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Pittsburgh Starts 2 Rookies and Other Offensive Line Shakeups Following the NFL Draft

Hitting offensive line draft picks is the best thing you can do for the trenches on that side of the ball. It’s still useful for fantasy to evaluate how much personnel turnover each team will work through up front, and how rookies fit in. I’ve detailed the correlation between offensive line continuity and production metrics over the past 10 years, six of those at RotoViz…....

Jim Harbaugh Is Committed to Winning in the Trenches, But Will Justin Herbert Benefit? Offensive Line Continuity in Flux Entering the 2024 NFL Draft

Jim Harbaugh is trying to outflank me on the importance of offensive line play — he must’ve known my pre-draft OL continuity update for all 32 teams was about to drop. We actually now kick off Year 10 of this series on the importance of incumbency in the trenches and its relation to offensive production. Granted, Harbaugh was running it back each year with a…...

Evaluating Offensive Line Continuity Against Market Perception Entering the 2023 Season

We’ve had to white-knuckle through the end of training camp with injuries to skill position players, so it can be easy to take our eyes off the trenches. Though as I lay out in my annual summer series for RotoViz, there is a correlation worth exploring between starting offensive line continuity entering the season and the offensive production that ensues. My most recent piece put…...

Derrick Henry’s Big Shakeup in the Trenches and the Offensive Line Continuity Picture for 2023

Offensive line continuity is one slice of the giant onion in projecting the NFL. A quarterback can overcome a lot and it’s more important to fill gaping holes up front than it is to have continuity just for continuity’s sake. But all things equal, there’s an edge in having the dance line get in sync. This does especially come in handy with a weak-link system…....

Offensive Line Continuity Updates Entering NFL Week 1

Earlier this offseason, I wrote about how the Chiefs’ and Chargers’ massive offensive line overhauls were quite extraordinary, both in how quickly they yielded success and how uniquely equipped they were to do so. Still, the top offenses tend to return more than three offensive line incumbents on average, while the bottom 10 mostly don’t. The Bengals hope to see immediate results from their offensive…...

Mahomes Finally Gets the Offensive Line He Deserves: Elite Quarterbacks and Their Offensive Line Continuity in 2022

Thomas Emerick looks at offensive line continuity as a key feature of efficient NFL offenses. Who stands to benefit from having the most returning offensive line starters? One of the overlooked keys to efficient offensive play in the NFL is the offensive line, and one of the overlooked aspects of offensive line evaluation is overall unit cohesion. How many offensive line starters a team returns…...

Should Drafters Be Worried About Patrick Mahomes’ Protection? The Fantasy Impact of Offensive Line Continuity Entering 2021

Thomas Emerick takes a final look at offensive line continuity before the start of the regular season. Which teams can expect strong offensive line play in the early going? The top offenses and best run-blocking lines tend to return most of their offensive line starters. Those finishing near the bottom replace more starters on average from the previous year. Great scheme and personnel still remain…...

Offensive Line Continuity Shake-Ups Entering NFL Training Camp

The offensive line continuity prospects of several NFL teams will enter the kiln come training camp. Fortunately, enough is in place to provide an outlook on 2021 fantasy football impact by tracing from the trenches to offensive production over the years. I’ll concede and even emphasize that OL continuity isn’t a first-order factor. However, you will see that the best and most consistent offenses usually…...

The Offensive Line Continuity Landscape Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Patrick Mahomes can make up for a lot, but that shocking day in Tampa confirmed the existence of limits, as both his stalwart protectors at offensive tackle yielded to their understudy. Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz bookended an offensive line that had returned a majority of starters in every season since the Chiefs traded up for Mahomes in 2017. Now both free agents recover from…...

How Offensive Line Continuity Relates to Production and Performance Metrics

After painting the current offensive line continuity landscape earlier, this piece will reveal how stability year-over-year in the trenches relates to rushing, run blocking, and total offense. A year with condensed training camp will see more offensive lines lose continuity than gain it. The 2020 season also sets a high-water mark over the past five years in the number of rookie linemen projected to start…...

Nail Your Final Drafts and Profit from the Best Early Trades with the Offensive Line Continuity Project

Offensive line continuity can often prove a hidden element in offenses veering from projections once the regular season gets underway. The 49ers offense clicked into gear under Kyle Shanahan while carrying max offensive-line continuity into their NFC title run, while the Rams’ setback under Sean McVay coincided with turning over multiple starters for the first time in years. Over the years I’ve written about the…...

