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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC West



Denver Broncos

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
HC Vance Joseph
OC Bill Musgrave
DC Joe Woods

Hired:
HC Vic Fangio
OC Rich Scangarello
DC Ed Donatell

Player Additions:

QB Joe Flacco (from Baltimore)
DB Kareem Jackson (from Houston)
RT Ja’Wuan James (from Miami)
SCB Bryce Callahan (from Chicago)
RB Theo Riddick (from Detroit)
WR Dontrelle Inman (from New England)

Player Subtractions:

WR Andre Holmes
S Darian Stewart
QB Case Keenum
LB Brandon Marshall
G Billy Turner
TE Matt LaCosse
CB Bradley Roby
C Matt Paradis
LB Shaq Barrett
G Max Garcia
T Jared Veldheer
OLB Shane Ray
DT Domata Peko

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 20 (20) Noah Fant TE Iowa
Round 2 · Pick 9 (41) Dalton Risner T Kansas State
Round 2 · Pick 10 (42) Drew Lock QB Missouri
Round 3 · Pick 8 (71) Dre’mont Jones DT Ohio State
Round 5 · Pick 18 (156) Justin Hollins EDGE Oregon
Round 6 · Pick 15 (187) Juwann Winfree WR Colorado

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 350.1 (Rank: 19), Pass Yards/Gm – 230.9 (Rank: 19), Rush Yards/Gm – 119.2 (Rank: 12), Points/Gm – 20.6 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.75 (Rank: 6), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.3% (Rank: 11)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 365.1 (Rank: 22), Pass Yards/Gm – 245.6 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 119.6 (Rank: 21), Points/Gm – 21.8 (Rank: 13), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.13 (Rank: 7), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.58 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.0% (Rank: 9), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.05 (Rank: 6), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.37 (Rank: 19), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.49 (Rank: 14), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 8.54 (Rank: 23), *Zone % Approximate – 34% (Rank: 31), Man % Approximate – 54% (Rank: 2).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Joe Flacco
RB: Phillip Lindsay
GLB: Royce Freeman
3RB: Devontae Booker
WR: Emmanuel Sanders
WR: Courtland Sutton
WR: DaeSean Hamilton
TE: Noah Fant (R)

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 7 (Rank 22 tied).

Offense:
SWR Hamilton has sleeper target potential.
WR Sanders (Achilles) at 9 months recovery by week 1.
TE Fant – bad hands.
RB Riddick (fractured shoulder) to miss 2 – 4 weeks.

Kansas City Chiefs

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
DC Bob Sutton

Hired:
DC Steve Spagnuolo

Player Additions:

DE Frank Clark (from Seattle)
RB Carlos Hyde (from Jacksonville)
S Tyrann Mathieu (from Houston)
LB Damien Wilson (from Dallas)
DE Alex Okafor (from New Orleans)
CB Bashaud Breeland (from Green Bay)
DE Emmanuel Ogbah (from Cleveland)
LB Darron Lee (from New York Jets)
CB Morris Claiborne (from New York Jets) *Suspended 4 games
RB LeSean McCoy (from Buffalo)

Player Subtractions:

RB Spencer Ware
RB Charcandrick West
WR Kelvin Benjamin
OLB Justin Houston
OLB Dee Ford
S Eric Berry
S Eric Murray
RB Kareem Hunt
C Mitch Morse
TE Demetrius Harris
CB Orlando Scandrick
CB Steven Nelson
WR Chris Conley
G Jordan Devey

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 24 (56) Mecole Hardman WR Georgia
Round 2 · Pick 31 (63) Juan Thornhill S Virginia
Round 3 · Pick 21 (84) Khalen Saunders DT Western Illinois
Round 6 · Pick 29 (201) Rashad Fenton CB South Carolina
Round 6 · Pick 42 (214) Darwin Thompson RB Utah State
Round 7 · Pick 2 (216) Nick Allegretti G Illinois

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 425.6 (Rank: 1), Pass Yards/Gm – 256.5 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 118.9 (Rank: 9), Points/Gm – 35.3 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.37 (Rank: 16), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.4% (Rank: 5)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 405.5 (Rank: 31), Pass Yards/Gm – 273.4 (Rank: 31), Rush Yards/Gm – 132.1 (Rank: 27), Points/Gm – 26.3 (Rank: 24), Fantasy Points/Gm – 8.25 (Rank: 6), Adjusted Line Yards – 5.28 (Rank: 32), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.0% (Rank: 7), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 19.92 (Rank: 28), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 24.19 (Rank: 30), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 23.51 (Rank: 18), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 10.53 (Rank: 32), *Zone % Approximate – 39% (Rank: 27), Man % Approximate – 48% (Rank: 6).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Damien Williams
GLB: Damien Williams
3RB: Damien Williams
WR: Tyreek Hill
WR: Sammy Watkins
WR: Demarcus Robinson
TE: Travis Kelce

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 10.5 (Rank 2 tied). Faces a bottom-eight strength of schedule against projected opponent win totals.

Offense:
Faces the toughest strength of schedule against the run.
Rosters the fastest receiver corps.

