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Houston Roughnecks official Week 1 depth chart

XFL’s Houston Roughnecks have released their Week 1 depth chart for all your DFS needs.

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Kahlil Lewis (1) runs onto the field before the game against the Navy Midshipmen and the Cincinnati Bearcats on November 3, 2018, at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

Off Pos Starter Backup Backup
Off Pos Starter Backup Backup
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
Def Pos Starter Backup Backup
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
ST Pos Starter Backup Backup
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