Wide Receivers: Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens
Seasons: 1995 and 2001, respectively
Pick almost any season from Hall of Fame great Jerry Rice’s career in San Francisco, and you’d likely have a fantasy winner.
But there’s nothing better than what he had in 1995, bar none.
Think about these numbers — 1,848 receiving yards, 15 touchdowns and an astounding 115.5 yards-per-game average. Just try to imagine that kind of impact today.
And if you had that kind of fantasy output, you’d be getting 274.8 points — an average of 17.2 per week.
In comparison to 2016, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans had 208 fantasy points on the season.
We could simply list another one of Rice’s storybook seasons, but that wouldn’t be as fun. So, for the sake of it, the No. 2 all-time fantasy receiver on the 49ers squad is none other than Terrell Owens and his 2001 campaign.
During that year, Owens hauled in 93 catches for 1,412 yards and a league-leading 16 touchdowns — 237.2 fantasy points.
2001 wasn’t Owens’ best season, in terms of total grabs and receiving yards, but those 16 end-zone scores sets this year apart from the rest.