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1979 New York Giants

1979 New York Giants Players And Stats

The 1979 New York Giants finished with a record of 6 wins and 10 losses, and they did not make the postseason. Overall they ranked 28th in the league in offensive yards gained and 19th in defensive yards allowed. They were coached by Ray Perkins. The top fantasy point players were Phil Simms, Billy Taylor and Doug Kotar. View all of the 1979 Giants players, stats, fantasy points along with their roster and schedule.
Quarterbacks
Phil Simms lead the New York Giants in 1979 with 148.75 fantasy points on 1,743 yards passing and 13 TDs in 12 games while averaging 12.40 fantasy points per game. With 91 passing yards and 0 td passes Randy Dean put up 16.15 fantasy points.
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Running Backs
The top New York Giants fantasy Running Back of 1979 was Billy Taylor. He averaged 9.29 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 148.65 points. He also had 700 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Other New York Giants rbs on the roster with fantasy points were Doug Kotar with 616 rushing yards and 91.10 fantasy points and Ken Johnson with 168 yards rushing and 28.20 fantasy points.Emery Moorehead with 95 yards rushing and 12.60 fantasy points.
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Wide Receivers
Earnest Gray was the top New York Giants Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1979 with 28 receptions for 537 yards and 4 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 51.05 fantasy points for an average of 3.19 points per game. The other top New York Giants wide receiver fantasy point producers were Johnny Perkins with 337 receiving yards on 20 receptions for 40.85 fantasy points and Dwight Scales with 222 yards receiving on 14 catches.Jimmy Robinson with 146 yards receiving on 13 catches.
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Tight Ends
Averaging 2.22 fantasy points per game for 16 games made Gary Shirk the top New York Giants Fantasy Tight End of 1979. Statistically, he had 31 receptions for 2 touchdowns and 471 receiving yards. The other top New York Giants tight end fantasy point producer of 1979 was Loaird McCreary with .35 fantasy points on 7 receiving yards and 1 receptions.
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Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1979 for the New York Giants with 9 field goals and 28 extra points was Joe Danelo. These stats produced a 16 game total of 55.05 fantasy points for an average of 3.44 per game.
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