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1974 NFL Season

In 1974 the Oakland Raiders finished with the best record in the league at 12 and 2, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Ken Anderson led the league in passing yards with 2,667, Otis Armstrong led the league in rushing yards with 1,407 and Cliff Branch lead the league in receiving yards with 1,092. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Ken Anderson with 17.75 points per game, Otis Armstrong with 16.64 points per game and Don Woods with 16.50 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Bert Jones with 39.75 points against the New York Jets, Otis Armstrong with 37.25 points against the Houston Oilers and Ken Anderson with 33.50 points against the Cleveland Browns.
1974 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Ken Anderson was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1974. He produced 230.75 fantasy points in 13 games for an average of 17.75 points a game. Statistically, he had 213 pass completions for 2,667 yards and 18 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Fran Tarkenton with 2,598 passing yards and 17 td passes and Roger Staubach with 2,552 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Jim Plunkett with 2,457 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Ken Stabler with 2,469 yards passing and 26 td tosses.Bert Jones with 1,610 yards passing and 8 td tosses.Joe Namath with 2,616 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Jim Hart with 2,411 yards passing and 20 td tosses.James Harris with 1,544 yards passing and 11 td tosses.Craig Morton with 1,510 yards passing and 9 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ken Anderson17.75
Fran Tarkenton15.76
Roger Staubach15.00
Jim Plunkett14.85
Ken Stabler14.80
Bert Jones14.22
Joe Namath14.06
Jim Hart13.90
James Harris13.76
Craig Morton12.88
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1974 was Otis Armstrong. He averaged 16.64 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 232.95 points. He also had 1,407 rushing yards and 9 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Don Woods with 1,162 rushing yards and 198.05 fantasy points and Sam Cunningham with 811 yards rushing and 157.80 fantasy points.Chuck Foreman with 777 yards rushing and 197.00 fantasy points.Mack Herron with 824 yards rushing and 178.10 fantasy points.Franco Harris with 1,006 yards rushing and 146.60 fantasy points.John Riggins with 680 yards rushing and 119.00 fantasy points.Tom Sullivan with 760 yards rushing and 163.60 fantasy points.Lawrence McCutcheon with 1,109 yards rushing and 161.30 fantasy points.Calvin Hill with 844 yards rushing and 133.10 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Otis Armstrong16.64
Don Woods16.50
Sam Cunningham15.78
Chuck Foreman15.15
Mack Herron12.72
Franco Harris12.22
John Riggins11.90
Tom Sullivan11.69
Lawrence McCutcheon11.52
Calvin Hill11.09
Wide Receivers
Cliff Branch was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1974 with 60 receptions for 1,092 yards and 13 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 132.60 fantasy points for an average of 9.47 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Isaac Curtis with 633 receiving yards on 30 receptions for 97.85 fantasy points and Rich Caster with 745 yards receiving on 38 catches.Harold Carmichael with 649 yards receiving on 56 catches.Mel Gray with 770 yards receiving on 39 catches.Ron Jessie with 761 yards receiving on 54 catches.Drew Pearson with 1,087 yards receiving on 62 catches.Fred Biletnikoff with 593 yards receiving on 42 catches.Gary Garrison with 785 yards receiving on 41 catches.Gene Washington with 615 yards receiving on 29 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Cliff Branch9.47
Isaac Curtis6.99
Rich Caster6.10
Harold Carmichael5.70
Mel Gray5.32
Ron Jessie5.31
Drew Pearson5.16
Fred Biletnikoff5.12
Gary Garrison4.95
Gene Washington4.80
Tight Ends
Averaging 5.03 fantasy points per game for 14 games made Riley Odoms the top Fantasy Tight End of 1974. Statistically, he had 42 receptions for 6 touchdowns and 639 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1974 were Charle Young with 56.60 fantasy points on 696 receiving yards and 63 receptions and Jim Mandich with 374 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Billy Joe DuPree with 466 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Paul Seal with 466 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Jerry Smith with 554 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Charlie Sanders with 532 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Stu Voigt with 268 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Bob Klein with 336 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Bob Tucker with 496 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Riley Odoms5.03
Charle Young4.04
Jim Mandich3.91
Billy Joe DuPree3.69
Paul Seal3.43
Jerry Smith3.30
Charlie Sanders3.19
Stu Voigt3.10
Bob Klein2.91
Bob Tucker2.83
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1974 with 25 field goals and 19 extra points was Chester Marcol. These stats produced a 14 game total of 94.00 fantasy points for an average of 6.71 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Roy Gerela with 20 field goals and 33 extra points for an average of 6.64 points per game and Errol Mann with 92.00 points on 23 field goals and 23 extra points.John Smith with 90.00 points on 16 field goals and 42 extra points.Mark Moseley with 81.00 points on 18 field goals and 27 extra points.Pat Leahy with 36.00 points on 6 field goals and 18 extra points.John Leypoldt with 82.00 points on 19 field goals and 25 extra points.Jan Stenerud with 75.00 points on 17 field goals and 24 extra points.Efren Herrera with 57.00 points on 8 field goals and 33 extra points.Don Cockroft with 72.35 points on 14 field goals and 29 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Chester Marcol6.71
Roy Gerela6.64
Errol Mann6.57
John Smith6.43
Mark Moseley6.23
Pat Leahy6.00
John Leypoldt5.86
Jan Stenerud5.36
Efren Herrera5.18
Don Cockroft5.17
*Fantasy Point Calculation Formula
 
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