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Fantasy Football leagues cost billions in lost wages

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Millions of Americans will be spending time researching, building and managing the perfect fantasy football league throughout the 17 weeks of NFL preseason and regular season games, and that lost productivity is going to cost employers a lot of money.
Global Outreach Consultancy Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc. found that 66% of the people who are in fantasy leagues are full-time employees, and the cost of them being distracted on the job can cost some 16 billion dollars of lost productivity.
Researchers based that number on one hour of unproductive work time, per-fantasy participant, each week during the 17-week-stretch.

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