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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – AFC South



Houston Texans

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
GM Brian Gaine

Hired:
OC Tim Kelly

Player Additions:

S Tashaun Gipson (from Jacksonville)
CB Bradley Roby (from Denver)
CB Briean Bodd-Calhoun (from Cleveland)
TE Darren Fells (from Cleveland)
QB A.J. McCarron (from Oakland)
T Matt Kalil (from Carolina)
RB Duke Johnson (from Cleveland)

Player Subtractions:

WR Demaryius Thomas
CB Kevin Johnson
S Tyrann Mathieu
CB Kareem Jackson
T Kendall Lamm
RB Alfred Blue
DT Christian Covington
CB Kayvon Webster
CB Shareece Wright
QB Brandon Weeden
FS Andre Hal
TE Ryan Griffin
RB D’Onta Foreman

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 23 (23) Tytus Howard T Alabama State
Round 2 · Pick 22 (54) Lonnie Johnson CB Kentucky
Round 2 · Pick 23 (55) Max Scharping T Northern Illinois
Round 3 · Pick 23 (86) Kahale Warring TE San Diego State
Round 5 · Pick 23 (161) Charles Omenihu DE Texas
Round 6 · Pick 23 (195) Xavier Crawford CB Central Michigan
Round 7 · Pick 6 (220) Cullen Gillaspia RB Texas A&M

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 362.6 (Rank: 15), Pass Yards/Gm – 236.3 (Rank: 17), Rush Yards/Gm – 126.3 (Rank: 8), Points/Gm – 25.1 (Rank: 11), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.93 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 11.6% (Rank: 32)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 343.3 (Rank: 12), Pass Yards/Gm – 260.4 (Rank: 28), Rush Yards/Gm – 82.7 (Rank: 3), Points/Gm – 19.8 (Rank: 4), Fantasy Points/Gm – 9.25 (Rank: 3), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.56 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.4% (Rank: 13), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 16.88 (Rank: 14), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 15.28 (Rank: 5), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 21.34 (Rank: 8), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 10.0 (Rank: 31), *Zone % Approximate – 50% (Rank: 8), Man % Approximate – 36% (Rank: 22).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Deshaun Watson
RB: Lamar Miller
GLB: Lamar Miller
3RB: Lamar Miller
WR: DeAndre Hopkins
WR: Will Fuller
WR: Keke Coutee
TE: Jordan Thomas

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8.5 (Rank 16 tied). Faces toughest strength of schedule based on opponent projected win totals.

Offense:
Coutee averaged > 17 PPR points when getting 40+ snaps in 5 game sample size last season. Coutee (ankle) week 1 status uncertain.
O-line still bad.
QB Watson run success better against zone coverage.

Indianapolis Colts

Player Additions:

WR Devin Funchess (from Carolina)
DE Justin Houston (from Kansas City)
RB Spencer Ware (from Kansas City)
RB D’Onta Foreman (from Houston)

Player Subtractions:

G Matt Slauson
WR Ryan Grant
WR Dontrelle Inman
DE Jihad Ward
WR Zach Pascal
TE Eric Swoope
FB Ryan Hewitt

Draft:

Round 2 · Pick 2 (34) Rock Ya-Sin CB Temple
Round 2 · Pick 17 (49) Ben Banogu EDGE Texas Christian
Round 2 · Pick 27 (59) Parris Campbell WR Ohio State
Round 3 · Pick 26 (89) Bobby Okereke LB Stanford
Round 4 · Pick 7 (109) Khari Willis S Michigan State
Round 5 · Pick 6 (144) Marvell Tell S USC
Round 5 · Pick 26 (164) E.J. Speed LB Tarleton State
Round 6 · Pick 27 (199) Gerri Green EDGE Mississippi State
Round 7 · Pick 26 (240) Jackson Barton T Utah
Round 7 · Pick 32 (246) Javon Patterson C Mississippi

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 386.2 (Rank: 7), Pass Yards/Gm – 278.8 (Rank: 6), Rush Yards/Gm – 107.4 (Rank: 20), Points/Gm – 27.1 (Rank: 5), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.83 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Sack Rate – 4.1% (Rank: 2)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 339.4 (Rank: 11), Pass Yards/Gm – 237.8 (Rank: 16), Rush Yards/Gm – 101.6 (Rank: 8), Points/Gm – 21.5 (Rank: 10), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.38 (Rank: 13), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.96 (Rank: 7), Adjusted Sack Rate – 5.3% (Rank: 29), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.92 (Rank: 11), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 17.54 (Rank: 10), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 17.44 (Rank: 3), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 9.04 (Rank: 27), *Zone % Approximate – 59% (Rank: 1), Man % Approximate – 23% (Rank: 32).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Andrew Luck
RB: Marlon Mack
GLB: Marlon Mack
3RB: Marlon Mack
WR: T.Y. Hilton
WR: Devin Funchess
WR: Parris Campbell (R)
TE: Jack Doyle
TE: Eric Ebron

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied). Top ten easiest projected schedule.

