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1997 NFL Season

In 1997 the Green Bay Packers finished with the best record in the league at 13 and 3, but they lost the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos. Jeff George led the league in passing yards with 3,917, Barry Sanders led the league in rushing yards with 2,053 and Rob Moore lead the league in receiving yards with 1,584. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Kordell Stewart with 20.48 points per game, Brett Favre with 20.19 points per game and Barry Sanders with 19.03 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Corey Dillon with 50.10 points against the Tennessee Oilers, Kordell Stewart with 41.10 points against the Baltimore Ravens and Kordell Stewart with 41.05 points against the Denver Broncos.
1997 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Kordell Stewart was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1997. He produced 327.60 fantasy points in 16 games for an average of 20.48 points a game. Statistically, he had 236 pass completions for 3,020 yards and 21 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Brett Favre with 3,867 passing yards and 35 td passes and Jake Plummer with 2,203 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Mark Brunell with 3,281 yards passing and 18 td tosses.Steve McNair with 2,665 yards passing and 14 td tosses.John Elway with 3,635 yards passing and 27 td tosses.Jeff George with 3,917 yards passing and 29 td tosses.Warren Moon with 3,678 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Brad Johnson with 3,036 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Drew Bledsoe with 3,706 yards passing and 28 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Kordell Stewart20.48
Brett Favre20.19
Jake Plummer18.88
Mark Brunell18.27
Steve McNair18.17
John Elway18.16
Jeff George17.95
Warren Moon17.93
Brad Johnson17.83
Drew Bledsoe17.18
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1997 was Barry Sanders. He averaged 19.03 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 304.55 points. He also had 2,053 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Terrell Davis with 1,750 rushing yards and 279.35 fantasy points and Jerome Bettis with 1,665 yards rushing and 226.00 fantasy points.Dorsey Levens with 1,435 yards rushing and 234.00 fantasy points.Raymont Harris with 1,033 yards rushing and 169.05 fantasy points.Robert Smith with 1,266 yards rushing and 178.45 fantasy points.Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar with 892 yards rushing and 198.25 fantasy points.Curtis Martin with 1,160 yards rushing and 160.80 fantasy points.Napoleon Kaufman with 1,294 yards rushing and 197.55 fantasy points.Corey Dillon with 1,129 yards rushing and 185.85 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Barry Sanders19.03
Terrell Davis18.62
Jerome Bettis15.07
Dorsey Levens14.63
Raymont Harris13.00
Robert Smith12.75
Abdul-Karim al-Jabbar12.39
Curtis Martin12.37
Napoleon Kaufman12.35
Corey Dillon11.62
Wide Receivers
Joey Galloway was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1997 with 72 receptions for 1,049 yards and 12 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 131.65 fantasy points for an average of 8.78 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Antonio Freeman with 1,243 receiving yards on 81 receptions for 135.55 fantasy points and Rod Smith with 1,180 yards receiving on 70 catches.Cris Carter with 1,069 yards receiving on 89 catches.Rob Moore with 1,584 yards receiving on 97 catches.Michael Irvin with 1,180 yards receiving on 75 catches.Herman Moore with 1,293 yards receiving on 104 catches.James Jett with 804 yards receiving on 46 catches.Yancey Thigpen with 1,398 yards receiving on 79 catches.Derrick Alexander with 1,009 yards receiving on 65 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Joey Galloway8.78
Antonio Freeman8.47
Rod Smith8.29
Cris Carter8.22
Rob Moore7.95
Michael Irvin7.06
Herman Moore7.04
James Jett7.01
Yancey Thigpen7.01
Derrick Alexander6.96
Tight Ends
Averaging 5.30 fantasy points per game for 16 games made Ben Coates the top Fantasy Tight End of 1997. Statistically, he had 66 receptions for 8 touchdowns and 737 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1997 were Rickey Dudley with 81.35 fantasy points on 787 receiving yards and 48 receptions and Shannon Sharpe with 1,107 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.Frank Wycheck with 748 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Mark Chmura with 417 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Eric Green with 601 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Tony McGee with 414 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Troy Drayton with 558 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.Freddie Jones with 505 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.Andrew Glover with 378 yards receiving and 3 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Ben Coates5.30
Rickey Dudley5.08
Shannon Sharpe4.58
Frank Wycheck3.84
Mark Chmura3.79
Eric Green3.75
Tony McGee3.54
Troy Drayton3.24
Freddie Jones2.87
Andrew Glover2.84
The top fantasy kicker of 1997 with 31 field goals and 41 extra points was Mike Hollis. These stats produced a 16 game total of 134.00 fantasy points for an average of 8.38 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Jason Elam with 26 field goals and 46 extra points for an average of 8.27 points per game and Richie Cunningham with 126.00 points on 34 field goals and 24 extra points.Gary Anderson with 125.00 points on 29 field goals and 38 extra points.John Hall with 120.00 points on 28 field goals and 36 extra points.Ryan Longwell with 120.00 points on 24 field goals and 48 extra points.Olindo Mare with 117.00 points on 28 field goals and 33 extra points.Jason Hanson with 117.00 points on 26 field goals and 39 extra points.Cary Blanchard with 117.00 points on 32 field goals and 21 extra points.Adam Vinatieri with 115.00 points on 25 field goals and 40 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Mike Hollis8.38
Jason Elam8.27
Richie Cunningham7.88
Gary Anderson7.81
John Hall7.50
Ryan Longwell7.50
Olindo Mare7.31
Jason Hanson7.31
Cary Blanchard7.31
Adam Vinatieri7.19
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