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AFC West – 2018 Off-Season Transactions Nov 2018
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2018 NFL notable off-season transactions – AFC West



Denver Broncos

Player Additions:

QB Case Keenum
RT Jared Veldheer
DT Clinton McDonald
CB Tramaine Brock
S Su’a Cravens

Player Subtractions:

CB Aqib Talib
RB C.J. Anderson
TE Virgil Green
QB Trevor Siemian
RB Jamaal Charles

Draft:

Round 1 (5) – Bradley Chubb DE – NC State
Round 2 (8) – Courtland Sutton WR – SMU
Round 3 (7) – Royce Freeman RB – Oregon
Round 3 (35) – Isaac Yiadom CB – Boston College
Round 4 (6) – Josey Jewell ILB -Iowa
Round 4 (13) – DaeSean Hamilton WR – Penn State
Round 5 (19) – Troy Fumagalli TE – Wisconsin
Round 6 (9) – Sam Jones G – Arizona State
Round 6 (43) – Keishawn Bierria OLB – Washington
Round 7 (8) – David Williams RB – Arkansas

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 324.1 (Rank: 17), Pass Yards/Gm – 208.3 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 115.8 (Rank: 12), Points/Gm – 18.1 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.31 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.1% (Rank: 29)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 290.0 (Rank: 3), Pass Yards/Gm – 200.6 (Rank: 4), Rush Yards/Gm – 89.4 (Rank: 5), Points/Gm – 23.9 (Rank: 22), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.88 (Rank: 19), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.37 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.9% (Rank: 11)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Case Keenum
RB: Royce Freeman (R)
GLB: Royce Freeman (R)
3RB: Devontae Booker
WR: Demaryius Thomas
WR: Emmanuel Sanders
WR: Courtland Sutton
TE: Jeff Heuerman

Notes:

Overall moderately tough projected strength of schedule but easy against pass defenses.
Rush offense projects as weak.
Pass offense projects as very weak.
Rush defense projects as very strong.
Pass defense projects as average.
WR Sanders projects slot role in 3 wide sets.

Kansas City Chiefs

Coaching Changes:

Promoted OC Eric Bieniemy (formerly RBs coach) to replace Matt Nagy (new HC of Bears)

Player Additions:

WR Sammy Watkins
LB Anthony Hitchens
CB Kendall Fuller
DT Xavier Williams
RB Damien Williams

Player Subtractions:

QB Alex Smith
CB Marcus Peters
CB Terrance Mitchell
CB Darrelle Revis
LB Tamba Hali
WR Albert Wilson
LB Derrick Johnson
RB Charcandrick West

Draft:

Round 2 (14) – Breeland Speaks DE – Ole Miss
Round 3 (11) – Derrick Nnadi DT – Florida State
Round 3 (36) – Dorian O’Daniel OLB – Clemson
Round 4 (24) – Armani Watts S – Texas A&M
Round 6 (22) – Tremon Smith CB – Central Arkansas
Round 6 (24) – Kahlil McKenzie DT – Tennessee

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 375.4 (Rank: 5), Pass Yards/Gm – 256.5 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 118.9 (Rank: 9), Points/Gm – 25.9 (Rank: 6), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.14 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 17)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 365.1 (Rank: 28), Pass Yards/Gm – 247.0 (Rank: 29), Rush Yards/Gm – 118.1 (Rank: 25), Points/Gm – 21.2 (Rank: 15), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.81 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.35 (Rank: 26), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.8% (Rank: 25)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Pat Mahomes
RB: Kareem Hunt
GLB: Kareem Hunt
3RB: Charcandrick West
WR: Tyreek Hill
WR: Sammy Watkins
WR: Demarcus Robinson
TE: Travis Kelce

Notes:

Overall very tough projected strength of schedule, especially against defenses.
Rush offense projects as very strong.
Pass offense projects as strong.
Rush defense projects as very weak.
Pass defense projects as weak.
Addition of CB Fuller in slot should be an upgrade and a downgrade for Redskins.
Target with the Z. If CB Fuller stays in the slot, target X as well.
Secondary vulnerable against the deep ball. Kansas City starts 3 slot CBs to start the season.

