2013 Fantasy Football Season: By The Numbers

By Adam McGill
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The 2013 fantasy football season is already in the books, but it is never too late to start digging through the stats. So before we completely wrap up the 2013 fantasy football season, here are 20 season-ending stats that stood out.

20. QB Peyton Manning set NFL records with 55 passing touchdowns and 5,477 passing yards.

19. Manning also had nine games with four touchdowns or more, including his brilliant seven-touchdown performance in Week 1.

18. RB LeSean McCoy averaged a league-leading 100.4 rushing yards per game.

17. QB Cam Newton completed a career-high 61.7% of his passes this season.

16. Top 5 Breakout Stars: 5. WR Kennan Allen 4. RB Eddie Lacy 3. RB Zac Stacy 2. RB Knowshon Moreno 1. TE Julius Thomas

15. WR DeSean Jackson hauled in a career-high 1,332 receiving yards and tied a career-high nine touchdown receptions.

14. There were 13 different wide receivers that hauled in double-digit touchdowns this season. Conversely, there were only five backs that scored double-digit rushing touchdowns.

13. WR Kenny Stills was the only wideout to average 20 yards per reception this season.

12.  WR Brandon Marshall led the NFL with 70 receiving first downs. Andre Johnson, Calvin Johnson, and Antonio Brown were tied for second with 69 first downs.

11. Tackle Leaders: 1. Vontze Burfuct 171 tackles 2. Paul Posluszny 161 tackles 3. Kiko Alonso 159 tackles 4. Luke Kuechly 156 tackles 5. NaVorro Bowman 145 tackles 6. Lavonte David 144 tackles 7. D’Qwell Jackson 141 tackles 8. Stephen Tulloch 135 tackles 8. Barry Church 135 tackles 10. Chad Greenway 134 tackles

10. LB Robert Mathis led the NFL with 19.5 sacks. DE Robert Quinn was second with 19 sacks.

9.  WR Josh Gordon recorded over 120 receiving yards in five of his 14 contests, including games of 237 yards and 261 yards. He also led the league with 1,646 receiving yards.

8. WR Pierre Garcon led the league with 184 targets. He hauled in 113 of them.

7. RB Pierre Thomas caught 77 balls for 513 yards and three touchdowns. Thomas also led the league with 642 Yards After Contact.

6. RB Ryan Mathews racked up 175 fantasy points in standard ESPN leagues. RB Danny Woodhead also managed to score 132 points.

5. Demaryius Thomas was second with 633 YAC yards. Thomas has also caught 24 touchdowns over his last 32 games alone.

4. Richard Sherman led the NFL with eight interceptions this year. He has now intercepted eight passes in two consecutive seasons.

3. There were six different players that averaged at least five yards per carry.


Yards Per Carry

1. RB Andre Ellington


2. QB Cam Newton


3. RB Donald Brown


4. RB DeMarco Murray


5. RB LeSean McCoy


6. RB LeGarrette Blount


7. RB Jamaal Charles



2. Despite his underachieving season, QB Matt Ryan still finished fourth in the league with 4,515 passing yards.

1. QB Andy Dalton finished fifth among quarterbacks in standard ESPN leagues with 277 points.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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