AFC Half Season Grades

Here are my AFC Half Season Grades.

AFC East

New England Offense is outstanding Defense is average. A-

Miami Offense is very inconsistent Defense is consistently bad C-

New York Jets This team is not going anywhere. D

Buffalo This team is in for a long couple of seasons. D

AFC North

Pittsburgh The Offense finally got going. The Defense needs to get better. B

Cincinnati I have no idea how the have 5 wins. Offense struggles & Defense is worse. D

Cleveland Fired the HC & OC That says it all. F-

AFC South

Houston Defense is nearly back & Watson is getting better. B-

Tennessee This team can’t get out of its one way on Offense. The Defense has stats but can’t play. D

Jacksonville This team is a mess on both sides. Bortles struggles & so does the Defense. C-

Indianapolis has Luck and nothing else. D

AFC West

Kansas City Offense is outstanding. Good thing O scores a lot because D gives up a ton of them. B+

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AFC Playoff projections

You might think your team has a chance to make the playoffs, well they don’t. Here’s my AFC Playoff projections.

AFC Playoff Projections

AFC Teams that have no chance for the playoffs
AFC East
BFTraded away the only QB that got them into the playoffs in 17 years 0 chance to get to playoffs
MIHave a WR playing QB. ENOUGH SAID.
NJThey were 5-11 and have a D that has aged out.
AFC North
CLThe team is better but still not good enough to get into the playoffs. 0-16 last year
CNRV Dalton has not led CN to a win in the playoffs in his career. He won’t this year either.
AFC South This is the most competitive division in the AFC.
INLuck is back but the D, OL and run game are no better.
TNMarcus Mariota and the DBS are the issue that will keep TN out of the playoffs.
AFC West
DVEven Case Keenum won’t make up for a bad DB and a bad DL.
KCThe combination of a bad HC and a new QB keeps KC out of the play offs.
OKDerek Carr and the D will keep OK out
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Starter Grades for AFC East

Here are my Starter Grades for AFC East teams. If you are picking your fantasy sports teams this weekend you’ll want to have a look at these ratings.

 Bills
QBnew AJ McCarron FA Josh Allen R gone Ty Taylor T
 McCarron is unproven & Allen is a rookie. D
  
RBLeSean McCoy
 McCoy is Outstanding as a runner & receiver. A
  
WRKelvin Benjamin & Zay Jones D-
  
TECharles Clay & Nick O’Leary C-
  
OL lt Dion Dawkins lg John Miller C Russell Bodine rg Vlad Ducasse rt Jordan Mills
 lt Glenn T & lg Incognito ret were the keys to the O. D
  
DLLe Trent Murphy FA lt Star Lotulelei FA rt Kyle Williams re Jerry Hughes T
 The 4/3 which fits the D better. C+
  
lbwlb Matt Milano mlb Tremaine Edmunds R slb Lorenzo Alexander
 MLB Preston Brown was allowed to leave as FA.R Edmunds replaced him. C-
  
dblc Tre’Davious White rc Vontae Davis fs Jordan Poyer ss Micah Hyde
 ss Hyde & lc White are solid, rc Davis is not longer elite. Gaines left via FA. B
  
 Dolphins
QBRyan Tannehill
 MI is convinced Tannehill is the guy. I am
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Top 4 issues facing AFC East teams

 Bills
4Can the rebuilt OL give the Q time to throw and give the running game a chance to succeed?
3Can the D limit opponents run game to under 100y/g? Gave up 124.6 last year
2Is the O able to score more point this year than 18.9 in 17?
1Is A.J. McCarron the starter or will be Josh Allen?
  
 Dolphins
4Can the D that is aging out still be competitive?
3Can the ST stop giving up big returns?
2Can the run game get going that was 29th last year.
1Now that Cutler is in the broadcast booth, will Ryan Tannehill finally become the QB to get MI into the playoffs?
  
 Pats
4Can R Sony Michel get the run game going?
3Can the rebuilt OL give Brady time to throw?
2The D fell of the map last year. Can they get back to a level to get back to the SB?
1As long as Tom Brady is healthy the O will be fine. Can he stay upright this season?
  
 Jets
4The O was DOA last year. Can it score more points this season?
3Will the green as
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Top 5 Questions facing the AFC East teams

BF 5How long can BF stay with their stadium situation?
4Can WR Watkins stay healthy all year?
3Will the D be as good as in 2015 as it gets older at key positions like DT?
2Can BF keep the run game going with McCoy and more stable O line?
1Can Taylor offer the kind of passing game to truly contend in the AFC East?
MI 5Can MI really challenge NE for the AFC East title?
4Will D additions of Timmons, Allen & McDonald help?
3Will the high priced D finally live up to their salaries?
2Can MI get as much out of Jay Ajayi as last year 1,272 yards, 8 touchdowns?
1Can Adam Gase push Ryan Tannehill to the next level?
NE 5How much longer will Tom Brady still be effective?
4When will TE Gronk be healthy & can he survive a complete season?
3Will the D be as effective in the playoffs with the loss of Ryan, Sheard & Long?
2Will the O additions be enough to keep NE at the top of the AFC?
1Will a rush-by-committee be enough to earn one
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NNR Projected wins for the AFC

AFC EastAFC WestDIVNFCAFCEXTOT
 NFC South     
NE w9@PT HO633113
BF w6@CN IN32207
MI w11@BA TN21115
NJ w11@CL JK10113
  12673 
AFC NorthAFC South     
NFC NorthDIVNFCAFCEXTOT
PT w9@KC NE533112
CN w6@DV BF32319
BA w10@OK MI323210
CL w9@LC NJ11013
  12895 
       
AFC SouthAFC North     
 NFC WestDIVNFCAFCEXTOT
HO w7@NE KC42208
IN w11@BF DV422210
TN w8@MI OK32218
JK w8@NJ SD11114
 12774 
       
AFC WestAFC East     
 NFC EastDIVNFCAFCEXTOT
KC w10@HO PT423211
OK w10@TN BA533213
DV w5@IN CN31217
LC w9@JK CL00112
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