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1961 Detroit Lions

1961 Detroit Lions Players And Stats

The 1961 Detroit Lions finished with a record of 8 wins 5 losses and 1 tie, and they did not make the postseason. They were coached by George Wilson. The top fantasy point players were Jim Ninowski, Nick Pietrosante and Gail Cogdill. View all of the 1961 Lions players, stats, fantasy points along with their roster and schedule.
Quarterbacks
With 170.85 fantasy points Jim Ninowski lead the Detroit Lions in 1961 on 1,921 passing yards and 7 TDs. In 13 games he averaged 13.14 points and even managed to put up a few points with his feet rushing for 238 yards. With 909 passing yards and 7 td passes Earl Morrall put up 75.05 fantasy points.
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Running Backs
The top Detroit Lions fantasy Running Back of 1961 was Nick Pietrosante. He averaged 9.28 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 129.85 points. He also had 841 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Other Detroit Lions rbs on the roster with fantasy points were Dan Lewis with 451 rushing yards and 75.00 fantasy points and Terry Barr with -8 yards rushing and 66.70 fantasy points.Hopalong Cassady with 131 yards rushing and 27.35 fantasy points.Johnny Olszewski with 109 yards rushing and 11.60 fantasy points.Ken Webb with 6 yards rushing and 6.95 fantasy points.
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Wide Receivers
Gail Cogdill was the top Detroit Lions Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1961 with 45 receptions for 956 yards and 6 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 83.80 fantasy points for an average of 5.99 points per game. The other top Detroit Lions wide receiver fantasy point producers were Glenn Davis with 115 receiving yards on 9 receptions for 5.75 fantasy points and Pat Studstill with 54 yards receiving on 5 catches.
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Tight Ends
Averaging 2.45 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Jim Gibbons the top Detroit Lions Fantasy Tight End of 1961. Statistically, he had 45 receptions for 1 touchdown and 566 receiving yards.
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