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Monday, September 14, 2015

Philadelphia Eagles - 2015 Projections

Philadelphia Eagles



Overall Outlook
The Eagles brought in Chip Kelly in 2013 and things started to spark for Philadelphia.  This past offseason however, was the first time Kelly got to make personnel decisions, and man did he make some changes!  The Eagles offense has a new starting QB, a pair on new RBs, and a pair of WRs that are under the age of 24.  On defense, the organization added Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond to sure up a unit that struggled last year. We expect the Eagles to have an excellent year and contend for the NFC championship in 2015. 

Offseason Moves
Key additions: QB Sam Bradford, RB DeMarco Murray, RB Ryan Mathews, WR Miles Austin, ILB Kiko Alonso, ILB Brad Jones, CB Byron Maxwell, CB Walter Thurmond, CB E.J. Biggers. 
Key losses: QB Nick Foles, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Chris Polk, WR Jeremy Maclin, TE James Casey, G Evan Mathis, G Todd Herremans, DE/OLB Trent Cole, ILB Casey Matthews, CB Cary Williams, CB Bradley Fletcher, S Nate Allen

Offensive Outlook
The Eagles are looking strong at the skill positions with Murray, the 2014 NFL rushing champion, along with first rounder Nelson Agholor and second year stud Jordan Matthews at WRs.  Tight end also looks solid with Zach Ertz, and Brent Celek back. As long as Sam Bradford can stay healthy, we anticipate an excellent year out of this offense, and are buying at all levels of fantasy football.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Sam Bradford - Passing - 4000  yds / 30 tds 
RB1 -DeMarco Murray - Rushing - 1200 yds / 9 tds  Receiving - 30 recs / 275 yds / 2 tds
RB2 - Ryan Mathews - Rushing - 600 yds / 4 tds  Receiving - 30  recs / 200 yds / 1 td
RB3 - Darren Sproles - Rushing - 200 yds / 1 td  Receiving - 40 recs / 500 yds / 4 tds
WR1 - Jordan Matthews - Receiving - 75 recs / 1050 yds / 10 tds
WR2 - Nelson Agholor - Receiving - 65 recs / 850 yds / 6 tds
WR3 - Riley Cooper - Receiving - 30 recs / 350 yds / 2 tds
TE1 - Zach Ertz - Receiving - 45 recs / 550 yds / 5 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Eagles defense raised some concerns for 2015. The additions of Walter Thurmond and Byron Maxwell should improve the secondary, but we don't see a unit that will drastically improve until the line gets better.  The Eagles offense will put up points, so expect the Eagles defense to be in pass coverage / QB pressure mode for most of the year.  In terms of IDP, Alonso, Kendricks and Jenkins are solid options.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Fletcher Cox - 50 total Ts / 4 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DE2 - Cedric Thornton - 45 total Ts / 2 sacks / 1 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DT - Bennie Logan - 35 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 1 total TO
OLB1 - Connor Barwin -  55 total Ts / 9 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
OLB2 - Brandon Graham - 50 total Ts / 6 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
ILB1 - Mychal Kendricks - 100 total Ts / 5 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
ILB2 - Kiko Alonso - 95 total Ts / 3 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
CB1 - Byron Maxwell - 70 total Ts / 0 sacks / 15 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
CB2 - Nolan Carroll 70 total Ts / 0 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
S1 - Malcolm Jenkins - 65 total Ts / 0 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 5 total TOs
S2 - Walter Thurmond 55 total Ts / 0 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs

Schedule

See HERE for schedule analysis.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/schedule/_/name/phi/philadelphia-eagles

