Fantasy Football: Real Cash

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Fantasy Football: Real Cash 
Major money changes hands in the fantasy football kingdom 
Fantasy sports by $
Data for United States and Canada in 2014, according to Fantasy Sports Trade Association.
$4.5 billion: Total spent on fantasy sports
$1.71 billion: Total spent on league fees 
$111: Amount spent per person on fantasy leagues and league-related materials
41 million players 
Top picks for 2014 
Average draft position, according to ESPN as of Aug. 14.  Photos via Getty Images
No. 1: Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings 
No. 2: LeSean McCoy  Philadelphia Eagles 
No. 3: Jamaal Charles  Kansas City Chiefs 
No. 4: Peyton Manning   Denver Broncos 
No.5 Matt Forte    Chicago Bears 
Yes, they sell this 
Fantasy sport side industries are popping up
Fantasy insurance: Want protection in case your top player gets hurt? You can buy it.
Wardrobe: Fantasy owners can buy T-shirts, outfits and even WWF-style championship belts. 
Goat awards: Didn't win your fantasy league? Some leagues might still award a trophy, license plate, mural or plaque— specifically designed for the occupant of the league's basement.