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2014 Offensive Line Rankings & NFL Team Summaries
Reduce the risk of your 2014 fantasy football picks
One of the key factors that can really help your decision between two seemingly
equal players is reviewing the quality of the offensive line for those players.
All things being equal, a player that plays behind a very solid offensive line brings more
stability to the table relative to a player that plays behind a suspect offensive line.
Coupled with a Strength of Schedule Analysis, you can significantly stack the fantasy
odds in your favor for having a very successful draft. At the end of day, it is these
subtleties that can help provide a big boost to your fantasy football draft selections,
helping you select players with favorable circumstances while avoiding potential
duds that can crush your team.
The Docs have broken down our projected 2014 offensive line rankings in a very clean, user friendly format. Both projected
2014 run blocking rankings and 2014 pass blocking rankings are given, as well as an in-depth NFL overview for each NFL team, highlighting
off-season player movement, coaching changes, and headline news stories. This is all designed to give you a concise overview of
each NFL team, and the fantasy football implications of these off-season moves relative to anticipated 2014 fantasy player performance.
Coupled to our in-depth offensive line rankings and projections, you will be ready to give your league mates a beatdown on your fantasy
football draft day. It's all about reducing the risk of your 2014 fantasy football draft picks to help stack the fantasy odds in your favor.
For an explaination of how the Docs created the FootballDocs Offensive Line Rankings, click here (or scroll to the bottom of the page).
Arizona was excited to get RB Rashard Mendenhall last year, but at 26 years old, he decided to retire from the NFL this off-season in order to travel and write. Uh. OK. Next? Second year RB Andre Ellington is now the starting RB. Ellington is a shifty RB with great hands out of the backfield, so take note for those of you in point-per-reception leagues. Ellington doesn't quite have the frame to take the abuse up the middle 30 times a game, so Arizona will leave the dirty work to RBs Stepfan Taylor and Jonathan Dwyer when the situation calls. QB Carson Palmer returns for his second year in Zona. Palmer had a very Carson Palmer-type year last season, complete with 4,000+ passing yards, 20+ TDs, and more INTs than you would like. With WR Michael Floyd emerging as a threat with star WR Larry Fitzgerald, Palmer has good weapons at his disposal.
Cleveland gets the shake-up-the-lineup award this offseason. Their entire offense has been completely revamped with the exception of TE Jordan Cameron. At QB, Brian Hoyer returns after playing all of a whopping 3 games in 2013. Hoyer started the season as the #1 QB in CLE, but suffered a season ending injury in week 3. Just to make things interesting, the Browns took headline rookie QB Johnny Manziel in the 2014 Draft. Let the tabloids and QB battles begin! At RB, they signed Ben Tate from HOU, as well as added RB Terrance West in the 3rd round of the draft. West broke just about every FCS record playing for Towson. At WR, Josh Gordon is out with a suspension, and the Browns filled the need with throw-and-stick free agent WRs Nate Burleson (DET), Earl Bennett (CHI), Andrew Hawkins (CIN), and Miles Austin (DAL). Whew!
Kansas City Chiefs
Andy Reid made an immediate impact on the offense in KC last year. Basically it's the same offensive philosophy he used during his tenure in Philly, it's just now the jerseys are red. QB Alex Smith was a perfect fit for the style of offense, and Smith benefited from the system. Smith is an accurate passer with good mobility, but shortcomings at WR put a fantasy governor on his production. The WR corps is no better this year, and Dwayne Bowe leads the charge supported by Donnie Avery. There isn't a whole lot to get excited about in the WR corps other than a dark horse candidate possibility of A.J. Jenkins as a deep sleeper. The RBs continue to be the strength of the team, and RB Jamaal Charles has flourished with Reid to new levels. The offensive line did take some hits in the off-season with losses. The passing attack will feel those losses the most.
Enter year two of HC Chip Kelly's high octane offensive. RB LeSean McCoy got an instant recharge in fantasy supremacy last season, and he will once again be the feature piece in Kelly's offense. QB Nick Foles finally enters a season as the unquestioned starter after absolutely lighting up the stage in the second half of last season (who can forget that 7 TD passing performance in week 9?). WR DeSean Jackson has taken his antics to the Redskins, leaving the door wide open for WR Jeremy Maclin to waltz in and rack up some gaudy fantasy stats if he can stay healthy. Maclin missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL, which is helping to keep his fantasy value lower than it otherwise would. WR Riley Cooper returns and the Eagles added RB Darren Sproles (NOR) and rookie WR Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) to give Kelly more weapons on offense.
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