Depth Charts
ourlads.com

PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR14Cooper, Riley 10/519AUSTIN, MILES U/Cle
RWR13Huff, Josh 14/317Agholor, Nelson 15/1
SWR81Matthews, Jordan 14/216Ajirotutu, Seyi U/SD
LT71PETERS, JASON T/Buf66Gardner, Andrew U/Hou
LG76BARBRE, ALLEN SF1364Tobin, Matt CF13
C62Kelce, Jason 11/663Molk, David SF1468Andrews, Josh CF14
RG66Gardner, Andrew U/Hou64Tobin, Matt CF13
RT65Johnson, Lane 13/167Kelly, Dennis 12/5
TE87CELEK, BRENT 07/586Ertz, Zach 13/247Burton, Trey CF14
QB7Bradford, Sam T/SL3Sanchez, Mark SF144Morris, Stephen W/Jax
RB29Murray, DeMarco U/Dal24Mathews, Ryan U/SD43SPROLES, DARREN T/NO34Barner, Kenjon T/Car
Defense
RDE91Cox, Fletcher 12/193BAIR, BRANDON SF1397Hart, Taylor 14/5
NT96Logan, Bennie 13/394Allen, Beau 14/7
LDE72Thornton, Cedric CF1175Curry, Vinny 12/2
LOLB98Barwin, Connor U/Hou56Braman, Bryan R/Hou
LILB59RYANS, DEMECO T/Hou50Alonso, Kiko T/Buf52Jones, Brad CC/GB58Hicks, Jordan 15/3
RILB50Alonso, Kiko T/Buf95Kendricks, Mychal 12/2
ROLB55Graham, Brandon 10/190Smith II, Marcus 14/1
LCB23Carroll, Nolan U/Mia32Rowe, Eric 15/2
S26Thurmond, Walter U/NYG42Maragos, Chris U/Sea21Couplin III, Jerome P/Det
S27Jenkins, Malcolm U/NO
RCB31Maxwell, Byron U/Sea38Biggers, EJ U/Was35Rice, Denzel CF15
Special Teams
P8JONES, DONNIE U/Hou
PK1Parkey, Cody T/Ind
LS46DORENBOS, JON SF0687CELEK, BRENT 07/5
H8JONES, DONNIE U/Hou3Sanchez, Mark SF14
PR43SPROLES, DARREN T/NO17Agholor, Nelson 15/1
KR13Huff, Josh 14/324Mathews, Ryan U/SD17Agholor, Nelson 15/1
Practice Squad
PS69Boyko, Brett OT74Bunche, Malcolm OG41Evans, Randall CB80Martino, Freddie WR73Mihalik, Brian DE
PS48Mostert, Raheem RB85Gleichert, Andrew TE10Pratt, Quron WR30Reynolds, Ed FS54Skinner, Deontae OB
Reserves
RES36Shepherd, JaCorey IR57Long, Travis IR

Friday, September 11, 2015

Oakland Raiders - 2015 Projections

Oakland Raiders


Overall Outlook
The Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has rebuilt the Raiders almost completely in his three plus years in Oakland. The top skill potions players are all McKenzie guys (Murray 2013, Carr 2014, Cooper 2015) and all have a ton of upside. The team has also done well bringing in talented FAs in Helu, Crabtree, Tuck, Lofton etc. Unfortunately, the Raiders play in a very difficult division, and it takes time for youth to emerge in the NFL. That said, look for Oakland to compete much better in 2015, but again produce a losing season.

Offseason Moves
Key additions: QB Christian Ponder, RB Roy Helu, RB Trent Richardson, WR Michael Crabtree, C Rodney Hudson, NT Dan Williams, OLB Malcom Smith, ILB Curtis Lofton, S Nate Allen, KR Trindon Holliday
Key losses: QB Matt Schaub, RB Darren McFadden, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR James Jones, WR Denarius Moore, G Kevin Boothe, C Stefen Wisniewski, DE/DT Antonio Smith, DT Pat Sims, DE/OLB LaMarr Woodley, CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers, CB Chimdi Chekwa, S Tyvon Branch

Offensive Outlook
The Raiders have new offensive skill positions all over the field. The you talent should make the team a bit more competitive but also more inconsistent. With the weapons they have, and a schedule filled with high scoring teams, we see the Oakland offense getting plenty of opportunities to produce, Expect some solid numbers from the Oakland passing game, and average numbers from their running game in 2015.

Projections - 2015
QB1 - Derek Carr - Passing - 3500 yds / 20 tds  - Rushing - 175 yds / 1 td
RB1 - Latavius Murray - Rushing - 900 yds / 5 tds  Receiving - 40 recs / 300 yds / 1 td
RB2 - Roy Helu - Rushing - 300 yds / 2 tds  Receiving - 45 recs / 425 yds / 2 tds
WR1 - Amari Cooper - Receiving - 70 recs / 950 yds / 5 tds
WR2 - Michael Crabtree - Receiving - 70 recs / 800 yds / 6 tds
WR3 - Rod Streater - Receiving - 45 recs / 600 yds / 2 tds
TE1 - David Ausberry - Receiving - 50 recs / 500 yds / 3 tds

Defensive Outlook
The Oakland defense ranked 21st in yards allowed, but dead last in points allowed in 2014. The team had a brutal schedule and plenty of older players who had lost a step. To improve this year, the Raiders signed Dan Williams, Malcom Smith, Curtis Lofton, and Nate Allen. These additions, along with second year star Khalil Mack, should do well to improve their ranks.  Unfortunately, playing another tough schedule including SD x2, DEN x2, GB, DET, PIT, and BAL this year, offers Oakland's squad very few breaks in 2015.

