Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Jake Matthews (LT), Matthew Bergeron (LG), Drew Dalman (C), Chris Lindstrom (RG), Kaleb McGary (RT)


Key Backups: (T): Storm Norton, Tyler Vrabel (G): John Leglue, Kyle Hinton (C): Ryan Neuzil

Fantasy Impact: The combination of RG Chris Lindstrom and RT Kaleb McGary provides Atlanta with elite protection on the right side of the offensive line, and LT Jake Matthews remains solid, though another year older. Drew Dalman is a tremendous center, but at LG, 2023 second-round pick Matthew Bergeron still has something to prove. High-end protection may be more necessity than luxury with new franchise quarterback Kirk Cousins recovering from an Achilles tear, and never having counted elusiveness among his top strengths. Rookie first-rounder Michael Penix is a better scrambler, but barring another injury to Cousins he doesn't project to suit up much Year 1.

Trending: Up

Excellent Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Taylor Decker (LT), Graham Glasgow (LG), Frank Ragnow (C), Kevin Zeitler (RG), Penei Sewell (RT)


Key Backups: (T): Giovanni Manu, Dan Skipper (G): Kayode Awosika, Colby Sorsdal (C): Duke Clemens

Fantasy Impact: Penei Sewell has come along as hoped since falling to the Lions at No. 7 overall in 2021, and the and the Lions have now proven that if things fall right, this is an O-line unit with No.1 upside. Injuries are the main factor for concern, as Detroit's depth along the offensive trench has been somewhat questionable, but moves to bolster those needs have been made in the offseason. With Jonah Jackson now holding down the fort at LG for the Rams rather than Lions, Graham Glasgow will have to step back into the spotlight.

Trending: Up

Good Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Jordan Mailata (LT), Landon Dickerson (LG), Cam Jurgens (C), Tyler Steen (RG), Lane Johnson (RT)

Injuries: Matt Hennessy (knee)

Key Backups: (T): Fred Johnson, Mekhi Becton (G): Matt Hennessy, Darian Kinnard (C): Dylan McMahon

Fantasy Impact: The Eagles' offensive decline down the stretch of the 2023 season had little to do with the O-line, which was still healthy and playing at a high level. That isn't guaranteed to remain consistent year-to-year anymore, though, with standout C Jason Kelce stepping away and into retirement, and Cam Jurgens now stepping into big shoes. RT Lane Johnson, heading into his age-34 season, is closer to the end than the beginning as well. Jalen Hurts' considerable athleticism will provide some cushion for any protection struggles that should arise, but all no longer looks perfectly steady on the offensive front.

Trending: Down

Excellent Stability / Fair Health
Starters: Jedrick Wills (LT), Joel Bitonio (LG), Ethan Pocic (C), Wyatt Teller (RG), Jack Conklin (RT)

Injuries: Jack Conklin (knee - ACL), Joel Bitonio (ankle), Dawand Jones (knee)

Key Backups: (T): Hakeem Adeniji, Dawand Jones (G): Zak Zinter (C): Brian Allen

Fantasy Impact: The Browns were built to lead with a strong O-line and elite rushing game, but season-ending injuries RT Jack Conklin and star RB Nick Chubb derailed that plan. Losing Deshaun Watson to a shoulder fracture looked like the final nail in the offense's coffin, but some late-season Joe Flacco magic manifested an early playoff exit. That shouldn't overshadow the fact that with Watson back in tow, even presuming full health, this offense's future is murky. Beyond Watson, there are some real doubts about getting Chubb and the O-line back to full health. Coach Kevin Stefanski has proven his ability to manufacture production with minimal pieces, but Watson's contract situation and lackluster play can't be overlooked. He's regularly compromised otherwise solid protection and playcalling.

Trending: Down

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