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1965 NFL Season

In 1965 the San Diego Chargers finished with the best record in the league at 9 and 2 and 3 ties. John Brodie led the league in passing yards with 3,112, Jim Brown led the league in rushing yards with 1,544 and Lance Alworth lead the league in receiving yards with 1,602. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Jim Brown with 21.55 points per game, John Brodie with 19.82 points per game and Johnny Unitas with 18.94 points per game.
1965 Top Fantasy Players by Position
John Brodie was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1965. He produced 257.60 fantasy points in 13 games for an average of 19.82 points a game. Statistically, he had 242 pass completions for 3,112 yards and 30 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Johnny Unitas with 2,530 passing yards and 23 td passes and George Blanda with 2,542 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Norm Snead with 2,346 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Charley Johnson with 2,439 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Roman Gabriel with 1,321 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Fran Tarkenton with 2,609 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Don Meredith with 2,415 yards passing and 22 td tosses.John Hadl with 2,798 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Rudy Bukich with 2,641 yards passing and 20 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
John Brodie19.82
Johnny Unitas18.94
George Blanda17.68
Norm Snead17.13
Charley Johnson17.09
Roman Gabriel16.99
Fran Tarkenton16.36
Don Meredith15.53
John Hadl15.36
Rudy Bukich15.24
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1965 was Jim Brown. He averaged 21.55 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 301.75 points. He also had 1,544 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Gale Sayers with 867 rushing yards and 237.70 fantasy points and Tommy Mason with 597 yards rushing and 141.75 fantasy points.Clem Daniels with 884 yards rushing and 193.55 fantasy points.Timmy Brown with 861 yards rushing and 174.20 fantasy points.Paul Lowe with 1,121 yards rushing and 164.45 fantasy points.Cookie Gilchrist with 954 yards rushing and 145.10 fantasy points.Ken Willard with 778 yards rushing and 144.45 fantasy points.Bill Brown with 699 yards rushing and 137.05 fantasy points.John David Crow with 514 yards rushing and 136.10 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jim Brown21.55
Gale Sayers16.98
Tommy Mason14.18
Clem Daniels13.83
Timmy Brown13.40
Paul Lowe11.75
Cookie Gilchrist10.36
Ken Willard10.32
Bill Brown9.79
John David Crow9.72
Wide Receivers
Gino Cappelletti was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1965 with 37 receptions for 680 yards and 9 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 166.00 fantasy points for an average of 11.86 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Lance Alworth with 1,602 receiving yards on 69 receptions for 162.90 fantasy points and Don Maynard with 1,218 yards receiving on 68 catches.Dave Parks with 1,344 yards receiving on 80 catches.Bob Hayes with 1,003 yards receiving on 46 catches.Art Powell with 800 yards receiving on 52 catches.Tommy McDonald with 1,036 yards receiving on 67 catches.Gary Collins with 884 yards receiving on 50 catches.Jimmy Orr with 847 yards receiving on 45 catches.Sonny Randle with 845 yards receiving on 51 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Gino Cappelletti11.86
Lance Alworth11.64
Don Maynard10.36
Dave Parks9.94
Bob Hayes9.80
Art Powell8.00
Tommy McDonald7.56
Gary Collins7.56
Jimmy Orr7.31
Sonny Randle6.88
Tight Ends
Averaging 10.69 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Curtis McClinton the top Fantasy Tight End of 1965. Statistically, he had 37 receptions for 3 touchdowns and 590 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1965 were Pete Retzlaff with 119.50 fantasy points on 1,190 receiving yards and 66 receptions and Willie Frazier with 521 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns.John Mackey with 814 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Aaron Thomas with 631 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Ray Poage with 612 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Marlin McKeever with 542 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Gordon Smith with 431 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Fred Arbanas with 418 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jackie Smith with 648 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Curtis McClinton10.69
Pete Retzlaff8.54
Willie Frazier6.17
John Mackey5.96
Aaron Thomas4.73
Ray Poage4.66
Marlin McKeever4.26
Gordon Smith3.68
Fred Arbanas3.21
Jackie Smith3.17
The top fantasy kicker of 1965 with 0 field goals and 0 extra points was Keith Lincoln. These stats produced a 10 game total of 97.25 fantasy points for an average of 9.73 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Pete Gogolak with 28 field goals and 31 extra points for an average of 8.21 points per game and Fred Cox with 113.00 points on 23 field goals and 44 extra points.Tommy Davis with 105.10 points on 17 field goals and 52 extra points.Jim Bakken with 98.80 points on 21 field goals and 33 extra points.Herb Travenio with 94.00 points on 18 field goals and 40 extra points.Jim Turner with 91.00 points on 20 field goals and 31 extra points.Don Chandler with 90.70 points on 17 field goals and 37 extra points.Danny Villanueva with 85.00 points on 16 field goals and 37 extra points.Tommy Brooker with 76.00 points on 13 field goals and 37 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Keith Lincoln9.73
Pete Gogolak8.21
Fred Cox8.07
Tommy Davis7.51
Jim Bakken7.06
Herb Travenio6.71
Jim Turner6.50
Don Chandler6.48
Danny Villanueva6.07
Tommy Brooker5.43
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