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1970 NFL Season

In 1970 the Minnesota Vikings finished with the best record in the league at 12 and 2, but they did not make the Super Bowl. John Brodie led the league in passing yards with 2,941, Larry Brown led the league in rushing yards with 1,125 and Gene Washington lead the league in receiving yards with 1,100. The top fantasy point producers for the season were John Brodie with 16.71 points per game, Fran Tarkenton with 16.53 points per game and John Hadl with 15.01 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Jack Concannon with 38.00 points against the Green Bay Packers, MacArthur Lane with 37.80 points against the Philadelphia Eagles and John Fuqua with 35.70 points against the Philadelphia Eagles.
1970 Top Fantasy Players by Position
John Brodie was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1970. He produced 233.95 fantasy points in 14 games for an average of 16.71 points a game. Statistically, he had 223 pass completions for 2,941 yards and 24 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Fran Tarkenton with 2,777 passing yards and 19 td passes and John Hadl with 2,388 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Sonny Jurgensen with 2,354 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Daryle Lamonica with 2,516 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Roman Gabriel with 2,552 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Norm Snead with 2,323 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Bill Nelsen with 2,156 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Jack Concannon with 2,130 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Dennis Shaw with 2,507 yards passing and 10 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
John Brodie16.71
Fran Tarkenton16.53
John Hadl15.01
Sonny Jurgensen14.04
Daryle Lamonica13.87
Roman Gabriel13.71
Norm Snead13.05
Bill Nelsen12.95
Jack Concannon12.86
Dennis Shaw12.60
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1970 was Ron Johnson. He averaged 14.22 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 199.05 points. He also had 1,027 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were MacArthur Lane with 977 rushing yards and 193.95 fantasy points and Larry Brown with 1,125 yards rushing and 171.55 fantasy points.Mel Farr with 717 yards rushing and 148.35 fantasy points.O.J. Simpson with 488 yards rushing and 91.75 fantasy points.Bo Scott with 625 yards rushing and 146.05 fantasy points.Ken Willard with 789 yards rushing and 151.85 fantasy points.Emerson Boozer with 581 yards rushing and 101.00 fantasy points.Leroy Kelly with 656 yards rushing and 129.15 fantasy points.John Fuqua with 691 yards rushing and 137.55 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ron Johnson14.22
MacArthur Lane13.85
Larry Brown13.20
Mel Farr12.36
O.J. Simpson11.47
Bo Scott11.23
Ken Willard10.85
Emerson Boozer10.10
Leroy Kelly9.93
John Fuqua9.83
Wide Receivers
Gene Washington was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1970 with 53 receptions for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 127.00 fantasy points for an average of 9.77 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Dick Gordon with 1,026 receiving yards on 71 receptions for 131.00 fantasy points and Gary Garrison with 1,006 yards receiving on 44 catches.Bob Hayes with 889 yards receiving on 34 catches.Warren Wells with 935 yards receiving on 43 catches.Marlin Briscoe with 1,036 yards receiving on 57 catches.Paul Warfield with 703 yards receiving on 28 catches.Eddie Hinton with 733 yards receiving on 47 catches.Jack Snow with 859 yards receiving on 51 catches.Roy Jefferson with 749 yards receiving on 44 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Gene Washington9.77
Dick Gordon9.36
Gary Garrison8.79
Bob Hayes8.76
Warren Wells8.30
Marlin Briscoe7.26
Paul Warfield6.59
Eddie Hinton6.50
Jack Snow6.07
Roy Jefferson6.01
Tight Ends
Averaging 6.12 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Jerry Smith the top Fantasy Tight End of 1970. Statistically, he had 43 receptions for 9 touchdowns and 575 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1970 were Willie Frazier with 78.85 fantasy points on 497 receiving yards and 38 receptions and Jim Mitchell with 650 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Raymond Chester with 556 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Charlie Sanders with 544 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Jackie Smith with 687 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Bob Tucker with 571 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Bob Trumpy with 480 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Alvin Reed with 604 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Jim Whalen with 503 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jerry Smith6.12
Willie Frazier5.63
Jim Mitchell5.49
Raymond Chester4.99
Charlie Sanders4.51
Jackie Smith4.47
Bob Tucker4.18
Bob Trumpy3.27
Alvin Reed3.25
Jim Whalen3.08
The top fantasy kicker of 1970 with 30 field goals and 35 extra points was Fred Cox. These stats produced a 14 game total of 124.95 fantasy points for an average of 8.93 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from David Ray with 29 field goals and 34 extra points for an average of 8.68 points per game and Jan Stenerud with 116.00 points on 30 field goals and 26 extra points.Horst Muhlmann with 108.00 points on 25 field goals and 33 extra points.Pete Gogolak with 107.00 points on 25 field goals and 32 extra points.Garo Yepremian with 97.00 points on 22 field goals and 31 extra points.Bruce Gossett with 102.00 points on 21 field goals and 39 extra points.Errol Mann with 101.00 points on 20 field goals and 41 extra points.Jim Bakken with 97.00 points on 20 field goals and 37 extra points.Jim O'Brien with 94.40 points on 19 field goals and 36 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Fred Cox8.93
David Ray8.68
Jan Stenerud8.29
Horst Muhlmann7.71
Pete Gogolak7.64
Garo Yepremian7.46
Bruce Gossett7.29
Errol Mann7.21
Jim Bakken6.93
Jim O'Brien6.74
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