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1986 NFL Season

In 1986 the Chicago Bears finished with the best record in the league at 14 and 2, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Dan Marino led the league in passing yards with 4,746, Eric Dickerson led the league in rushing yards with 1,821 and Jerry Rice lead the league in receiving yards with 1,570. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Dan Marino with 23.06 points per game, Boomer Esiason with 18.16 points per game and Tommy Kramer with 17.91 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Boomer Esiason with 40.75 points against the New York Jets, Dan Marino with 40.40 points against the New York Jets and Curt Warner with 38.65 points against the Denver Broncos.
1986 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Dan Marino was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1986. He produced 369.00 fantasy points in 16 games for an average of 23.06 points a game. Statistically, he had 378 pass completions for 4,746 yards and 44 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Boomer Esiason with 3,959 passing yards and 24 td passes and Tommy Kramer with 3,000 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Jay Schroeder with 4,109 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Ken O'Brien with 3,690 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Joe Montana with 2,236 yards passing and 8 td tosses.John Elway with 3,485 yards passing and 19 td tosses.Dan Fouts with 3,031 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Jim Kelly with 3,593 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Warren Moon with 3,489 yards passing and 13 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Dan Marino23.06
Boomer Esiason18.16
Tommy Kramer17.91
Jay Schroeder17.63
Ken O'Brien17.61
Joe Montana17.45
John Elway16.88
Dan Fouts16.60
Jim Kelly16.60
Warren Moon16.08
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1986 was Joe Morris. He averaged 16.88 fantasy points per game for 15 games for a total of 253.25 points. He also had 1,516 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Eric Dickerson with 1,821 rushing yards and 262.10 fantasy points and George Rogers with 1,203 yards rushing and 229.50 fantasy points.Curt Warner with 1,481 yards rushing and 243.20 fantasy points.Walter Payton with 1,333 yards rushing and 218.40 fantasy points.Greg Bell with 377 yards rushing and 80.80 fantasy points.Herschel Walker with 737 yards rushing and 199.55 fantasy points.James Brooks with 1,087 yards rushing and 197.00 fantasy points.Gerald Riggs with 1,327 yards rushing and 193.50 fantasy points.Freeman McNeil with 856 yards rushing and 142.10 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Joe Morris16.88
Eric Dickerson16.38
George Rogers15.30
Curt Warner15.20
Walter Payton13.65
Greg Bell13.47
Herschel Walker12.47
James Brooks12.31
Gerald Riggs12.09
Freeman McNeil11.84
Wide Receivers
Jerry Rice was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1986 with 86 receptions for 1,570 yards and 15 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 182.50 fantasy points for an average of 11.41 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Stanley Morgan with 1,491 receiving yards on 84 receptions for 134.55 fantasy points and Mark Duper with 1,313 yards receiving on 67 catches.Mark Clayton with 1,150 yards receiving on 60 catches.Wesley Walker with 1,016 yards receiving on 49 catches.Gary Clark with 1,265 yards receiving on 74 catches.Cris Collinsworth with 1,024 yards receiving on 62 catches.Steve Largent with 1,070 yards receiving on 70 catches.Stephone Paige with 829 yards receiving on 52 catches.Al Toon with 1,176 yards receiving on 85 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jerry Rice11.41
Stanley Morgan8.41
Mark Duper8.17
Mark Clayton8.05
Wesley Walker7.68
Gary Clark7.02
Cris Collinsworth6.85
Steve Largent6.78
Stephone Paige6.70
Al Toon6.66
Tight Ends
Averaging 10.06 fantasy points per game for 16 games made James Jones the top Fantasy Tight End of 1986. Statistically, he had 54 receptions for 1 touchdown and 334 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1986 were Steve Jordan with 78.95 fantasy points on 859 receiving yards and 58 receptions and Mark Bavaro with 1,001 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Clint Didier with 691 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Kellen Winslow with 728 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Calvin Magee with 564 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Mickey Shuler with 675 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jimmie Giles with 198 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Pete Metzelaars with 485 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Ozzie Newsome with 417 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
James Jones10.06
Steve Jordan4.93
Mark Bavaro4.63
Clint Didier4.18
Kellen Winslow4.15
Calvin Magee3.64
Mickey Shuler3.61
Jimmie Giles3.10
Pete Metzelaars2.64
Ozzie Newsome2.43
The top fantasy kicker of 1986 with 32 field goals and 44 extra points was Tony Franklin. These stats produced a 16 game total of 140.00 fantasy points for an average of 8.75 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Raul Allegre with 24 field goals and 33 extra points for an average of 8.08 points per game and Matt Bahr with 90.00 points on 20 field goals and 30 extra points.Kevin Butler with 120.00 points on 28 field goals and 36 extra points.Ray Wersching with 116.00 points on 25 field goals and 41 extra points.Chuck Nelson with 110.00 points on 22 field goals and 44 extra points.Norm Johnson with 108.00 points on 22 field goals and 42 extra points.Morten Andersen with 108.00 points on 26 field goals and 30 extra points.Rich Karlis with 104.00 points on 20 field goals and 44 extra points.Jim Breech with 101.00 points on 17 field goals and 50 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Tony Franklin8.75
Raul Allegre8.08
Matt Bahr7.50
Kevin Butler7.50
Ray Wersching7.25
Chuck Nelson6.88
Norm Johnson6.75
Morten Andersen6.75
Rich Karlis6.50
Jim Breech6.31
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