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Projected NFL Starting Lineups, Financially

Projected NFL Starting Lineups, Financially

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With 90-man rosters taking shape following the first round of off-season workouts, we've collected information from a recent EPSN post to formulate updated projected 2015 starting lineups for each of the 32 NFL teams. We'll show how teams are set to spend on their starters on the offense, defense, and special teams, while also breaking down each lineup individually.

 
A Financial Look at Projected NFL Starting Lineups
The following table breaks down the 2015 cap dollars allocated to a team's projected starting offense, defense, kicker/punter, and total first-team as is currently being reported.
Team Avg Age Avg. Starter Cap Hit Off. Starters Def. Starters Kicker/
Punter
Starters Cap
Arizona Cardinals 30.8 $3,769,868 $40,115,342 $44,051,806 $1,095,500 $86,706,953
Atlanta Falcons 31.7 $3,520,804 $48,147,373 $21,189,042 $5,838,333 $80,978,498
Baltimore Ravens 31.8 $3,410,479 $43,073,905 $27,802,450 $4,756,000 $78,441,021
Buffalo Bills 29.9 $3,571,038 $27,667,216 $43,244,168 $2,872,500 $82,133,884
Carolina Panthers 30.9 $3,852,557 $45,925,825 $36,491,960 $3,779,670 $88,608,822
Chicago Bears 31.2 $3,967,153 $53,603,432 $27,896,881 $4,136,327 $91,244,515
Cincinnati Bengals 31.3 $4,357,167 $45,250,582 $43,887,180 $4,720,000 $100,214,837
Cleveland Browns 31.7 $4,075,951 $36,791,561 $45,364,314 $2,485,000 $93,746,875
Dallas Cowboys 30.3 $3,482,779 $44,432,868 $28,169,538 $3,500,000 $80,103,923
Denver Broncos 31.9 $4,151,343 $51,615,306 $36,205,587 $4,260,000 $95,480,893
Detroit Lions 31.7 $4,155,627 $58,274,234 $29,670,102 $2,062,575 $95,579,411
Green Bay Packers 30.1 $4,040,351 $43,692,012 $39,900,940 $4,890,000 $92,928,066
Houston Texans 31.1 $3,910,064 $32,081,964 $51,476,655 $2,787,861 $89,931,480
Indianapolis Colts 32.7 $3,516,898 $35,665,544 $36,525,005 $5,950,000 $84,405,549
Jacksonville Jaguars 29.6 $3,286,302 $32,866,751 $37,416,141 $1,310,480 $75,584,946
Kansas City Chiefs 30.9 $3,190,914 $39,961,552 $25,973,808 $4,310,666 $73,391,026
Los Angeles Chargers 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Los Angeles Rams 0.0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Miami Dolphins 29.9 $3,705,654 $35,151,144 $40,881,642 $870,333 $85,230,038
Minnesota Vikings 30.7 $3,822,343 $46,811,212 $34,366,021 $2,870,531 $87,913,882
New England Patriots 31.1 $3,582,960 $47,468,565 $22,254,023 $4,685,500 $82,408,088
New Orleans Saints 31.6 $3,482,892 $54,761,357 $16,989,792 $3,835,000 $80,106,525
New York Giants 30.5 $2,771,340 $36,707,129 $23,429,060 $1,860,000 $63,740,830
New York Jets 32.0 $4,866,381 $53,670,766 $49,949,809 $3,235,000 $111,926,769
Oakland Raiders 30.9 $3,790,514 $38,560,824 $32,268,990 $5,152,000 $87,181,814
Philadelphia Eagles 31.2 $4,172,796 $49,635,808 $34,828,505 $2,593,333 $95,974,312
Pittsburgh Steelers 31.3 $3,878,822 $45,582,724 $37,488,144 $2,935,000 $89,212,906
San Francisco 49ers 31.3 $3,650,345 $49,492,230 $22,785,231 $4,617,550 $83,957,942
Seattle Seahawks 31.0 $4,506,070 $41,131,746 $49,847,871 $4,825,000 $103,639,617
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28.8 $3,328,858 $36,200,104 $37,658,639 $870,000 $76,563,743
Tennessee Titans 30.1 $2,831,422 $24,298,828 $25,182,209 $3,916,666 $65,122,703
Washington Redskins 30.8 $3,932,930 $49,160,400 $34,585,001 $2,052,000 $90,457,401
 
Arizona Cardinals ($85,844,833)
K Chandler Catanzaro was the overall best value for the Cardinals in 2014, carrying a +25.4 True Value Stat (TVS). Arizona also got strong value from their O-Line in tackles Jared Veldheer and Bobby Massie.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Patrick Peterson CB 28 $14,791,491 $14,010,000
Calais Campbell DE 32 $14,750,000 $11,000,000
Larry Fitzgerald WR 35 $10,850,000 $11,000,000
Jared Veldheer RT 32 $8,500,000 $7,000,000
Carson Palmer QB 39 $7,375,000 $16,500,000
Jerraud Powers CB 31 $5,350,000 $3,500,000
Jonathan Cooper G 29 $3,967,910 $3,637,251
Sean Weatherspoon ILB 31 $3,850,000 $3,850,000
Michael Floyd WR 29 $3,172,750 $2,492,875
Ted Larsen G 32 $2,435,000 $1,300,000
Frostee Rucker DE 35 $2,181,875 $2,159,375
Lyle Sendlein C 35 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Kevin Minter ILB 28 $1,197,354 $1,097,572
Tyrann Mathieu FS 27 $855,937 $763,125
Alex Okafor DE 28 $703,607 $658,607
Earl Watford G 28 $693,716 $648,716
LaMarr Woodley OLB 34 $665,000 $950,000
Andre Ellington RB 30 $610,966 $565,966
Tony Jefferson SS 27 $588,368 $498,367
Drew Butler P 30 $585,000 $540,000
Rodney Gunter DT 27 $562,479 $697,479
Chandler Catanzaro K 28 $510,500 $510,500
Darren Fells TE 33 $510,000 $465,000
 
