Thanksgiving Is One Of The Busiest Days Of The Fantasy Football Season, For Some Reason

  • Eric Goldschein

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I don’t know what’s wrong with you people, but apparently you spend one of America’s greatest holidays — which happens to be about eating, drinking and tossing around some kind of ball with your family — checking on your fantasy football team.

According to DraftKings, its average daily site traffic more than doubled on Thanksgiving 2012, and they expect this year’s traffic to triple.

And DraftKings is just one of many fantasy sports sites (another good one: Thanksgiving Thursday is a big day for football and has gotten even bigger now that there are three games on (this year: Packers-Lions at 12:30 ET; Raiders-Cowboys 4:30 ET; Steelers-Ravens at 8:30 ET), but it appears that fantasy football has become an equally important part of the day’s festivities.

Somehow, you guys care about your not-real team more than ever on a day that’s supposed to be about seeing real people.

We all know that fantasy football is popular — and we here at SportsGrid and RotoExperts are big fans of the endeavor ourselves, obviously — but c’mon. Your fantasy team is going to rack up however many points they’re going to rack up, regardless of you checking on the score every 10 minutes. Why not actually watch the real games this year, and find out the scores before you fall into a food coma that night?

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