Which Teams Are Keeping their Offensive Lines Intact Entering the 2019 Season?

The Texans desperately tried to finagle a starting-caliber offensive lineman from a Jadeveon Clowney deal on the eve of the season. After Bill O’Brien angled for starting center Justin Britt and right tackle Germaine Ifedi in talks with Seattle, Houston settled for a couple linebackers and a Seahawks third rounder for Clowney. The Seahawks opted for continuity. https://twitter.com/GermainX1/status/1167686163144085504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Dolphins eventually pulled a couple first-round…...

2019 Draft: Who Maintained Continuity on the O-Line and Why We Care

  Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith((Smith was not counted as a Week 1 OL starter, though one of his four snaps in that game happened to be as a tight end on the Colts’ first offensive play. Indy’s defense turned an Andy Dalton pick into a Colts possession starting from the Bengals’ 7-yard line. Smith went on to play 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2019…...

The Increasing Emphasis on Offensive Line Continuity

Teams are trending toward offensive line continuity in a copycat league where the two squads in the Super Bowl happened to value it as much as anyone. The Patriots and Rams made it six straight conference title winners to avoid multi-position turnover on the starting offensive line.((I count “turnover” as a Week 1 starter who did not enter the previous season as a starter for that…...

Pittsburgh Starts 2 Rookies and Other Offensive Line Shakeups Following the NFL Draft

Hitting offensive line draft picks is the best thing you can do for the trenches on that side of the ball. It’s still useful for fantasy to evaluate how much personnel turnover each team will work through up front, and how rookies fit in. I’ve detailed the correlation between offensive line continuity and production metrics over the past 10 years, six of those at RotoViz…....

Jim Harbaugh Is Committed to Winning in the Trenches, But Will Justin Herbert Benefit? Offensive Line Continuity in Flux Entering the 2024 NFL Draft

Jim Harbaugh is trying to outflank me on the importance of offensive line play — he must’ve known my pre-draft OL continuity update for all 32 teams was about to drop. We actually now kick off Year 10 of this series on the importance of incumbency in the trenches and its relation to offensive production. Granted, Harbaugh was running it back each year with a…...

Evaluating Offensive Line Continuity Against Market Perception Entering the 2023 Season

We’ve had to white-knuckle through the end of training camp with injuries to skill position players, so it can be easy to take our eyes off the trenches. Though as I lay out in my annual summer series for RotoViz, there is a correlation worth exploring between starting offensive line continuity entering the season and the offensive production that ensues. My most recent piece put…...

Derrick Henry’s Big Shakeup in the Trenches and the Offensive Line Continuity Picture for 2023

Offensive line continuity is one slice of the giant onion in projecting the NFL. A quarterback can overcome a lot and it’s more important to fill gaping holes up front than it is to have continuity just for continuity’s sake. But all things equal, there’s an edge in having the dance line get in sync. This does especially come in handy with a weak-link system…....

Offensive Line Continuity Updates Entering NFL Week 1

Earlier this offseason, I wrote about how the Chiefs’ and Chargers’ massive offensive line overhauls were quite extraordinary, both in how quickly they yielded success and how uniquely equipped they were to do so. Still, the top offenses tend to return more than three offensive line incumbents on average, while the bottom 10 mostly don’t. The Bengals hope to see immediate results from their offensive…...

Mahomes Finally Gets the Offensive Line He Deserves: Elite Quarterbacks and Their Offensive Line Continuity in 2022

Thomas Emerick looks at offensive line continuity as a key feature of efficient NFL offenses. Who stands to benefit from having the most returning offensive line starters? One of the overlooked keys to efficient offensive play in the NFL is the offensive line, and one of the overlooked aspects of offensive line evaluation is overall unit cohesion. How many offensive line starters a team returns…...

Should Drafters Be Worried About Patrick Mahomes’ Protection? The Fantasy Impact of Offensive Line Continuity Entering 2021

Thomas Emerick takes a final look at offensive line continuity before the start of the regular season. Which teams can expect strong offensive line play in the early going? The top offenses and best run-blocking lines tend to return most of their offensive line starters. Those finishing near the bottom replace more starters on average from the previous year. Great scheme and personnel still remain…...

