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1966 NFL Season

In 1966 the Green Bay Packers finished with the best record in the league at 12 and 2, and they went on to win the Super Bowl against the Kansas City Chiefs. Joe Namath led the league in passing yards with 3,379, Jim Nance led the league in rushing yards with 1,458 and Lance Alworth lead the league in receiving yards with 1,383. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Don Meredith with 20.50 points per game, Frank Ryan with 17.95 points per game and Sonny Jurgensen with 17.56 points per game.
1966 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Don Meredith was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1966. He produced 266.45 fantasy points in 13 games for an average of 20.50 points a game. Statistically, he had 177 pass completions for 2,805 yards and 24 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Frank Ryan with 2,974 passing yards and 29 td passes and Sonny Jurgensen with 3,209 yards passing and 28 td tosses.Joe Namath with 3,379 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Fran Tarkenton with 2,561 yards passing and 17 td tosses.John Hadl with 2,846 yards passing and 23 td tosses.George Blanda with 1,764 yards passing and 17 td tosses.Len Dawson with 2,527 yards passing and 26 td tosses.Tom Flores with 2,638 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Johnny Unitas with 2,748 yards passing and 22 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Don Meredith20.50
Frank Ryan17.95
Sonny Jurgensen17.56
Joe Namath17.30
Fran Tarkenton17.19
John Hadl16.58
George Blanda16.16
Len Dawson15.79
Tom Flores15.35
Johnny Unitas15.27
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1966 was Leroy Kelly. He averaged 16.31 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 228.40 points. He also had 1,141 rushing yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Jim Nance with 1,458 rushing yards and 216.95 fantasy points and Gale Sayers with 1,231 yards rushing and 208.35 fantasy points.Dan Reeves with 757 yards rushing and 201.95 fantasy points.Clem Daniels with 801 yards rushing and 172.70 fantasy points.Charley Taylor with 262 yards rushing and 172.15 fantasy points.Dick Bass with 1,090 yards rushing and 170.70 fantasy points.Matt Snell with 644 yards rushing and 129.70 fantasy points.Ernie Green with 750 yards rushing and 151.25 fantasy points.Bobby Burnett with 766 yards rushing and 145.55 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Leroy Kelly16.31
Jim Nance15.50
Gale Sayers14.88
Dan Reeves14.43
Clem Daniels12.34
Charley Taylor12.30
Dick Bass12.19
Matt Snell10.81
Ernie Green10.80
Bobby Burnett10.40
Wide Receivers
Lance Alworth was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1966 with 73 receptions for 1,383 yards and 13 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 148.15 fantasy points for an average of 11.40 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Gino Cappelletti with 676 receiving yards on 43 receptions for 152.80 fantasy points and Bob Hayes with 1,232 yards receiving on 64 catches.Charley Frazier with 1,129 yards receiving on 57 catches.Gary Collins with 946 yards receiving on 56 catches.Art Powell with 1,026 yards receiving on 53 catches.Otis Taylor with 1,297 yards receiving on 58 catches.Homer Jones with 1,044 yards receiving on 48 catches.Pat Studstill with 1,266 yards receiving on 67 catches.Chris Burford with 758 yards receiving on 58 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Lance Alworth11.40
Gino Cappelletti10.91
Bob Hayes9.96
Charley Frazier9.17
Gary Collins8.79
Art Powell8.38
Otis Taylor8.30
Homer Jones7.46
Pat Studstill6.81
Chris Burford6.14
Tight Ends
Averaging 8.73 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Curtis McClinton the top Fantasy Tight End of 1966. Statistically, he had 19 receptions for 5 touchdowns and 285 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1966 were John Mackey with 94.85 fantasy points on 829 receiving yards and 50 receptions and Jerry Smith with 686 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Pete Retzlaff with 653 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Jackie Smith with 810 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Aaron Thomas with 683 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.John Hilton with 603 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Pete Lammons with 565 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jim Whalen with 502 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Taz Anderson with 195 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Curtis McClinton8.73
John Mackey6.78
Jerry Smith5.02
Pete Retzlaff4.90
Jackie Smith4.24
Aaron Thomas4.15
John Hilton3.87
Pete Lammons3.73
Jim Whalen3.51
Taz Anderson3.47
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1966 with 20 field goals and 33 extra points was Mike Mercer. These stats produced a 10 game total of 93.00 fantasy points for an average of 9.30 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Bruce Gossett with 28 field goals and 29 extra points for an average of 8.07 points per game and Danny Villanueva with 109.30 points on 17 field goals and 56 extra points.Charlie Gogolak with 105.00 points on 22 field goals and 39 extra points.Booth Lusteg with 98.00 points on 19 field goals and 41 extra points.Mike Clark with 97.00 points on 21 field goals and 34 extra points.Jim Bakken with 96.00 points on 23 field goals and 27 extra points.Tommy Davis with 90.30 points on 16 field goals and 38 extra points.Fred Cox with 88.00 points on 18 field goals and 34 extra points.Jim Turner with 88.00 points on 18 field goals and 34 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Mike Mercer9.30
Bruce Gossett8.07
Danny Villanueva7.81
Charlie Gogolak7.50
Booth Lusteg7.00
Mike Clark6.93
Jim Bakken6.86
Tommy Davis6.45
Fred Cox6.29
Jim Turner6.29
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