Atlanta Falcons ($99,300,388)
Despite a major step-back season in 2014, the Falcons received promising bang for their buck in the secondary. CB Desmond Trufant and S Dwight Lowery both posted TVS ratings north of +10.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Matt Ryan QB 34 $19,500,000 $20,750,000
Julio Jones WR 30 $10,176,000 $14,251,209
Roddy White WR 37 $5,556,250 $6,000,000
William Moore SS 34 $5,368,750 $6,000,000
Paul Soliai DT 35 $4,400,000 $6,400,000
Tyson Jackson DE 33 $3,850,000 $5,000,000
Jake Matthews LT 27 $3,733,978 $4,107,375
Matt Bosher P 31 $3,355,000 $2,531,000
Brooks Reed DE 32 $3,140,000 $4,400,000
Andy Levitre G 33 $2,875,000 $7,800,000
Chris Chester G 36 $2,800,000 $2,800,000
Vic Beasley DE 26 $2,635,496 $3,623,807
Matt Bryant K 44 $2,483,333 $2,833,333
Desmond Trufant CB 28 $2,227,117 $2,041,509
Justin Durant OLB 33 $2,210,416 $3,600,000
Jacob Tamme TE 34 $1,387,500 $1,600,000
Ra'Shede Hageman DE 28 $1,212,691 $1,333,961
Robert Alford CB 30 $927,654 $850,350
Michael Person G 30 $911,666 $1,116,667
Tevin Coleman RB 26 $621,311 $804,843
Paul Worrilow OLB 29 $585,668 $495,667
Ryan Schraeder RT 31 $585,668 $495,667
Ricardo Allen FS 27 $435,000 $465,000
 
Baltimore Ravens ($90,049,190)
The Ravens finished the 2014 campaign with 9 players north of the +10 TVS rating - exceptional value. This group was led by G Kelechi Osemele (+23.5), RB Justin Forsett (+20.31), and DT Brandon Williams (+14.23).
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Joe Flacco QB 34 $14,550,000 $20,100,000
Lardarius Webb CB 33 $9,250,000 $5,416,667
Marshal Yanda G 34 $8,450,000 $6,400,000
Eugene Monroe LT 32 $7,700,000 $7,500,000
Steve Smith WR 40 $4,166,666 $3,500,000
Terrell Suggs OLB 36 $3,950,000 $5,175,000
Daryl Smith ILB 37 $3,875,000 $3,400,000
Jeremy Zuttah C 33 $3,700,000 $4,083,333
Jimmy Smith CB 30 $3,600,000 $10,275,500
Sam Koch P 36 $2,400,000 $3,250,000
Justin Tucker K 29 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
C.J. Mosley ILB 26 $1,997,273 $2,197,001
Chris Canty DE 36 $1,735,000 $2,325,000
Courtney Upshaw DT 29 $1,685,313 $1,324,175
Justin Forsett RB 33 $1,600,000 $3,000,000
Will Hill SS 29 $1,542,000 $3,503,023
Kendrick Lewis FS 33 $1,266,666 $1,800,000
Kelechi Osemele G 29 $1,064,595 $836,468
Timmy Jernigan DT 26 $996,114 $1,095,629
Brandon Williams DT 30 $713,750 $668,750
Crockett Gillmore T 27 $636,504 $681,504
Ricky Wagner RT 29 $621,140 $576,140
Kamar Aiken WR 30 $585,000 $585,000
 
Buffalo Bills ($87,995,104)
LT Cordy Glenn still isn't considered an "above average" left tackle in the league, but he led all Bills in 2014 with a +19.27 TVS rating. Buffalo also received surprising production from linebackers Nigel Bradham (+12.73) and Preston Brown (+12.88)
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Mario Williams DE 34 $19,400,000 $16,000,000
Kyle Williams DT 36 $6,950,000 $7,433,333
Eric Wood C 33 $6,650,000 $6,350,000
Jerry Hughes DE 30 $6,175,000 $9,000,000
LeSean McCoy RB 30 $5,500,000 $8,000,000
Charles Clay TE 30 $5,000,000 $7,600,000
Sammy Watkins WR 26 $4,530,819 $4,983,901
Corey Graham FS 33 $4,450,000 $4,075,000
Aaron Williams SS 29 $3,900,000 $6,501,961
Stephon Gilmore CB 28 $3,844,959 $3,021,038
Manny Lawson OLB 34 $3,100,000 $3,000,000
Dan Carpenter K 33 $2,362,500 $2,487,500
Nigel Bradham OLB 29 $1,656,356 $641,106
Cordy Glenn G 29 $1,548,012 $1,216,295
Robert Woods WR 27 $1,327,302 $1,216,692
Richie Incognito G 35 $1,100,000 $1,100,000
Tyrod Taylor QB 29 $883,333 $1,116,667
Ronald Darby CB 25 $830,853 $1,142,423
Preston Brown ILB 26 $702,000 $751,438
John Miller G 25 $605,030 $740,030
Corbin Bryant DT 31 $585,000 $585,000
Seantrel Henderson RT 27 $522,720 $567,720
Colton Schmidt P 28 $510,000 $465,000
 
