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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AFC West starting lineup Grades

NFL AFC West starting lineup Grades for all you kids working on your fantasy football teams this team.

AFC West
Broncos
QBCase Keenum
Has GM John Elway found his franchise QB? B-
RBDevontae Booker or Royce Freeman
Booker did not run well last season. Freeman will challenge this season. C-
WRDemaryius Thomas & Emmanuel Sanders
Thomas is top 20 but Sanders is not. C
TEJake Butt
Lost all last year from Inj. B-
OLlt Garett Bolles lg Ronald Leary c Matt Paradis rg Connor McGovern rt Jared Veldheer
lt Bolles was a rookie but played OK rt Veldheer is decent, Middle of OL is an issue. B-
DLle Derek Wolfe nt Domata Peko re Bradley Chubb
Chubb is the hope for DL. D
LBslb Shane Ray lib Brandon Marshall rib Todd Davis wolb Von Miller
Miller leads the pass rush Marshall leads the team in run stops B
DBlc Bradley Roby rc Chris Harris Jr. fs Darian Stewart ss Justin Simmons
cbs are a disaster safeties are decent C
Chiefs
QBPatrick Mahomes
Very unproven and a big risk D for now D
RBKareem Hunt
Hunt is a keeper if he
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4 Issues facing AFC West teams

 AFC West
  
 Broncos
4DV drafted 2 RBS & 2 WRS. Is that enough to fix the O?
3The D got some pass rush by taking Edge rusher Bradley Chubb. Will they understand how to use him most effectively?
2The D was solid except in ppg. Lots of that was due to O turnovers. Can a better O help the D get better?
1DV signed Case Keenum to big contract. Will that solve the QB issues for DV?
  
 Chargers
4RB Melvin Gordon scored 12 TD & had 1000 rushing yards. Can he do that again this season?
3TE Hunter Henry was lost for 18 with an ACL tear & released Antonio Gates. Can the TE position contribute to playoffs?
2The 1st 4 picks were on D. 2 were Safeties. Pass Rush is solid. Did LC do enough on D to get into the playoffs?
1Q Philip Rivers was outstanding last yr after leading in picks in 16. Can he duplicate last year’s results this season?
  
 Chiefs
4Can the OL stay healthy in 2018?
3The OL was hurt but the Run gm was solid. Can R Kareem Hunt duplicate his 17 season?
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Top 5 Questions facing AFC West teams.

Broncos
A HOF QB is the GM & can’t find a QB. He had to get one in FA. What is wrong with this picture?
5 Can the run gm continue to hold up with a bad OL?
4 Will DV find a TE that can catch the ball?
3 Will the WR group do better with Keenum at QB?
2 The NoFlyZone is now the Friendly skys of United. Can they get back to the playoffs with the new DBS?
1 Can Case Keenum repeat his 17 level of success?
 
Chiefs
Having Reid as GM has led to no cap space. It will cost him his job & KC the playoffs.
5 Can the run gm continue to hold up without Smith at QB?
4 Can the DL pressure the QB & stop the run?
3 Will the WR group survive with Mahomes at QB?
2 How will the Dbackfield survive without CB Marcus Peters?
1 Can Patrick Mahomes get KC back to the playoffs?
 
Chargers
LC was in the playoff hunt last year. Can they make it this season?
5 Will R Gordon continue to play at all pro level or fall back to being average?
4 Will
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Top 5 Questions facing AFC West Teams

DV    5How fast can Elway get QB Paxton Lynch ready?
4Can Run game be top 5 this year? It will have to be.
3Can DV D Overcome D losses of DT Williams, olb Watson & cb Watson?
2Can the additions on O line of Leary & Watson solve the problem?
1Can DV win games with Siemian at QB or will Lynch start for DV?
KC     5Was OT Okung addition by subtraction?
4Can RB Kareem Hunt replace Charles as the all-around back?
3Can Smith find anyone to catch the ball since Maclin is gone?
2Did KC do enough to replace FA DT Dontari Poe?
1Did the move up to get Mahomes indicate KC are not happy with Smith?
OK     5When will S Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph return to work?
4Who will carry the ball for OK? Lynch is 96 and the others are small.
3Did OK do enough at REC getting WR Patterson & TE Cook?
2Can OLB Irvin give OK Pass rush opposite DE Mack?
1When will QB Derek Carr be ready to start and will he be as effective as last year?
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