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1959 Detroit Lions

1959 Detroit Lions Players And Stats

The 1959 Detroit Lions finished with a record of 3 wins 8 losses and 1 tie, and they did not make the postseason. They were coached by George Wilson. The top fantasy point players were Tobin Rote, Nick Pietrosante and Earl Morrall. View all of the 1959 Lions players, stats, fantasy points along with their roster and schedule.
Quarterbacks
Tobin Rote lead the Detroit Lions in 1959 with 85.65 fantasy points on 861 yards passing and 5 TDs in 10 games while averaging 8.57 fantasy points per game. Earl Morrall was also on the roster and racked up 1,102 passing yards and 5 td passes in 12 games. Jerry Reichow got enough playing time to contribute 168 yards in the air but unfortunately couldn't find the end zone.
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Running Backs
The top Detroit Lions fantasy Running Back of 1959 was Nick Pietrosante. He averaged 6.97 fantasy points per game for 10 games for a total of 69.70 points. He also had 447 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns. Other Detroit Lions rbs on the roster with fantasy points were Hopalong Cassady with 203 rushing yards and 66.10 fantasy points and John Henry Johnson with 270 yards rushing and 46.70 fantasy points.Ken Webb with 222 yards rushing and 44.25 fantasy points.Dan Lewis with 199 yards rushing and 35.65 fantasy points.Dave Middleton with 0 yards rushing and 32.10 fantasy points.Terry Barr with 57 yards rushing and 20.70 fantasy points.
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Tight Ends
Averaging 2.30 fantasy points per game for 12 games made Jim Gibbons the top Detroit Lions Fantasy Tight End of 1959. Statistically, he had 31 receptions for 1 touchdown and 431 receiving yards.
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