Daily fantasy sports has seen a volcanic like eruption in growth for the industry, as more and more people are becoming a part of this growth for Daily Fantasy Sports. In the age where mobile devices provide swift and unfettered internet services and seamless connectivity, there is no reason to believe that various celebrities and other personalities are not a part of this torrent of players as well.
Comedian and Actor Paul Rudd, who most recently played the part of Marvel’s tiniest Super Hero known as Ant-Man, is actually a huge fantasy baseball fan. Many of the moviegoers will recognize that his character in the movie “Knocked Up” was also daily fantasy sports fan.
Rapper and now a movie star thanks to his supporting roles in the big and bombastic installments in the “Fast and The Furious” franchise, “Ludacris” is also a huge Atlanta Braves supporter and a daily fantasy sports player. Following fellow musician is Eddie Vedder, the front man of one of the most popular rock bands ever to exist, “Pearl Jam”, is also an ardent sports fan and has a particular favorite in Major League Baseball, but he also partakes in multiple fantasy baseball league games.
Another actor, Ashton Kutcher, is a fantasy football fan. He admitted that he delegated research responsibilities for the daily fantasy football for him during an interview for his movie title “Jobs”. This brings us to his ex-spouse, Demi Moore who also bit the daily fantasy sports bug by playing fantasy football. Seth Meyers, who is an actor, comedian and the head writer for the ever so popular “Saturday Night Live”, is also a fantasy sports champion as he has made known about it on his twitter posts.
Former Playboy models Kendra Wilkinson and Jamie Edmondson, are big sports fan to the point Kendra is a daily fantasy football player along with her husband who is a former NFL player Hank Baskett. Jamie Edmondson is the host of her own fantasy football league on Playboy.com. Another Playboy model, Pilar Lastra, was included in the SiriusXM Celebrity Fantasy Football draft, and has been a part for some time.
Elizabeth Banks from the hit TV show “30 Rock”, and the famous supermodel Kate Upton are some of the few high names that play for the big prize on “The Million Dollar Finish”, a game based on predicting the result of qualifying races for the Breeder’s Cup Classic.
And if you thought actors, actresses, musicians and models were the only people playing the Fantasy sports game, the athletes are on it too. C.C. Sabathia of the New York Yankees jumps to his laptop whenever he gets the opportunity. LeBron James, one of the premier NBA players, is also an avid fantasy sports player. The running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL, Maurice Jones-Drew, also manages to find time for satisfying his fantasy sports cravings.
Same goes for NASCAR Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Mike Miller playing for the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA, happens to be a big fantasy sports player himself. If that was not enough, former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddel spends time playing fantasy sports when not operating for the UFC post fighting career. Matt Hasslreback, the quarterback of the NFL Indianapolis Colts owns his very own fantasy football league.
Well that’s all for now, but this list is in no way exhaustive, there are other actors and musicians and actual sports players and athletes who themselves make time to play a little daily fantasy sports during their down time.