Fantasy Football Statistics, History and Facts (2021)

Here are a few of the most interesting Fantasy Football statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Year that fantasy football started:


Number of people who play fantasy football:

60 million fantasy football owners

Last updated 9/8/18

Average age of a fantasy sports player:


Percentage of fantasy sports players that are men:


Percentage of fantasy sports players that are not married:


Percentage of fantasy sport players that consider football their favorite game:


Estimated amount that fantasy football costs employers in lost productivity:

$13.4 billion

Average amount of time spent by workers researching fantasy football in the office:

2 hours per week

Number of results returned on a search of “fantasy football tips” in Google:

about 14 million

Estimated value of the fantasy football market:

$11 billion

Number of teams drafted during ESPN’s Fantasy Football marathon in 2018:

1.970 million

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. These Fantasy Football stats are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.