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Offseason Low Down

Offensive NFL Depth Charts (Post-Free Agency)

by Hayden Winks
Updated On: April 21, 2020, 4:22 pm ET

This depth chart adds another layer to the typical depth chart because it adjusts for personnel groupings and play type. By doing so, we can figure out how often a player is actually on the field and what type of play is being run when they are on the field. For fantasy football, this is obviously very important. 

In the depth charts below, you’ll see each team’s top-two personnel groupings for pass plays and each team’s most-used personnel grouping for run plays. The personnel grouping percentages are based on last year (specifically from Week 10 through the Super Bowl only using plays when the point differential was within 17 points) and are grouped by pass or run. For example: “In the second half of last season, the Cardinals were in 11-personnel on 45% of their pass plays and in 12-personnel on 51% of their run plays.”

 

Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

10

12

Snap %

45%

23%

51%

QB

Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray

WR

DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins

WR

Christian Kirk

Andy Isabella

Christian Kirk

SLOT

Larry Fitzgerald

Christian Kirk

-

SLOT

-

Larry Fitzgerald

-

TE

Maxx Williams

-

Maxx Williams

TE

-

-

Dan Arnold

RB

Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake

Kenyan Drake

 

Note: After the trade for DeAndre Hopkins, the Cardinals could run more four-WR sets on passing downs now that they have the receiver depth to make it work. 

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirk, Larry Fitzgerald

Passing-Down RB: Kenyan Drake

Rushing-Down RB: Kenyan Drake

 

Position Battles

TE: Maxx Williams vs. Dan Arnold

WR4: Andy Isabella vs. Hakeem Butler

 

Team Needs

RB2

TE

 

 

Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

67%

12%

39%

QB

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

WR

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

Julio Jones

WR

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley

Calvin Ridley

SLOT

Russell Gage

-

Russell Gage

TE

Hayden Hurst

Hayden Hurst

Hayden Hurst

TE

-

Jaeden Graham

-

RB

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley, Hayden Hurst

Passing-Down RBs: Todd Gurley

Rushing-Down RBs: Todd Gurley

 

Position Battles

Slot WR: Russell Gage vs. Laquon Treadwell

Health: Todd Gurley vs. his knees

 

Team Needs

Slot WR

RB2

 

 

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

49%

23%

41%

QB

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson

WR

Marquise Brown

Marquise Brown

Marquise Brown

WR

Miles Boykin

Willie Snead

Miles Boykin

SLOT

Willie Snead

-

Willie Snead

TE

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

TE

-

Nick Boyle

-

RB

Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram

Mark Ingram

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews, Willie Snead (?)

Passing-Down RB: Mark Ingram

Rushing-Down RB: Mark Ingram

 

Position Battles

WR2: Willie Snead vs. Miles Boykin

RB: Mark Ingram vs. Justice Hill

 

Team Needs

WR2

Slot WR

 

 

Buffalo Bills Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

83%

7%

70%

QB

Josh Allen

Josh Allen

Josh Allen

WR

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs

WR

John Brown

John Brown

John Brown

SLOT

Cole Beasley

-

Cole Beasley

TE

Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox

Dawson Knox

TE

-

Tyler Kroft

-

RB

Devin Singletary

Devin Singletary

Devin Singletary

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Stefon Diggs, John Brown, Cole Beasley, Dawson Knox

Passing-Down RB: Devin Singletary

Rushing-Down RB: Devin Singletary

 

Position Battles

Goal-line RB: Devin Singletary vs. ________ 

TE: Dawson Knox vs. Tyler Kroft

 

Team Needs

RB2

 

 

Carolina Panthers Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

78%

15%

44%

QB

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

WR

D.J. Moore

D.J. Moore

D.J. Moore

WR

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson

SLOT

Curtis Samuel

-

Curtis Samuel

TE

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

Ian Thomas

TE

-

Chris Manhertz

-

RB

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey

Christian McCaffrey

 

Note: Offensive coordinator Joe Brady ran 11 personnel on 77% of LSU’s offensive plays last season, which is basically identical to what the Panthers ran. 

