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 who 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 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. 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: 75.3 (27th)||Sacks Allowed: 3 (T-2nd)|
|Pass YPG: 264.0 (10th)||QB Hits Allowed: 8 (T-17th)|
|Week 5 Opponent: vs. Arizona|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 71.7 (4th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 244.7 (18th)|
|Sacks: 3 (T-30th)|
Injuries: Ben Garland, ankle (questionable)
Backups: (T): Paul Cornick, Michael Schofield (G): Ben Garland (C): Will Montgomery
Fantasy Impact: The bye week came at a good time for Denver's offensive line, as it will give them the opportunity to work out some of the issues they have faced so far this season. While the Broncos' o-line has played decent, if unspectacular, so far this season, they have not performed up to the high level we expected coming into 2014. However, there were signs for optimism in Week 3's loss to the Seahawks. Playing in Seattle is as tough as it gets, especially with regards to communication along the offensive line, and Denver responded relatively well to the adverse circumstances. While the line only allowed one sack, Manning was hit seven times over the course of the game, and the run game was a complete disaster, gaining a paltry 36 yards on the ground. However, with all that said, the line still can take a lot of positives out of their performance. They played well enough to win in a very tough environment. Hopefully the bye week allowed the o-line some time to rest and recharge, before heading into the second quarter of the season, which begins with a tough Week 5 tilt with the undefeated Arizona Cardinals. Arizona has a strong defensive front, which should provide a nice test for the underperforming Denver o-line. If Denver can rebound and play at a high level, it will go a long way towards solidifying their place near the top of the offensive line rankings.
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