Carolina Panthers ($98,034,864)
DT Kawann Short's +17.75 TVS led all Panthers in 2014 - who had only 8 players fall into negative value last season. They'll enter 2015 with an even younger, cheaper group hoping to improve on their production per dollar value.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Charles Johnson DE 32 $20,020,000 $12,666,667
Cam Newton QB 30 $13,000,000 $20,760,000
Ryan Kalil C 34 $11,795,000 $8,186,000
Jonathan Stewart RB 32 $8,300,000 $7,300,000
Greg Olsen TE 34 $6,300,000 $7,500,000
Thomas Davis OLB 36 $5,900,000 $9,000,000
Luke Kuechly ILB 28 $4,002,283 $12,400,000
Graham Gano K 32 $3,100,000 $3,100,000
Michael Oher RT 33 $2,421,875 $3,500,000
Ted Ginn Jr. WR 34 $1,850,000 $2,100,000
Roman Harper SS 36 $1,800,000 $2,125,000
Josh Norman CB 31 $1,591,750 $574,750
Charles Tillman CB 38 $1,531,250 $2,000,000
Kawann Short DT 30 $1,262,754 $1,157,584
Kony Ealy DE 27 $806,098 $886,707
Kyle Love DT 32 $745,000 $737,500
Brad Nortman P 29 $679,670 $544,670
Trai Turner G 26 $644,950 $697,794
A.J. Klein OLB 27 $632,825 $587,825
Tre Boston FS 26 $611,367 $656,367
Mike Remmers RT 30 $585,000 $525,000
Corey Brown WR 27 $515,000 $515,000
Andrew Norwell G 27 $514,000 $514,000
 
Chicago Bears ($84,492,807)
WR Alshon Jeffrey's team-leading +14.74 TVS in 2014 might have something to do with the eventual trade of Brandon Marshall to the Jets this offseason.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Jay Cutler QB 36 $16,500,000 $18,100,000
Jared Allen DE 37 $12,500,000 $8,000,000
Matt Forte RB 33 $9,200,000 $7,600,000
Jermon Bushrod T 34 $8,050,000 $7,193,000
Pernell McPhee OLB 30 $6,675,000 $7,750,000
Martellus Bennett TE 32 $6,125,000 $5,100,000
Eddie Royal WR 33 $5,500,000 $5,000,000
Antrel Rolle SS 36 $5,000,000 $3,750,000
Robbie Gould K 37 $3,600,000 $3,750,000
Matt Slauson G 33 $3,267,500 $3,200,000
Shea McClellin OLB 29 $2,629,263 $2,065,850
Kyle Long G 30 $2,263,896 $2,075,238
Kyle Fuller CB 27 $2,201,591 $2,421,751
Alshon Jeffery WR 29 $1,447,036 $1,136,958
Eddie Goldman DT 25 $1,033,875 $1,421,579
Ego Ferguson DT 27 $934,819 $1,028,301
Jarvis Jenkins DE 31 $825,000 $825,000
Will Montgomery C 36 $665,000 $950,000
Brock Vereen FS 26 $607,875 $665,470
Patrick Omameh G 29 $585,000 $496,000
Tracy Porter CB 32 $585,000 $870,000
Pat O'Donnell P 28 $536,327 $581,327
Christian Jones ILB 28 $512,333 $512,333
 
Cincinnati Bengals ($116,739,552)
While S George Iloka led all 2014 Bengals with a +17.83 TVS, it's the offensive line where Cincinnati really found cheap production. C Russell Bodine and G Kevin Zeitler & Clint Boling all posted 10+ ratings last year.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
A.J. Green WR 30 $10,176,000 $15,000,000
Leon Hall CB 34 $9,600,000 $9,750,000
Andy Dalton QB 31 $9,600,000 $16,000,000
Geno Atkins DT 31 $9,000,000 $10,665,400
Rey Maualuga ILB 32 $7,137,500 $5,000,000
Andre Smith RT 32 $6,362,500 $6,000,000
Andrew Whitworth LT 37 $6,200,000 $9,762,500
Clint Boling G 30 $5,100,000 $5,200,000
Carlos Dunlap DE 30 $4,900,000 $7,874,000
Reggie Nelson FS 35 $4,775,000 $4,500,000
Domata Peko DT 34 $3,700,000 $4,500,000
Kevin Huber P 33 $2,770,000 $2,800,000
Dre Kirkpatrick CB 29 $2,743,680 $2,155,699
Michael Johnson DE 32 $2,600,000 $5,000,000
Kevin Zeitler G 29 $2,400,427 $1,886,050
Emmanuel Lamur OLB 30 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Tyler Eifert TE 28 $2,251,637 $2,064,000
Mike Nugent K 37 $1,950,000 $1,750,000
A.J. Hawk OLB 35 $1,850,000 $1,625,000
Mohamed Sanu WR 29 $1,682,813 $678,313
George Iloka FS 29 $1,582,075 $565,075
Jeremy Hill RB 26 $853,091 $938,401
Russell Bodine C 26 $624,114 $669,114
 
