Fantasy Football in the United States

The following are statistics regarding Fantasy Football in the United States, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, which regulates fantasy sports:

There are 15 to18 million fantasy sports participants in the U.S.

The number of participants has increased seven to 10 percent each year for the past three years.

85 percent of fantasy sports participants play Fantasy Football.

37 percent of fantasy football participants are women.

The following are statistics regarding Fantasy Football in the Southwest regions of the United States, according to surveys done by the U.S. Census Bureau in association with the NFL:

64 percent of male football fans come from the southwest part of the country.

35 percent of those males play Fantasy Football.

22 percent of Fantasy Football players either use ESPN or Yahoo.

71.5 percent regularly check their stats during the week.

40 percent of women who play Fantasy Football date men who also play Fantasy Football.