Tuesday, January 27, 2009

FF HoF- Winslow


Tight ends might have been the most difficult position of them all. Unlike wide receivers, there were many TEs that were consistently good. This is probably because there only a couple great pass catching tight ends in the league at a time, if you go back some years there weren't more than one or two. Deciding between some of the tight ends that I never heard of was a tough task. Todd Christensen led TEs in fantasy points four years in a row, but he's not gonna make it as a first ballot because his numbers don't stand up against the rest of the league.

Kellen Winslow

The current Kellen Winslow's father played for the Chargers, catching passes from the great Dan Fouts. Unlike Christensen's numbers, Kellen's give him the nod because he dismantled other TEs of his time. When he led tight ends in fantasy points from 1980-82 he was also 4th, 11th and 8th overall when being compared to QBs, RBs and WRs. Winslow was also 13th in the league in '83 when he ranked second amongst tight ends. Christensen only had two top 20 league performances. If it weren't for Kellen Winslow, Tony Gonzalez might not be what he is today. And if it weren't for Kellen Winslow, Kellen Winslow Jr. wouldn't be at all.

Year---Rank at TE(overall)----------Stats
'80-----1st (4)------------------1290 yards. 9 td.
'81-----1st (11)-----------------1075 yards. 10 td.
*'82----1st (8)------------------721 yards. 6 td.
'83-----2nd (13)-----------------1172 yards. 8 td.
^'84----12th (77)----------------663 yards. 2 td.
'86-----4th (37)-----------------728 yards. 5 td.
#'87----4th (41)-----------------519 yards. 3 td.

*=9 games from strike
^=7 games from injury
#=12 games from injury

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