Cleveland Browns ($99,045,052)
G Joel Bitonio not only led all Browns in value in 2014, he was Top 15 in the entire NFL. S Tashaun Gipson (+15.28) also proved to be a strong value for the Browns.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Joe Haden CB 30 $11,700,000 $13,500,000
Joe Thomas LT 34 $10,200,000 $11,500,000
Paul Kruger OLB 33 $8,200,000 $8,100,000
Alex Mack C 33 $8,000,000 $8,400,000
Desmond Bryant DE 33 $7,000,000 $6,800,000
Donte Whitner SS 33 $6,750,000 $7,000,000
Tramon Williams CB 36 $6,500,000 $7,000,000
Karlos Dansby ILB 37 $5,500,000 $6,000,000
Andrew Hawkins WR 33 $5,000,000 $3,400,000
Josh McCown QB 39 $3,916,666 $4,666,667
Randy Starks DE 35 $2,968,750 $3,250,000
John Greco G 34 $2,825,000 $1,605,000
Tashaun Gipson FS 28 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Brian Hartline WR 32 $2,250,000 $3,000,000
Danny Shelton DT 25 $2,127,939 $2,925,917
Andy Lee P 36 $2,050,000 $3,400,000
Mitchell Schwartz RT 30 $1,645,267 $1,292,710
Joel Bitonio G 27 $1,241,295 $1,365,425
Gary Barnidge TE 33 $1,200,000 $1,250,000
Christian Kirksey ILB 26 $707,625 $760,000
Scott Solomon OLB 30 $660,000 $525,000
Isaiah Crowell RB 26 $513,333 $513,333
Travis Coons K 27 $435,000 $435,000
 
Dallas Cowboys ($96,204,815)
No surprise here, the Top 3 TVS ratings for the 2014 Cowboys came from the offensive line in Zack Martin (+17.85), Ron Leary (+17.16), and Travis Frederick (+16.89). Romo finally has his protection.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Tony Romo QB 39 $14,973,000 $18,000,000
Brandon Carr CB 33 $12,717,000 $10,020,000
Jason Witten TE 37 $8,512,000 $7,400,000
Dez Bryant WR 30 $7,000,000 $14,000,000
Sean Lee OLB 32 $5,450,000 $7,000,000
Morris Claiborne CB 29 $5,175,069 $4,066,126
Tyron Smith LT 28 $5,039,000 $12,200,000
Barry Church SS 31 $3,250,000 $2,206,750
Doug Free RT 35 $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Dan Bailey K 31 $2,500,000 $3,214,286
Zack Martin G 28 $2,038,136 $2,241,950
Travis Frederick C 28 $1,873,644 $1,717,507
DeMarcus Lawrence DE 27 $1,251,511 $1,376,663
Chris Jones P 29 $1,000,000 $1,400,000
Tyrone Crawford DT 29 $828,813 $685,063
Terrance Williams WR 29 $779,868 $724,243
Kyle Wilber OLB 30 $769,805 $634,805
J.J. Wilcox FS 30 $751,517 $702,767
Randy Gregory OLB 26 $693,624 $953,734
Nick Hayden DT 33 $665,000 $825,000
Joseph Randle RB 27 $632,220 $587,205
Anthony Hitchens ILB 27 $618,716 $663,716
Ron Leary G 30 $585,000 $585,000
 
Denver Broncos ($98,866,276)
Chris Harris' 5 year $42M extension increased his 2014 cap number down to $4.187M - a figure that proved to be an absolute steal for the Broncos. His cap hit DROPS to $3M in 2015.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Peyton Manning QB 43 $17,500,000 $17,000,000
Demaryius Thomas WR 31 $13,200,000 $14,000,000
Von Miller OLB 30 $9,754,000 $5,250,095
DeMarcus Ware OLB 36 $8,666,666 $10,000,000
Aqib Talib CB 33 $6,968,750 $9,500,000
Louis Vasquez G 32 $6,250,000 $5,875,000
Emmanuel Sanders WR 32 $5,850,000 $5,000,000
Britton Colquitt P 34 $3,750,000 $3,892,333
Chris Harris CB 29 $3,000,000 $8,500,000
Evan Mathis G 37 $2,921,875 $3,250,000
Owen Daniels TE 36 $2,750,000 $4,083,333
Sylvester Williams DT 30 $2,067,750 $1,895,438
Antonio Smith DE 37 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Darian Stewart FS 30 $1,750,000 $2,125,000
David Bruton SS 31 $1,650,000 $1,500,000
Malik Jackson DT 29 $1,595,403 $578,403
Danny Trevathan ILB 29 $1,568,018 $551,018
Ryan Harris LT 34 $1,420,000 $920,000
Ty Sambrailo T 27 $699,264 $961,489
C.J. Anderson RB 28 $589,167 $499,167
Brandon Marshall ILB 29 $585,000 $585,000
Brandon McManus K 27 $510,000 $465,000
Matt Paradis C 29 $435,000 $435,000
 
Detroit Lions ($93,269,842)
CBs Rashean Mathis and Darius Slay held down the secondary in 2014 with TVS ratings of 19 and 17 respectively. Neither carry cap figure north of $1.7M in 2015.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Calvin Johnson WR 33 $20,558,000 $16,207,143
Matthew Stafford QB 31 $17,721,250 $17,666,667
Haloti Ngata DT 35 $8,500,000 $12,131,000
Stephen Tulloch ILB 34 $5,800,000 $5,100,000
Golden Tate WR 30 $5,350,000 $6,200,000
Ezekiel Ansah DE 30 $5,071,232 $4,648,629
Jason Jones DE 33 $3,983,333 $3,166,667
Brandon Pettigrew TE 34 $3,800,000 $4,000,000
Glover Quin FS 33 $3,572,500 $4,700,000
Joique Bell RB 32 $3,500,000 $3,100,000
Manuel Ramirez G 36 $3,000,000 $1,050,000
Riley Reiff LT 30 $2,543,450 $1,998,425
James Ihedigbo SS 35 $2,000,000 $1,575,000
Tyrunn Walker DT 29 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Rashean Mathis CB 38 $1,625,000 $1,750,000
Darius Slay CB 28 $1,442,537 $1,322,326
Matt Prater K 34 $1,437,500 $3,000,000
Josh Bynes ILB 29 $785,000 $905,000
Tahir Whitehead OLB 29 $713,000 $578,000
Travis Swanson C 28 $699,868 $739,243
Sam Martin P 29 $625,075 $580,075
Taylor Boggs G 32 $585,000 $585,000
Cornelius Lucas RT 27 $516,666 $516,667
 
