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1948 NFL Season

In 1948 the Cleveland Browns finished with the best record in the league at 14 and 0. Sammy Baugh led the league in passing yards with 2,599, Steve Van Buren led the league in rushing yards with 945 and Mal Kutner lead the league in receiving yards with 943. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Charlie Conerly with 18.40 points per game, Sammy Baugh with 16.86 points per game and Tommy Thompson with 15.32 points per game.
1948 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Charlie Conerly was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1948. He produced 220.75 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 18.40 points a game. Statistically, he had 162 pass completions for 2,175 yards and 22 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Sammy Baugh with 2,599 passing yards and 22 td passes and Tommy Thompson with 1,965 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Bob Waterfield with 1,354 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Jim Hardy with 1,390 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Clyde LeForce with 912 yards passing and 9 td tosses.Roy Zimmerman with 649 yards passing and 7 td tosses.Paul Christman with 740 yards passing and 5 td tosses.Bobby Layne with 232 yards passing and 3 td tosses.Jim Youel with 63 yards passing and 2 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Charlie Conerly18.40
Sammy Baugh16.86
Tommy Thompson15.32
Bob Waterfield15.17
Jim Hardy9.41
Clyde LeForce8.78
Roy Zimmerman8.52
Paul Christman8.37
Bobby Layne3.15
Jim Youel2.58
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1948 was Steve Van Buren. He averaged 14.48 fantasy points per game for 11 games for a total of 159.30 points. He also had 945 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Charlie Trippi with 690 rushing yards and 149.30 fantasy points and Fred Enke with 365 yards rushing and 136.20 fantasy points.Elmer Angsman with 638 yards rushing and 124.90 fantasy points.George McAfee with 392 yards rushing and 98.55 fantasy points.Sid Luckman with 11 yards rushing and 92.45 fantasy points.Dick Todd with 201 yards rushing and 89.60 fantasy points.Choo-Choo Roberts with 491 yards rushing and 78.20 fantasy points.Dick Hoerner with 354 yards rushing and 82.75 fantasy points.Walt Schlinkman with 441 yards rushing and 68.10 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Steve Van Buren14.48
Charlie Trippi12.44
Fred Enke11.35
Elmer Angsman10.41
George McAfee8.21
Sid Luckman7.70
Dick Todd7.47
Choo-Choo Roberts7.11
Dick Hoerner6.90
Walt Schlinkman6.19
Wide Receivers
Hugh Taylor was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1948 with 20 receptions for 341 yards and 3 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 35.05 fantasy points for an average of 2.92 points per game.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Hugh Taylor2.92
Tight Ends
Averaging 4.98 fantasy points per game for 12 games made Tom Fears the top Fantasy Tight End of 1948. Statistically, he had 51 receptions for 4 touchdowns and 698 receiving yards.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tom Fears4.98
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