Fantasy Football

Apple's NFL Fantasy Projections: Week 3

After two weeks, it appears the 2011-12 season is going to be the year of the quarterbacks. Players like defending Super Bowl Champion Aaron Rodgers are expected to perform at high levels every week, and he is projected to score 24 fantasy points in Week 3 (Photo from Creative Commons, user Mike Morbeck).

Apple's NFL Fantasy Projections: Week 2

Tom Brady lit up the Monday Night Football stage as he racked up a career high 517 passing yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. What will he do in Week 2? (Creative Commons, user Keith Allison).

Apple’s Fantasy Projections: Week 14

Aaron Rodgers is the number-one fantasy QB for the second year in a row, and he should continue to excel in Week 14 against the Lions. (Photo from Creative Commons, user Mike Morbeck)

Apple’s Fantasy Projections: Week 13

Tom Brady leads the highest scoring offensive attack in the NFL, but will he be able to continue his success in Week 13 against the tough Jets defense?. (Photo from Creative Commons, user Keith Allison)

Apple’s Fantasy Projections: Week 10

It will be interesting to see if Randy Moss is still smiling as a member of the Tennessee Titans. He has bounced around quite a bit lately, but he is still very talented and is the 9th ranked fantasy wide reciever for Week 10. (Photo from Creative Commons, user Keith Allison)

Apple's fantasy projections: Week 9

Jeremy Maclin is the 10th ranked fantasy wide receiver for Week 9. (Photo from Creative Commons, user Ed Yourdon

'Fantasy' captures Mason sports fans, adds new dimension to Sunday football

On NFL Sundays, fans used to sit on the couch and watch the games, perhaps with little personal interest unless their favorite team was playing. Watching football was arguably more of a passive activity.

Those days are long gone. They have been replaced by a more active and involved -- yet even more virtual-- experience of football and other professional sports. Adding a new dimension to every pass and play, online "fantasy" has changed the game.