AFC North starting lineup grades

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My grades for the AFC North starting lineups. Make sure you know who is a keeper and who you should drop going into the first week.

Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens

Ravens
QB Joe Flacco
He has not had a great season since he got paid. D+
RB Alex Collins
Much better than the previous group at 116y/g B
wr Michael Crabtree & John Brown & Willie Snead
BA hopes that it was the WRS not the QB that lead to 29th passing yardage. BA Changed out all WRS but that won’t help C-
te Hayden Hurst R
BA hopes that first round pick Hurst can put some life into TE pos. C
OL Lt Ronnie Stanley lg James Hurst c Ryan Jensen FA rg Marshal Yanda rt Alex Lewis
Nothing special here except Yanda IF he can stay healthy. C
DL le Brandon Williams nt Michael Pierce re Willie Henry
DL over performed B
lb slb Albert McClellan lilb C.J. Mosley rilb Patrick Onwuasor wolb Terrell Suggs
Mosley & Suggs are special rest are not. C+
DB lc Brandon Carr rc Jimmy Smith fs Tony Jefferson ss Eric Weddle
S are both solid but CBS are less solid. B
BENGALS
QB Andy Dalton
Dalton has not won a playoff game. That is why we call him RV. C-
RB Joe Mixon
Bad OL hurt Run gm but Mixon played well. B-
WR A.J. Green & Brandon LaFell & John Ross
Green is outstanding, Rest are decent. B-
TE Tyler Eifert
CN was smart enough to resign UFA Eifert. B
OL lt Cordy Glenn T lg Clint Boling c Billy Price R rg Trey Hopkins rt Jake Fisher
Left side is OK. Rest not so much. C-
DL le Carlos Dunlap lt Chris Baker rt Geno Atkins re Michael Johnson
DL is old but still effective. B+
lb slb Nick Vigil mlb Preston Brown wlb Vontaze Burfict 4gm susp
fa Brown helps but Vontaze Burfict is the key to the group B+
DB lc Dre Kirkpatrick rc William Jackson fs Shawn Williams ss George Iloka
DBS did not preform well last year. C-
Browns
QB Tyrod Taylor or Baker Mayfield
Everyone in CL says that Taylor will start. I don’t believe them. C
RB Carlos Hyde & Duke Johnson Jr.
Hyde is the runner Johnson is the receiver. Crowell escaped No Run CL. C-
wr Jarvis Landry & Josh Gordon + SOMEONE ELSE.
The 3rd WR won’t be Coleman. He is a DISASTER. Key is can Gordon stay on the field? B+
TE David Njoku
Can he catch the ball? D
OL lt Shon Coleman lg Joel Bitonio c JC Tretter rg Kevin Zeitler rt Chris Hubbard
GCG is fine. OTS are the biggest issues C
DL le Emmanuel Ogbah lt Larry Ogunjobi rt Trevon Coley re Myles Garrett
Garrett is solid but the rest are soft. C-
lb slb Jamie Collins mlb Joe Schobert wlb Mychal Kendricks
Collins was bad last yr. Kendricks & Schobert are OK. C
DB lc T.J. Carrie FA rc Denzel Ward R fs Damarious Randall T ss Jabrill Peppers
Peppers was 40 yrds behind the D. Carrie & Ward should help improve pass cov. D+
Steelers
QB Ben Roethlisberger
Roethlisberger had talked about retirement often. A-
RB Le’Veon Bell
Bell is outstanding A
WR Antonio Brown & Juju Smith-Schuster & James Washington R
Brown is outstanding rest are OK. B+
TE Jesse James
James had a good season last yr. B
ol lt Alejandro Villanueva lg Ramon Foster c Maurkice Pouncey rg David DeCastro rt Marcus Gilbert
OL was solid with 3 players making the all pro team. A-
DL le Cameron Heyward nt Javon Hargrave re Stephon Tuitt
Heyward is an All pro but Tuitt fell off after signing a 10 M
lb lolb Bud Dupree lilb Jonathan Bostic rilb Vince Williams rolb T.J. Watt
LB Group got better with FA Bostic. Ryan Shazier may never play again. B+
DB Lc Joe Haden rc Artie Burns fs Morgan Burnett ss Terrell Edmunds R
pt is still trying to find the perfect combination C-


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