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1998

1998 NFL Season

In 1998 the Minnesota Vikings finished with the best record in the league at 15 and 1, but they did not make the Super Bowl. Brett Favre led the league in passing yards with 4,212, Terrell Davis led the league in rushing yards with 2,008 and Antonio Freeman lead the league in receiving yards with 1,424. The top fantasy point producers for the season were Steve Young with 26.53 points per game, Terrell Davis with 21.85 points per game and Randall Cunningham with 20.42 points per game. Some of the top fantasy games were Steve Young with 40.55 points against the Indianapolis Colts, Trent Green with 39.70 points against the Arizona Cardinals and Barry Sanders with 38.70 points against the Cincinnati Bengals.
1998 Top Fantasy Players by Position
Quarterbacks
Steve Young was the top Fantasy Quarterback of 1998. He produced 397.90 fantasy points in 15 games for an average of 26.53 points a game. Statistically, he had 322 pass completions for 4,170 yards and 36 touchdowns. Other top Fantasy qbs were Randall Cunningham with 3,704 passing yards and 34 td passes and Brett Favre with 4,212 yards passing and 31 td tosses.Vinny Testaverde with 3,256 yards passing and 29 td tosses.Chris Chandler with 3,154 yards passing and 25 td tosses.Steve McNair with 3,228 yards passing and 15 td tosses.Jake Plummer with 3,737 yards passing and 17 td tosses.Trent Green with 3,441 yards passing and 23 td tosses.Drew Bledsoe with 3,633 yards passing and 20 td tosses.Doug Flutie with 2,711 yards passing and 20 td tosses.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Steve Young26.53
Randall Cunningham20.42
Brett Favre20.18
Vinny Testaverde19.01
Chris Chandler18.42
Steve McNair17.89
Jake Plummer17.72
Trent Green17.65
Drew Bledsoe17.58
Doug Flutie17.41
Running Backs
The top fantasy Running Back of 1998 was Terrell Davis. He averaged 21.85 fantasy points per game for 16 games for a total of 349.65 points. He also had 2,008 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns. Some of the other top Fantasy rbs were Jamal Anderson with 1,846 rushing yards and 296.55 fantasy points and Fred Taylor with 1,223 yards rushing and 245.35 fantasy points.Garrison Hearst with 1,570 yards rushing and 237.75 fantasy points.Marshall Faulk with 1,319 yards rushing and 237.30 fantasy points.Emmitt Smith with 1,332 yards rushing and 231.95 fantasy points.Curtis Martin with 1,287 yards rushing and 200.95 fantasy points.Robert Smith with 1,187 yards rushing and 181.25 fantasy points.Robert Edwards with 1,115 yards rushing and 200.05 fantasy points.Ricky Watters with 1,239 yards rushing and 199.60 fantasy points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Terrell Davis21.85
Jamal Anderson18.53
Fred Taylor16.36
Garrison Hearst14.86
Marshall Faulk14.83
Emmitt Smith14.50
Curtis Martin13.40
Robert Smith12.95
Robert Edwards12.50
Ricky Watters12.48
Wide Receivers
Randy Moss was the top Fantasy Wide Receiver of 1998 with 69 receptions for 1,313 yards and 17 touchdowns. These numbers produced a total of 168.05 fantasy points for an average of 10.50 points per game. The other top wide receiver fantasy point producers were Antonio Freeman with 1,424 receiving yards on 84 receptions for 155.70 fantasy points and Terrell Owens with 1,097 yards receiving on 67 catches.Keyshawn Johnson with 1,131 yards receiving on 83 catches.Joey Galloway with 1,047 yards receiving on 65 catches.Eric Moulds with 1,368 yards receiving on 67 catches.Cris Carter with 1,011 yards receiving on 78 catches.Terance Mathis with 1,136 yards receiving on 64 catches.Ed McCaffrey with 1,053 yards receiving on 64 catches.Jerry Rice with 1,157 yards receiving on 82 catches.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Randy Moss10.50
Antonio Freeman10.38
Terrell Owens9.38
Keyshawn Johnson8.03
Joey Galloway7.93
Eric Moulds7.65
Cris Carter7.65
Terance Mathis7.64
Ed McCaffrey7.51
Jerry Rice6.99
Tight Ends
Averaging 6.15 fantasy points per game for 16 games made Shannon Sharpe the top Fantasy Tight End of 1998. Statistically, he had 64 receptions for 10 touchdowns and 768 receiving yards. Other top tight end fantasy point producers of 1998 were Ben Coates with 69.40 fantasy points on 668 receiving yards and 67 receptions and Cameron Cleeland with 684 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Tyrone Davis with 250 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.Rickey Dudley with 549 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Andrew Glover with 522 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Mark Chmura with 554 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.O.J. Santiago with 428 yards receiving and 5 touchdowns.Jay Riemersma with 288 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.Frank Wycheck with 768 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Shannon Sharpe6.15
Ben Coates4.96
Cameron Cleeland4.39
Tyrone Davis4.19
Rickey Dudley3.58
Andrew Glover3.51
Mark Chmura3.45
O.J. Santiago3.21
Jay Riemersma3.15
Frank Wycheck3.15
Kickers
The top fantasy kicker of 1998 with 35 field goals and 59 extra points was Gary Anderson. These stats produced a 16 game total of 164.00 fantasy points for an average of 10.25 per game. The other top fantasy point seasons turned in by a kicker were from Steve Christie with 33 field goals and 41 extra points for an average of 8.75 points per game and Al Del Greco with 136.00 points on 36 field goals and 28 extra points.Ryan Longwell with 128.00 points on 29 field goals and 41 extra points.Jason Elam with 127.00 points on 23 field goals and 58 extra points.Richie Cunningham with 127.00 points on 29 field goals and 40 extra points.Adam Vinatieri with 125.00 points on 31 field goals and 32 extra points.Morten Andersen with 120.00 points on 23 field goals and 51 extra points.John Hall with 120.00 points on 25 field goals and 45 extra points.Mike Vanderjagt with 104.00 points on 27 field goals and 23 extra points.
PlayerFantasy Pts Avg
Gary Anderson10.25
Steve Christie8.75
Al Del Greco8.50
Ryan Longwell8.00
Jason Elam7.94
Richie Cunningham7.94
Adam Vinatieri7.81
Morten Andersen7.50
John Hall7.50
Mike Vanderjagt7.43
*Fantasy Point Calculation Formula
 
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