We are well into the free agent season and most of the big names have come off the board. That means teams are starting to round into shape. While we still have the NFL Draft in May, enough has happened that we can start to figure out what the league's offenses will look like in 2014. That's why we're examining all 32 rosters to check on their respective fantasy values. For a more complete look, check out Around the League's Roster Reset.
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Change is afoot in Houston. Bill O'Brien takes over as head coach and offensive coordinator. Matt Schaub is out, ostenisbly replaced by Ryan Fitzpatrick and Arian Foster's new backup is Andre Brown instead of Ben Tate. Oh and there's the little matter of the Texans having the first pick in the draft -- something that could change their roster considerably. Foster will still be a fantasy commodity, as will Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins. But until we're certain about what Houston will do in the draft, it will be harder to accurately scout the team for fantasy purposes.
The Colts have continued building one of the more dynamic offenses in the National Football League. Andrew Luck is poised to be one of the best quarterbacks in the game for a long time and he has a nice group of pass-catchers to work with. Veteran Reggie Wayne looks to be healthy after having his 2013 season cut short. But now Wayne will have Hakeem Nicks working opposite him and motivated to prove that last season was an anomaly. With T.Y. Hilton as a slot option and a pair of quality tight ends in Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener, there's a lot to like. All of that should take some pressure (and defensive attention) away from Trent Richardson, who should also be extra motivated to erase a horrid 2013 campaign.
Like the Texans, there is plenty of change coming for the Jaguars. What the team does in the draft could have an impact on what the offense looks like. One thing is for certain -- Toby Gerhart will see plenty of chances to produce after taking over for Maurice Jones-Drew as the team's top running back. The receiving corps could begin the season without Justin Blackmon, which would force Cecil Shorts and company to step up their games in a hurry. Marcedes Lewis has always been an intriguing red zone target. Hopefully that's not among the changes in store for 2014.
Chris Johnson has played his last down as a Tennessee Titan. That's just one of the things that will be new in Nashville this season. Ken Whisenhunt brings a new attitude and a new offense to the Music City. But does he bring an ability to keep Jake Locker healthy? Kendall Hunter is a receiver poised to break out this season, but there aren't too many fantasy-ready options behind him. Delanie Walker and Shonn Greene are the only other draftable options here -- and neither are consistent fantasy starters.