trying to make a couple bucks or just enjoy managing your own squad, fantasy football seems to appeal to everyone.

As a result, we find ourselves worrying about the health of the players on our teams. In that sense there’s not much difference between monitoring your fantasy team and worrying about your favorite team.  Arian Foster, the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts after his monster performance last season, has a huge problem with people who are only concerned about his injured hamstring because of fantasy football.

“(For) those sincerely concerned, I’m doing ok and plan (to be) back by opening day,” Foster wrote on Twitter. “For those worried (about) your fantasy team, (you people) are sick.”

In a sense Foster is right and it is pretty selfish for people to only ask about his health because they drafted him in a fantasy league.  However, it’s no different from rooting for your favorite team. When Tom Brady tore his ACL do you think Patriots fans felt badly for him personally or were worried about their season?  It could be a little of both, but we all know the latter is where priorities lie.  We’re talking about a tweaked hamstring, not locker room devastation.

Chest bump to Pro Football Talk for the story.



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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON2Q3PFLNA6D7X45KFWMIQOTVY Eric Z

    Maybe if Houston started winning some games and going to the playoffs people might start caring about the players.

  • Anonymous

    You are only good to me if I have drafted you in fantasy so get over yourself… Of course we dont care.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spidee601 Todd Riedinger

    I think Foster doesn’t think.  Because of Fantasy Football more people watch the games which means he get’s paid.  Foster was a no body 2 years ago and should be greatfull that people even know who he is. The Texans run the Shanahan Offense where almost any RB can succeed.  If Foster does get hurt I have no doubt Tate or Ward will do just as well as he. He should just watch what he says and not insult his fans, most I am sure play Fantasy Football. 

  • http://twitter.com/SittonRead Charles Sitton

    Fantasy Football is like selling your soul to the devil. Loyalty is the last thing on my mind when I draft players for my team. You think I want to hope Tom Brady throws 5 touchdowns every game this season? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPMO5W3BXR4FGS45WHSCWGYR44 george

    no doubt. i got 1200 dollars on the line and drafted you 1st overall.  i care about you as much as u care about me. so get on the field and quit your crying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPMO5W3BXR4FGS45WHSCWGYR44 george

    no doubt. i got 1200 dollars on the line and drafted you 1st overall.  i care about you as much as u care about me. so get on the field and quit your crying.