Chris Bennett's analysis of every NFL team's offensive line – with a focus on how it impacts fantasy football.
1. Philadelphia Eagles Good Stability / Good Health
Starters: Halapoulivaati Vaitai (LT), Stefen Wisniewski (LG), Jason Kelce (C), Brandon Brooks (RG), Lane Johnson (RT)
|2017 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 136.3 (2nd)||Sacks Allowed: 33 (T-14th)|
|Pass YPG: 239.2 (12th)||QB Hits Allowed: 99 (26th)|
|Week 17 Opponent: vs. Dallas|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 106.3 (11th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 218.4 (13th)|
|Sacks: 35 (T-17th)|
Injuries: Jason Peters (knee) I.R.
Backups: (T): Will Beaty (G): Isaac Seumalo, Chance Warmack (C):
Fantasy Impact: A week after concerns arose about left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai's ability against top pass rushers, the Eagles were dealt a potentially crushing blow when Carson Wentz was lost for the season to a knee injury. The line is going to have to step up and protect Nick Foles, as much of the lack of sacks were related to Wentz's escapability. The schedule is soft to close out the regular season, and an already solid run blocking unit may be called upon to be road graders while Foles manages the offense.
2. Pittsburgh Steelers Good Stability / Excellent Health
Starters: Alejandro Villanueva (LT), Ramon Foster (LG), Maurkice Pouncey (C), David DeCastro (RG), Marcus Gilbert (RT)
|2017 Offensive Ranks:|
|Rush YPG: 102.9 (20th)||Sacks Allowed: 21 (3rd)|
|Pass YPG: 277.1 (2nd)||QB Hits Allowed: 61 (4th)|
|Week 17 Opponent: vs. Cleveland|
|Rush YPG Allowed: 96.1 (7th)|
|Pass YPG Allowed: 230.7 (19th)|
|Sacks: 31 (T-20th)|
Injuries: Maurkice Pouncey (hip) non-participant; Ramon Foster (concussion) full participant
Backups: (T): Jerald Hawkins, Chris Hubbard (G): Matt Feiler (C): B.J. Finney
Fantasy Impact: Marcus Gilbert returns in Week 16 from a four-game suspension, and the Steelers likely will lean on their ground game more over the final two weeks with Antonio Brown sidelined. They could be without left guard Ramon Foster due to a concussion, but that isn't currently viewed as a long-term concern.
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