Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings may have just officially put an end to the question of whether NFL players care about their fantasy football production.
During a panel discussion at SXSW Interactive about fantasy sports, Jennings admitted that fantasy statistics do matter to players.
"When a player says it doesn't really bother them, they're lying," Jennings said, according to Forbes.com. "That's the politically correct answer. As players, it puts pressure on us to make sure we're the liked player in that category. It plays with your mind."
Jennings added that players are frequently heckled on the field by fans who have them on their fantasy teams, and that, with close enough seats, players can hear that sometimes and have it affect their play.
Specifically, Jennings brought up a game in Dec. 2009 in Pittsburgh against the Steelers when he scored an 83-yard touchdown after having a few having recent weeks of under-performance.
"I wanted to turn around and be like, Am I stil...