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1971 NFL Season

In 1971 the Dallas Cowboys finished with the best record in the league at 11 and 3, and they went on to win the Super Bowl against the Miami Dolphins. John Hadl led the league in passing yards with 3,075, Floyd Little led the league in rushing yards with 1,133 and Otis Taylor lead the league in receiving yards with 1,110. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Greg Landry with 16.49 points per game, John Hadl with 16.45 points per game and Calvin Hill with 15.63 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were John Hadl with 39.70 points against the New York Jets, Duane Thomas with 35.35 points against the St. Louis Cardinals and Calvin Hill with 34.55 points against the Buffalo Bills.
1971 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Greg Landry was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1971. He produced 230.85 fantasy points in 14 games for an average of 16.49 points a game. Statistically, he had 136 pass completions for 2,237 yards and 16 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were John Hadl with 3,075 passing yards and 21 td passes and John Brodie with 2,642 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Terry Bradshaw with 2,259 yards passing and 13 td tosses.Fran Tarkenton with 2,567 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Roger Staubach with 1,882 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Jim Plunkett with 2,158 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Roman Gabriel with 2,238 yards passing and 17 td tosses.Bob Berry with 2,005 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Len Dawson with 2,504 yards passing and 15 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Greg Landry16.49
John Hadl16.45
John Brodie14.90
Terry Bradshaw14.76
Fran Tarkenton14.65
Roger Staubach14.26
Jim Plunkett13.28
Roman Gabriel12.84
Bob Berry12.40
Len Dawson12.33
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1971 was Calvin Hill. He averaged 15.63 fantasy points per game for 8 games for a total of 125.00 points. He also had 468 rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Duane Thomas with 793 rushing yards and 164.95 fantasy points and Steve Owens with 1,035 yards rushing and 181.00 fantasy points.Leroy Kelly with 865 yards rushing and 172.25 fantasy points.Floyd Little with 1,133 yards rushing and 162.05 fantasy points.Larry Csonka with 1,051 yards rushing and 158.75 fantasy points.Norm Bulaich with 741 yards rushing and 145.55 fantasy points.Larry Brown with 948 yards rushing and 139.60 fantasy points.Ed Podolak with 708 yards rushing and 139.50 fantasy points.John Brockington with 1,105 yards rushing and 145.40 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Calvin Hill15.63
Duane Thomas15.00
Steve Owens12.93
Leroy Kelly12.30
Floyd Little11.58
Larry Csonka11.34
Norm Bulaich11.20
Larry Brown10.74
Ed Podolak10.73
John Brockington10.39
Wide Receivers
Paul Warfield was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1971 with 43 receptions for 996 yards and 11 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 127.30 fantasy points for an average of 9.09 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Otis Taylor with 1,110 receiving yards on 57 receptions for 106.00 fantasy points and Fred Biletnikoff with 929 yards receiving on 61 catches.Randy Vataha with 872 yards receiving on 51 catches.Bob Hayes with 840 yards receiving on 35 catches.Bob Grim with 691 yards receiving on 45 catches.Billy Parks with 609 yards receiving on 41 catches.Gary Garrison with 889 yards receiving on 42 catches.Charlie Joiner with 681 yards receiving on 31 catches.Lance Rentzel with 534 yards receiving on 38 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Paul Warfield9.09
Otis Taylor7.57
Fred Biletnikoff7.18
Randy Vataha6.97
Bob Hayes6.56
Bob Grim6.38
Billy Parks6.22
Gary Garrison5.75
Charlie Joiner5.43
Lance Rentzel5.29
Tight Ends
Averaging 5.30 fantasy points per game for 12 games made Bob Tucker the top Fantasy Tight End of 1971. Statistically, he had 59 receptions for 4 touchdowns and 791 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1971 were Ted Kwalick with 69.40 fantasy points on 664 receiving yards and 52 receptions and Jackie Smith with 379 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jim Mitchell with 593 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Raymond Chester with 442 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Charlie Sanders with 502 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Rich McGeorge with 463 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Bob Trumpy with 531 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Bruce Coslet with 356 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Milt Morin with 581 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Bob Tucker5.30
Ted Kwalick4.96
Jackie Smith4.88
Jim Mitchell4.78
Raymond Chester4.61
Charlie Sanders4.24
Rich McGeorge3.37
Bob Trumpy3.18
Bruce Coslet2.99
Milt Morin2.94
The top fantasy kicker of 1971 with 28 field goals and 33 extra points was Garo Yepremian. These stats produced a 14 game total of 117.00 fantasy points for an average of 8.36 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Curt Knight with 29 field goals and 27 extra points for an average of 8.14 points per game and Jan Stenerud with 110.00 points on 26 field goals and 32 extra points.Errol Mann with 103.00 points on 22 field goals and 37 extra points.Bruce Gossett with 101.00 points on 23 field goals and 32 extra points.Mike Clark with 86.00 points on 13 field goals and 47 extra points.Jim O'Brien with 95.00 points on 20 field goals and 35 extra points.Jim Turner with 93.00 points on 25 field goals and 18 extra points.David Ray with 91.00 points on 18 field goals and 37 extra points.Fred Cox with 91.00 points on 22 field goals and 25 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Garo Yepremian8.36
Curt Knight8.14
Jan Stenerud7.86
Errol Mann7.36
Bruce Gossett7.21
Mike Clark7.17
Jim O'Brien6.79
Jim Turner6.64
David Ray6.50
Fred Cox6.50
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