James Seltzer's analysis of every NFL team's offensive line – with a focus on how it impacts fantasy football.
1. Denver Broncos Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Ryan Clady (LT), Orlando Franklin (LG), Manny Ramirez (C), Louis Vasquez (RG), Chris Clark (RT)
|2013 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 117.1 (15th)||Sacks Allowed: 20 (1st)|
|Pass YPG: 340.3 (1st)||QB Hits Allowed: 54 (T-2nd)|
|Week 1 Opponent: vs. Indianapolis|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 125.1 (26th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 231.9 (13th)|
|Sacks: 42 (T-11th)|
Backups: (T): Paul Cornick (G): Ben Garland, Vinston Painter (C): Will Montgomery
Fantasy Impact: The Broncos' line returns the majority of their starters from 2013. The one change is Orlando Franklin moving from right tackle to left guard, making room for Chris Clark to anchor the right side of the line. Clark surprised many in 2013, filling in more than ably for All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, who was lost for the season in week two. With the emergence of Vasquez as an elite guard, coupled with the return of Clady, Denver should be considered among the elite offensive lines in the NFL.
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2. Philadelphia Eagles Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Jason Peters (LT), Evan Mathis (LG), Jason Kelce (C), Todd Herremans (RG), Allen Barbre (RT)
|2013 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 160.4 (1st)||Sacks Allowed: 46 (25th)|
|Pass YPG: 256.9 (9th)||QB Hits Allowed: 79 (15th)|
|Week 1 Opponent: vs. Jacksonville|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 131.8 (29th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 247.6 (T-25th)|
|Sacks: 31 (T-31st)|
Backups: (T): Lane Johnson, Andrew Gardner (G): Matt Tobin, Dennis Kelly (C): Dave Molk
Fantasy Impact: Lane Johnson is the only starter from last season who will not be starting in Week one for the Eagles. Allen Barbre will replace Johnson at right tackle, as the 2013 first round pick will be forced to serve a 4-game suspension to start the season. Outside of Barbre, the line enters 2014 with the same starters as when they ended 2013. With three Pro Bowlers on the line (Peters, Kelce, and Mathis), along with great continuity, the same 5 guys played all 16 games for the Eagles in 2013, the Eagles line should be considered among the elite lines heading into the 2014 season.
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