Arlo wrote:A survey by cnn/money from last autumn put the number of people who play fantasy sports at around 15 million, with about a quarter of those playing fantasy baseball. I've heard all sorts of numbers, though, all the way up to 40 million (for all fantasy sports combined). Take that one quarter playing baseball estimate with a grain of salt.
I would think that bb comprises way more then 25% of the fantasy market? The National Co. i have been with use to run all 4 sports. BB was by far the main draw, with over 30 leagues going, compared to less then half that with the other sports. Just a guess, but i'm guessing BB probably would be closer to 33% or more of the market, then 25%?
I have to admit I don't know the answer to that one. menyak did a bit of informal digging a while back, and from his research, it seemed clear that most people play football (as Erboes said), followed by baseball, with basketball and hockey both drawing far less participants. 33% for baseball certainly doesn't seem like an unreasonable guess, though.
And as far as those 15% who play without net support goes, I can only imagine that bracket-esque games might be included in those numbers. Just a guess, but it sounds like a plausible explanation...