Fox Sports- "I don't go to other people's jobs and tell them: 'Hey, you (stink). You're trash,'" Anderson said, referencing the grief he's caught.
"I laugh. I just black it out and laugh," Anderson continued. "I guess that's kind of the ups and downs of being a top-10 pick and who they expect you to be. I just always say: 'Don't bet on sports. You never know what's going to happen.' That's just my personal opinion, but I couldn't care less about fantasy."
"You can sit me for 17 weeks. It would not bother me one bit. I don't care," said Anderson. "I saw something on ESPN: 'Is C.J. Anderson a fantasy bust?' I wish I could call ESPN and say: 'Tell them to drop me. ... Every owner can drop me.'" -CJ Anderson
You would think, as someone that drafted CJ Anderson extremely early in two different fantasy drafts, that I would be offended by his indifference to my team's point production. Alas, I am not. That's because I realize that there are a lot of extenuating circumstances surrounding a player and his stat line. That's also because I realize that CJ Anderson is paid to play professional football and help his team win, while my 'job' is to sit on the couch drinking beer with my hand on my dick cursing his name every time he gets tackled behind the line of scrimmage. He has no responsibility to me, or the fucking losers that are undoubtedly bombarding his mentions and notifications on an hourly basis. I'm glad he's not going to come to my job and tell me "I stink", but I never had any intention of telling him that he's "trash" through the veil of a Twitter handle. Mostly because that's something that only a pathetic douchebag would do, but also partly because Todd Gurley is getting healthy.
Now let's get back to the real question at hand, should CJ Anderson care about fantasy football? This answer may surprise you, but he absolutely should. Not because it will give a bunch of internet nerds a fraudulent sense of fulfillment. Not because he owes a bunch of NFL fans, both casual and loyal, some sort of bragging rights over their friends. He should care because the Denver Broncos go through successful running backs like Tiger Woods goes through 'KY Jelly'. He should care because starting running backs in the NFL that have 56 yards in 2 games are on a leash so short that it might as well be a choker. He should care because that arbitrary point per reception isn't all that awful of an indicator of how involved he is in the offense. He should care because those stats that he doesn't find at all important are pretty critical when it comes time to discuss a new contract. The fact of the matter is that running backs don't have long, successful careers unless they are putting up points in fantasy AND in reality. If you're trash talking your fantasy players online then you probably deserve to board the next Malaysian Airlines flight. However, CJ Anderson might want to be careful what he wishes for, because the day he gets dropped from all fantasy football teams is a day much closer to the day he gets dropped from all professional football teams as well.