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2016 NFL Offensive Line Rankings

James Seltzer's analysis of every NFL team's offensive line – with a focus on how it impacts fantasy football.

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1. Dallas Cowboys   Excellent Stability / Excellent Health

Starters: Tyron Smith (LT), Ronald Leary (LG), Travis Frederick (C), Zack Martin (RG), Doug Free (RT)

2016 Offensive Ranks:
Rush YPG: 161.2 (2nd)Sacks Allowed: 9 (T-5th)
Pass YPG: 240.3 (20th)QB Hits Allowed: 22 (T-5th)

Week 7 Opponent: Bye Week
Rush YPG Allowed: N/A
Pass YPG Allowed: N/A
Sacks: N/A

Injuries: La'El Collins, toe (I.R.), Chaz Green, foot (questionable), Tyron Smith, back (questionable)

Backups: (T): Chaz Green (G): (C): Joe Looney

Fantasy Impact: Dallas' o-line turned in another terrific performance in the team's decisive Week 6 win over the Packers. The line did a nice job in pass protection, giving Dak Prescott more than enough time to make some plays - but were particularly dominant on the ground, racking up an impressive 191 yards at a healthy 5.8 YPC against a Packers run defense that was, statistically, the best in the league. As a result, there is no reason not to feel extremely positive about this line's rest-of-season prognosis - expect them to come out of their Week 7 bye, well-rested and ready to continue mauling.

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2. Oakland Raiders   Excellent Stability / Fair Health

Starters: Donald Penn (LT), Gabe Jackson (LG), Rodney Hudson (C), Kelechi Osemele (RG), Menelik Watson (RT)

2016 Offensive Ranks:
Rush YPG: 110.2 (13th)Sacks Allowed: 7 (1st)
Pass YPG: 263.8 (10th)QB Hits Allowed: 14 (1st)

Week 7 Opponent: at Jacksonville
Rush YPG Allowed: 103.0 (14th)
Pass YPG Allowed: 218.4 (8th)
Sacks: 13 (T-12th)

Injuries: Austin Howard, ankle (questionable), Menelik Watson, groin (questionable)

Backups: (T): Austin Howard, Matt McCants (G): Jon Feliciano, Vadal Alexander (C):

Fantasy Impact: Despite not being quite as dominant as usual, Oakland's o-line turned in another solid performance in the team's Week 6 loss to the Chiefs. While the line struggled some at times, it was more a symptom of the offense having an off-day as a whole, than of bad play from the lineman themselves. Luckily, they have a perfect opportunity to immediately put the outing behind them, as they face a Jags defensive front that hasn't performed well so far this season. As a result, I feel very bullish about this Raiders line, and offense in general, getting back on track with a strong showing this week in Jacksonville.

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