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1976

1976 NFL Season

In 1976 the Oakland Raiders finished with the best record in the league at 13 and 1, and they went on to win the Super Bowl against the Minnesota Vikings. Bert Jones led the league in passing yards with 3,104, O.J. Simpson led the league in rushing yards with 1,503 and Roger Carr lead the league in receiving yards with 1,112. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Ken Stabler with 18.64 points per game, Steve Grogan with 18.63 points per game and Bert Jones with 18.61 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Delvin Williams with 40.95 points against the Washington Redskins, O.J. Simpson with 39.30 points against the Detroit Lions and Delvin Williams with 37.80 points against the St. Louis Cardinals.
1976 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Ken Stabler was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1976. He produced 223.65 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 18.64 points a game. Statistically, he had 194 pass completions for 2,737 yards and 27 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Steve Grogan with 1,903 passing yards and 18 td passes and Bert Jones with 3,104 yards passing and 24 td tosses.James Harris with 1,460 yards passing and 8 td tosses.Fran Tarkenton with 2,961 yards passing and 17 td tosses.Roger Staubach with 2,715 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Jim Zorn with 2,571 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Jim Hart with 2,946 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Ken Anderson with 2,367 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Mike Livingston with 2,682 yards passing and 12 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ken Stabler18.64
Steve Grogan18.63
Bert Jones18.61
James Harris16.66
Fran Tarkenton16.12
Roger Staubach15.30
Jim Zorn15.23
Jim Hart14.43
Ken Anderson13.91
Mike Livingston13.64
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1976 was Chuck Foreman. He averaged 16.27 fantasy points per game for 14 games for a total of 227.85 points. He also had 1,155 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Walter Payton with 1,390 rushing yards and 224.45 fantasy points and O.J. Simpson with 1,503 yards rushing and 217.25 fantasy points.Franco Harris with 1,128 yards rushing and 204.35 fantasy points.Delvin Williams with 1,203 yards rushing and 189.35 fantasy points.Lawrence McCutcheon with 1,168 yards rushing and 198.05 fantasy points.Lydell Mitchell with 1,200 yards rushing and 195.75 fantasy points.Mike Thomas with 1,101 yards rushing and 178.60 fantasy points.Otis Armstrong with 1,008 yards rushing and 159.65 fantasy points.Greg Pruitt with 1,000 yards rushing and 152.00 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Chuck Foreman16.27
Walter Payton16.03
O.J. Simpson15.52
Franco Harris14.60
Delvin Williams14.57
Lawrence McCutcheon14.15
Lydell Mitchell13.98
Mike Thomas13.74
Otis Armstrong11.40
Greg Pruitt10.86
Wide Receivers
Cliff Branch was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1976 with 46 receptions for 1,111 yards and 12 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 128.75 fantasy points for an average of 9.20 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Roger Carr with 1,112 receiving yards on 43 receptions for 121.60 fantasy points and Sammy White with 906 yards receiving on 51 catches.Bob Chandler with 824 yards receiving on 61 catches.Charlie Joiner with 1,056 yards receiving on 50 catches.Ken Burrough with 932 yards receiving on 51 catches.Willie McGee with 269 yards receiving on 13 catches.Reggie Rucker with 676 yards receiving on 49 catches.Drew Pearson with 806 yards receiving on 58 catches.Mel Gray with 686 yards receiving on 36 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Cliff Branch9.20
Roger Carr8.69
Sammy White7.45
Bob Chandler7.23
Charlie Joiner6.77
Ken Burrough6.49
Willie McGee6.44
Reggie Rucker6.06
Drew Pearson5.95
Mel Gray5.85
Tight Ends
Averaging 7.31 fantasy points per game for 13 games made Dave Casper the top Fantasy Tight End of 1976. Statistically, he had 53 receptions for 10 touchdowns and 691 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1976 were Walter White with 83.90 fantasy points on 808 receiving yards and 47 receptions and Bob Trumpy with 323 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Charlie Sanders with 545 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Riley Odoms with 477 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Billy Joe DuPree with 680 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.J.V. Cain with 400 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Billy Masters with 269 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Henry Childs with 349 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.David Hill with 249 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Dave Casper7.31
Walter White5.99
Bob Trumpy4.47
Charlie Sanders4.40
Riley Odoms4.10
Billy Joe DuPree3.64
J.V. Cain3.57
Billy Masters3.15
Henry Childs3.08
David Hill3.03
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1976 with 20 field goals and 49 extra points was Toni Linhart. These stats produced a 14 game total of 109.00 fantasy points for an average of 7.79 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Mark Moseley with 22 field goals and 31 extra points for an average of 6.93 points per game and Jim Bakken with 93.00 points on 20 field goals and 33 extra points.Jan Stenerud with 90.00 points on 21 field goals and 27 extra points.Fred Cox with 89.00 points on 19 field goals and 32 extra points.Efren Herrera with 88.00 points on 18 field goals and 34 extra points.Tom Dempsey with 87.00 points on 17 field goals and 36 extra points.John Smith with 87.00 points on 15 field goals and 42 extra points.Benny Ricardo with 49.00 points on 10 field goals and 19 extra points.Roy Gerela with 82.00 points on 14 field goals and 40 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Toni Linhart7.79
Mark Moseley6.93
Jim Bakken6.64
Jan Stenerud6.43
Fred Cox6.36
Efren Herrera6.29
Tom Dempsey6.21
John Smith6.21
Benny Ricardo6.13
Roy Gerela5.86
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