Los Angeles Chargers

Player Additions:

LB Thomas Davis (from Carolina)
QB Tyrod Taylor (from Cleveland)

Player Subtractions:

WR Tyrell Williams
DT Corey Liuget
S Jahleel Addae
DT Darius Philon
CB Jason Verrett
TE Antonio Gates

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 28 (28) Jerry Tillery DT Notre Dame
Round 2 · Pick 28 (60) Nasir Adderley S Delaware
Round 3 · Pick 28 (91) Trey Pipkins T Sioux Falls
Round 4 · Pick 28 (130) Drue Tranquill LB Notre Dame
Round 5 · Pick 28 (166) Easton Stick QB North Dakota State
Round 6 · Pick 28 (200) Emeke Egbule LB Houston
Round 7 · Pick 28 (242) Cortez Broughton DT Cincinnati

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 372.6 (Rank: 11), Pass Yards/Gm – 255.6 (Rank: 10), Rush Yards/Gm – 117.1 (Rank: 15), Points/Gm – 26.8 (Rank: 6th tied), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.80 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.4% (Rank: 13)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 333.7(Rank: 9), Pass Yards/Gm – 227.9 (Rank: 9), Rush Yards/Gm – 105.8 (Rank: 9), Points/Gm – 20.6 (Rank: 8), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.0 (Rank: 16), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.37 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 24), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.19 (Rank: 8), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 20.05 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 18.78 (Rank: 5), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 6.53 (Rank: 14), *Zone % Approximate – 58% (Rank: 2), Man % Approximate – 24% (Rank: 31).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Austin Ekeler
GLB: Austin Ekeler
3RB: Austin Ekeler
WR: Keenan Allen
WR: Mike Williams
WR: Travis Benjamin
TE: Hunter Henry

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied).

Offense:
RB Gordon threatening in-season holdout if not extended or traded.
Rivers doesn’t sneak but highly targets RBs.
LT Russell Okung (blood clots) remains on the NFI list and will miss at least the first 6 weeks.

Defense:
S Derwin James (fractured foot) placed on IR.

Oakland Raiders

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Hired:
GM Mike Mayock

Player Additions:

T Trent Brown (from New England)
S Lamarcus Joyner (from Los Angeles Rams)
WR Tyrell Williams (from Los Angeles Chargers)
WR J.J. Nelson (from Arizona)
WR Ryan Grant (from Indianapolis)
LB Vontaze Burfict (from Cincinnati)
G Jordan Devey (from Kansas City)
CB Nevin Lawson (from Detroit) – Suspended 4 games.
S Curtis Riley (from New York Giants)
QB Mike Glennon (from Arizona)
TE Luke Willson (from Detroit)
G Richie Incognito (suspended for 2 games)
G Johnathan Cooper (from Washington)
DT Corey Liuget (from Los Angeles Chargers)

Player Subtractions:

RB Marshawn Lynch
G Kelechi Osemele
WR Jordy Nelson
QB A.J. McCarron
T Donald Penn
TE Jared Cook
WR Seth Roberts
WR Brandon LaFell
WR Martavis Bryant
G Jon Feliciano
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB Rashaan Melvin
S Reggie Nelson
DE Frostee Rucker
TE Lee Smith
RB Chris Warren
RB Doug Martin
DL Eddie Vanderdoes
DT Gabe Wright

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 4 (4) Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
Round 1 · Pick 24 (24) Josh Jacobs RB Alabama
Round 1 · Pick 27 (27) Johnathan Abram S Mississippi State
Round 2 · Pick 8 (40) Trayvon Mullen CB Clemson
Round 4 · Pick 4 (106) Maxx Crosby EDGE Eastern Michigan
Round 4 · Pick 27 (129) Isaiah Johnson CB Houston
Round 4 · Pick 35 (137) Foster Moreau TE LSU
Round 5 · Pick 11 (149) Hunter Renfrow WR Clemson
Round 7 · Pick 16 (230) Quinton Bell EDGE Prairie View A&M

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 336.2 (Rank: 23), Pass Yards/Gm – 234.4 (Rank: 18), Rush Yards/Gm – 101.8 (Rank: 25), Points/Gm – 18.1 (Rank: 28), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.49 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.7% (Rank: 25)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 381.4 (Rank: 26), Pass Yards/Gm – 240.8 (Rank: 19), Rush Yards/Gm – 140.6 (Rank: 30), Points/Gm – 29.2 (Rank: 32), Fantasy Points/Gm – 2.81 (Rank: 32), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.64 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Sack Rate – 3.5% (Rank: 32), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 18.94 (Rank: 25), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 21.72 (Rank: 26), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 24.81 (Rank: 24), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 9.88 (Rank: 30), *Zone % Approximate – 45% (Rank: 18), Man % Approximate – 38% (Rank: 20).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Derek Carr
RB: Josh Jacobs (R)
GLB: Josh Jacobs (R)
3RB: Jalen Richard
WR: J.J. Nelson
WR: Tyrell Williams
WR: Hunter Renfrow (R)
TE: Darren Waller

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 6 (Rank 28 tied).

Offense:
RG Gabe Jackson (MCL) possibly misses the first four weeks of the season.
TE Waller may have early sleeper potential.

*Zone vs. Man Coverage % excludes hybrid/prevent coverages and offensive screen plays.

Last updated: September 7, 2019 at 9:22 am


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