Offensive Line Rankings
From the perspective of fantasy football, the comparative effectiveness
across the 32 NFL teams' offensive lines is often overlooked, but nonetheless, the quality
of these units can significantly affect the ultimate success of fantasy skill
players.......Of course, evaluating offensive lines is difficult, because there is little
in the way of purely objective information that can be used. For example, in some cases, a
successful offensive line emerges from great chemistry, or superior coaching, or it's
performance is a function of the offensive system that the team is operating under.
Nonetheless, we weren't going to let this minor inconvenience stop us from inventing an
empirical ranking system. The following ranking system is based on a multitude of factors,
including offensive team effectiveness, free agent additions and subtractions, rookie
selections, position depth, scouting grades of the lineman and quality of coaching.