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Houston Roughnecks official Week 1 depth chart for 2023 season

We’ve got a look at a depth chart for the Houston Roughnecks ahead of their Week 1 contest to open the 2023 XFL season depth chart. We break down relevant details for all your DFS needs.

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 7: A fan celebrates during the XFL game between the Seattle Dragons and the Houston Roughnecks at TDECU Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Thomas Campbell/XFL via Getty Images

The 2023 XFL season will soon be underway with the Houston Roughnecks returning as one of the league’s eight teams, and one with a recognizable name as head coach. Wade Phillips, former head coach of the Broncos, Bills, and Cowboys, and an experienced defensive coordinator, will helm one of the XFL’s most intriguing rosters.

Brandon Silvers, Kaleb Eleby, and Cole McDonald arguably make the case for the deepest quarterback room in the league. Silvers joined the Spring League in 2021 and would go on to lead the league in passer rating while leading his team, the Conquerors, to a 4-2 record. Eleby was once an intriguing prospect at Western Michigan, while McDonald has plenty of experience during his playing days at Hawaii. To start the season, Silvers will get the Week 1 nod per the depth chart.

Former Washington State star Max Borghi will headline the running back room as a proficient pass-catcher with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. College football fans will also recognize names such as Travell Harris of Washington State and Deontay Burnett of USC.

Look for some strong DFS value on offense with AJ Smith serving as offensive coordinator. As a disciple of both the Air Raid and Run and Shoot offense, he’s coached at notable programs including UCLA, SMU, and Louisiana State. That should make the quarterback battle an interesting one to watch as the season progresses, while the defense should contend to be among the best in the league with Phillips at the helm.

The full Roughnecks Week 1 depth chart can be found below.

Houston Roughnecks XFL unofficial Wk 2 Depth Chart

Depth Quarterback Wk 1 Snaps
Depth Quarterback Wk 1 Snaps
1 Brandon Silvers 61
2 Cole McDonald 8
3 Kaleb Eleby 0
Running Back
1 Max Borghi 32
2 Dejoun Lee 29
3 Brycen Alleyne
Wide Receiver
1 Deontay Burnett 69
2 Jontre Kirklin 69
3 Travell Harris 55
4 Ben Putman 11
5 Cedric Byrd 25
6 Davian Davis 0
7 Justin Smith 0
1 Nick Holley 44
Tight End
1 Garrett Owens 21
1 Hunter Duplessis