Offense:
Target Mack in big positive-script games.
QB Luck’s (calf/ankle) availability for week 1 does not look good.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Player Additions:

QB Nick Foles (from Philadelphia)
TE Geoff Swaim (from Dallas)
LB Jake Ryan (from Green Bay)
WR Chris Conley (from Kansas City)
T Cedric Ogbuehi (from Cincinnati)
RB Alfred Blue (from Houston)
WR Terrelle Pryor (from New York Jets)

Player Subtractions:

LB Telvin Smith
QB Blake Bortles
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
K Kai forbath
RB Carlos Hyde
S Tashaun Gipson
DT Malik Jackson
T Jermey Parnell
RB T.J. Yeldon
G Chris Reed
WR Donte Moncrief
T Ereck Flowers
RB Corey Grant

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 7 (7) Josh Allen EDGE Kentucky
Round 2 · Pick 3 (35) Jawaan Taylor T Florida
Round 3 · Pick 5 (69) Josh Oliver TE San Jose State
Round 3 · Pick 35 (98) Quincy Williams S Murray State
Round 5 · Pick 2 (140) Ryquell Armstead RB Temple
Round 6 · Pick 5 (178) Gardner Minshew QB Washington State
Round 7 · Pick 21 (235) Dontavius Russell DT Auburn

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 302.0 (Rank: 27), Pass Yards/Gm – 194.3 (Rank: 26), Rush Yards/Gm – 107.7 (Rank: 19), Points/Gm – 15.3 (Rank: 31), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.12 (Rank: 21), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.3% (Rank: 21)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 311.4 (Rank: 5), Pass Yards/Gm – 194.6 (Rank: 2), Rush Yards/Gm – 116.9 (Rank: 19), Points/Gm – 19.8 (Rank: 4), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.31 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.877 (Rank: 4), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.1% (Rank: 15), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.85 (Rank: 9), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 15.86 (Rank: 6), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 16.35 (Rank: 1), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7.6 (Rank: 16), *Zone % Approximate – 44% (Rank: 19), Man % Approximate – 37% (Rank: 21).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Nick Foles
RB: Leonard Fournette
GLB: Leonard Fournette
3RB: Leonard Fournette
WR: Marqise Lee
WR: Dede Westbrook
WR: Keelan Cole
TE: Geoff Swaim

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8 (Rank 18 tied).

Offense:
O-Line should be solid in run-game.

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Jalen Ramsey

Tennessee Titans

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:
OC Matt LaFleur

Hired:
OC Arthur Smith

Player Additions:

WR Adam Humphries (from Tampa Bay)
G Roger Saffold (from Los Angeles Rams)
LB Cameron Wake (from Miami)
QB Ryan Tannehill (from Miami)

Player Subtractions:

LB Brian Orakpo
QB Austin Davis
S Johnathan Cyprien
G Josh Kline
QB Blaine Gabbert
TE Luke Stocker
OLB Derrick Morgan
DT Bennie Logan
OLB Derrick Morgan

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 19 (19) Jeffery Simmons DT Mississippi State
Round 2 · Pick 19 (51) A.J. Brown WR Mississippi
Round 3 · Pick 19 (82) Nate Davis G North Carolina-Charlotte
Round 4 · Pick 14 (116) Amani Hooker S Iowa
Round 5 · Pick 30 (168) D’Andre Walker EDGE Georgia
Round 6 · Pick 16 (188) David Long LB West Virginia

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 312.4 (Rank: 25), Pass Yards/Gm – 185.9 (Rank: 29), Rush Yards/Gm – 126.4 (Rank: 7, Points/Gm – 19.4 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.33 (Rank: 17), Adjusted Sack Rate – 10.2% (Rank: 29)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 333.4 (Rank: 8), Pass Yards/Gm – 216.9 (Rank: 6), Rush Yards/Gm – 116.4 (Rank: 18), Points/Gm – 18.9 (Rank: 3), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.44 (Rank: 12), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.82 (Rank: 28), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.7% (Rank: 22), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 15.11 (Rank: 7), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 14.69 (Rank: 4), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 23.88 (Rank: 20), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 4.79 (Rank: 2), *Zone % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 20), Man % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 12).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Marcus Mariota
RB: Derrick Henry
GLB: Derrick Henry
3RB: Dion Lewis
WR: Corey Davis
WR: A.J. Brown (R)
WR: Adam Humphries
TE: Delanie Walker

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 8 (Rank 18 tied).

Offense:
Left side of O-line improved. LT Taylor Lewan suspended 4 games. RB Henry in contract year. Very tough projected schedule against run defenses.
QB Mariota run success better against zone coverage.

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

Last updated: August 20, 2019 at 22:13 pm


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