4 Most Improved Offensive Lines to Know Heading Into 2019-20 Fantasy Football Season
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Offensive lines are one of the most key, yet overlooked, aspects of a successful fantasy season. Situation often dictates success in fantasy football just as much as talent does, so its always important to look for players with the best offensive lines.
With that in mind, here are the four most improved offensive lines ahead of the 2019-20 fantasy football season.
4. Minnesota Vikings
The Minnesota Vikings' offensive line was a legitimate weak spot last season, and it really hindered both Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cooks' production. Thankfully, Minnesota made some key additions in the NFL Draft. The Vikings selected Garrett Bradbury at No. 18 overall, and he projects as the one of the most NFL-ready centers in the Draft. Minnesota also added Dru Samia in the fourth round, and acquired Josh Kline in free agency. Minnesota's line likely improved tremendously, and the Vikings' skill-position players could benefit.
3. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers also had a troublesome offensive line last season, which makes Christian McCaffrey's wildly productive season all the more impressive. Unfortunately, the shaky line forced Cam Newton to absorb a ton of hits, and he hurt his shoulder as a result. The Panthers made the line a priority, signing the Denver Broncos' center Matt Paradis to a three-year, $29 million deal. Paradis is an elite player at his position, and he should really upgrade the interior of this line.
2. Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills spent big in free agency in hopes of protecting their prized asset, Josh Allen. Mitch Morse was signed away from the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason. The Bills also added tackle Ty Nsekhe from the Washington Redskins. LeSean McCoy hasn't been as productive in the past few seasons, but he could be in for a bounce-back year with the Bills' revamped offensive line.
1. Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line was decimated by injuries last season, and the team fell apart as a result. The Falcons clearly prioritized offensive line, spending two first round draft picks on lineman (Chris Lindstrom and Kaleb McGary), and signing James Carpenter. While Matt Ryan remained productive, he wasn't as efficient as he has been in the past, and Tevin Coleman was far less productive than he had been. With RB Devonta Freeman looking healthy, he could be in for a career year behind the Falcons' upgraded line.
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