Green Bay Packers ($99,850,115)
Eddie Lacy was near the top of the best value running back list yet again in 2014, second only to Le'Veon Bell. He'll continue to be a steal for the Packers through the remainder of his rookie contract.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Aaron Rodgers QB 35 $18,250,000 $22,000,000
Clay Matthews OLB 33 $12,700,000 $13,200,000
Julius Peppers DE 39 $12,000,000 $8,666,667
Sam Shields CB 31 $9,062,500 $9,750,000
Josh Sitton G 33 $7,000,000 $6,750,000
T.J. Lang G 31 $5,800,000 $5,200,000
Randall Cobb WR 28 $5,350,000 $10,000,000
Bryan Bulaga RT 30 $3,568,750 $6,750,000
Mason Crosby K 34 $3,550,000 $2,950,000
Sean Richardson SS 29 $2,550,000 $2,550,000
HaHa Clinton-Dix FS 26 $1,895,114 $2,084,625
B.J. Raji DT 32 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Mike Daniels DE 30 $1,617,146 $600,146
Tim Masthay P 32 $1,340,000 $1,366,250
Casey Hayward CB 29 $1,053,154 $827,478
Eddie Lacy RB 28 $925,203 $848,103
Davante Adams WR 26 $893,955 $983,351
David Bakhtiari LT 27 $698,850 $653,850
Richard Rodgers TE 27 $649,004 $690,254
Nate Palmer ILB 29 $609,724 $564,724
Sam Barrington ILB 28 $597,250 $552,250
Corey Linsley C 27 $556,250 $601,250
Mike Pennel DE 28 $511,166 $511,167
 
Houston Texans ($92,881,077)
DE J.J. Watt's 2014 cap hit increased $1M when he penned his $100M extension prior to the season. He still wound up the best value in the NFL by more than 2.5 TVS points. The fairy-tale is over now though, as Watt's cap figure jumps from $4.5M to $13.9M in 2015.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
J.J. Watt DE 30 $13,969,000 $16,667,571
Johnathan Joseph CB 35 $11,750,000 $6,750,000
Duane Brown LT 33 $9,500,000 $8,900,000
Brian Cushing ILB 32 $7,891,250 $8,750,000
Kareem Jackson CB 31 $7,453,125 $8,500,000
Brian Hoyer QB 33 $5,218,750 $5,250,000
Derek Newton RT 31 $4,500,000 $5,300,000
Garrett Graham TE 32 $3,921,875 $3,750,000
Vince Wilfork DT 37 $3,500,000 $4,500,000
Rahim Moore FS 29 $3,000,000 $4,000,000
Whitney Mercilus OLB 28 $2,979,030 $6,500,000
Cecil Shorts WR 31 $2,453,125 $3,000,000
Shane Lechler P 42 $2,083,334 $1,833,333
DeAndre Hopkins WR 27 $2,080,010 $1,906,676
Akeem Dent ILB 31 $1,709,375 $2,250,000
Brandon Brooks G 29 $1,696,359 $700,000
Ben Jones C 29 $1,662,362 $645,362
Jared Crick DE 29 $1,639,875 $622,875
Randy Bullock K 29 $704,527 $550,777
John Simon DE 28 $585,000 $585,000
Quintin Demps SS 33 $585,000 $870,000
Alfred Blue RB 28 $539,483 $584,483
Jeff Adams G 29 $510,000 $465,000
 
Indianapolis Colts ($81,391,329)
The Colts had production values all over the roster in 2014 - and nearly made the Super Bowl because of it. WR T.Y. Hilton led all players with a +19.33 TVS, and he'll be one to watch again in 2015 as he nears his extension window.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Vontae Davis CB 31 $11,250,000 $9,000,000
Andre Johnson WR 37 $7,500,000 $7,000,000
Anthony Castonzo LT 30 $7,438,000 $2,000,274
Andrew Luck QB 29 $7,034,363 $5,527,000
Trent Cole OLB 36 $6,953,125 $7,000,000
D'Qwell Jackson ILB 35 $5,750,000 $5,500,000
Frank Gore RB 36 $4,500,000 $4,000,000
Erik Walden OLB 33 $4,250,000 $4,000,000
Kendall Langford DE 33 $4,250,000 $4,300,000
Pat McAfee P 32 $3,200,000 $2,900,000
T.Y. Hilton WR 29 $3,131,850 $13,000,000
Mike Adams FS 38 $3,100,000 $2,425,000
Adam Vinatieri K 46 $2,750,000 $2,500,000
Darius Butler FS 33 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Jerrell Freeman ILB 33 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Todd Herremans G 36 $1,875,000 $2,250,000
Dwayne Allen TE 29 $1,717,826 $770,076
Lance Louis G 34 $966,250 $737,500
Jack Mewhort G 27 $812,228 $893,450
Josh Chapman DT 30 $713,878 $0
Khaled Holmes C 29 $690,027 $645,027
Dwight Lowery FS 33 $665,000 $950,000
Zach Kerr DT 28 $512,000 $512,000
David Parry DT 27 $490,002 $625,002
 
