James Seltzer's analysis of every NFL team's offensive line – with a focus on how it impacts fantasy football.
1. 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: 107.8 (16th)||Sacks Allowed: 8 (T-11th)|
|Pass YPG: 261.5 (8th)||QB Hits Allowed: 2 (T-4th)|
|Week 4 Opponent: at New Orleans (Sunday Night)|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 126.0 (26th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 271.0 (22nd)|
|Sacks: 4 (T-21st)|
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 looked back to their dominant selves in Week 3's loss to Atlanta. The line put up their best performance of the season in the running game, gashing Atlanta's run defense for 127 yards on the ground at a stellar 6.0 yards-per-carry clip. The line also did a nice job in pass protection where despite allowing a pair of sacks, kept pressure out of Brandon Weeden's face for the majority of the game. Granted, the Falcons' defensive front is not great, it was still a positive sign after the o-line had a rough performance against the Eagles in Week 2. This o-line should be able to build on their nice outing in Week 4, as they face a New Orleans' defensive front that has been terrible so far this season. Look for Dallas to use the run to set up the pass, especially with Weeden behind center, as they should be able to move the ball on the ground against New Orleans in what figures to be a shootout on Sunday night.
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2. 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: 128.0 (8th)||Sacks Allowed: 2 (T-2nd)|
|Pass YPG: 294.0 (4th)||QB Hits Allowed: 2 (T-4th)|
|Week 4 Opponent: vs. Kansas City|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 94.0 (14th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 287.0 (28th)|
|Sacks: 9 (T-5th)|
Injuries: Cedric Ogbuehi, knee (out)
Backups: (T): Cedric Ogbuehi, Jake Fisher, Eric Winston (G): (C): T.J. Johnson
Fantasy Impact: Cincinnati's o-line played great for the third week in a row in the Bengals' huge division win in Baltimore. Cincinnati's o-line is playing better than any other line in the league right now. The line was unable to get much going in the running game, as Baltimore's strong run defense was able to keep the Bengals from finding too much success in that phase of the game. However, the line did a great job in pass protection, keeping Andy Dalton from being sacked, and giving him enough time to make some huge plays down field, leading to monster fantasy performances from Andy Dalton and AJ Green. Cincinnati's o-line faces a tough test however in Week 4, as they face a terrific Chiefs' defensive front. Look for the Bengals to try and reestablish the running game in against Kansas City, which should help to open up things for the passing game. But this Bengals' line will have to hold up in pass protection against a stellar Kansas City pass rush.
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