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1957

1957 NFL Season

In 1957 the Cleveland Browns finished with the best record in the league at 9 and 2 and 1 ties. Johnny Unitas led the league in passing yards with 2,550, Jim Brown led the league in rushing yards with 942 and Raymond Berry lead the league in receiving yards with 800. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Johnny Unitas with 18.55 points per game, Y.A. Tittle with 17.07 points per game and Norm Van Brocklin with 15.74 points per game.
1957 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Johnny Unitas was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1957. He produced 222.60 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 18.55 points a game. Statistically, he had 172 pass completions for 2,550 yards and 24 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Y.A. Tittle with 2,157 passing yards and 13 td passes and Norm Van Brocklin with 2,105 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Earl Morrall with 1,900 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Bobby Layne with 1,169 yards passing and 6 td tosses.Lamar McHan with 1,568 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Tobin Rote with 1,070 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,712 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Bart Starr with 1,489 yards passing and 8 td tosses.Eddie LeBaron with 1,508 yards passing and 11 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Johnny Unitas18.55
Y.A. Tittle17.07
Norm Van Brocklin15.74
Earl Morrall12.34
Bobby Layne11.76
Lamar McHan10.97
Tobin Rote10.76
Charlie Conerly10.58
Bart Starr10.52
Eddie LeBaron8.93
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1957 was Jim Brown. He averaged 13.08 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 156.95 points. He also had 942 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Lenny Moore with 488 rushing yards and 149.15 fantasy points and Ollie Matson with 577 yards rushing and 137.20 fantasy points.Rick Casares with 700 yards rushing and 118.85 fantasy points.Don Bosseler with 673 yards rushing and 116.90 fantasy points.Alex Webster with 478 yards rushing and 100.30 fantasy points.Jim Podoley with 442 yards rushing and 107.90 fantasy points.Willie Galimore with 538 yards rushing and 105.85 fantasy points.Joe Perry with 454 yards rushing and 69.90 fantasy points.John Henry Johnson with 621 yards rushing and 99.15 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jim Brown13.08
Lenny Moore12.43
Ollie Matson11.43
Rick Casares9.90
Don Bosseler9.74
Alex Webster9.12
Jim Podoley8.99
Willie Galimore8.82
Joe Perry8.74
John Henry Johnson8.26
Wide Receivers
Ray Renfro was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1957 with 21 receptions for 589 yards and 6 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 67.65 fantasy points for an average of 5.64 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Leon Clarke with 442 receiving yards on 23 receptions for 45.70 fantasy points and R.C. Owens with 395 yards receiving on 27 catches.Tommy McDonald with 228 yards receiving on 9 catches.Max McGee with 273 yards receiving on 17 catches.Bill Jessup with 29 yards receiving on 2 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ray Renfro5.64
Leon Clarke5.08
R.C. Owens4.15
Tommy McDonald2.80
Max McGee1.97
Bill Jessup.12
Tight Ends
Averaging 1.53 fantasy points per game for 11 games made Ron Kramer the top Fantasy Tight End of 1957. Statistically, he had 28 receptions for 0 touchdowns and 337 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1957 were Mal Hammack with 16.50 fantasy points on 14 receiving yards and 1 receptions and Pete Retzlaff with 120 yards receiving and 0 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ron Kramer1.53
Mal Hammack1.38
Pete Retzlaff.50
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1957 with 12 field goals and 26 extra points was Fred Cone. These stats produced a 12 game total of 89.00 fantasy points for an average of 7.42 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Paige Cothren with 11 field goals and 38 extra points for an average of 5.92 points per game and Ben Agajanian with 62.00 points on 10 field goals and 32 extra points.Don Chandler with 2.20 points on 0 field goals and 0 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Fred Cone7.42
Paige Cothren5.92
Ben Agajanian5.17
Don Chandler.18
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