Jacksonville Jaguars ($70,570,792)
G Brandon Linder led all Jaguars with a +20.13 TVS, 6 points more than any other player in 2014. His $655k cap figure for 2015 is the 3rd lowest among projected starters in Jacksonville.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Jared Odrick DE 31 $9,000,000 $8,500,000
Jermey Parnell RT 32 $8,000,000 $6,400,000
Paul Posluszny OLB 34 $6,885,416 $5,000,000
Davon House CB 29 $6,500,000 $6,125,000
Luke Joeckel G 27 $5,782,254 $5,300,400
Chris Clemons DE 37 $5,000,000 $4,375,000
Zane Beadles G 32 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Blake Bortles QB 27 $4,694,275 $5,163,703
Dan Skuta OLB 33 $4,600,000 $4,100,000
Roy Miller DT 31 $3,850,000 $4,062,500
Marcedes Lewis TE 35 $3,850,000 $2,650,000
Sergio Brown FS 31 $2,500,000 $2,333,333
Stefen Wisniewski C 30 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
John Cyprien SS 28 $1,491,574 $1,367,276
T.J. Yeldon RB 25 $1,075,231 $1,478,444
Bryan Anger P 30 $875,480 $719,292
Allen Robinson WR 25 $797,925 $877,718
Brandon Linder C 27 $655,400 $697,400
Telvin Smith OLB 28 $562,763 $607,763
Aaron Colvin CB 27 $548,288 $668,288
Allen Hurns WR 27 $511,666 $515,000
Michael Bennett DT 26 $469,674 $604,675
Jason Myers K 28 $435,000 $525,000
 
Kansas City Chiefs ($107,672,167)
OLB Justin Houston's impressive four years in Kansas City culminated with a +30.38 TVS in 2014 - 12 points higher than any other Chief, and 3rd highest in the entire NFL. He sits on a franchise tag offer while a long-term deal is discussed (slowly).
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Alex Smith QB 35 $15,600,000 $17,000,000
Jamaal Charles RB 32 $7,970,835 $9,050,000
Eric Fisher LT 28 $6,051,954 $5,547,625
Derrick Johnson ILB 36 $5,250,000 $5,530,000
Justin Houston DE 30 $5,100,000 $16,833,333
Tamba Hali OLB 35 $4,964,706 $6,000,000
Dustin Colquitt P 37 $3,800,000 $3,750,000
Jeremy Maclin WR 31 $3,400,000 $11,000,000
Allen Bailey DT 30 $3,231,250 $6,250,000
Mike DeVito DE 35 $2,620,000 $4,200,000
Ben Grubbs G 35 $2,400,000 $5,050,000
Ron Parker FS 31 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
Josh Mauga ILB 31 $1,750,000 $2,750,000
Marcus Peters CB 26 $1,742,574 $2,396,039
Jeff Allen G 29 $1,477,580 $1,160,956
Husain Abdullah FS 33 $1,145,000 $1,137,500
Travis Kelce TE 29 $853,826 $781,576
Mitch Morse C 27 $849,649 $1,168,269
Donald Stephenson LT 30 $844,375 $703,125
Jaye Howard DE 30 $660,000 $633,716
Phillip Gaines CB 28 $655,278 $706,028
Albert Wilson WR 26 $513,333 $513,333
Cairo Santos K 27 $510,666 $510,667
 
Los Angeles Chargers ($0)
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
 
Los Angeles Rams ($0)
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
 
Miami Dolphins ($108,795,055)
Ryan Tannehill was 2nd among all QBS with a +17.23 TVS rating in 2014, and the Dolphins rewarded him with a $77M extension through 2020.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Branden Albert LT 34 $10,725,000 $9,400,000
Cameron Wake DE 37 $10,450,000 $6,640,000
Brent Grimes CB 35 $10,000,000 $8,000,000
Reshad Jones SS 31 $7,712,942 $7,003,000
Mike Pouncey C 29 $7,000,000 $8,950,000
Ndamukong Suh DT 32 $6,100,000 $19,062,500
Ryan Tannehill QB 30 $4,873,364 $19,250,000
Jordan Cameron TE 30 $4,562,500 $7,500,000
Earl Mitchell DT 31 $4,500,000 $4,000,000
Koa Misi OLB 32 $4,438,000 $4,250,000
Greg Jennings WR 35 $2,500,000 $4,000,000
Kelvin Sheppard ILB 31 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Ja'Wuan James RT 27 $1,915,545 $2,107,100
Olivier Vernon OLB 28 $1,701,520 $712,020
Lamar Miller RB 28 $1,663,500 $646,500
Jamar Taylor CB 28 $988,950 $906,605
Dallas Thomas G 29 $761,594 $711,594
Jelani Jenkins OLB 27 $703,172 $658,172
Walt Aikens FS 27 $613,977 $658,977
Kenny Stills WR 27 $585,000 $588,613
Jamil Douglas C 27 $564,641 $699,641
Matt Darr P 26 $435,333 $525,333
Andrew Franks K 26 $435,000 $525,000
 
Minnesota Vikings ($91,460,764)
In terms of value, the Vikings are beginning to look a little bit like the Colts - in that pieces from many positions are popping up with cheap production. QB Teddy Bridgewater finished the 2014 season with a +14.85 TVS, 3rd best on the Vikings and among NFL QBs.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Adrian Peterson RB 34 $15,400,000 $14,000,000
Mike Wallace WR 32 $9,900,000 $12,000,000
Everson Griffen DE 31 $8,200,000 $8,500,000
Kyle Rudolph TE 29 $6,440,625 $7,300,000
Matt Kalil LT 29 $6,290,644 $4,942,650
Brian Robison DE 36 $5,650,000 $5,600,000
Chad Greenway OLB 36 $5,575,000 $6,300,000
Linval Joseph DT 30 $4,600,000 $6,250,000
Brandon Fusco G 30 $3,485,000 $4,850,000
Anthony Barr OLB 27 $2,896,250 $3,185,875
Terence Newman CB 40 $2,453,125 $2,250,000
Harrison Smith FS 30 $2,271,355 $1,784,637
Blair Walsh K 29 $2,239,483 $3,250,000
Sharrif Floyd DT 27 $2,202,600 $2,019,050
Xavier Rhodes CB 28 $2,129,046 $1,951,626
Robert Blanton SS 29 $1,594,763 $577,763
Teddy Bridgewater QB 27 $1,556,705 $1,712,376
Mike Harris G 30 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Joe Berger G 37 $1,120,000 $1,077,500
Audie Cole ILB 30 $660,000 $570,000
Jeff Locke P 29 $631,048 $586,048
T.J. Clemmings RT 27 $566,238 $701,239
Charles Johnson WR 30 $510,000 $510,000
 
