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1987 NFL Season

In 1987 the San Francisco 49ers finished with the best record in the league at 13 and 2, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Neil Lomax led the league in passing yards with 3,387, Charles White led the league in rushing yards with 1,374 and J.T. Smith lead the league in receiving yards with 1,117. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Randall Cunningham with 23.05 points per game, John Elway with 22.61 points per game and Neil Lomax with 21.00 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Bo Jackson with 40.80 points against the Seattle Seahawks, Kyle Mackey with 37.60 points against the New York Jets and Tom Ramsey with 36.80 points against the Philadelphia Eagles.
1987 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Randall Cunningham was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1987. He produced 276.65 fantasy points in 12 games for an average of 23.05 points a game. Statistically, he had 223 pass completions for 2,786 yards and 23 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were John Elway with 3,198 passing yards and 19 td passes and Neil Lomax with 3,387 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Dan Marino with 3,245 yards passing and 26 td tosses.Joe Montana with 3,054 yards passing and 31 td tosses.Boomer Esiason with 3,321 yards passing and 16 td tosses.Jim McMahon with 1,639 yards passing and 12 td tosses.Warren Moon with 2,806 yards passing and 21 td tosses.Bernie Kosar with 3,033 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Phil Simms with 2,230 yards passing and 17 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Randall Cunningham23.05
John Elway22.61
Neil Lomax21.00
Dan Marino20.48
Joe Montana20.45
Boomer Esiason19.85
Jim McMahon19.82
Warren Moon19.38
Bernie Kosar18.82
Phil Simms18.54
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1987 was Eric Dickerson. He averaged 15.31 fantasy points per game for 9 games for a total of 137.75 points. He also had 1,011 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Herschel Walker with 891 rushing yards and 172.85 fantasy points and Bo Jackson with 554 yards rushing and 98.20 fantasy points.Charles White with 1,374 yards rushing and 209.45 fantasy points.Curt Warner with 985 yards rushing and 166.85 fantasy points.Robb Riddick with 221 yards rushing and 76.65 fantasy points.Albert Bentley with 631 yards rushing and 139.45 fantasy points.Mike Rozier with 957 yards rushing and 123.30 fantasy points.Johnny Hector with 435 yards rushing and 121.95 fantasy points.Earnest Byner with 432 yards rushing and 130.80 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Eric Dickerson15.31
Herschel Walker14.40
Bo Jackson14.03
Charles White13.96
Curt Warner13.90
Robb Riddick12.78
Albert Bentley11.62
Mike Rozier11.21
Johnny Hector11.09
Earnest Byner10.90
Wide Receivers
Jerry Rice was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1987 with 65 receptions for 1,078 yards and 22 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 197.00 fantasy points for an average of 16.42 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Mike Quick with 790 receiving yards on 46 receptions for 105.50 fantasy points and Gary Clark with 1,066 yards receiving on 56 catches.Carlos Carson with 1,044 yards receiving on 55 catches.Steve Largent with 912 yards receiving on 58 catches.Art Monk with 483 yards receiving on 38 catches.Anthony Carter with 922 yards receiving on 38 catches.Drew Hill with 989 yards receiving on 49 catches.Mark Duper with 597 yards receiving on 33 catches.J.T. Smith with 1,117 yards receiving on 91 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jerry Rice16.42
Mike Quick8.79
Gary Clark7.94
Carlos Carson7.79
Steve Largent7.45
Art Monk7.38
Anthony Carter7.34
Drew Hill7.12
Mark Duper7.08
J.T. Smith6.92
Tight Ends
Averaging 7.61 fantasy points per game for 12 games made Mark Bavaro the top Fantasy Tight End of 1987. Statistically, he had 55 receptions for 8 touchdowns and 867 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1987 were Rob Awalt with 61.40 fantasy points on 526 receiving yards and 42 receptions and Jay Novacek with 254 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.James Jones with 262 yards receiving and 0 touchdowns.Kellen Winslow with 519 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Mickey Shuler with 434 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Calvin Magee with 424 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Doug Cosbie with 421 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Steve Jordan with 490 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.John Frank with 296 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Mark Bavaro7.61
Rob Awalt5.12
Jay Novacek4.39
James Jones4.30
Kellen Winslow3.66
Mickey Shuler3.61
Calvin Magee3.56
Doug Cosbie3.21
Steve Jordan3.04
John Frank2.75
The top fantasy kicker of 1987 with 28 field goals and 37 extra points was Morten Andersen. These stats produced a 12 game total of 121.00 fantasy points for an average of 10.08 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Jim Breech with 24 field goals and 25 extra points for an average of 8.08 points per game and Dean Biasucci with 96.00 points on 24 field goals and 24 extra points.Roger Ruzek with 92.00 points on 22 field goals and 26 extra points.Rich Karlis with 91.00 points on 18 field goals and 37 extra points.Jeff Jaeger with 75.00 points on 14 field goals and 33 extra points.Gary Anderson with 87.00 points on 22 field goals and 21 extra points.Kevin Butler with 85.00 points on 19 field goals and 28 extra points.Pat Leahy with 85.00 points on 18 field goals and 31 extra points.Tony Zendejas with 92.00 points on 20 field goals and 32 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Morten Andersen10.08
Jim Breech8.08
Dean Biasucci8.00
Roger Ruzek7.67
Rich Karlis7.58
Jeff Jaeger7.50
Gary Anderson7.25
Kevin Butler7.08
Pat Leahy7.08
Tony Zendejas7.08
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