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1979 Chicago Bears

1979 Chicago Bears Players And Stats

The 1979 Chicago Bears finished with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, and a trip to the playoffs where they lost to the Eagles. Overall they ranked 25th in the league in offensive yards gained and 6th in defensive yards allowed. They were coached by Neill Armstrong. The top fantasy point players were Walter Payton, Mike Phipps and Dave Williams. View all of the 1979 Bears players, stats, fantasy points along with their roster and schedule.
Quarterbacks
Mike Phipps lead the Chicago Bears in 1979 with 108.85 fantasy points on 1,535 yards passing and 9 TDs in 12 games while averaging 9.07 fantasy points per game. Bob Avellini was also able to contribute with 22.50 fantasy points on 310 passing yards and 2 td passes.
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Running Backs
The top Chicago Bears fantasy Running Back of 1979 was Walter Payton. He averaged 17.40 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 278.35 points. He also had 1,610 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Other Chicago Bears rbs on the roster with fantasy points were Dave Williams with 401 rushing yards and 93.80 fantasy points and Willie McClendon with 160 yards rushing and 23.35 fantasy points.Robin Earl with 132 yards rushing and 16.00 fantasy points.Lonnie Perrin with 14 yards rushing and 2.75 fantasy points.
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Wide Receivers
James Scott was the top Chicago Bears Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1979 with 21 receptions for 382 yards and 3 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 37.10 fantasy points for an average of 3.71 points per game. The other top Chicago Bears wide receiver fantasy point producers were Rickey Watts with 421 receiving yards on 24 receptions for 44.45 fantasy points and Brian Baschnagel with 452 yards receiving on 30 catches.Steve Schubert with 29 yards receiving on 2 catches.
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Tight Ends
Averaging .44 fantasy points per game for 15 games made Greg Latta the top Chicago Bears Fantasy Tight End of 1979. Statistically, he had 15 receptions for 0 touchdowns and 131 receiving yards. Other top Chicago Bears tight end fantasy point producers of 1979 were Mike Cobb with 4.55 fantasy points on 91 receiving yards and 6 receptions and Bob Parsons with 0 yards receiving and 0 touchdowns.
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Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1979 for the Chicago Bears with 16 field goals and 34 extra points was Bob Thomas. These stats produced a 16 game total of 82.00 fantasy points for an average of 5.13 per game.
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