Los Angeles Chargers

Player Additions:

C Mike Pouncey
TE Virgil Green
K Caleb Sturgis

Player Subtractions:

TE Antonio Gates
LB Jerry Attaochu
S Tre Boston
G Kenny Wiggins

Draft:

Round 1 (17) – Derwin James S – Florida State
Round 2 (16) – Uchenna Nwosu OLB – USC
Round 3 (20) – Justin Jones DT – NC State
Round 4 (19) – Kyzir White S – West Virginia
Round 5 (18) – Scott Quessenberry C – UCLA
Round 6 (17) – Dylan Cantrell WR – Texas Tech
Round 7 (33) – Justin Jackson RB – Northwestern

Notable Injuries:

TE Hunter Henry (ACL) – Out for the season.
CB Jason Verrett (Achilles) – Out for the season.

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 376.6 (Rank: 4), Pass Yards/Gm – 256.5 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 99.7 (Rank: 24), Points/Gm – 22.2 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.71 (Rank: 26), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.2% (Rank: 3)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 328.4 (Rank: 15), Pass Yards/Gm – 197.3 (Rank: 3), Rush Yards/Gm – 131.1 (Rank: 31), Points/Gm – 17.0 (Rank: 3), Fantasy Points/Gm – 9.88 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.31 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.8% (Rank: 6)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Melvin Gordon
GLB: Melvin Gordon
3RB: Melvin Gordon
WR: Keenan Allen
WR: Tyrell Williams
WR: Travis Benjamin
TE: Virgil Green

Notes:

Overall easy projected strength of schedule.
Rush offense projects as weak.
Pass offense projects as very strong.
Rush defense projects as weak – very weak.
Pass defense projects as very strong.
LAC rolls out the biggest WR corps in the league.

Oakland Raiders

Coaching Changes:

Fired: HC Jack Del Rio, OC Todd Downing, DC John Pagano
Hired: HC Jon Gruden, OC Greg Olson, DC Paul Guenther

Player Additions:

WR Jordy Nelson
RB Doug Martin
LB Tahir Whitehead
S Marcus Gilchrist
LB Derrick Johnson
CB Leon Hall
WR Dwayne Harris
FB Keith Smith
TE Derek Carrier
CB Daryl Worley
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
QB A.J. McCarron

Player Subtractions:

DE Khalil Mack
WR Michael Crabtree
CB David Amerson
CB Sean Smith
CB T.J. Carrie
RT Marshall Newhouse
DE Denico Autry
CB D.J. Hayden
WR Cordarrelle Patterson
TE Clive Walford
FB Jamize Olawale
LB Navarro Bowman
P Marquette King
DT Jihad Ward
K Giorgio Tavecchio

Draft:

Round 1 (15) – Kolton Miller OT – UCLA
Round 2 (25) – P.J. Hall DT – Sam Houston St.
Round 3 (1) – Brandon Parker OT – North Carolina A&T
Round 3 (23) – Arden Key DE – LSU
Round 4 (10) – Nick Nelson CB – Wisconsin
Round 5 (3) – Maurice Hurst DT – Michigan
Round 5 (36) – Johnny Townsend P – Florida
Round 6 (42) – Azeem Victor ILB – Washington
Round 7 (10) – Marcell Ateman WR – Oklahoma St.

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 324.1 (Rank: 17), Pass Yards/Gm – 226.9 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 97.1 (Rank: 25), Points/Gm – 18.8 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.17 (Rank: 11), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.6% (Rank: 7)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 350.1 (Rank: 23), Pass Yards/Gm – 241.1 (Rank: 26), Rush Yards/Gm – 108.9 (Rank: 12), Points/Gm – 23.3 (Rank: 20), Fantasy Points/Gm – 4.25 (Rank: 32), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.26 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.1% (Rank: 22)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Derek Carr
RB: Marshawn Lynch
GLB: Marshawn Lynch
3RB: Jalen Richard
WR: Amari Cooper
WR: Jordy Nelson
TE: Jared Cook

Notes:

Overall easy projected strength of schedule but tough against defenses the last half of the season.
Jordy Nelson may replace Crabtree as RZ leader.
Rush offense projects as average.
Pass offense projects as above average.
Rush defense projects as average.
Pass defense projects as very weak.

Last updated: September 7, 2018 at 23:30 pm


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