Fantasy Football Costs Businesses $13.4 Billion In Lost Productivity

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•33 Aug 19, 2014

According to a study by corporate restructuring firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, fantasy football costs U.S. companies $13.4 billion total in lost productivity per NFL season due to employees spending an average of two hours on the job each week managing their teams. What do you think?

  • “Yeah, but can you put a multi-billion-dollar price on fun?”

    Philip Moglen –
    Branch Trimmer

  • “Given that the average corporate employee works eight uninterrupted hours a day, this is shocking.”

    Marcie Finney –
    Teaching Assistant

  • “Yeah, but working when I could be managing my fantasy team probably costs me two or three wins, so we’re even.”

    Vincent Chandler –
    Bike Rack Installer

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