By mid-August, Patrick Clapp normally would have been months deep into his fantasy football obsession and “giddy,” as he put it, about the soon-arriving drafts for his several leagues.
“But this year, I just haven’t done anything,” Clapp said.
The NFL regular season is less than three weeks away, which means it should be prime time to prepare for fantasy football, a satellite obsession for millions of fans. Last year, for example, ESPN said more than 1.6 million teams were drafted on its website alone during its two-day “Fantasy Football Marathon.”But interest in fantasy football in 2020, like so many sporting diversions, has been disrupted.
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