Back in 2003, the number of kids playing fantasy football was deemed insignificant. But now fantasy football has shed its once-nerdy image. Today almost 3.5 million kids play and their numbers are growing as the sport charms a football-obsessed nation. Kids make up the second-biggest age category, behind 18-35-year-olds. One expert calls fantasy football the “sports cards of the 21st century.” Although parents these days rightfully worry about all sorts of on-line distractions, many take solace in fantasy’s potential to teach math and strategic skills.
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