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1956 NFL Season

In 1956 the Chicago Bears finished with the best record in the league at 9 and 2 and 1 ties. Tobin Rote led the league in passing yards with 2,203, Rick Casares led the league in rushing yards with 1,126 and Billy Howton lead the league in receiving yards with 1,188. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Tobin Rote with 22.50 points per game, Bobby Layne with 19.86 points per game and Rick Casares with 17.23 points per game.
1956 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Tobin Rote was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1956. He produced 269.95 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 22.50 points a game. Statistically, he had 146 pass completions for 2,203 yards and 18 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Bobby Layne with 1,909 passing yards and 9 td passes and Y.A. Tittle with 1,641 yards passing and 7 td tosses.Ted Marchibroda with 1,585 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Lamar McHan with 1,159 yards passing and 10 td tosses.Billy Wade with 1,461 yards passing and 10 td tosses.George Blanda with 439 yards passing and 7 td tosses.Johnny Unitas with 1,498 yards passing and 9 td tosses.Tommy O'Connell with 551 yards passing and 4 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,143 yards passing and 10 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tobin Rote22.50
Bobby Layne19.86
Y.A. Tittle13.38
Ted Marchibroda11.87
Lamar McHan11.17
Billy Wade10.86
George Blanda10.72
Johnny Unitas10.29
Tommy O'Connell7.94
Charlie Conerly7.35
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1956 was Rick Casares. He averaged 17.23 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 206.75 points. He also had 1,126 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Ollie Matson with 924 rushing yards and 150.35 fantasy points and Hugh McElhenny with 916 yards rushing and 149.25 fantasy points.Alan Ameche with 858 yards rushing and 143.25 fantasy points.Alex Webster with 694 yards rushing and 139.25 fantasy points.Lenny Moore with 649 yards rushing and 127.40 fantasy points.Gene Gedman with 479 yards rushing and 103.00 fantasy points.Don McIlhenny with 372 yards rushing and 70.70 fantasy points.Mel Triplett with 515 yards rushing and 89.90 fantasy points.Perry Jeter with 316 yards rushing and 52.20 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Rick Casares17.23
Ollie Matson12.53
Hugh McElhenny12.44
Alan Ameche11.94
Alex Webster11.60
Lenny Moore10.62
Gene Gedman8.58
Don McIlhenny7.86
Mel Triplett7.49
Perry Jeter7.46
Wide Receivers
Leon Clarke was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1956 with 36 receptions for 650 yards and 4 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 56.50 fantasy points for an average of 4.71 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producer was Ray Renfro with 325 receiving yards on 17 receptions for 42.65 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Leon Clarke4.71
Ray Renfro3.55
Tight Ends
Averaging .80 fantasy points per game for 10 games made Pete Retzlaff the top Fantasy Tight End of 1956. Statistically, he had 12 receptions for 0 touchdowns and 159 receiving yards.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Pete Retzlaff.80
The top fantasy kicker of 1956 with 5 field goals and 33 extra points was Fred Cone. These stats produced a 12 game total of 104.00 fantasy points for an average of 8.67 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Ben Agajanian with 5 field goals and 23 extra points for an average of 3.80 points per game and Don Chandler with 3.95 points on 0 field goals and 3 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Fred Cone8.67
Ben Agajanian3.80
Don Chandler.33
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