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1959 NFL Season

In 1959 the New York Giants finished with the best record in the league at 10 and 2. Johnny Unitas led the league in passing yards with 2,899, Jim Brown led the league in rushing yards with 1,329 and Raymond Berry lead the league in receiving yards with 959. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Johnny Unitas with 22.29 points per game, Bobby Layne with 21.20 points per game and Jim Brown with 18.87 points per game.
1959 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Johnny Unitas was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1959. He produced 267.45 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 22.29 points a game. Statistically, he had 193 pass completions for 2,899 yards and 32 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Bobby Layne with 1,986 passing yards and 20 td passes and Norm Van Brocklin with 2,617 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Paul Hornung with 95 yards passing and 2 td tosses.Charlie Conerly with 1,706 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Billy Wade with 2,001 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Milt Plum with 1,992 yards passing and 14 td tosses.King Hill with 1,015 yards passing and 7 td tosses.Y.A. Tittle with 1,331 yards passing and 10 td tosses.Tobin Rote with 861 yards passing and 5 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Johnny Unitas22.29
Bobby Layne21.20
Norm Van Brocklin16.01
Paul Hornung14.88
Charlie Conerly13.71
Billy Wade13.13
Milt Plum12.55
King Hill10.77
Y.A. Tittle9.01
Tobin Rote8.57
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1959 was Jim Brown. He averaged 18.87 fantasy points per game for 12 games for a total of 226.40 points. He also had 1,329 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were J.D. Smith with 1,036 rushing yards and 176.25 fantasy points and Rick Casares with 699 yards rushing and 155.55 fantasy points.Bobby Mitchell with 743 yards rushing and 151.85 fantasy points.Tom Tracy with 794 yards rushing and 149.00 fantasy points.Billy Barnes with 687 yards rushing and 138.40 fantasy points.Lenny Moore with 422 yards rushing and 136.75 fantasy points.Ollie Matson with 863 yards rushing and 128.80 fantasy points.John David Crow with 666 yards rushing and 125.00 fantasy points.Alan Ameche with 679 yards rushing and 122.35 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jim Brown18.87
J.D. Smith14.69
Rick Casares12.96
Bobby Mitchell12.65
Tom Tracy12.42
Billy Barnes11.53
Lenny Moore11.40
Ollie Matson10.73
John David Crow10.42
Alan Ameche10.20
Wide Receivers
Tommy McDonald was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1959 with 47 receptions for 846 yards and 10 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 107.30 fantasy points for an average of 8.94 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Jim Phillips with 541 receiving yards on 37 receptions for 51.05 fantasy points and Max McGee with 695 yards receiving on 30 catches.Jimmy Orr with 604 yards receiving on 35 catches.Ray Renfro with 528 yards receiving on 30 catches.Buddy Dial with 428 yards receiving on 16 catches.R.C. Owens with 347 yards receiving on 17 catches.Leon Clarke with 453 yards receiving on 29 catches.Sonny Randle with 202 yards receiving on 15 catches.Art Powell with 0 yards receiving on 0 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tommy McDonald8.94
Jim Phillips5.67
Max McGee5.40
Jimmy Orr5.38
Ray Renfro5.20
Buddy Dial4.78
R.C. Owens2.95
Leon Clarke2.06
Sonny Randle2.01
Art Powell.50
Tight Ends
Averaging 6.61 fantasy points per game for 11 games made Bill Anderson the top Fantasy Tight End of 1959. Statistically, he had 35 receptions for 6 touchdowns and 734 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1959 were Pete Retzlaff with 34.65 fantasy points on 595 receiving yards and 34 receptions and Jim Gibbons with 431 yards receiving and 1 touchdown.Mal Hammack with 69 yards receiving and 0 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Bill Anderson6.61
Pete Retzlaff3.47
Jim Gibbons2.30
Mal Hammack2.26
The top fantasy kicker of 1959 with 6 field goals and 30 extra points was Bobby Joe Conrad. These stats produced a 12 game total of 125.00 fantasy points for an average of 10.42 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Tommy Davis with 12 field goals and 31 extra points for an average of 5.58 points per game and Paige Cothren with 25.00 points on 8 field goals and 1 extra point.Don Chandler with 4.40 points on 0 field goals and 2 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Bobby Joe Conrad10.42
Tommy Davis5.58
Paige Cothren3.57
Don Chandler.37
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