For those of us preparing for XFL DFS, there is some good news. We have official depth charts! With such new teams these depth charts will likely change quickly, but this should be how they start out Week 1, which will help us a lot when trying to set our lineups.
There aren’t any big surprises in this first depth chart, which is reassuring. It looks as though we can go ahead and play the guys we figured would be good!
P.J. Walker won the starting job over Connor Cook and will get a chance to run the Run N’ Shoot under head coach June Jones. With a strong set of receivers, Walker will have a good shot at putting up usable fantasy numbers Week 1.
Andre Williams gets the nod at running back with De’Angelo Henderson as his backup and no other running backs are on the depth chart. Williams is a bruiser while Henderson is stout, but also has some receiving chops, which should help him find work in Jones’ system.
Sammie Coates and Kahlil Lewis are both listed as starters and have the pedigree to flourish in the Roughneck’s offense. They do have four starting wide receivers, but there should be enough targets to the top-2 receivers to keep them strong fantasy plays.
Houston Roughnecks official Week 1 depth chart
|WR||14 Cam Phillips||17 Blake Jackson|
|WR||1 Kahlil Lewis||13 Raymond Bolden|
|RT||77 Kelvin Palmer||66 Marquez Tucker|
|RG||74 Avery Gennesy||65 Demetrius Rhaney|
|C||56 Tejan Koroma||65 Demetrius Rhaney|
|LG||73 Sebastian Tretola||69 Isame Faciane|
|LT||79 Terry Poole||77 Kelvin Palmer|
|QB||11 P.J. Walker||18 Connor Cook|
|RB||44 Andre Williams||29 De'Angelo Henderson|
|WR||33 Nick Holley||17 Blake Jackson|
|WR||10 Sammie Coates||3 Sam Mobley|
|RE||97 Gabe Wright||94 Kony Ealy||95 Greg Gilmore|
|NG||96 Walter Palmore||98 Nick James|
|LE||91 Caushaud Lyons||93 Corey Crawford||95 Greg Gilmore|
|OLB||51 Edmond Robinson||43 Carl Bradford|
|LB||47 DeMarquis Gates||40 Ty Schwab|
|LB||42 Beniquez Brown||40 Ty Schwab|
|OLB||50 Kaelin Burnett||54 LeTroy Lewis||21 Charles James II|
|RCB||41 Jeremiah Johnson||30 Deji Olatoye||21 Charles James II|
|LCB||27 Ajene Harris||26 Savion Smith|
|SS||32 Deatrick Nichols||25 Cody Brown|
|FS||22 Corrian Ballard||20 Marqueston Huff|
|K||7 Sergio Castillo|
|P||5 Austin Rehkow|
|H||5 Austin Rehkow|
|PR||3 Sam Mobley||27 Ajene Harris||13 Raymond Bolden|
|KR||28 James Butler||27 Ajene Harris||29 De'Angelo Henderson|
|LS||28 Taylor Colton|