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)
|2014 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 95.0 (24th)||Sacks Allowed: 2 (T-5th)|
|Pass YPG: 248.0 (11th)||QB Hits Allowed: 1 (T-3rd)|
|Week 3 Opponent: at Seattle|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 90.5 (9th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 225.5 (18th)|
|Sacks: 4 (T-16th)|
Injuries: Ben Garland, ankle (questionable)
Backups: (T): Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield (G): Ben Garland (C): Will Montgomery
Fantasy Impact: The Broncos' offensive line did enough to win in Week 2 against the Chiefs. The Broncos' o-line did a good job of giving Manning time, and keeping him from taking too many hits. However, Denver had problems getting the run game going against a depleted Chiefs defensive front. Week 3 will be a big barometer for how good this o-line is, as they head into Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch against the Seahawks. Seattle obviously has a strong defensive front, and is even tougher at home, so it will be a big challenge for one of the league's top offensive lines. The return of Ryan Clady has been huge for this o-line, as Clady is one of the better tackles in the game. If Clady and this talented Denver o-line can produce in Seattle, their place atop these rankings will be both cemented and justified.
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2. Cincinnati Bengals Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Andrew Whitworth (LT), Kevin Zeitler (LG), Russell Bodine (C), Clint Boiling (RG), Andre Smith (RT)
|2014 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 124.5 (14th)||Sacks Allowed: 0 (T-1st)|
|Pass YPG: 301.5 (3rd)||QB Hits Allowed: 2 (T-7th)|
|Week 3 Opponent: vs. Tennessee|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 143.5 (24th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 163.0 (1st)|
|Sacks: 8 (T-2nd)|
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 just keeps chugging along. After a solid Week 1 effort against the Ravens, the Bengals o-line was even better in Week 2 against the Falcons. Andrew Whitworth is maturing into one of the better offensive lineman in the league, and Andre Smith has performed at a high level so far this season as well, giving the Bengals one of the best tackle tandems in the NFL. Furthermore, the Bengals are one of only two offensive lines in the league yet to allow a sack. If the Bengals can prove to be as dominant again in Week 3, against a decent Tennessee defensive front, the Bengals will have a legitimate argument that they have the best offensive line in the league.
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