Offensive Line Continuity Shake-Ups Entering NFL Training Camp

The offensive line continuity prospects of several NFL teams will enter the kiln come training camp. Fortunately, enough is in place to provide an outlook on 2021 fantasy football impact by tracing from the trenches to offensive production over the years. I’ll concede and even emphasize that OL continuity isn’t a first-order factor. However, you will see that the best and most consistent offenses usually…...

The Offensive Line Continuity Landscape Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Patrick Mahomes can make up for a lot, but that shocking day in Tampa confirmed the existence of limits, as both his stalwart protectors at offensive tackle yielded to their understudy. Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz bookended an offensive line that had returned a majority of starters in every season since the Chiefs traded up for Mahomes in 2017. Now both free agents recover from…...

How Offensive Line Continuity Relates to Production and Performance Metrics

After painting the current offensive line continuity landscape earlier, this piece will reveal how stability year-over-year in the trenches relates to rushing, run blocking, and total offense. A year with condensed training camp will see more offensive lines lose continuity than gain it. The 2020 season also sets a high-water mark over the past five years in the number of rookie linemen projected to start…...

Nail Your Final Drafts and Profit from the Best Early Trades with the Offensive Line Continuity Project

Offensive line continuity can often prove a hidden element in offenses veering from projections once the regular season gets underway. The 49ers offense clicked into gear under Kyle Shanahan while carrying max offensive-line continuity into their NFC title run, while the Rams’ setback under Sean McVay coincided with turning over multiple starters for the first time in years. Over the years I’ve written about the…...

Which Teams Are Keeping their Offensive Lines Intact Entering the 2019 Season?

The Texans desperately tried to finagle a starting-caliber offensive lineman from a Jadeveon Clowney deal on the eve of the season. After Bill O’Brien angled for starting center Justin Britt and right tackle Germaine Ifedi in talks with Seattle, Houston settled for a couple linebackers and a Seahawks third rounder for Clowney. The Seahawks opted for continuity. https://twitter.com/GermainX1/status/1167686163144085504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Dolphins eventually pulled a couple first-round…...

2019 Draft: Who Maintained Continuity on the O-Line and Why We Care

  Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith((Smith was not counted as a Week 1 OL starter, though one of his four snaps in that game happened to be as a tight end on the Colts’ first offensive play. Indy’s defense turned an Andy Dalton pick into a Colts possession starting from the Bengals’ 7-yard line. Smith went on to play 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2019…...

The Increasing Emphasis on Offensive Line Continuity

Teams are trending toward offensive line continuity in a copycat league where the two squads in the Super Bowl happened to value it as much as anyone. The Patriots and Rams made it six straight conference title winners to avoid multi-position turnover on the starting offensive line.((I count “turnover” as a Week 1 starter who did not enter the previous season as a starter for that…...

Pittsburgh Starts 2 Rookies and Other Offensive Line Shakeups Following the NFL Draft

Hitting offensive line draft picks is the best thing you can do for the trenches on that side of the ball. It’s still useful for fantasy to evaluate how much personnel turnover each team will work through up front, and how rookies fit in. I’ve detailed the correlation between offensive line continuity and production metrics over the past 10 years, six of those at RotoViz…....

Jim Harbaugh Is Committed to Winning in the Trenches, But Will Justin Herbert Benefit? Offensive Line Continuity in Flux Entering the 2024 NFL Draft

Jim Harbaugh is trying to outflank me on the importance of offensive line play — he must’ve known my pre-draft OL continuity update for all 32 teams was about to drop. We actually now kick off Year 10 of this series on the importance of incumbency in the trenches and its relation to offensive production. Granted, Harbaugh was running it back each year with a…...

Evaluating Offensive Line Continuity Against Market Perception Entering the 2023 Season

We’ve had to white-knuckle through the end of training camp with injuries to skill position players, so it can be easy to take our eyes off the trenches. Though as I lay out in my annual summer series for RotoViz, there is a correlation worth exploring between starting offensive line continuity entering the season and the offensive production that ensues. My most recent piece put…...

Derrick Henry’s Big Shakeup in the Trenches and the Offensive Line Continuity Picture for 2023

Offensive line continuity is one slice of the giant onion in projecting the NFL. A quarterback can overcome a lot and it’s more important to fill gaping holes up front than it is to have continuity just for continuity’s sake. But all things equal, there’s an edge in having the dance line get in sync. This does especially come in handy with a weak-link system…....

