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1963 NFL Season

In 1963 the Chicago Bears finished with the best record in the league at 11 and 1 and 2 ties. Johnny Unitas led the league in passing yards with 3,481, Jim Brown led the league in rushing yards with 1,863 and Bobby Mitchell lead the league in receiving yards with 1,436. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Y.A. Tittle with 22.09 points per game, Jim Brown with 20.69 points per game and George Blanda with 20.59 points per game.
1963 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Y.A. Tittle was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1963. He produced 287.15 fantasy points in 13 games for an average of 22.09 points a game. Statistically, he had 221 pass completions for 3,145 yards and 36 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were George Blanda with 3,003 passing yards and 24 td passes and Charley Johnson with 3,280 yards passing and 28 td tosses.Johnny Unitas with 3,481 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Jack Kemp with 2,910 yards passing and 13 td tosses.Len Dawson with 2,389 yards passing and 26 td tosses.Frank Ryan with 2,026 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Earl Morrall with 2,621 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Norm Snead with 3,043 yards passing and 13 td tosses.Billy Wade with 2,301 yards passing and 15 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Y.A. Tittle22.09
George Blanda20.59
Charley Johnson19.16
Johnny Unitas18.32
Jack Kemp18.31
Len Dawson16.90
Frank Ryan16.21
Earl Morrall15.68
Norm Snead15.23
Billy Wade14.95
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1963 was Jim Brown. He averaged 20.69 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 289.70 points. He also had 1,863 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Cookie Gilchrist with 979 rushing yards and 194.20 fantasy points and Clem Daniels with 1,099 yards rushing and 192.65 fantasy points.Paul Lowe with 1,010 yards rushing and 178.55 fantasy points.Timmy Brown with 841 yards rushing and 172.00 fantasy points.Jim Taylor with 1,018 yards rushing and 165.20 fantasy points.Tommy Mason with 763 yards rushing and 148.55 fantasy points.Tom Moore with 658 yards rushing and 133.60 fantasy points.Don Perkins with 614 yards rushing and 107.60 fantasy points.Dick Hoak with 679 yards rushing and 115.80 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jim Brown20.69
Cookie Gilchrist13.87
Clem Daniels13.76
Paul Lowe12.75
Timmy Brown12.29
Jim Taylor11.80
Tommy Mason11.43
Tom Moore11.13
Don Perkins9.78
Dick Hoak9.65
Wide Receivers
Art Powell was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1963 with 73 receptions for 1,304 yards and 16 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 161.20 fantasy points for an average of 11.51 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Gino Cappelletti with 493 receiving yards on 34 receptions for 137.85 fantasy points and Lance Alworth with 1,205 yards receiving on 61 catches.Sonny Randle with 1,014 yards receiving on 51 catches.Buddy Dial with 1,295 yards receiving on 60 catches.Lionel Taylor with 1,101 yards receiving on 78 catches.Charley Hennigan with 1,051 yards receiving on 61 catches.Gary Collins with 674 yards receiving on 43 catches.Don Maynard with 780 yards receiving on 38 catches.Gail Cogdill with 945 yards receiving on 48 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Art Powell11.51
Gino Cappelletti9.85
Lance Alworth9.12
Sonny Randle8.76
Buddy Dial8.48
Lionel Taylor8.22
Charley Hennigan8.04
Gary Collins7.98
Don Maynard7.80
Gail Cogdill7.66
Tight Ends
Averaging 8.04 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Curtis McClinton the top Fantasy Tight End of 1963. Statistically, he had 27 receptions for 3 touchdowns and 301 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1963 were Mike Ditka with 87.70 fantasy points on 794 receiving yards and 59 receptions and John Mackey with 726 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Pete Retzlaff with 895 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Ray Poage with 354 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Ron Kramer with 537 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Bob McLeod with 530 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Fred Arbanas with 373 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Dave Kocourek with 359 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Aaron Thomas with 469 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Curtis McClinton8.04
Mike Ditka6.26
John Mackey5.61
Pete Retzlaff4.91
Ray Poage4.24
Ron Kramer4.24
Bob McLeod4.04
Fred Arbanas3.90
Dave Kocourek3.43
Aaron Thomas2.96
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1963 with 0 field goals and 0 extra points was Keith Lincoln. These stats produced a 14 game total of 146.85 fantasy points for an average of 10.49 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Bobby Joe Conrad with 0 field goals and 0 extra points for an average of 7.74 points per game and Don Chandler with 106.00 points on 18 field goals and 52 extra points.Gene Mingo with 92.55 points on 16 field goals and 35 extra points.Jack Spikes with 78.95 points on 2 field goals and 23 extra points.Jim Bakken with 77.00 points on 11 field goals and 44 extra points.Fred Cox with 75.00 points on 12 field goals and 39 extra points.Mike Mercer with 70.50 points on 8 field goals and 47 extra points.Tommy Brooker with 39.60 points on 6 field goals and 20 extra points.Tommy Davis with 54.00 points on 10 field goals and 24 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Keith Lincoln10.49
Bobby Joe Conrad7.74
Don Chandler7.57
Gene Mingo6.61
Jack Spikes5.64
Jim Bakken5.50
Fred Cox5.36
Mike Mercer5.04
Tommy Brooker4.40
Tommy Davis3.86
*Fantasy Point Calculation Formula
 
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