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NFC South – 2018 Off-Season Transactions Nov 2018
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2018 NFL notable off-season transactions – NFC South



Atlanta Falcons

Player Additions:

CB Justin Bethel
TE Logan Paulsen

Player Subtractions:

DT Dontari Poe
DE Adrian Clayborn
TE Levine Toilolo

Draft:

Round 1 (26) – Calvin Ridley WR – Alabama
Round 2 (26) – Isaiah Oliver CB – Colorado
Round 3 (26) – Deadrin Senat DT – South Florida
Round 4 (26) – Ito Smith RB – Southern Mississippi
Round 6 (20) – Russell Gage WR – LSU
Round 6 (26) – Foyesade Oluokun S – Yale

Notable Injuries:

SS Keanu Neal (ACL) – Out for the season
LB Deion Jones (foot) – IR

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 364.8 (Rank: 8), Pass Yards/Gm – 249.4 (Rank: 8), Rush Yards/Gm – 115.4 (Rank: 13), Points/Gm – 22.1 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.35 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.8% (Rank: 8)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 318.4 (Rank: 9), Pass Yards/Gm – 214.3 (Rank: 12), Rush Yards/Gm – 104.1 (Rank: 9), Points/Gm – 19.7 (Rank: 8), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.19 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.15 (Rank: 19), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.6% (Rank: 16)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matt Ryan
RB: Devonta Freeman
GLB: Devonta Freeman
3RB: Devonta Freeman
WR: Julio Jones
WR: Mohamed Sanu
WR: Calvin Ridley (R)
TE: Austin Hooper

Notes:

Overall average projected strength of schedule but soft against defenses.
In 2017, Julio Jones ranked in the top 10 in targets, catches, and PPR fantasy points, 2nd in yards, but 47th (tied) in TDs with 3 in a full 16 game season. Positive TD regression should be in play but he has hit double-digit TDs once in seven year career.
Rush offense projects as average.
Pass offense projects as strong.
Rush defense projects as below average.
Pass defense projects as average.
Target passing RBs against Atlanta’s def.
Target slot against Brian Poole.

Carolina Panthers

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Hired GM Marty Hurney and OC Norv Turner to replace OC Mike Shula. Promoted DC Eric Washington (formerly DL coach) to replace DC Steve Wilks (now HC of the Cardinals).

Player Additions:

RB C.J. Anderson
DT Dontari Poe
WR Torrey Smith
WR Jarius Wright
OT Zach Banner
CB Ross Cockrell
S Da’Norris Searcy

Player Subtractions:

DT Star Lotulelei
G Andrew Norwell
TE Ed Dickson
DE Charles Johnson
RB Jonathan Stewart
S Kurt Coleman
CB Teddy Williams
CB Daryl Worley

Notable Injuries:

TE Greg Olsen (foot) – IR

Draft:

Round 1 (24) – D.J. Moore WR – Maryland
Round 2 (23) – Donte Jackson CB – LSU
Round 3 (21) – Rashaan Gaulden CB – Tennessee
Round 4 (1) – Ian thomas TE – Indiana
Round 4 (36) – Marquis Haynes OLB – Ole Miss
Round 5 (24) – Jermaine Carter CB – Maryland
Round 7 (16) – Andre Smith ILB – North Carolina
Round 7 (24) – Kendrick Norton DT – Miami

Notable Injuries:

RT Daryl Williams (Knee)
CB Ross Cockrell (Broken leg)

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 323.7 (Rank: 19), Pass Yards/Gm – 192.3 (Rank: 28), Rush Yards/Gm – 131.4 (Rank: 4), Points/Gm – 22.7 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.78 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 19)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 317.1 (Rank: 7), Pass Yards/Gm – 229.1 (Rank: 18), Rush Yards/Gm – 88.1 (Rank: 3), Points/Gm – 20.4 (Rank: 10), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.63 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.51 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.3% (Rank: 18)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Cam Newton
RB: Christian McCaffrey
GLB: C.J. Anderson
3RB: Christian McCaffrey
WR: Devin Funchess
WR: D.J. Moore (R)
WR: Torrey Smith
TE: Jonnu Smith

Notes:

LB Thomas Davis is suspended for four games.
Overall average projected strength of schedule but soft against run defenses.
O-line downgrade from last season.
Rush offense projects as strong.
Pass offense projects as average.
Rush defense projects as strong.
Pass defense projects as strong.
LT Matt Kalil had knee scoped and likely misses week 1. RT Daryl Williams has avoided IR could start in week 1.

