Fantasy leagues used to be between a group of friends, but fantasy sports have become big business. It’s actually disturbing to some degree because it’s really gambling. Fantasy sports are now bigger than Vegas sports books. Even better yet (for the owning companies), there are larger and larger numbers of losers entering the fantasy sports leagues, losing more and more money to an elite core of winners. As recently cited in the national media, some insiders working for two of the largest fantasy sports websites, DraftKings and FanDuel used statistical data to win large amounts of money playing on the other site. Leaving the rest of you, incited by a blizzard of advertising on TV and radio media, to play with little hope of winning. You are basically That Guy, that person who shows up at a car dealership. You end up with an awesome new car you really had to have, at an interest rate of 8.99% over 96 months, at just a little over MSRP.
You are a sucker.
You still think you can win, even though you don’t have supercomputers and complex algorithms. So you continue to play even though you know you won’t win. By the end, you’ve given away a ton of money. It’s easier than slot machines for the fantasy web sites. The building their mark is operating in isn’t even paid for by the business!