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1996 NFL Season

In 1996 the Denver Broncos finished with the best record in the league at 13 and 3, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Mark Brunell led the league in passing yards with 4,367, Barry Sanders led the league in rushing yards with 1,553 and Isaac Bruce lead the league in receiving yards with 1,338. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Vinny Testaverde with 21.17 points per game, Brett Favre with 21.10 points per game and Mark Brunell with 20.81 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Terrell Davis with 36.20 points against the New England Patriots, Scott Mitchell with 35.60 points against the Chicago Bears and Boomer Esiason with 35.20 points against the Washington Redskins.
1996 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Vinny Testaverde was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1996. He produced 338.65 fantasy points in 16 games for an average of 21.17 points a game. Statistically, he had 325 pass completions for 4,177 yards and 33 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Brett Favre with 3,899 passing yards and 39 td passes and Mark Brunell with 4,367 yards passing and 19 td tosses.John Elway with 3,328 yards passing and 26 td tosses.Jeff Blake with 3,624 yards passing and 24 td tosses.Steve Young with 2,410 yards passing and 14 td tosses.Drew Bledsoe with 4,086 yards passing and 27 td tosses.Jeff Hostetler with 2,548 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Bobby Hebert with 3,152 yards passing and 22 td tosses.Scott Mitchell with 2,917 yards passing and 17 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Vinny Testaverde21.17
Brett Favre21.10
Mark Brunell20.81
John Elway19.55
Jeff Blake18.56
Steve Young18.13
Drew Bledsoe18.00
Jeff Hostetler16.95
Bobby Hebert16.82
Scott Mitchell16.37
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1996 was Terry Allen. He averaged 16.94 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 271.00 points. He also had 1,353 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Terrell Davis with 1,538 rushing yards and 259.30 fantasy points and Ricky Watters with 1,411 yards rushing and 241.30 fantasy points.Emmitt Smith with 1,204 yards rushing and 222.85 fantasy points.Curtis Martin with 1,152 yards rushing and 233.85 fantasy points.Barry Sanders with 1,553 yards rushing and 228.65 fantasy points.Jerome Bettis with 1,431 yards rushing and 215.20 fantasy points.Eddie George with 1,368 yards rushing and 193.90 fantasy points.Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar with 1,116 yards rushing and 184.55 fantasy points.Robert Smith with 692 yards rushing and 89.15 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Terry Allen16.94
Terrell Davis16.21
Ricky Watters15.08
Emmitt Smith14.86
Curtis Martin14.62
Barry Sanders14.29
Jerome Bettis13.45
Eddie George12.12
Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar11.53
Robert Smith11.14
Wide Receivers
Michael Jackson was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1996 with 76 receptions for 1,201 yards and 14 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 144.05 fantasy points for an average of 9.00 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Tony Martin with 1,171 receiving yards on 85 receptions for 142.55 fantasy points and Antonio Freeman with 933 yards receiving on 56 catches.Carl Pickens with 1,180 yards receiving on 100 catches.Irving Fryar with 1,195 yards receiving on 88 catches.Jerry Rice with 1,254 yards receiving on 108 catches.Eddie Kennison with 924 yards receiving on 54 catches.Herman Moore with 1,296 yards receiving on 106 catches.Cris Carter with 1,163 yards receiving on 96 catches.Derrick Alexander with 1,099 yards receiving on 62 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Michael Jackson9.00
Tony Martin8.91
Antonio Freeman8.39
Carl Pickens8.24
Irving Fryar7.83
Jerry Rice7.78
Eddie Kennison7.48
Herman Moore7.43
Cris Carter7.38
Derrick Alexander7.26
Tight Ends
Averaging 7.54 fantasy points per game for 15 games made Shannon Sharpe the top Fantasy Tight End of 1996. Statistically, he had 80 receptions for 10 touchdowns and 1,062 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1996 were Ben Coates with 88.10 fantasy points on 682 receiving yards and 62 receptions and Keith Jackson with 505 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.Frank Wycheck with 511 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Ted Popson with 301 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Ken Dilger with 503 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Jamie Asher with 481 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Tony McGee with 446 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Rickey Dudley with 386 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Eric Bjornson with 388 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Shannon Sharpe7.54
Ben Coates5.51
Keith Jackson5.33
Frank Wycheck3.87
Ted Popson3.40
Ken Dilger3.07
Jamie Asher3.00
Tony McGee2.89
Rickey Dudley2.71
Eric Bjornson2.67
The top fantasy kicker of 1996 with 37 field goals and 34 extra points was John Kasay. These stats produced a 16 game total of 145.00 fantasy points for an average of 9.06 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Cary Blanchard with 36 field goals and 27 extra points for an average of 8.44 points per game and Kevin Butler with 59.00 points on 14 field goals and 17 extra points.Al Del Greco with 131.00 points on 32 field goals and 35 extra points.Jeff Wilkins with 130.00 points on 30 field goals and 40 extra points.Adam Vinatieri with 120.00 points on 27 field goals and 39 extra points.Chris Boniol with 120.00 points on 32 field goals and 24 extra points.Scott Blanton with 118.00 points on 26 field goals and 40 extra points.John Carney with 118.00 points on 29 field goals and 31 extra points.Mike Hollis with 117.00 points on 30 field goals and 27 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
John Kasay9.06
Cary Blanchard8.44
Kevin Butler8.43
Al Del Greco8.19
Jeff Wilkins8.13
Adam Vinatieri7.50
Chris Boniol7.50
Scott Blanton7.38
John Carney7.38
Mike Hollis7.31
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