Offensive Line Continuity Updates Entering NFL Week 1

Earlier this offseason, I wrote about how the Chiefs’ and Chargers’ massive offensive line overhauls were quite extraordinary, both in how quickly they yielded success and how uniquely equipped they were to do so. Still, the top offenses tend to return more than three offensive line incumbents on average, while the bottom 10 mostly don’t. The Bengals hope to see immediate results from their offensive…...

Mahomes Finally Gets the Offensive Line He Deserves: Elite Quarterbacks and Their Offensive Line Continuity in 2022

Thomas Emerick looks at offensive line continuity as a key feature of efficient NFL offenses. Who stands to benefit from having the most returning offensive line starters? One of the overlooked keys to efficient offensive play in the NFL is the offensive line, and one of the overlooked aspects of offensive line evaluation is overall unit cohesion. How many offensive line starters a team returns…...

Should Drafters Be Worried About Patrick Mahomes’ Protection? The Fantasy Impact of Offensive Line Continuity Entering 2021

Thomas Emerick takes a final look at offensive line continuity before the start of the regular season. Which teams can expect strong offensive line play in the early going? The top offenses and best run-blocking lines tend to return most of their offensive line starters. Those finishing near the bottom replace more starters on average from the previous year. Great scheme and personnel still remain…...

Offensive Line Continuity Shake-Ups Entering NFL Training Camp

The offensive line continuity prospects of several NFL teams will enter the kiln come training camp. Fortunately, enough is in place to provide an outlook on 2021 fantasy football impact by tracing from the trenches to offensive production over the years. I’ll concede and even emphasize that OL continuity isn’t a first-order factor. However, you will see that the best and most consistent offenses usually…...

The Offensive Line Continuity Landscape Ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft

Patrick Mahomes can make up for a lot, but that shocking day in Tampa confirmed the existence of limits, as both his stalwart protectors at offensive tackle yielded to their understudy. Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz bookended an offensive line that had returned a majority of starters in every season since the Chiefs traded up for Mahomes in 2017. Now both free agents recover from…...

How Offensive Line Continuity Relates to Production and Performance Metrics

After painting the current offensive line continuity landscape earlier, this piece will reveal how stability year-over-year in the trenches relates to rushing, run blocking, and total offense. A year with condensed training camp will see more offensive lines lose continuity than gain it. The 2020 season also sets a high-water mark over the past five years in the number of rookie linemen projected to start…...

Nail Your Final Drafts and Profit from the Best Early Trades with the Offensive Line Continuity Project

Offensive line continuity can often prove a hidden element in offenses veering from projections once the regular season gets underway. The 49ers offense clicked into gear under Kyle Shanahan while carrying max offensive-line continuity into their NFC title run, while the Rams’ setback under Sean McVay coincided with turning over multiple starters for the first time in years. Over the years I’ve written about the…...

Which Teams Are Keeping their Offensive Lines Intact Entering the 2019 Season?

The Texans desperately tried to finagle a starting-caliber offensive lineman from a Jadeveon Clowney deal on the eve of the season. After Bill O’Brien angled for starting center Justin Britt and right tackle Germaine Ifedi in talks with Seattle, Houston settled for a couple linebackers and a Seahawks third rounder for Clowney. The Seahawks opted for continuity. https://twitter.com/GermainX1/status/1167686163144085504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw The Dolphins eventually pulled a couple first-round…...

2019 Draft: Who Maintained Continuity on the O-Line and Why We Care

  Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith((Smith was not counted as a Week 1 OL starter, though one of his four snaps in that game happened to be as a tight end on the Colts’ first offensive play. Indy’s defense turned an Andy Dalton pick into a Colts possession starting from the Bengals’ 7-yard line. Smith went on to play 75% of the Colts’ offensive snaps in 2019…...

The Increasing Emphasis on Offensive Line Continuity

Teams are trending toward offensive line continuity in a copycat league where the two squads in the Super Bowl happened to value it as much as anyone. The Patriots and Rams made it six straight conference title winners to avoid multi-position turnover on the starting offensive line.((I count “turnover” as a Week 1 starter who did not enter the previous season as a starter for that…...

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