Massachusetts Is Obsessed With Fantasy Football
It’s officially the biggest fantasy draft week of the year. To coincide with the start of fantasy football 2023, Shane Company has published a feature that ranks the most fantasy football-obsessed states in the country, and Massachusetts sits towards the top. “As September arrives, football fanatics are hard at work researching their favorite players and creating fantasy leagues for the upcoming season,” they state.
In order to determine that Massachusetts is a state that is one of the most obsessed state in the country, Shane Co. surveyed 2,200 fantasy football players. This then helped determine three different categories specific to this subject. They were: NFL fanbases that are best at fantasy football, the overall impact of fantasy football on Americans, and finally, the states that are most obsessed with fantasy football.
How Did Massachusetts Do?
It turns out, (to nobody’s surprise) we Bay Staters love our fantasy football. Massachusetts ranked as the third most obsessed (out of the 50 states). Only the NFC North finished above. Minnesota ranked number one, and Wisconsin was number two.
New England Patriots fans had a strong showing here as well. Pat’s fans finished eight in the NFL fanbases that are best at fantasy football. Here, the Arizona Cardinals fans were ranked number one. Finishing last was the Baltimore Ravens fanbase. Shane Co. details that Patriot fans can expect an average of $38.29 for a fantasy league buy-in.
Shane Company’s report breaks down what exactly “obsessed” can mean when it relates to fantasy football. They state that one in four players would give up alcohol for a year if it meant winning their fantasy league. One in five players would rather watch their fantasy team’s players than their favorite team. Lastly, they say, “70% of fantasy football players report checking in on their fantasy football team during work.”
So, what do you do when your fantasy draft presents you with tough decisions? Do you take your favorite Patriot player on the board or the best NFL player available? It appears with Massachusetts being of one of the states most obsessed with fantasy football this season, it would be the latter.