Wednesday update: Pro Football Focus is now publishing XFL snap count data! We can now update the depth charts with more accuracy. There will likely be changes from Week 1 to Week 2 since teams aren’t locked in with their starters, but the snap count data really helps.
The Houston Roughnecks easily beat the Orlando Guardians in XFL’s Week 1, 33-12. Both their offense and defense showed up, but for our fantasy purposes, the passing game was one to keep high in our rankings.
The official depth chart was right on when looking at usage, as Deontay Burnett, Travell Harris, and Jontre Kirklin were all Top-3 in targets and all considered starters at wide receiver. And they got plenty of targets, splitting 31 between them, with the rest of the team seeing 11 between them.
We can expect even more than the 42 total passes to 20 rushing attempts if and when the Roughnecks get into closer games. Those 20 rushes were lead by Max Borghi, who also served as the receiving back, catching four passes while rushing eight times. He probably has one of the best spots for fantasy production for running backs in the league.
Nick Holley and Cedric Byrd were both listed as H-backs and didn’t get enough work to be fantasy relevant. But, they are two players who could work their way into relevancy with extra looks.
Brandon Silvers wan’t great, but he got the job done and the defense helped erase his two interceptions. Cole McDonald came in with the big lead and didn’t attempt a pass, but did rush four times for 14 yards and a touchdown. He would have fantasy upside if he happens to get a start at some point in the future.
Houston Roughnecks XFL unofficial Wk 2 Depth Chart
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