Fantasy football affects how fans root for games

Fantasy football puts fans in the ultimate paradox.

I want to root for one player to score a lot of points against my favorite team, but not win at the same time.

That is not an easy thing to do if you are a quarterback or running back.

Here is my situation: Baltimore running back Ray Rice and receiver Torrey Smith are on my team.

Both of those Ravens are taking on my team, the Cincinnati Bengals, on Monday Night Football.

So when the Bengals are on offense, I will be cheering for Rice to score a touchdown, but not too many. But that will get me a lot of points. Do you see the dilemma here?

Where does a fan draw the line? Do fantasy football implications matter more than your team’s real NFL playoff implications?

I think in the end you got to stick with your team. I think I would rather see my favorite player holding up a Lombardi Trophy instead of me holding up The Shiva.

Either way, the games will be awesome to watch no matter if you are rooting for your favorite team or fantasy superstar.

Are you ready for some football?