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1973 NFL Season

In 1973 the Miami Dolphins finished with the best record in the league at 12 and 2, and they went on to win the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings. Roman Gabriel led the league in passing yards with 3,219, O.J. Simpson led the league in rushing yards with 2,003 and Harold Carmichael lead the league in receiving yards with 1,116. The top fantasy point producers for the season were O.J. Simpson with 19.69 points per game, Roman Gabriel with 16.93 points per game and Roger Staubach with 16.67 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Larry Brown with 44.25 points against the Philadelphia Eagles, Bobby Douglass with 39.90 points against the Green Bay Packers and Mercury Morris with 37.70 points against the New England Patriots.
1973 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Roman Gabriel was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1973. He produced 236.95 fantasy points in 14 games for an average of 16.93 points a game. Statistically, he had 270 pass completions for 3,219 yards and 23 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Roger Staubach with 2,428 passing yards and 23 td passes and Jim Plunkett with 2,550 yards passing and 13 td tosses.Greg Landry with 908 yards passing and 3 td tosses.Ken Anderson with 2,428 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Charley Johnson with 2,465 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Mike Phipps with 1,719 yards passing and 9 td tosses.Jim Hart with 2,223 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Fran Tarkenton with 2,113 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Billy Kilmer with 1,656 yards passing and 14 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Roman Gabriel16.93
Roger Staubach16.67
Jim Plunkett15.53
Greg Landry13.30
Ken Anderson13.22
Charley Johnson13.08
Mike Phipps13.03
Jim Hart12.99
Fran Tarkenton12.63
Billy Kilmer12.58
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1973 was O.J. Simpson. He averaged 19.69 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 275.65 points. He also had 2,003 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Floyd Little with 979 rushing yards and 197.05 fantasy points and Larry Brown with 860 yards rushing and 194.10 fantasy points.Ron Johnson with 902 yards rushing and 163.05 fantasy points.Jim Braxton with 494 yards rushing and 78.45 fantasy points.Lawrence McCutcheon with 1,097 yards rushing and 154.15 fantasy points.Mercury Morris with 954 yards rushing and 157.95 fantasy points.Donny Anderson with 679 yards rushing and 166.35 fantasy points.Calvin Hill with 1,142 yards rushing and 164.70 fantasy points.Boobie Clark with 988 yards rushing and 164.15 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
O.J. Simpson19.69
Floyd Little14.08
Larry Brown13.86
Ron Johnson13.59
Jim Braxton13.08
Lawrence McCutcheon12.85
Mercury Morris12.15
Donny Anderson11.88
Calvin Hill11.76
Boobie Clark11.73
Wide Receivers
Harold Jackson was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1973 with 40 receptions for 874 yards and 13 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 120.90 fantasy points for an average of 8.64 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Otto Stowe with 389 receiving yards on 23 receptions for 58.25 fantasy points and Harold Carmichael with 1,116 yards receiving on 67 catches.Ken Burrow with 567 yards receiving on 31 catches.Ron Shanklin with 711 yards receiving on 30 catches.Isaac Curtis with 843 yards receiving on 45 catches.Paul Warfield with 514 yards receiving on 29 catches.Haven Moses with 518 yards receiving on 28 catches.Mel Gray with 513 yards receiving on 29 catches.Jerome Barkum with 810 yards receiving on 44 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Harold Jackson8.64
Otto Stowe8.32
Harold Carmichael8.14
Ken Burrow8.01
Ron Shanklin7.36
Isaac Curtis6.79
Paul Warfield6.66
Haven Moses5.89
Mel Gray5.64
Jerome Barkum5.48
Tight Ends
Averaging 8.50 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Eddie Ray the top Fantasy Tight End of 1973. Statistically, he had 19 receptions for 2 touchdowns and 192 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1973 were Charle Young with 87.10 fantasy points on 854 receiving yards and 55 receptions and Riley Odoms with 629 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Ted Kwalick with 729 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Bob Tucker with 681 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Bob Trumpy with 435 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Billy Joe DuPree with 392 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Bob Windsor with 348 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Bob Moore with 375 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jim Mandich with 302 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Eddie Ray8.50
Charle Young6.22
Riley Odoms5.63
Ted Kwalick5.01
Bob Tucker4.60
Bob Trumpy3.70
Billy Joe DuPree3.56
Bob Windsor3.14
Bob Moore3.05
Jim Mandich2.79
The top fantasy kicker of 1973 with 30 field goals and 40 extra points was David Ray. These stats produced a 14 game total of 130.00 fantasy points for an average of 9.29 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Roy Gerela with 29 field goals and 36 extra points for an average of 8.79 points per game and Garo Yepremian with 113.00 points on 25 field goals and 38 extra points.Nick Mike-Mayer with 112.00 points on 26 field goals and 34 extra points.Jim Turner with 106.00 points on 22 field goals and 40 extra points.Tom Dempsey with 106.00 points on 24 field goals and 34 extra points.Toni Fritsch with 97.00 points on 18 field goals and 43 extra points.Bruce Gossett with 104.00 points on 26 field goals and 26 extra points.Curt Knight with 103.00 points on 22 field goals and 37 extra points.Jim Bakken with 100.00 points on 23 field goals and 31 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
David Ray9.29
Roy Gerela8.79
Garo Yepremian8.07
Nick Mike-Mayer8.00
Jim Turner7.57
Tom Dempsey7.57
Toni Fritsch7.46
Bruce Gossett7.43
Curt Knight7.36
Jim Bakken7.14
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