Top 5 Fantasy Football Performances of All-Time – Running Backs

Dec 16- 4 min read

Last week, I posted an article on the Top 5 Fantasy Football Quarterback Performances of All-Time. Today, we are back for another installment in the series focusing on running backs! Unlike the quarterback segment, a few of the top running back performances featured in this article are from decades ago.

Here is the scoring scale used for all players:

  • 1 point per 10 rushing yards
  • 1 point per 10 receiving yards
  • 1 point per reception
  • 6 points per rushing/receiving touchdown


Top 5 Fantasy Football Running Back Performances of All-Time


#1: Billy Cannon @ New York Titans (12/10/1961)

Billy Cannon - Running Back

Stat Line: 216 rushing yards, 3 rushing TDs, 5 receptions, 114 receiving yards, 2 receiving TDs

Fantasy Points: 67


#2: Jamaal Charles @ Oakland Raiders (12/15/2013)

Jamaal Charles - Running Back

Stat Line: 20 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD, 8 receptions, 195 receiving yards, 4 receiving Tds

Fantasy Points: 59


#3: Gale Sayers vs. San Francisco 49ers (12/12/1965)

Gale Sayers - Running Back

Stat Line: 113 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs, 2 receptions, 89 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD, 1 special team TD

Fantasy Points: 57


#4: Clinton Portis vs. Kansas City Chiefs (12/7/2003)

Clinton Portis - Running Back

Stat Line: 218 rushing yards, 5 rushing TDs, 2 receptions, 36 receiving yards

Fantasy Points: 56


#5: Shaun Alexander vs. Minnesota Vikings (9/29/2002)

Shaun Alexander - Running Back

Stat Line: 139 rushing yards, 4 rushing TDs, 3 receptions, 92 receiving yards, 1 receiving TD

Fantasy Points: 55


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