5 Offensive Coordinator Changes That Will Make A Fantasy Impact

Source: USA Today

The offensive coordinator is a position your average fantasy manager doesn't pay close enough attention to. The reason is we can look at a player and see how talented they are and ignore the changes happening around them. These changes may not seem significant but can have a major impact on the production of a fantasy player. Heading into the 2024 season, major shifts in the offensive coordinator position could change the scope of some highly touted fantasy players. Here are a few that have caught my eye that could impact how fantasy managers draft and the expectations for the players in these new systems ahead of the fantasy season. 

Kellen Moore, Eagles

This seems to be the most obvious one. The Philadelphia Eagles offense fell to pieces down the stretch last season. The Eagles lost five of their last six games and then stunk it up in the playoffs getting outright smoked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles' front office opted to make a change on offense by adding Kellen Moore to call plays in 2024. Adding Moore to a loaded offense with stars like Saquon Barkley, Jalen Hurts, and A.J. Brown is just the icing on the cake. Moore's offensive scheme could help further develop Jalen Hurts's passing ability to the next level as it did for Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in 2019. Moore also likes to get the ball to his running backs, potentially allowing Saquon Barkley to be used in the passing game, something the Eagles refused to do last season. Moore also ran top 5 offenses with the Dallas Cowboys until his departure. 

Brian Callahan, Titans

I know some are looking at looking at this next one saying, "Don't you mean Nick Holz, the Titans' actual offensive coordinator?". According to multiple reports, Holz will be in charge of "implementing the offense on a week-to-week basis and being involved in game-planning and development of Will Levis". Holz doesn't have an extensive resume at play-calling so that responsibility will fall on Brian Callahan. Callahan was the offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals and was part of helping mold Joe Burrow into what he is today. The Tennessee Titans are hoping some of that rubs off on Levis. The players seem to be buying into what Callahan is selling as some have already spoken positively about their usage in the new offense. Levis is loaded with weapons this season, mainly Calvin Ridley and DeAndre Hopkins. Reports are already swirling that Calvin Ridley's role could mirror how Ja'Marr Chase was used in Cincy. If that turns out to be true, Ridley would be in for a breakout season after his clunker in Jacksonville last season. 

Greg Roman, Chargers

Greg Roman now finds himself linking up with Jim Harbaugh in Los Angeles with the Chargers. While there are mixed reviews of this move as Roman likes to lean more on the run game (and it shows as the Chargers added both former Ravens backs Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins), Roman has been able to get efficient play out of the quarterback position. Remember when Lamar Jackson got his first MVP award? Guess who was the OC then. Under Romans' offense, Lamar Jackson led the league in passer rate (113.3) and Touchdown % (9.0). Now he has an even better quarterback (in terms of passing) in Justin Herbert. This could be the right mix needed to get Justin Herbert back to winning more games and being efficient with his passes, allowing the run game to help Herbert out in game situations. 

Zac Robinson, Falcons

The former Los Angeles Rams assistant quarterbacks coach gets his moment in the sun with the Atlanta Falcons. But if we're being honest, anything was better than what we saw last season from the Falcons offense. Desmond Ridder is gone and Kirk Cousins is in (with Michael Penix waiting in the wings). High expectations are being made for the Falcons this season as Robinson hopes to bring some of that "high-powered" offense to the Falcons. McVay has a pretty solid coaching tree with guys like Matt LaFleur and Zac Taylor moving on and having success. Should Robinson bring some of that "McVay mojo" to the Falcons' players like Drake London and Kyle Pitts could be in for huge seasons this year. 

Kliff Kingsbury, Commanders

I don't think this move is being talked about enough. Former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is now the offensive coordinator for the Washington Commanders. He gets to mold rookie quarterback Jayden Daniels into an NFL franchise quarterback. Kingsbury has had success in getting the most out of his quarterbacks. Kyler Murray became a top-10 fantasy quarterback over the first three years, utilizing his rushing ability to maximize his output. Now he could have an even better quarterback in Jayden Daniels, one of the top quarterback prospects coming out of the 2024 NFL draft. The Commanders could be in the mix to add a wide receiver as rumors are gaining traction that they could be in on 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk after contract negotiations stalled between the two sides. Whatever may happen on that front, the Commanders have quietly gathered a solid-looking offense and Kingsbury could be the "cherry on top". 

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