How 5 Redskins Legends Would Fare in Fantasy Football
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Suppose fantasy football was around in the days of slingin’ Sammy Baugh, Redskins fans. Would he be worthy of a coveted first-round pick in your draft? What about Sonny Jurgensen or John Riggins?
We’re about to find out!
We’re taking a modern trip in a way back machine and using a bare-bones fantasy points system to score five Redskins legends in their best season. Please note that not every statistic kept today was used when a lot of these guys were playing. So, we’re keeping it simple.
- 6 points per rushing or receiving TD
- 6 points returning kick/punt for TD
- 4 points per passing TD
- 2 points per rushing or receiving 2 point conversion
- 2 points per passing 2 point conversion
- 1 point per 10 rushing or receiving yards
- 1 point per 25 passing yards
- -2 points per interception thrown
For the sake of this exercise, we’re going to use Baugh’s most prolific statistical season, 1947.
Passing Yards: 2,938
Passing TD: 25
Rushing Yards: 47
Rushing TD: 2
Total Points: 239
Flash forward 20 years from Baugh’s big year and you have Sunny’s brightest season in the NFL, 1967.
Passing Yards: 3,747
Passing TD: 31
Rushing Yards: 46
Rushing TD: 2
Total Points: 257
Statistically, Diesel had his best year in 1983 and, like Hulkamania, he would have run wild over fantasy competitors.
Rushing Yards: 1,347
Rushing TD: 24
Receiving Yards: 29
Receiving TD: 0
Total Points: 280
Even though Monk set the bar for all Redskins receivers to follow, he’s not looking a good first-round investment. These numbers are from his biggest season, 1984.
Receiving Yards: 1,372
Receiving TD: 7
Rushing Yards: 18
Rushing TD: 0
Total Points: 180
We’re using the Super Bowl winning 1991 season here, obviously.
Passing Yards: 3,564
Passing TD: 28
Rushing Yards: 6
Rushing TD: 1
Total Points: 238
Clearly, someone with a lot more time on their hands could dive deeper and use more in-depth stats. But this gives you a rough idea of how they’d stack up today.
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