Fantasy Football: Real Cash
Major money changes hands in the fantasy football kingdom
Fantasy sports by $
Data for United States and Canada in 2014, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
$4.5 billion: Total spent on fantasy sports
$1.71 billion: Total spent on league fees
$111: Amount spent per person on fantasy leagues and league-related materials
41 million players
Top picks for 2014
Average draft position, according to ESPN as of Aug. 14. Photos via Getty Images
No. 1: Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
No. 2: LeSean McCoy Philadelphia Eagles
No. 3: Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs
No. 4: Peyton Manning Denver Broncos
No.5 Matt Forte Chicago Bears
Yes, they sell this
Fantasy sport side industries are popping up
Fantasy insurance: Want protection in case your top player gets hurt? You can buy it.
Wardrobe: Fantasy owners can buy T-shirts, outfits and even WWF-style championship belts.
Goat awards: Didn't win your fantasy league? Some leagues might still award a trophy, license plate, mural or plaque— specifically designed for the occupant of the league's basement.