This article is part of our Offensive Line Overview series.
From pass protection to run blocking, every aspect of the modern NFL offense runs through the offensive line. As the first week of fantasy playoffs kicks off, let's look at which O-lines around the league are trending up and down.
Buffalo Bills – RT/LT Ty Nsekhe (ankle)
- The Skinny: It's certainly notable that Nsekhe, one of the league's better backup swing tackles, still isn't practicing, but Buffalo's dominant O-line play the last few weeks overshadows those concerns. Rookie second-round pick Cody Ford is thriving as a full-time player, even coming off two tough defensive line matchups against Denver and Dallas. If the offensive trench opens running lanes and protects against the rush as well as it has the last two weeks, Sunday's game against the Ravens likely will prove closer than anticipated.
- Impact: Buffalo boasts a unique three-headed rushing attack consisting of Devin Singletary, Frank Gore and QB Josh Allen, a combination that has averaged 178.6 rushing yards per game the last three weeks and been held to less than 100 rushing yards just twice this season. Gore and Singletary have already exceeded 550 rushing yards apiece, and Allen leads all QBs with eight rushing TDs (one more than MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson). Expect Gore to take a decisive back seat to Singletary during Sunday's contest, as usual for the veteran the last few weeks. Singletary has come on tremendously as a chain mover, totaling 484 scrimmage yards and two TDs in the last five games.