AMERICAN'S OBSESSION WITH FANTASY FOOTBALL
According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, about 32 million people in the U.S. will play fantasy sports in 2012. Fantasy football is one of the most popular—and lucrative—of these types of sports, with a $1 billion industry powered by 24.3 million players. Lot’s take a closer look
at just how obsessed fantasy football players are.
THE PROFILE OF A FANTASY FOOTBALL PLAYER
GENDER MEN 42 WOMEN 18
AGE MALES 55 FEMALES 60
WINNING IS MDRE IMPORTANT THAN BEER AND SEX
What are male fantasy football players willing to give up for the entire season in order to win their fantasy football league?
MOBILE PHONE 19%
NOT SURPRISINGLY. 8%. OF MEN HAVE BEEN DUMPED DUE TO THEIR FANTASY FOOTBALL OBSESSION.
75% of fantasy football players are willing to place bets.
12% of fantasy football players are open to wagering more than
The average fantasy sports player spends $467.60 per year playing in an average of six leagues from various sports.
FANTASY FOOTBALL COSTS EMPLOYERS BILLIONS
The average fantasy player spends more than 4 hours a week researching and tweaking their team's roster.
PLAYING AT WORK
An estimated 22.3 MILLION EMPLOYED fantasy football players spend at least an hour a week managing or tweaking their rosters while at work.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, $ 19.33 is the average hourly wage. Considering this, how much does fantasy football cost in terms of nonproductivity?
$430.9 MILLION WORTH OF PRODUCTIVITY IS LOST PER WEEK.
$ 6.5 BILLION IS LOST DURING A 15-WEEK FANTASY SEASON.
SOURCES: YAHOO’ SPORTS, 2012 I CHALLENGER. GRAY & CHRISTMAS. 2012 I BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS. 2012 I FANTASY SPORTS TRADE COMMISSION. 2012 I IPSOS. 2012