San Diego Chargers great LaDainian Tomlinson officially hung up his cleats on Monday. I'm sure most of our readers remember LT very well, both as a player you loved to see but hated to see him playing against your team as well as his fantasy football prowess, something you really hated to see playing against your team.
In 2006, LT ran for more than 1,800 yards and a league-record 28 rushing touchdowns. He added another 508 receiving yards and three touchdowns. His 31 combined touchdowns for both receiving and rushing that set a new NFL record. One expert called it the best fantasy football season ever.
Only one other player, other than quarterbacks, comes close.
Marshall Faulk set the NFL record for yards from scrimmage in the 2000 season with 2,429, a number surpassed by Chris Johnson in 2009. Faulk had a total of 26 touchdowns that season, his career best.
Chances are that Faulk's season does not quite measure up to LT's, at least in terms of fantasy football, depending on how your leagues score those points.
The water gets even murkier with quarterbacks. For example, Tom Brady had his 50 TD season in 2007 and Peyton Manning had 49 in 2004. Both numbers probably surpass LT's in fantasy scoring.
What would you consider the best fantasy football season ever?