James Seltzer's analysis of every NFL team's offensive line – with a focus on how it impacts fantasy football.
1. Cincinnati Bengals Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Andrew Whitworth (LT), Clint Boling (LG), Russell Bodine (C), Kevin Zeitler (RG), Andre Smith (RT)
|2015 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 124.2 (10th)||Sacks Allowed: 6 (T-1st)|
|Pass YPG: 297.2 (4th)||QB Hits Allowed: 26 (T-8th)|
|Week 6 Opponent: at Buffalo|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 82.2 (3rd)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 274.0 (24th)|
|Sacks: 9 (T-23rd)|
Injuries: Cedric Ogbuehi, knee (out)
Backups: (T): Cedric Ogbuehi, Jake Fisher, Eric Winston (G): (C): T.J. Johnson
Fantasy Impact: For the first time this season Cincinnati's o-line showed some warts in Week 5's overtime win over Seattle. The line was mediocre in the running game, accruing 109 yards on the ground at a subpar 3.5 yards-per-carry clip. The line also had some breakdowns in pass protection, allowing four sacks and hits on Andy Dalton's 48 dropbacks. However, ultimately the line did enough to win, especially in crucial situation, against the best defensive front they've faced this season. Unfortunately, things will not get any easier in Week 6, as they face another of the league's best defensive front when they head to Buffalo. Expect another nice week for Andy Dalton and the passing game, as Buffalo has been incredibly stout against the run this season, while proving to be susceptible to being attacked through the air. Having said that, it is likely that points will be at a premium with two good defenses battling it out; so while Dalton should do well, don't expect many fantasy stars to emerge from upstate New York in Week 6.
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2. Dallas Cowboys Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Tyron Smith (LT), Ronald Leary (LG), Travis Frederick (C), Zack Martin (RG), Doug Free (RT)
|2015 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 106.2 (19th)||Sacks Allowed: 11 (T-15th)|
|Pass YPG: 242.0 (17th)||QB Hits Allowed: 38 (T-22nd)|
|Week 6 Opponent: Bye Week|
|Rush YPG Allowed: N/A|
|Pass YPG Allowed: N/A|
Injuries: Chaz Green, hip (PUP), RJ Dill (Suspension), Ronald Leary, groin (questionable)
Backups: (T): Jordan Mills, Darrion Weems, R.J. Dill (G): La'El Collins (C): Mackenzy Bernadeau
Fantasy Impact: Dallas' o-line was mediocre in Week 5's blowout loss to New England. The line did an average job moving the ball on the ground, accruing 100 yards on 4.2 yards-per-carry. The line struggled more in pass protection allowing three sacks and five hits in the 42 times Brandon Weeden dropped back to throw. Ultimately, this Dallas offense is a shell of itself with Weeden at quarterback, which has made the o-line's performance over the last few weeks look even worse. Head coach Jason Garrett has admitted that the team will consider making a change during their Week 6 bye, but with Matt Cassel next on the depth chart, there cannot be much reason for optimism for this Cowboys' offense until Tony Romo returns.
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