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Finally, Peyton Manning

Posted on: July 23, 2008 5:40 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.

Now we come to Peyton Manning, who had a tremendous year in 2004.

Peyton Manning

Stats: 4,557 passing yards, 49 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 38 rushing yards, one lost fumble
Fantasy points: 458
Best game: Week 8 at Kansas City, 10/31/2004 - 472 passing yards, five touchdowns, one interception
Comment: Manning broke Dan Marino's record of 48 touchdown passes, which stood for 20 years. Manning had two games of at least 400 passing yards and four games with at least five touchdowns. In Week 12 at Detroit, Manning passed for six touchdowns, but he only had 236 passing yards. Manning only attempted two passes in the final week of the season with the Colts resting their starters for the playoffs. He had great weapons in Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Brandon Stokley.
Following year: 3,747 passing yards, 28 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions, 45 rushing yards, two lost fumbles

Category: NFL
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