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Giants, Jets To Show Fantasy Stats On MetLife Stadium Scoreboard

MetLife Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ - Sep 8, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

MetLife Stadium is seen from Chopper 880 – East Rutherford, NJ – Sep 8, 2011 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Keeping an eye on fantasy football stats: no longer an excuse for Giants and Jets fans to stay away from MetLife Stadium.

It’ll all be right there on the scoreboard.

NFL teams will show fantasy statistics throughout this season, an innovation that started with the New Orleans-Green Bay opener Thursday night.

League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday the league is offering clubs a “broader and deeper stats package for use on scoreboards.”

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He added the 32 teams are not required to show individual player stats from out-of-town games, but the league office will do so. That way, fantasy fans won’t feel the need to stay home or check their mobile devices for stats while at the stadium.

McCarthy says sitting on a couch may be more comfortable, “but nothing tops being in the stadium with 70,000 fans.”

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