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1951 NFL Season

In 1951 the Cleveland Browns finished with the best record in the league at 11 and 1. Bobby Layne led the league in passing yards with 2,403, Eddie Price led the league in rushing yards with 971 and Crazy Legs Hirsch lead the league in receiving yards with 1,495. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Bob Waterfield with 20.02 points per game, Bobby Layne with 19.43 points per game and Tobin Rote with 16.07 points per game.
1951 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Bob Waterfield was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1951. He produced 220.20 fantasy points in 11 games for an average of 20.02 points a game. Statistically, he had 88 pass completions for 1,566 yards and 13 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Bobby Layne with 2,403 passing yards and 26 td passes and Tobin Rote with 1,540 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Bob Celeri with 1,797 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Norm Van Brocklin with 1,725 yards passing and 13 td tosses.Adrian Burk with 1,329 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Bobby Thomason with 1,306 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,277 yards passing and 10 td tosses.Jim Hardy with 809 yards passing and 3 td tosses.George Taliaferro with 251 yards passing and 1 td toss.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Bob Waterfield20.02
Bobby Layne19.43
Tobin Rote16.07
Bob Celeri13.28
Norm Van Brocklin11.45
Adrian Burk9.64
Bobby Thomason8.89
Charlie Conerly8.86
Jim Hardy7.61
George Taliaferro7.50
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1951 was Doak Walker. He averaged 13.18 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 158.10 points. He also had 356 rushing yards and 2 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Charlie Trippi with 501 rushing yards and 157.65 fantasy points and Dub Jones with 492 yards rushing and 149.70 fantasy points.Eddie Price with 971 yards rushing and 140.05 fantasy points.Dan Towler with 854 yards rushing and 134.25 fantasy points.Joe Geri with 252 yards rushing and 126.45 fantasy points.Joe Perry with 677 yards rushing and 104.60 fantasy points.Lynn Chandnois with 332 yards rushing and 110.00 fantasy points.Dick Hoerner with 569 yards rushing and 104.00 fantasy points.John Dottley with 670 yards rushing and 102.25 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Doak Walker13.18
Charlie Trippi13.14
Dub Jones12.48
Eddie Price11.67
Dan Towler11.19
Joe Geri10.54
Joe Perry9.51
Lynn Chandnois9.17
Dick Hoerner8.67
John Dottley8.52
Wide Receivers
Hugh Taylor was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1951 with 29 receptions for 444 yards and 3 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 40.20 fantasy points for an average of 3.35 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producer was Bill Jessup with 99 receiving yards on 7 receptions for 10.95 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Hugh Taylor3.35
Bill Jessup1.10
Tight Ends
Averaging 7.20 fantasy points per game for 7 games made Tom Fears the top Fantasy Tight End of 1951. Statistically, he had 32 receptions for 3 touchdowns and 528 receiving yards.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tom Fears7.20
The top fantasy kicker of 1951 with 5 field goals and 29 extra points was Fred Cone. These stats produced a 12 game total of 84.75 fantasy points for an average of 7.06 per game.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Fred Cone7.06
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