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1953 NFL Season

In 1953 the Cleveland Browns finished with the best record in the league at 11 and 1. Otto Graham led the league in passing yards with 2,722, Joe Perry led the league in rushing yards with 1,018 and Pete Pihos lead the league in receiving yards with 1,049. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Y.A. Tittle with 18.74 points per game, Otto Graham with 18.28 points per game and George Blanda with 17.06 points per game.
1953 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Y.A. Tittle was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1953. He produced 206.15 fantasy points in 11 games for an average of 18.74 points a game. Statistically, he had 149 pass completions for 2,121 yards and 20 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were George Blanda with 2,164 passing yards and 14 td passes and Bobby Thomason with 2,462 yards passing and 21 td tosses.Bobby Layne with 2,088 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Norm Van Brocklin with 2,393 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,711 yards passing and 13 td tosses.George Taliaferro with 211 yards passing and 2 td tosses.Steve Romanik with 641 yards passing and 4 td tosses.Jim Root with 1,149 yards passing and 8 td tosses.Babe Parilli with 830 yards passing and 4 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Y.A. Tittle18.74
George Blanda17.06
Bobby Thomason16.20
Bobby Layne15.56
Norm Van Brocklin14.81
Charlie Conerly11.14
George Taliaferro9.61
Steve Romanik8.36
Jim Root8.06
Babe Parilli7.88
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1953 was Joe Perry. He averaged 15.84 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 190.05 points. He also had 1,018 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Doak Walker with 337 rushing yards and 156.35 fantasy points and Dan Towler with 879 yards rushing and 142.15 fantasy points.Fred Enke with 91 yards rushing and 85.80 fantasy points.Skeets Quinlan with 705 yards rushing and 122.50 fantasy points.Hugh McElhenny with 503 yards rushing and 107.65 fantasy points.Charlie Justice with 616 yards rushing and 107.30 fantasy points.Don Johnson with 439 yards rushing and 97.25 fantasy points.Lynn Chandnois with 470 yards rushing and 92.15 fantasy points.John Huzvar with 515 yards rushing and 84.25 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Joe Perry15.84
Doak Walker13.03
Dan Towler11.85
Fred Enke10.73
Skeets Quinlan10.21
Hugh McElhenny8.97
Charlie Justice8.94
Don Johnson8.10
Lynn Chandnois7.68
John Huzvar7.02
Wide Receivers
Ray Renfro was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1953 with 39 receptions for 722 yards and 4 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 124.10 fantasy points for an average of 10.34 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producer was Hugh Taylor with 703 receiving yards on 35 receptions for 83.15 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ray Renfro10.34
Hugh Taylor6.93
Tight Ends
Averaging 5.74 fantasy points per game for 8 games made Tom Fears the top Fantasy Tight End of 1953. Statistically, he had 23 receptions for 4 touchdowns and 278 receiving yards. The other top tight end fantasy point producer of 1953 was Clive Rush with 8.90 fantasy points on 190 receiving yards and 14 receptions.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tom Fears5.74
Clive Rush.81
The top fantasy kicker of 1953 with 5 field goals and 23 extra points was Fred Cone. These stats produced a 12 game total of 112.35 fantasy points for an average of 9.36 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Ben Agajanian with 10 field goals and 36 extra points for an average of 6.60 points per game and Buck McPhail with 42.70 points on 2 field goals and 21 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Fred Cone9.36
Ben Agajanian6.60
Buck McPhail3.56
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