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 / Good Health
Starters: Andrew Whitworth (LT), Kevin Zeitler (LG), Russell Bodine (C), Clint Boiling (RG), Andre Smith (RT)
|2014 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 121.7 (15th)||Sacks Allowed: 0 (1st)|
|Pass YPG: 262.3 (11th)||QB Hits Allowed: 2 (T-4th)|
|Week 5 Opponent: at New England (Sunday Night)|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 129.8 (23rd)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 185.5 (1st)|
|Sacks: 9 (T-9th)|
Injuries: Kevin Zeitler, calf (doubtful)
Backups: (T): Will Svitek, Dan France (G): T.J. Johnson, Mike Pollak, Trey Hopkins (C): Trevor Robinson
Fantasy Impact: Cincinnati's offensive line is playing better than any other o-line unit in the league. The Bengals have the only line in the NFL that has yet to allow a sack this season. The o-line has been dominant in all three outings so far this season, furthermore, most of Cincinnati's production has come without starting left guard Kevin Zeitler, who hurt his calf in Week 2's win over the Falcons. With the Bengals having a chance to regroup and relax over their bye in Week 4, and the potential for Zeitler's return in Week 5, Cincinnati should feel very confident about their offensive line situation moving forward.
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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)
|2014 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 165.0 (1st)||Sacks Allowed: 8 (T-17th)|
|Pass YPG: 218.8 (20th)||QB Hits Allowed: 1 (T-2nd)|
|Week 5 Opponent: vs. Houston|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 130.2 (24th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 237.5 (14th)|
|Sacks: 6 (T-21st)|
Backups: (T): Jermey Parnell, John Wetzel, Darrion Weems (G): Mackenzy Bernadeau (C):
Fantasy Impact: Dallas has one of the most talented and physical offensive lines in the league. The Cowboys' o-line was dominant for the third straight week in Dallas' Week 4 shellacking of the Saints. The line manhandled New Orleans' defensive front, churning out 190 yards on the ground, and giving Tony Romo all day to throw. The Cowboys' o-line has been a stand out unit so far this season, and is the main reason the Cowboys lead the league in rushing. There is every reason to believe that the Cowboys' offensive line will end up being one of the best in the league in 2014, and should help guys like DeMarco Murray and Tony Romo put up strong fantasy numbers, provided they stay healthy.
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