For players in today's NFL, fantasy is the new reality

A fantasy hero in Week 15, Justin Tucker disappointed owners in Week 16, hitting just one extra point.
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There certainly is a bond between fantasy football and the men whose yards and touchdowns we celebrate, and that will never change. The problem is when fans make too much of it. There aren't enough of these crazed fans to endanger the game's existence, but it might be time to explore the relationship between fantasy football and the real thing.

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