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2015 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. 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: 116.0 (9th)Sacks Allowed: 19 (T-8th)
Pass YPG: 260.2 (T-12th)QB Hits Allowed: 33 (1st)

Week 13 Opponent: at Cleveland
Rush YPG Allowed: 135.6 (31st)
Pass YPG Allowed: 265.2 (25th)
Sacks: 16 (T-29th)

Injuries: Cedric Ogbuehi, knee (out)

Backups: (T): Cedric Ogbuehi, Jake Fisher, Eric Winston (G): (C): T.J. Johnson

Fantasy Impact: Cincinnati's o-line turned in their best performance of the season in Week 12's 31-7 thrashing of the Rams. The line was successful on the ground, racking up 140 yards at 4.5 YPC, but were utterly dominant in pass protection allowing no sacks or hits, as Andy Dalton went untouched by Rams' pass rushers in the 27 times dropped back to throw. This Bengals' o-line completely manhandled a talented, though struggling, Rams' defensive front from whistle to whistle. In addition, this line gets a much easier assignment in Week 13, as they face a Browns' defensive front that may be the worst in the league. Thus, expect another big offensive showing from your Bengals in Week 13.

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2. Dallas Cowboys   Excellent Stability / Excellent Health

Starters: Tyron Smith (LT), La'El Collins (LG), Travis Frederick (C), Zack Martin (RG), Doug Free (RT)

2015 Offensive Ranks:
Rush YPG: 115.3 (11th)Sacks Allowed: 24 (15th)
Pass YPG: 216.1 (27th)QB Hits Allowed: 49 (8th)

Week 13 Opponent: at Washington (Monday Night)
Rush YPG Allowed: 126.6 (T-27th)
Pass YPG Allowed: 240.0 (13th)
Sacks: 20 (T-25th)

Injuries: Chaz Green, hip (PUP), RJ Dill (Suspension), Ronald Leary, groin (questionable)

Backups: (T): Charles Brown (G): Ronald Leary (C): Mackenzy Bernadeau

Fantasy Impact: Dallas' o-line, like the rest of the offense, was manhandled in Week 12's Thanksgiving day blowout loss to the Panthers. The line was completely stifled in the running game, only accruing 31 yards at a paltry 2.2 YPC. The line was better in pass protection, allowing two sacks and five hits in the 40 times Dallas quarterbacks dropped back to pass. Unfortunately, one of those hits turned out to be devastating, as Tony Romo re-fractured his collarbone, effectively ending his season. Week 13 presents a nice opportunity for this line to get back on track facing a bad Washington defensive front in a Monday night NFC East showdown. Washington has been particularly bad against the run, so expect the Cowboys to lean on the running game, especially with Cassel behind center.

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