NFL O-line Overview: Status Quo Check-in

At long last, Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season is in the books and we’re in the thick of things. The league didn’t disappoint, offering up the usual breakouts and throwing managers whose players didn’t perform on tilt. Of course, the offensive line landscape wasn’t spared of the maelstrom. Without further ado, let’s check in on which O-lines around the league are looking up and which are holding their offense back.


New Orleans Saints

The Saints were projected as a top-five group entering the regular season, but if they continue playing to the level of Monday’s win over the Texans they could rival Dallas for the league’s top spot. That’s unlikely, of course, but it can’t be overstated that New Orleans’ offensive front (specifically RT Ryan Ramczyk) held J.J. Watt without a single tackle or sack for the first time in his 105-game NFL career. If the Saints’ O-line is able to repeat a similar performance against Aaron Donald in Week 2, expect next week’s article to begin with a list of accolades to be heaped on the unit.

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NFL Training Camp/Preseason News And Notes: Plenty Of Projected Starters See Game Action

The second full week of preseason kicked off Thursday night, and unlike last week’s rollout, there was more playing time for front-line starters. Additionally, high-profile rookies Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins were both in action again, making it a particularly intriguing night of exhibition play. With 10 teams in action, let’s dive right into some of the notable developments of the evening!

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Ravens- Scheme and Metrics Preview

Scheme and Metrics- we’ll take a look at each of the 32 teams and look at a combination of offensive scheme/philosophy and some player metrics to give us something else to think about when drafting our fantasy squads this summer. In this edition, we’ll look at the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens offense finds itself in a major state of transition between new players and the first full training camp with Lamar Jackson running the offense. Here’s what I’m looking at:

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NFL Offensive Line Overview: Week 13 Edition

From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offense runs through the O-line. Aside from skill position players themselves, nothing has a larger impact on the outcome of a play call than the battle up front. In the Offensive Line Overview series, we look at which of the league’s 32 offensive lines are trending up and down.

With fantasy football playoffs fast approaching, informed lineup decisions are key now more than ever — but tabulating projected points and playing matchups can only go so far. One of the strongest indicators of offensive success remains, as always, the reliability of a team’s protective front. Without further ado, let’s check in on which O-lines are trending up and down across the league.

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Fantasy Football Draft Duels: Running backs

This fantasy football season, drafters will face many tough decisions among multiple players at certain positions.

Rankings and sleepers lists can’t always tell the full story: Sometimes, it makes sense to take a risk. That’s why fantasy football players could use input from numerous sources. 

We’ve gathered some RotoWire personalities to give their opinions on which fantasy running back they’d take when posed several matchups — or in some case, make some mini-rankings.

(Note: We used our NFFC PPR rankings to compare players.)

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RotoWire & FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship – Week 2

Week 1 of the RotoWire and FanDuel Fantasy Football Championship is in the books and now that the dust has settled, we can take a look back to see how things shook up and begin to look forward towards week 2! Before we get started, here is the link to join in on the action.

Week 1 Results


Congratulations to FanDuel user longshots13, who took home the $500 cash prize and earned an entry into the week 11 $20,000 Championship Freeroll! Their entry had the week 1 usual suspects of Tony Romo (24.14), Matt Forte (25.1), and Julio Jones (30.6), but what set longshots13 apart from the pack was his/her foresight to roll the dice on value plays Ameer Abdullah (17.4) and Tyler Eifert (26.9). Out of the five RotoWire experts which participated in this public contest, Derek Van Riper (rotowiredvr) finished ahead of the pack with a 120.24 point performance. He featured value plays of Sam Bradford (15.44), Chris Ivory (22.5), and Jordan Matthews (15.2) but was burned – like myself – by Greg Olsen’s abysmal 1.6 output. The man they call DVR finished 324th out of 1,130 entries. This means that every entry that finished 323rd or higher earned an entry into the week 11 championship.

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