September 21, 2009
Tennessee running back Chris Johnson scored 46 fantasy points in Yahoo! public leagues on Sunday. That's obviously a ridiculous number. It might very well be the largest single-game total that anyone delivers in '09. We don't see many 284-yard, three-touchdown performances.
Johnson's 46 points weren't a record in standard formats, though. Back in '03, Clinton Portis(notes) totaled 54 points in a five-TD assault on the Chiefs. Shaun Alexander(notes) delivered a 52-point week against the Vikings in '02. And somewhere, Jerry Rice(notes) is still piling up points against me in the '95 finals.
But there are custom leagues in which Johnson's obscene day established some sort of all-time high. For example, I used to be involved in a PPR league (now defunct) where touchdowns over 50 yards were worth 12 points, not six. (Terrible setting; not recommended). In that format – thanks to Johnson's nine receptions and three long TDs – he would have totaled 72 points against the Texans.
That's always a big number, regardless of the settings. If you're managing a team in an exotic custom setup, please share your data. Break out the archives. Let's hear how Johnson's day ranks historically, commenters.
Please note: This is just a time-killing exercise to be completed before the Monday night game, but after you make the necessary waiver claims on Mario Manningham(notes), Mike Sims-Walker(notes), LeSean McCoy(notes) and/or Justin Forsett(notes).
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