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Dan Marino only third

Posted on: July 21, 2008 5:28 pm

Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be posting some of the best seasons in Fantasy Football history at quarterback, running back and wide receiver.

In looking at the top Fantasy seasons of all-time, we used a standard scoring system. That includes six points for all passing, rushing and receiving touchdowns, one point for 25 yards passing, one point for 10 yards rushing and receiving and minus-two points for interceptions and lost fumbles.

Feel free to comment if you ever drafted these players and how they helped you perform. The more interactive the conversation, the better it will be.

We started with the No. 5 Fantasy QB of all time, which was Steve Young in 1998. At No. 4 is a former Vikings QB still trying to make a comeback this year in Daunte Culpepper.

At No. 3 is Dan Marino, and in 1984 he was pretty good. But he's just the No. 3 overall Fantasy QB of all time.

Dan Marino
5,084 passing yards, 48 passing touchdowns, 17 interceptions, minus-7 rushing yards
Fantasy points: 457
Best game: Week 1 at Washington, 9/2/1984 - 311 passing yards, five touchdowns
Comment: Marino set the new standard for touchdown passes and passing yards with his record-setting year, and his yardage mark still stands today. He had four games with at least 400 passing yards and six games with at least four touchdown passes. Fantasy owners loved Marino during the Fantasy playoffs because he finished the season with four games in a row with four touchdown passes in each game. Marino had another impressive Fantasy season in 1986.
Following year: 4,137 passing yards, 30 passing touchdowns, 21 interceptions, minus-24 rushing yards
Category: NFL

Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2008 8:34 pm

Dan Marino only third

That's cool... he WAS the best ever and redefined what COULD be done... like Warner, Manning and then Brady followed with.

The Big Difference?   Marino had nothing at RB, little at WR, and a garbage run blocking O-Line... those other three named above ALL had GREAT supporting casts in all 3 of those categories... I have every game of Marino's on tape and continue to be amazed that despite every team knowing exactly what was coming and so little stellar support to help him, that he nearly always managed to throw the perfect pass in the essential moments... he was a fantasy stud b/f almost anyone played this game (our league only celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, so we weren't early enough for Danny's rookie celebration).



Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: August 1, 2008 3:00 am

Dan Marino only third

I don't think that Dan had GREAT recievers year in, year out when Fantasy Football came along. Duper and cCayton were good, but not great. Dan had to through a lot of balls to get those stats.

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