Offensive Rankings (06/19/15)

By John Ewing Director of Research and Analytics @johnewing
2015 NFL Positional Power Rankings – ranking every player in the NFL by position.

Our NFL Positional Power Rankings are based on an impact score (0 - 10 scale) for each player. This score is a relative value based on the projections that can put players in context across positions. A score of seven or above can generally outperform a replacement player in the NFL at his position; an eight or above can be expected to start adequately and a player with a rating over nine is a unique, game-changing athlete.

Rankings: offensive skill positions (including quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends). Offensive line, defensive line, linebackers and defensive secondary rankings have been revealed.

For more fun with impact scores check out the NFL Draft Machine.


Which team has the best offense in the NFL? The Green Bay Packers with an average impact score of 8.52 out of 10. The reigning NFC North champions have the No. 1 group of skill position players and a top five offensive line.

The Packers are so talented on offense that if you replaced Aaron Rodgers (9.5 out of 10) with an adequate starter (8.0 out of 10), Green Bay would still be a top three offense.

Buffalo has had a busy offseason. In an attempt to rebuild one of the worst offenses in the league, the Bills traded for LeSean McCoy, signed Percy Harvin and created a quarterback competition by adding Tyrod Taylor and Matt Cassel. All of these moves, by our numbers, have failed to move the needle. Buffalo has the worst offense in the NFL.

Only one team in the bottom ten has an offensive player with an impact score of 9.0 or better out of 10 (game-changing) – New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.

Most improved offenses: Baltimore Ravens from 23rd in 2014 to 8th in 2015, Indianapolis Colts from 19th to 6th, Pittsburgh Steelers from 15th to 2nd, Houston Texans from 24th to 14th and Kansas City Chiefs from 29th to 23rd.

Offenses that fell out of the top 10: Cincinnati Bengals from 10th in 2014 to 11th in 2015, Detroit Lions from 4th to 12th, Washington Redskins from 9th to 13th, San Francisco 49ers from 5th to 17th and Minnesota Vikings from 6th to 19th.

Offensive Power Rankings

Team Average Offensive Ranking
Green Bay Packers 8.52
Pittsburgh Steelers 8.46
Dallas Cowboys 8.44
Philadelphia Eagles 8.34
New Orleans Saints 8.23
Indianapolis Colts 8.17
Denver Broncos 8.16
Baltimore Ravens 8.15
New England Patriots 8.09
San Diego Chargers 8.09
Cincinnati Bengals 8.06
Detroit Lions 8.05
Washington Redskins 8.05
Houston Texans 8.00
Seattle Seahawks 7.99
Atlanta Falcons 7.99
San Francisco 49ers 7.99
Cleveland Browns 7.99
Minnesota Vikings 7.99
Miami Dolphins 7.99
Carolina Panthers 7.97
Chicago Bears 7.95
Kansas City Chiefs 7.95
St. Louis Rams 7.94
New York Giants 7.94
Tennessee Titans 7.94
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7.94
Oakland Raiders 7.92
Arizona Cardinals 7.85
New York Jets 7.81
Jacksonville Jaguars 7.75
Buffalo Bills 7.66