flotsamnjetsam wrote:I never do that.
During the fantasy season, if I have a fantasy player on a team that I hate, I root for that team to lose but for my player to have a good game.
After the fantasy season is over I could care less about a fantasy player that I HAD on my team. If I'm watching a playoff game with 2 teams that I hate, I just watch the game because its football.
This happens to me sometimes in the Super Bowl. I'm a Jets/Giants fan. Last years Super Bowl had 2 teams in it that I can't stand. I watched the game of course but I really didn't care who won. I joked all week before the game that I was going to the movies instead of watching the game.
I root for my fantasy players when they're on my team. Once the fantasy season is over I could care less what these players do unless they're on one of the NFL teams that I root for.
You can use it as a pre-emptive stike against your opponents. Kind of like giving a fake tell at a poker table. Constantly root for players you had so the other guys around you will overvalue them in the next draft and you can make out a big winner if one or two of these guys bite on it. It works better if they are players you had though, because they will really believe it more. Of course, no one is going to buy my Kevin Jones offseason hype, but it's worth a shot!