StarTribune.com: Peterson will play for pride, Fantasy
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson said he will play against the Saints on Sunday. As for why he’d actually want to play for a 2-11 team on a left ankle that he says is “85 percent,” well, he has his reasons.
“It’s very important, especially for my fantasy team owners,” Peterson said with a smile. “They’ve been giving me a hard time.”
It’s funny to hear a football player playing in a lost season acknowledging fantasy football.
Purists probably hate it, but fantasy football has helped make the NFL into the most popular sport. The only baseball games I watch are games that involve my hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds. But, I can pretty much watch any NFL game because I either have a player that’s on my fantasy team or I’m scouting players to add to my team.