"What can you say about LT? He was the best in the game for a long time," said Chad Dolfstetter, who owned Tomlinson on his CDs TDs fantasy team for seven of Tomlinson's 11 years. "Probably the best way to remember LaDainian, beyond the gaudy numbers, is that he won championships. I have three fantasy championship trophies in my garage thanks to him. He was a legend."
Gary Dominguez, team owner of Brady's Ladies who held Tomlinson in a keeper league for four seasons during his prime, says so many great LT moments come to mind.
"He was so clutch," said Dominguez. "I remember one week in 2007, I needed him to get 16 points to beat Fart Sides to make the playoffs, and he came through with 17. He was just a great guy to have on a team because only regular season numbers matter in fantasy football."
Tomlinson said he knew it was time to end his career this past season.
"When you've been the kind of fantasy player I have been, it's tough to go online and see you're only owned in 10 or 15 or 20 percent of leagues," he said. "It hurt to be used as a flex guy or someone people pick up off waivers when all of their other running backs are hurt or on bye weeks. Do I think I could still contribute to a fantasy team? Sure, if I get enough touches. But my time is past. Fantasy football is about quarterbacks now. My era is over. But I retire knowing I won a lot of people a decent amount of spending money from their fantasy league payouts. I'm proud of that."
Tomlinson has also reportedly retired from real football.