New Orleans Saints

Player Additions:

LB Demario Davis
S Kurt Coleman
CB Patrick Robinson
G Jermon Bushrod
P Thomas Morstead
TE Ben Watson
QB Tom Savage
QB Teddy Bridgewater

Player Subtractions:

WR Willie Snead NO
DT Nick Fairly
LB Gerald Hodges
TE Coby Fleener
WR Brandon Coleman
S Kenny Vaccaro

Draft:

Round 1 (14) – Marcus Davenport DE – UT San Antonio
Round 3 (27) – Tre’Quan Smith WR – UCF
Round 4 (27) – Rick Leonard OT – Florida State
Round 5 (27) – Natrell Jamerson S – Wisconsin
Round 6 (15) – Kamrin Moore CB – Boston College
Round 6 (27) – Boston Scott RB – Louisiana Tech
Round 7 (27) – Will Clapp G – LSU

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 391.2 (Rank: 2), Pass Yards/Gm – 261.8 (Rank: 5), Rush Yards/Gm – 129.4 (Rank: 5), Points/Gm – 28.0 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.93 (Rank: 2), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.0% (Rank: 2)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 336.5 (Rank: 17), Pass Yards/Gm – 224.8 (Rank: 15), Rush Yards/Gm – 111.7 (Rank: 16), Points/Gm – 20.4 (Rank: 10), Fantasy Points/Gm – 9.38 (Rank: 7), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.1 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.8% (Rank: 6)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Drew Brees
RB: Alvin Kamara
GLB: Alvin Kamara
3RB: Alvin Kamara
WR: Michael Thomas
WR: Ted Ginn
WR: Cameron Meredith
TE: Ben Watson

Notes:

RB Mark Ingram suspended for the first 4 games.
Overall tough projected strength of schedule but soft through the first 5 games.
Cam Meredith to take over the slot.
Rush offense projects as very strong.
Pass offense projects as strong.
Rush defense projects as weak.
Pass defense projects as very strong.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coaching Changes:

Hired OC Brian Schottenheimer and DC Ken Norton Jr. to replace OC Darrell Bevell and DC Kris Richard.

Player Additions:

DE Jason Pierre-Paul
C Ryan Jensen
DE Vinny Curry
NT Beau Allen
DE Mitch Unrein
K Chandler Catanzaro
LB Cameron Lynch

Player Subtractions:

G Kevin Pamphile
DT Chris Baker
DE Robert Ayers
G J.R. Sweezy
RB Doug Martin
DT Clinton McDonald
C Joe Hawley
K Nick Folk
S T.J. Ward
RB Charles Sims

Draft:

Round 1 (12) – Vita Vea DT – Washington
Round 2 (6) – Ronald Jones II RB – USC
Round 2 (21) – M.J. Stewart CB – North Carolina
Round 2 (31) – Carlton Davis CB – Auburn
Round 3 (30) – Alex Cappa OT – Humboldt State
Round 4 (17) – Jordan Whitehead S – Pittsburgh
Round 5 (7) – Justin Watson WR – Pennsylvania
Round 6 (28) – Jack Cichy ILB – Wisconsin

Notable Injuries:
RB Charles Sims (Knee) – Placed on IR.

2017 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 363.5 (Rank: 9), Pass Yards/Gm – 272.9 (Rank: 4), Rush Yards/Gm – 90.6 (Rank: 27), Points/Gm – 20.9 (Rank: 18), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.06 (Rank: 15), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.5% (Rank: 16)

2017 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 378.1 (Rank: 32), Pass Yards/Gm – 260.6 (Rank: 32), Rush Yards/Gm – 117.5 (Rank: 23), Points/Gm – 23.9 (Rank: 22), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.5 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.16 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.3% (Rank: 32)

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Jameis Winston
RB: Peyton Barber
GLB: Peyton Barber
3RB: Peyton Barber
WR: Mike Evans
WR: DeSean Jackson
WR: Adam Humphries
TE: O.J. Howard

Notes:

QB Jameis Winston is suspended for the first 3 games, with Ryan Fitzpatrick filling in.
Overall very tough projected strength of schedule, especially against pass defenses.
Upgraded D-line.
Rush offense projects as weak.
Pass offense projects as above average.
Rush defense projects as below average.
Pass defense projects as very weak.
RB Ronald Jones (R) could force a RBBC at some point but currently behind Barber.

Last updated: September 11, 2018 at 13:03 pm


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