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1989

1989 NFL Season

In 1989 the San Francisco 49ers finished with the best record in the league at 14 and 2, and they went on to win the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos. Don Majkowski led the league in passing yards with 4,318, Christian Okoye led the league in rushing yards with 1,480 and Jerry Rice lead the league in receiving yards with 1,483. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Joe Montana with 22.67 points per game, Don Majkowski with 22.67 points per game and Randall Cunningham with 19.94 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Randall Cunningham with 37.95 points against the Washington Redskins, Joe Montana with 37.80 points against the Philadelphia Eagles and Jim Kelly with 37.45 points against the Houston Oilers.
1989 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Joe Montana was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1989. He produced 294.75 fantasy points in 13 games for an average of 22.67 points a game. Statistically, he had 271 pass completions for 3,521 yards and 26 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Don Majkowski with 4,318 passing yards and 27 td passes and Randall Cunningham with 3,400 yards passing and 21 td tosses.Jim Kelly with 3,130 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Jim Everett with 4,310 yards passing and 29 td tosses.Mark Rypien with 3,768 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Warren Moon with 3,631 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Boomer Esiason with 3,525 yards passing and 28 td tosses.Dan Marino with 3,997 yards passing and 24 td tosses.John Elway with 3,051 yards passing and 18 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Joe Montana22.67
Don Majkowski22.67
Randall Cunningham19.94
Jim Kelly19.78
Jim Everett19.48
Mark Rypien19.00
Warren Moon18.83
Boomer Esiason18.00
Dan Marino17.70
John Elway16.60
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1989 was Dalton Hilliard. He averaged 16.54 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 264.65 points. He also had 1,262 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Barry Sanders with 1,470 rushing yards and 245.10 fantasy points and Neal Anderson with 1,275 yards rushing and 239.20 fantasy points.Christian Okoye with 1,480 yards rushing and 220.60 fantasy points.Thurman Thomas with 1,244 yards rushing and 229.85 fantasy points.Greg Bell with 1,137 yards rushing and 207.95 fantasy points.Eric Dickerson with 1,311 yards rushing and 189.65 fantasy points.Ottis Anderson with 1,023 yards rushing and 199.70 fantasy points.James Brooks with 1,239 yards rushing and 193.20 fantasy points.Bo Jackson with 950 yards rushing and 122.45 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Dalton Hilliard16.54
Barry Sanders16.34
Neal Anderson14.95
Christian Okoye14.71
Thurman Thomas14.37
Greg Bell13.00
Eric Dickerson12.64
Ottis Anderson12.48
James Brooks12.08
Bo Jackson11.13
Wide Receivers
Jerry Rice was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1989 with 82 receptions for 1,483 yards and 17 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 179.45 fantasy points for an average of 11.22 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Eric Metcalf with 397 receiving yards on 54 receptions for 147.75 fantasy points and Sterling Sharpe with 1,423 yards receiving on 90 catches.Henry Ellard with 1,382 yards receiving on 70 catches.Anthony Miller with 1,252 yards receiving on 75 catches.J.T. Smith with 778 yards receiving on 62 catches.Mark Carrier with 1,422 yards receiving on 86 catches.Gary Clark with 1,229 yards receiving on 79 catches.Andre Reed with 1,312 yards receiving on 88 catches.John Taylor with 1,077 yards receiving on 60 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Jerry Rice11.22
Eric Metcalf9.23
Sterling Sharpe9.10
Henry Ellard8.44
Anthony Miller8.17
J.T. Smith7.89
Mark Carrier7.82
Gary Clark7.82
Andre Reed7.67
John Taylor7.63
Tight Ends
Averaging 4.56 fantasy points per game for 7 games made Mark Bavaro the top Fantasy Tight End of 1989. Statistically, he had 22 receptions for 3 touchdowns and 278 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1989 were Keith Jackson with 50.40 fantasy points on 648 receiving yards and 63 receptions and Ed West with 269 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Brent Jones with 500 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Hoby Brenner with 398 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Steve Jordan with 506 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Jim Thornton with 392 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Pete Holohan with 510 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Damone Johnson with 148 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Ferrell Edmunds with 382 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Mark Bavaro4.56
Keith Jackson3.60
Ed West3.34
Brent Jones3.06
Hoby Brenner2.74
Steve Jordan2.71
Jim Thornton2.38
Pete Holohan2.36
Damone Johnson2.34
Ferrell Edmunds2.32
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1989 with 31 field goals and 27 extra points was Rich Karlis. These stats produced a 13 game total of 120.00 fantasy points for an average of 9.23 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Mike Cofer with 29 field goals and 49 extra points for an average of 8.50 points per game and Raul Allegre with 83.00 points on 20 field goals and 23 extra points.Chip Lohmiller with 128.00 points on 29 field goals and 41 extra points.Jason Staurovsky with 56.00 points on 14 field goals and 14 extra points.David Treadwell with 120.00 points on 27 field goals and 39 extra points.Mike Lansford with 120.00 points on 23 field goals and 51 extra points.Tony Zendejas with 115.00 points on 25 field goals and 40 extra points.Scott Norwood with 115.00 points on 23 field goals and 46 extra points.Paul McFadden with 63.00 points on 15 field goals and 18 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Rich Karlis9.23
Mike Cofer8.50
Raul Allegre8.30
Chip Lohmiller8.00
Jason Staurovsky8.00
David Treadwell7.50
Mike Lansford7.50
Tony Zendejas7.19
Scott Norwood7.19
Paul McFadden7.00
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