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1980 NFL Season

In 1980 the Atlanta Falcons finished with the best record in the league at 12 and 4, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Dan Fouts led the league in passing yards with 4,715, Earl Campbell led the league in rushing yards with 1,934 and John Jefferson lead the league in receiving yards with 1,340. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Dan Fouts with 21.20 points per game, Brian Sipe with 19.26 points per game and Earl Campbell with 18.64 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Doug Williams with 37.60 points against the Minnesota Vikings, Billy Sims with 36.50 points against the Los Angeles Rams and Tommy Kramer with 35.90 points against the Cleveland Browns.
1980 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Dan Fouts was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1980. He produced 339.25 fantasy points in 16 games for an average of 21.20 points a game. Statistically, he had 348 pass completions for 4,715 yards and 30 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Brian Sipe with 4,132 passing yards and 30 td passes and Doug Williams with 3,396 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Steve Bartkowski with 3,544 yards passing and 31 td tosses.Richard Todd with 3,329 yards passing and 17 td tosses.Terry Bradshaw with 3,339 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Ron Jaworski with 3,529 yards passing and 27 td tosses.Bert Jones with 3,134 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Archie Manning with 3,716 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Tommy Kramer with 3,582 yards passing and 19 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Dan Fouts21.20
Brian Sipe19.26
Doug Williams18.18
Steve Bartkowski17.86
Richard Todd17.53
Terry Bradshaw17.47
Ron Jaworski17.06
Bert Jones17.01
Archie Manning16.96
Tommy Kramer16.91
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1980 was Earl Campbell. He averaged 18.64 fantasy points per game for 15 games for a total of 279.60 points. He also had 1,934 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Billy Sims with 1,303 rushing yards and 257.35 fantasy points and Joe Cribbs with 1,185 yards rushing and 211.90 fantasy points.Wilbert Montgomery with 778 yards rushing and 158.15 fantasy points.Tony Dorsett with 1,185 yards rushing and 197.65 fantasy points.Walter Payton with 1,460 yards rushing and 206.35 fantasy points.Ottis Anderson with 1,352 yards rushing and 204.60 fantasy points.Paul Hofer with 293 yards rushing and 70.65 fantasy points.William Andrews with 1,308 yards rushing and 183.60 fantasy points.Ted Brown with 912 yards rushing and 182.35 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Earl Campbell18.64
Billy Sims16.08
Joe Cribbs13.24
Wilbert Montgomery13.18
Tony Dorsett13.18
Walter Payton12.90
Ottis Anderson12.79
Paul Hofer11.78
William Andrews11.48
Ted Brown11.40
Wide Receivers
John Jefferson was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1980 with 82 receptions for 1,340 yards and 13 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 146.60 fantasy points for an average of 9.16 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Jim Smith with 711 receiving yards on 37 receptions for 89.45 fantasy points and Tony Hill with 1,055 yards receiving on 60 catches.Bob Chandler with 786 yards receiving on 49 catches.Earnest Gray with 777 yards receiving on 52 catches.Dwight Clark with 991 yards receiving on 82 catches.Pat Tilley with 966 yards receiving on 68 catches.Lynn Swann with 710 yards receiving on 44 catches.Harold Carmichael with 815 yards receiving on 48 catches.Steve Largent with 1,064 yards receiving on 66 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
John Jefferson9.16
Jim Smith7.45
Tony Hill6.47
Bob Chandler6.21
Earnest Gray6.18
Dwight Clark6.10
Pat Tilley6.02
Lynn Swann5.93
Harold Carmichael5.92
Steve Largent5.59
Tight Ends
Averaging 7.41 fantasy points per game for 16 games made Kellen Winslow the top Fantasy Tight End of 1980. Statistically, he had 89 receptions for 9 touchdowns and 1,290 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1980 were Russ Francis with 81.20 fantasy points on 664 receiving yards and 41 receptions and Junior Miller with 584 yards receiving and 9 touchdowns.Henry Childs with 463 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Dave Casper with 526 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Riley Odoms with 590 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Mike Barber with 712 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Don Bass with 409 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Joe Senser with 447 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Dan Ross with 724 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Kellen Winslow7.41
Russ Francis5.41
Junior Miller5.19
Henry Childs4.55
Dave Casper4.51
Riley Odoms4.37
Mike Barber4.11
Don Bass4.03
Joe Senser4.02
Dan Ross3.76
The top fantasy kicker of 1980 with 26 field goals and 51 extra points was John Smith. These stats produced a 16 game total of 129.00 fantasy points for an average of 8.06 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Rolf Benirschke with 24 field goals and 46 extra points for an average of 7.38 points per game and Eddie Murray with 116.00 points on 27 field goals and 35 extra points.Fred Steinfort with 110.00 points on 26 field goals and 32 extra points.Tim Mazzetti with 103.00 points on 19 field goals and 46 extra points.Frank Corral with 99.00 points on 16 field goals and 51 extra points.Chris Bahr with 98.00 points on 19 field goals and 41 extra points.Nick Lowery with 97.00 points on 20 field goals and 37 extra points.Matt Bahr with 96.00 points on 19 field goals and 39 extra points.Tony Franklin with 96.00 points on 16 field goals and 48 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
John Smith8.06
Rolf Benirschke7.38
Eddie Murray7.25
Fred Steinfort6.88
Tim Mazzetti6.44
Frank Corral6.19
Chris Bahr6.13
Nick Lowery6.06
Matt Bahr6.00
Tony Franklin6.00
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