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: D.J. Moore, Robby Anderson, Ian Thomas

Passing-Down RB: Christian McCaffrey

Rushing-Down RB: Christian McCaffrey

 

Position Battles

WR2: Robby Anderson vs. Curtis Samuel

 

Team Needs

RB2

 

 

Chicago Bears Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

10

11

Snap %

65%

13%

59%

QB

Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky

Mitchell Trubisky

WR

Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson

Allen Robinson

WR

Javon Wims

Cordarrelle Patterson

Javon Wims

SLOT

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

SLOT

-

Javon Wims

-

TE

Jimmy Graham

-

Jimmy Graham

RB

Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen

David Montgomery

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Javon Wims

Passing-Down RB: Tarik Cohen

Rushing-Down RB: David Montgomery

 

Position Battles

QB: Mitchell Trubisky vs. Nick Foles

WR3: Javon Wims vs. Cordarrelle Patterson vs. __________

TE: Jimmy Graham vs. Trey Burton

Passing-Down RB: Tarik Cohen vs. David Montgomery

 

Team Needs

WR3

QB (lol)

TE (lol)

 

 

Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

79%

14%

54%

QB

*Joe Burrow

*Joe Burrow

*Joe Burrow

WR

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

A.J. Green

WR

John Ross

Tyler Boyd

John Ross

SLOT

Tyler Boyd

-

Tyler Boyd

TE

C.J. Uzomah

C.J. Uzomah

C.J. Uzomah

TE

-

Drew Sample

-

RB

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

Joe Mixon

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, John Ross, C.J. Uzomah

Passing-Down RB: Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard

Rushing-Down RB: Joe Mixon

 

Position Battles

WR1: A.J. Green vs. a holdout

 

Team Needs

QB until they draft Joe Burrow

TE

 

 

Cleveland Browns Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

12

11

12

Snap %

51%

29%

25%

QB

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

WR

Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham

Odell Beckham

WR

Jarvis Landry

KhaDarel Hodge

Jarvis Landry

SLOT

-

Jarvis Landry

-

TE

Austin Hooper

Austin Hooper

Austin Hooper

TE

David Njoku

-

David Njoku

RB

Kareem Hunt

Kareem Hunt

Nick Chubb

 

Note: Between Weeks 10-17 last year, 49% of the Browns’ neutral-situation passes were in 11-personnel, but the new coaching staff will likely be inserting 12-personnel this season. I listed the Vikings’ 2019 snap percentages above as they should be closer to what we see in 2020.

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Odell Beckham, Jarvis Landry, Austin Hooper

Passing-Down RB: Kareem Hunt

Rushing-Down RB: Nick Chubb

 

Position Battles

WR3: KhaDarel Hodge vs. Taywan Taylor vs. Damion Ratley vs. __________

Passing-Down RB: Kareem Hunt vs. Nick Chubb

 

Team Needs

WR3

 

 

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

79%

12%

47%

QB

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott

WR

Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper

WR

Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

Michael Gallup

SLOT

Devin Smith

-

Devin Smith

TE

Blake Jarwin

Blake Jarwin

Blake Jarwin

TE

-

Blake Bell

-

RB

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, Blake Jarwin

Passing-Down RB: Ezekiel Elliott

Rushing-Down RB: Ezekiel Elliott

 

Position Battles

WR3: Devin Smith vs. ____________

TE2: Blake Bell vs. Dalton Schultz

 

Team Needs

WR3

 

 

Denver Broncos Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

21

11

Snap %

54%

17%

34%

QB

Drew Lock

Drew Lock

Drew Lock

WR

Courtland Sutton

Courtland Sutton

Courtland Sutton

WR

Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick

Tim Patrick

SLOT

DaeSean Hamilton

-

DaeSean Hamilton

TE

Noah Fant

Noah Fant

Noah Fant

RB

Melvin Gordon

Melvin Gordon

Phillip Lindsay

RB

-

Phillip Lindsay

-

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Tim Patrick

Passing-Down RB: Melvin Gordon, Phillip Lindsay

Rushing-Down RB: Phillip Lindsay, Melvin Gordon

 

Position Battles

WR2: Tim Patrick vs. DaeSean Hamilton vs. ________

RB: Melvin Gordon vs. Phillip Lindsay

 

Team Needs

WR2

WR3

 

 

