According to the Fantasy Sports & Gaming Association (FSGA), an estimated 70 million people played fantasy sports in the United States in 2022. Of those, 54% played fantasy football. This is a significant increase from the 40 million people who played fantasy sports in 2015.
Fantasy sports have exploded over the past decade. I still remember the days when I'd manually search box scores in the newspaper and add up my team's stats for the week. Our league was comprised of guys in the neighborhood, and the yearly prize was a measly sum of cash.
At the time, we played for fun and pride. As technology caught up, algorithms were built, mobile platforms constructed, and daily leagues introduced. The simplicity of the neighborhood league would never be the same.
Today, fantasy sports connect people, players, and media in a multi-billion dollar industry. Did you say billions?
According to Statista, $9.48 billion was wagered on fantasy sports in the U.S. in 2022. That's a 12.3% increase from 2021, and then number should eclipse $10 billion for 2023.
As the stakes have gone up, strategies have had to evolve.
In today's article, we are going to explore some of the best books on fantasy sports that are available today.
John Willkom is the author of Amazon best-selling basketball books: Walk-On Warrior and No Fear In The Arena. John is an avid reader, sports fan, and father to two incredible little girls.
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