Ref to McCoy: I need you for my fantasy team

Eagles' LeSean McCoy lost his second fumble of the season against the Ravens. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

The NFL replacement referees have been getting a lot of bad press so far this season. I won't say they've been bad, but I've actually found myself missing Ed Hochuli.

So when I came across this nugget this morning, I had to pass it along. Apparently, replacement refs are just fans, and one even told LeSean McCoy that he needed the Eagles running back to play well....for his fantasy team!

This from Spike Eskin over at CBSPhilly:

“They’re like fans, kind of though,” McCoy said. “I’ll be honest, they’re like fans. One of the refs was talking about his fantasy team, like ‘McCoy, come on, I need you for my fantasy,’ ahhh, what?!”

Maybe the way to get the edge in fantasy this season is to find out which players the referees have on their team...

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