Projections - 2015
DE1 - Justin Tuck - 40 total Ts / 6 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 4 total TOs
DE2 - Mario Edwards - 30 total Ts / 2 sacks / 3 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
DT1 - Dan Williams - 35 total Ts / 3 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
DT2 - Justin Ellis  - 20 total Ts / 1 sack / 1 pass defensed / 2 total TOs
OLB1/DE1 - Khalil Mack -  100 total Ts / 4 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
OLB2 - Malcolm Smith - 65 total Ts / 2 sacks / 2 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
MLB - Curtis Lofton - 115 total Ts / 2 sacks / 4 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
CB1 - D.J. Hayden80 total Ts / 0 sacks / 12 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
CB2 - Travis Carrie 60 total Ts / 0 sacks / 10 passes defensed / 3 total TOs
S1 - Charles Woodson 100 total Ts / 1 sack / 4 passes defensed / 2 total TOs
S2 -  Nate Allen-  75 total Ts / 0 sacks / 5 passes defensed / 2 total TOs

Schedule


Depth Charts
ourlads.com
PosNoPlayer 1NoPlayer 2NoPlayer 3NoPlayer 4NoPlayer 5
Offense
LWR15Crabtree, Michael U/SF10Roberts, Seth CF1412Butler, Brice 13/7  
RWR89Cooper, Amari 15/180Streater, Rod CF1218Holmes, Andre W/NE  
LT72PENN, DONALD CC/TB69BARNES, KHALIF U/Jax   
LG66Jackson, Gabe 14/368Feliciano, Jon 15/4   
C61Hudson, Rodney U/KC70Bergstrom, Tony 12/3   
RG76Webb, J'Marcus SF1568Feliciano, Jon 15/4   
RT77Howard, Austin U/NYJ73McCants, Matt SF13   
TE81Rivera, Mychal 13/686Smith, Lee U/Buf88Walford, Clive 15/382Holmes, Gabe CF15 
QB4Carr, Derek 14/214McGloin, Matt CF13   
FB45REECE, MARCEL SF0849Olawale, Jamize P/Dal   
RB28Murray, Latavius 13/622Jones, Taiwan 11/426Helu, Roy U/Was  
Defense
RDE91TUCK, JUSTIN U/NYG97Edwards Jr., Mario 15/293Edwards, Lavar W/Dal  
NT78Ellis, Justin 14/492McGee, Stacy 13/6   
LDT90Williams, Dan U/Arz96Autry, Denico CF14   
LDE52Mack, Khalil 14/195Mayowa, Benson W/Sea   
SLB57Armstrong, Ray Ray W/SL56ALEXANDER, LORENZO SF15   
MLB50Lofton, Curtis CC/NO51Heeney, Ben 15/5   
WLB53Smith, Malcolm U/Sea58Ball, Neiron 15/5   
LCB25Hayden, DJ 13/131Thorpe, Neiko SF1421McDonald, Dexter 15/7  
FS20Allen, Nate U/Phi32Lambert, Keenan W/Sea   
SS24WOODSON, CHARLES 98/0142Asante, Larry SF14   
RCB38Carrie, Travis 14/739McGill, Keith 14/4   
Special Teams
P7King, Marquette CF12    
PK11JANIKOWSKI, SEBASTIAN 00/1    
LS59CONDO, JON SF0686Smith, Lee U/Buf   
H7King, Marquette CF12    
PR38Carrie, Travis 14/7    
KR22Jones, Taiwan 11/4    
Practice Squad
PS34Atkinson, George RB74Bell, Mitchell OG5Gilbert, Garrett QB75Harris, Shelby DE65Kistler Jr., Danny OT
PS37McDonald, Tevin FS99Orr, Leon DT47Shirley, Josh DE94Valles, Max OB30Edwards, SaQwan CB
Reserves
RES84Debose, Andre IR71Watson, Menelik IR56Williams, Chase IR29Ross, Brandian IR35Chekwa, Chimdi IR