Atlanta Falcons running back Brian Hill was the most popular pickup on the waiver wire in most fantasy football leagues. He replaced an injured Devonta Freeman in the starting lineup and with Ito Smith also sidelined, it was a big opportunity for Hill.
The Falcons managed another win, beating the Carolina Panthers with ease 29-3, but Hill did not make a big contribution. He rushed 15 times for 30 yards and caught one eight-yard reception.
After the game, Hill tweeted this out.
I should apologize to my fantasy owners but I really don’t care— Brian Hill (@Heezy2Liv5) November 17, 2019
I’d bet pretty good money that Hill’s Twitter account was hammered throughout the afternoon by angry fantasy owners. One of the downsides to the advent of social media is the ability for people to complain to someone directly rather than just yell at their television. With fantasy football growing in popularity and featuring bigger and bigger cash prizes, it’s not surprising many fantasy owners will yell at a given player when they don’t perform well.
Hill will likely get another chance in Week 12 with Devonta Freeman likely to miss at least one more game with a foot sprain. Regardless of how Hill performs, please keep one thing in mind: if he does not have a great game, do not yell at him on social media for not doing enough for your fantasy football team.