Too Big to Fail
About 41,000,000 played fantasy sports in 2014 in the USA and Canada. In 2013, 25,800,000 played fantasy football. In 2000, only about 2,000,000 people played fantasy football.
Four out of five fantasy sports players are men. About one out of every five men in the United States and Canada play fantasy sports. And the average age of fantasy sports player is 34.
Spending Time and Money
The average player spends close to nine hours per week consuming information about fantasy sports per week.
The average fantasy sports player spends $111 per year on league-related costs, single-player challenge games and league-related materials.
About $1.67 billion was spent on fantasy football in 2013.
SOURCE: Fantasy Sports Trade Association