New England Patriots ($72,495,494)
LB Jamie Collins posted a +16.77 TVS to lead all Patriots in 2014, who had only 3 players with a rating higher than 10, but 34 players at 0 or better, proving they're paying their roster almost exactly to value.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Tom Brady QB 41 $14,000,000 $9,000,000
Rob Gronkowski TE 30 $8,650,000 $9,000,000
Nate Solder LT 31 $7,438,000 $2,135,123
Sebastian Vollmer RT 34 $7,020,833 $4,187,500
Jerod Mayo ILB 33 $6,100,000 $4,500,000
Devin McCourty FS 31 $6,000,000 $9,500,000
Rob Ninkovich OLB 35 $4,750,000 $3,500,000
Julian Edelman WR 33 $4,656,250 $4,250,000
Stephen Gostkowski K 35 $3,600,000 $4,300,000
Danny Amendola WR 33 $3,116,666 $4,250,000
Chandler Jones DE 29 $2,600,659 $2,043,138
Dont'a Hightower ILB 29 $2,457,637 $1,931,001
Alan Branch DT 34 $2,150,000 $2,150,000
Patrick Chung SS 31 $2,000,000 $2,733,333
Tarell Brown CB 34 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Ryan Allen P 29 $1,085,500 $1,833,333
Brandon Bolden RB 29 $1,035,000 $1,160,000
Jamie Collins OLB 29 $1,025,727 $940,250
Sealver Siliga DT 30 $660,000 $660,000
Tre' Jackson G 26 $565,935 $700,935
Shaq Mason G 25 $545,881 $680,881
Malcolm Butler CB 29 $510,000 $510,000
David Andrews C 26 $440,000 $530,000
 
New Orleans Saints ($86,556,802)
LT Terron Armstead led all Saints in price per production value in 2014, a large factor in the breakout season for RB Mark Ingram. Both will be be factors in a resurgence for the Saints in 2015.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Drew Brees QB 40 $26,400,000 $20,000,000
Jahri Evans G 35 $7,000,000 $6,001,000
Marques Colston WR 36 $6,500,000 $7,260,000
Max Unger C 33 $4,500,000 $6,458,750
Cameron Jordan DE 29 $4,169,000 $11,000,000
David Hawthorne ILB 34 $4,010,000 $3,800,000
Thomas Morstead P 33 $3,400,000 $3,647,500
Zach Strief RT 35 $3,200,000 $4,000,000
Kenny Vaccaro SS 28 $2,570,376 $2,356,178
Brandon Browner CB 34 $2,400,000 $5,000,000
Mark Ingram RB 29 $2,000,000 $4,000,000
Rafael Bush FS 32 $1,950,000 $1,900,000
Brandin Cooks WR 25 $1,905,330 $2,095,863
Benjamin Watson TE 38 $1,900,000 $1,650,000
Akiem Hicks DE 29 $1,677,725 $670,100
Kevin Williams DT 38 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Ramon Humber OLB 31 $1,017,000 $1,042,500
Hau'oli Kikaha OLB 27 $957,511 $1,316,578
Terron Armstead LT 27 $769,359 $716,859
John Jenkins DE 29 $746,890 $698,140
Tim Lelito G 29 $586,668 $496,667
Brian Dixon CB 29 $511,666 $511,667
Zach Hocker K 27 $435,000 $435,000
 
New York Giants ($63,570,739)
Odell Beckham Jr.'s late season surge launched him to a +16.57 TVS - 3rd best among all wide receivers, and tops among 2014 Giants. A healthy Victor Cruz should open up even more opportunities for Beckham in 2015.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Eli Manning QB 38 $19,750,000 $21,000,000
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB 33 $7,250,000 $7,000,000
Prince Amukamara CB 30 $6,898,000 $2,045,225
Geoff Schwartz G 32 $2,845,833 $4,200,000
Rashad Jennings RB 34 $2,812,500 $2,500,000
Ereck Flowers RT 25 $2,616,676 $3,597,930
Robert Ayers DE 33 $2,437,500 $1,875,000
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR 26 $2,365,045 $2,601,550
Justin Pugh G 28 $2,276,154 $2,086,475
Cullen Jenkins DE 38 $2,091,668 $2,666,667
J.T. Thomas OLB 30 $2,000,000 $3,333,333
Josh Brown K 40 $1,350,000 $1,250,000
Marshall Newhouse RT 30 $1,300,000 $1,500,000
Landon Collins FS 25 $1,112,828 $1,530,139
Weston Richburg C 27 $1,108,489 $1,219,338
Johnathan Hankins DT 27 $1,099,278 $1,007,672
Rueben Randle WR 28 $1,047,432 $822,983
Markus Kuhn DT 33 $671,474 $536,474
Cooper Taylor FS 29 $631,813 $586,813
Larry Donnell TE 30 $585,000 $585,000
Devon Kennard OLB 27 $546,140 $591,140
Brad Wing P 28 $510,000 $510,000
Uani Unga ILB 31 $435,000 $525,000
 
