Sydney’s Lance Franklin is a popular choice for many fantasy AFL coaches.
Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Wagering on players can add a layer of excitement to a game that’s already full of drama.
For many, the marriage of two American pastimes – gambling and sports – can be almost impossible to resist.
DraftKings will sponsor professional poker players like Ken Weimer – indicative, perhaps, of the demographic they’re courting.
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The fledgling industry faces a minefield that could undermine its valuation and growth.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the top-rated fantasy player on Yahoo’s preseason rankings.
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While season-long fantasy football has been around for years, the rise of daily formats has radically changed how fans watch and root for teams.
The real game gets filtered by the imaginary.
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Football games are now watched through a haze of statistics, generated by betting, fantasy football and video games.