Detroit Lions Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

83%

12%

53%

QB

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford

WR

Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

Kenny Golladay

WR

Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones

SLOT

Danny Amendola

-

Danny Amendola

TE

T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson

T.J. Hockenson

TE

-

Jesse James

-

RB

Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson

Kerryon Johnson

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones, Danny Amendola, T.J. Hockenson

Passing-Down RB: Kerryon Johnson

Rushing-Down RB: Kerryon Johnson, Bo Scarbrough

 

Position Battles

Goal-line RB: Kerryon Johnson vs. Bo Scarbrough

 

Team Needs

RB2

 

 

Green Bay Packers Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

69%

18%

38%

QB

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

WR

Davante Adams

Davante Adams

Davante Adams

WR

Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

SLOT

Allen Lazard

-

Allen Lazard

TE

Jace Sternberger

Jace Sternberger

Jace Sternberger

TE

-

Marcedes Lewis

-

RB

Aaron Jones

Jamaal Williams

Aaron Jones

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Davante Adams, Devin Funchess (?), Allen Lazard (?), Jace Sternberger (?)

Passing-Down RB: Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams

Rushing-Down RB: Aaron Jones

 

Position Battles

WR2: Devin Funchess vs. Allen Lazard vs. ________

Passing-Down RB: Aaron Jones vs. Jamaal Williams

 

Team Needs

WR2

Slot WR

TE2

 

 

Houston Texans Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

68%

28%

55%

QB

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

WR

Will Fuller

Will Fuller

Will Fuller

WR

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks Brandin Cooks

SLOT

Randall Cobb

-

Randall Cobb

TE

Darren Fells

Darren Fells

Darren Fells

TE

-

Jordan Akins

-

RB

David Johnson

Duke Johnson

David Johnson

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Will Fuller, Randall Cobb (?), Kenny Stills (?), Darren Fells

Passing-Down RB: David Johnson, Duke Johnson

Rushing-Down RB: David Johnson

 

Position Battles

WR3: Randall Cobb vs. Kenny Stills

Passing-Down RB: David Johnson vs. Duke Johnson

Self-Owning: Bill O’Brien vs. his power trip

 

Team Needs

TE

 

 

Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

62%

24%

55%

QB

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers

WR

T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton

WR

Parris Campbell

Zach Pascal

Parris Campbell

SLOT

Zach Pascal

-

Zach Pascal

TE

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

TE

-

Mo Alie-Cox

-

RB

Nyheim Hines

Nyheim Hines

Marlon Mack

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell (?), Zach Pascal (?), Jack Doyle

Passing-Down RB: Nyheim Hines, Marlon Mack

Rushing-Down RB: Marlon Mack

 

Position Battles

WR2: Zach Pascal vs. Parris Campbell vs. ________

Passing-Down RB: Nyheim Hines vs. Marlon Mack

 

Team Needs

WR2

TE2

 

 

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

10

12

Snap %

70%

19%

42%

QB

Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew

Gardner Minshew

WR

D.J. Chark

D.J. Chark

D.J. Chark

WR

Chris Conley

Chris Conley

Chris Conley

SLOT

Dede Westbrook

Dede Westbrook

-

SLOT

-

Keelan Cole

-

TE

Tyler Eifert

-

Tyler Eifert

TE

-

-

James O'Shaughnessy

RB

Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette

Leonard Fournette

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: D.J. Chark, Chris Conley, Dede Westbrook

Passing-Down RB: Leonard Fournette

Rushing-Down RB: Leonard Fournette

 

Position Battles

QB: Gardner Minshew vs. __________

 

Team Needs

QB

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart

 

Passing (Primary)

Passing (Secondary)

Rushing (Primary)

Personnel

11

12

11

Snap %

72%

24%

47%

QB

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes

WR

Sammy Watkins

Tyreek Hill

Sammy Watkins

WR

Mecole Hardman

Sammy Watkins

Mecole Hardman

SLOT

Tyreek Hill

-

Tyreek Hill

TE

Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce

TE

-

Deon Yelder

-

RB

Damien Williams

Damien Williams

Damien Williams

 

Key Roles

Every-Down WRs/TEs: Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, Travis Kelce

Passing-Down RB: Damien Williams

Rushing-Down RB: Damien Williams

 

Position Battles

WR2/3: Sammy Watkins vs. Mecole Hardman vs. Demarcus Robinson

RB: Damien Williams vs. ________

 

Team Needs

WR2

RB