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Fantasy Football Fun Facts and Statistics

For every hour spent managing fantasy football at work costs the
company on average $5/hour
17 weeks of the NFL season with 27 million fantasy players

LOST PRODUCTIVITY
Total Productivity Lost:
$45/week=$1.2 BILLION /week
$20,655,000,000
/YEAR

FANTASY FOOTBALL

ACCORDING TO A RECENT HARRIS INTERACTIVE POLL
The average fantasy player spends $110 a year on the hobby
WHICH MEANS:
Fantasy football adds
$2.97 billion to the
economy every year
IN THE US & CANADA:
27 million people play fantasy football

AVERAGE PLAYING AUDIENCE:
$20 BILLION PER YEAR-

PLAYING_STATISTICS
MOST INTENSE FANTASY FOOTBALL PARTICIPATION BY STATE:
1. NORTH DAKOTA
2. DELAWARE
2. INDIANA

-SACKS PRODUCTIVITY

Every year an estimated $500 MILLION
is put on the line for fantasy prizes.

FANTASY FOOTBALL OWNERS:
• Average time spent managing rooster
9 hours
• Male owners: 96%
• Female owners: 4%



AVERAGE PLAYING AUDIENCE

WHITE 93%
LATINO 2.3%
BLACK 1.6%
ASIAN 1.1%

MOST POPULAR FANTASY FOOTBALL ONLINE LEAGUE WEBSITES:

YAHOO I SPORTS 22 24.7
ESPN 19 20.98
FOX SPORTS 11 12.57
CBS SPORTS 6 6.64
NFL 5 6.03


% MARKET SHARE
MILLIONS

1962
The originator of fantasy football was Wilfred ‘Blr Winkenbach.
He created the inaugural eight-team league called the GOPPPI. (Greater Oakland Professional Pigskin Procrastinators League). The purpose of the league was to bring together some of Oakland’s finest Saturday morning gridiron forecasters to pit their respective brains (and cash) against each other in the hope that it would lead to closer coverage of daily happenings in professional football,”

1989
Create the first pLdic fantasy football games named "Pigskin Playoff”

Robert Barbieree & Brad Wendkos of Phoneworks
teamed with
West Coast ad agency Wakeman & deforest

2002
The World Championship of Fantasy Football is created.
Up to 1,200 fantasy football owners will participate across 100 sanctioned leagues.

2010
Over $2 million in cash awards will be given out
The grand prize winner will receive $300,000; air travel and accommodations for 2 people
to Dallas. TX on the weekend of the Super Bowl XLIV, plus the World championship of Fantasy Football trophy.



FUN FACTS

Top 10 Most Popular Fantasy
Football Team Names for 2010
1. Mean Machine
2. Bulldogs
3. cowboys
4. Da’ Bears _____
5. SteelCurtain
6. Shockers
7. Warriors______
8. G-Men
9. Raiders
10. :-)
The first ever fantasy football draft was held in 1963 and the first overall No.1 pick - George Blanda

Best single game performance ever:

Clinton Perils
I Fantasy Points: 53.60
22 carries 218 yds and
5TDs, 2 recs for 36yds

Kansas City Chiefs 27
@ Denver Broncos 45
Dec 7, 2003

Best all-time single-season fantasy performances
- - - 1. GB Tom Brady, Patriots
4,806 passing yards, 50 TDs, 8 INT 2007
2. GB Dan Marino, Dolphins
5,084 passing yards. 48 TDs, 17 INT 1984
3. RB LaDainian Tornlinson, Chargers
2,323 total yards, 31 TDs; 2006
4. QB Peyton Manning, Colts
4,557 passing yards. 49 TDs, 10 INTs; 2004
5. WR Randy Moss, Patriots
98 catches, 1,493 receiving yards. 23 TDs; 2007

Toni Brady followed up his record breaking single-season fantasy football performance by suffering a season ending injury in the first game of the 2008 season costing an estimated $150 million shift in potential winnings for fantasy owners that drafted him with high expectations.

Fantasy Football Fun Facts and Statistics

shared by amie on May 03, 2011 in Sports

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shared by amie on May 03, 2011 in Sports

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Fantasy football is a popular way for football fans to feed their football frenzy. This infographic looks at some of the fun facts and statistics in fantasy football such as the best league performan...
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