It most definatly has had a major impact. I myself have lost my job and I have alot of free time. I have the extra time to find out more info and search everyplace for more info on players. I have friends calling me up asking me who they should trade for or draft, because they know I have the extra time and I can give them alot of info. I myself seem to know all of the little things going on, I pay attention to the OTA's. So I know for myself my emails have been increasing and getting more phone calls from people that want help.
I also agree cost will go down on sites, hell yahoo is giving stat tracker free this season, that was 10 dollars.