2012 Fantasy Football Review – Top Scorers by position
- Updated: February 13, 2013
We find ourselves in the fantasy football wasteland that is the NFL offseason. As we look back on fantasy championships won and nearly missed, players loved and sorely hated, and fantasy moments that made a season, it’s fitting to look back at the top fantasy scorers at each position.
While the New Orleans Saints had a year they would likely like to forget, Brees was up to his old productive self. He finished as the top fantasy point scorer of all players with 337 fantasy points. To get there he piled up a league high 5,177 passing yards and 43 touchdown passes. He squeaked by Tom Brady by 8 fantasy points to land the top spot for the season. Production-wise it was a good year for Brees, but I’m sure he’s looking forward to a less hectic 2013 season.
Peterson defied all conventional wisdom in 2012 as he managed to put up monster numbers immediately following a comparatively short rehab from major knee reconstruction surgery. He finished the season just 9 yards shy of Eric Dickerson’s all time single season yardage record with 2,097 rushing yards, and he managed to pile on 12 rushing touchdowns in addition to 217 receiving yards and a receiving TD. He tallied 297 fantasy points in 2012. Most among running backs, and the next nearest RB in fantasy points was Arian Foster with 49 fewer points.
Megatron had another great season in 2012. Of course, fantasy owners were likely disappointed in his touchdown production, but he was still the leading fantasy scorer among wide receivers with 214 fantasy points. Johnson finished the season with an NFL record 1,965 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. Brandon Marshall was a scant 4 fantasy points behind him.
Graham edged out Rob Gronkowski by 5 fantasy points as the top fantasy tight end of 2012. He finished the season with 982 receiving yards and 9 touchdowns which resulted in 144 fantasy points.
The Bears defense was tough in 2012. They finished the season with 212 fantasy points and held the top fantasy spot by a significant margin of 26 points over the Denver Broncos DST.
While Stephen Gostkowski held the points edge for much of the season, Blair Walsh snuck by to finish the season as the fantasy points leader among kickers. He tallied 165 points, just 5 more than Gostkowski.
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