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1958 NFL Season

In 1958 the Cleveland Browns finished with the best record in the league at 9 and 3. Billy Wade led the league in passing yards with 2,875, Jim Brown led the league in rushing yards with 1,527 and Del Shofner lead the league in receiving yards with 1,097. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Jim Brown with 22.30 points per game, Johnny Unitas with 18.93 points per game and Bobby Layne with 18.93 points per game.
1958 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Johnny Unitas was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1958. He produced 189.25 fantasy points in 10 games for an average of 18.93 points a game. Statistically, he had 136 pass completions for 2,007 yards and 19 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Bobby Layne with 2,339 passing yards and 13 td passes and Billy Wade with 2,875 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Tobin Rote with 1,678 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Norm Van Brocklin with 2,409 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Milt Plum with 1,619 yards passing and 11 td tosses.M.C. Reynolds with 1,422 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Y.A. Tittle with 1,467 yards passing and 9 td tosses.Lamar McHan with 1,291 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,199 yards passing and 10 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Johnny Unitas18.93
Bobby Layne18.93
Billy Wade18.23
Tobin Rote14.92
Norm Van Brocklin14.33
Milt Plum12.55
M.C. Reynolds11.75
Y.A. Tittle10.53
Lamar McHan9.42
Charlie Conerly8.82
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1958 was Jim Brown. He averaged 22.30 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 267.60 points. He also had 1,527 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Lenny Moore with 598 rushing yards and 190.70 fantasy points and Tom Tracy with 714 yards rushing and 171.65 fantasy points.Alan Ameche with 791 yards rushing and 137.15 fantasy points.Willie Galimore with 619 yards rushing and 135.45 fantasy points.Jon Arnett with 683 yards rushing and 135.00 fantasy points.Ollie Matson with 505 yards rushing and 133.95 fantasy points.Billy Barnes with 551 yards rushing and 132.45 fantasy points.John David Crow with 221 yards rushing and 70.20 fantasy points.Alex Webster with 398 yards rushing and 89.75 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jim Brown22.30
Lenny Moore15.89
Tom Tracy14.30
Alan Ameche11.43
Willie Galimore11.29
Jon Arnett11.25
Ollie Matson11.16
Billy Barnes11.04
John David Crow10.03
Alex Webster9.97
Wide Receivers
Tommy McDonald was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1958 with 29 receptions for 603 yards and 9 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 83.75 fantasy points for an average of 8.38 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Jimmy Orr with 910 receiving yards on 33 receptions for 88.30 fantasy points and Max McGee with 655 yards receiving on 37 catches.Ray Renfro with 573 yards receiving on 24 catches.Jim Phillips with 524 yards receiving on 35 catches.R.C. Owens with 620 yards receiving on 40 catches.Leon Clarke with 135 yards receiving on 18 catches.Bill Jessup with 66 yards receiving on 5 catches.Don Maynard with 84 yards receiving on 5 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tommy McDonald8.38
Jimmy Orr7.36
Max McGee6.30
Ray Renfro5.53
Jim Phillips3.18
R.C. Owens3.08
Leon Clarke2.80
Bill Jessup.78
Don Maynard.73
Tight Ends
Averaging 4.16 fantasy points per game for 12 games made Pete Retzlaff the top Fantasy Tight End of 1958. Statistically, he had 56 receptions for 2 touchdowns and 766 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1958 were Bill Anderson with 31.80 fantasy points on 396 receiving yards and 18 receptions and Jim Gibbons with 367 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Mal Hammack with 11 yards receiving and 0 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Pete Retzlaff4.16
Bill Anderson2.65
Jim Gibbons2.53
Mal Hammack1.86
The top fantasy kicker of 1958 with 14 field goals and 42 extra points was Paige Cothren. These stats produced a 12 game total of 84.00 fantasy points for an average of 7.00 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Bobby Joe Conrad with 6 field goals and 33 extra points for an average of 4.25 points per game and Don Chandler with 2.85 points on 0 field goals and 0 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Paige Cothren7.00
Bobby Joe Conrad4.25
Don Chandler.24
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