New York Jets ($105,731,015)
No suprises here, the best values for the 2014 Jets came across the defensive line - an area they somehow IMPROVED on in the recent NFL draft. Mo Wilkerson (+16.64), Sheldon Richardson (+16.37), and Damon Harrison (+13.5) are veritable steals.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Darrelle Revis CB 33 $16,000,000 $14,024,212
D'Brickashaw Ferguson LT 35 $11,698,666 $10,000,000
Nick Mangold C 35 $10,407,100 $7,725,000
Brandon Marshall WR 35 $9,000,000 $8,666,667
David Harris ILB 35 $7,500,000 $7,166,667
Antonio Cromartie CB 35 $7,000,000 $8,000,000
Muhammad Wilkerson DT 29 $6,969,000 $1,718,750
Eric Decker WR 32 $6,500,000 $7,250,000
Breno Giacomini RT 33 $5,125,000 $4,500,000
Leonard Williams DE 24 $3,387,430 $4,657,717
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 36 $3,250,000 $3,625,000
Marcus Gilchrist SS 30 $3,125,000 $5,500,000
Quinton Coples OLB 28 $2,800,889 $2,200,699
Chris Ivory RB 31 $2,750,000 $2,000,000
Nick Folk K 34 $2,650,000 $3,000,000
James Carpenter G 30 $2,375,000 $4,775,000
Damon Harrison DT 30 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Calvin Pace OLB 38 $2,250,000 $2,375,000
Calvin Pryor FS 26 $1,946,194 $2,140,813
Jeff Cumberland TE 32 $1,900,000 $1,900,000
Demario Davis OLB 30 $1,686,490 $704,490
Willie Colon G 36 $665,000 $950,000
Ryan Quigley P 29 $585,000 $495,000
 
Oakland Raiders ($79,082,231)
The Raiders didn't take long to make their selection of Khalil Mack in the 2014 draft, and he rewarded them immediately. His +14.05 TVS led all Raiders and 3rd most among 2014 OLBs.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Rodney Hudson C 29 $13,000,000 $8,900,000
Dan Williams DT 32 $8,000,000 $6,250,000
Nate Allen FS 31 $7,000,000 $5,750,000
Curtis Lofton ILB 33 $6,500,000 $6,000,000
Austin Howard RT 32 $6,400,000 $6,000,000
Donald Penn RT 36 $5,400,000 $4,800,000
Justin Tuck DE 36 $4,968,750 $5,000,000
Khalil Mack OLB 28 $4,244,773 $4,669,250
Charles Woodson SS 42 $4,200,000 $3,200,000
Amari Cooper WR 24 $4,120,566 $5,665,779
Malcolm Smith OLB 29 $4,000,000 $3,500,000
Sebastian Janikowski K 41 $3,610,000 $3,775,000
Lee Smith TE 31 $3,350,000 $3,116,667
Michael Crabtree WR 31 $3,200,000 $3,200,000
D.J. Hayden CB 28 $2,815,554 $2,580,925
Marquette King P 30 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Derek Carr QB 28 $1,220,864 $1,342,950
Gabe Jackson G 27 $672,844 $738,197
Justin Ellis DT 28 $628,172 $673,172
Latavius Murray RB 28 $611,550 $566,550
J'Marcus Webb RT 30 $585,000 $745,000
Ray-Ray Armstrong ILB 28 $585,000 $495,000
Travis Carrie CB 28 $526,741 $571,741
 
Philadelphia Eagles ($102,192,601)
DE Fletcher Cox has improved in each of his 3 NFL seasons, and his +15.53 TVS for 2014 led all Eagles. He's locked up through the 2016 season per his exercised option, but a long-term deal seems likely in the coming months.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Sam Bradford QB 31 $12,985,000 $13,007,500
Jason Peters LT 37 $9,050,000 $10,325,000
Byron Maxwell CB 31 $8,700,000 $10,500,000
Connor Barwin OLB 32 $7,000,000 $6,000,000
Brandon Graham DE 31 $6,000,000 $6,500,000
Malcolm Jenkins FS 31 $5,666,666 $5,166,667
Lane Johnson RT 29 $5,225,974 $4,963,276
DeMarco Murray RB 31 $5,000,000 $8,000,000
Brent Celek TE 34 $4,800,000 $4,875,000
Riley Cooper WR 31 $4,800,000 $4,500,000
Jason Kelce C 31 $4,400,000 $6,250,000
Fletcher Cox DT 28 $3,258,036 $2,560,300
Walter Thurmond FS 31 $3,250,000 $3,250,000
DeMeco Ryans ILB 34 $3,000,000 $3,750,000
Nolan Carroll CB 32 $2,900,000 $1,825,000
Cedric Thornton DT 30 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Donnie Jones P 38 $2,083,333 $1,833,333
Allen Barbre G 34 $1,450,000 $1,450,000
Jordan Matthews WR 26 $1,124,834 $1,237,317
Bennie Logan DT 29 $818,523 $758,108
Andrew Gardner G 33 $800,000 $1,500,000
Kiko Alonso OLB 28 $795,946 $1,075,100
Cody Parkey K 26 $510,000 $510,000
 
Pittsburgh Steelers ($95,917,439)
The Steelers had 6 players post a TVS of at least 10 in 2014, led by LT Kelvin Beachum, whose +30.29 ranked 4th in the NFL. Le'Veon Bell's +26.43 TVS led all 2014 running backs, while Markus Wheaton's +15.19 ranked 5th among NFL wide receivers.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Ben Roethlisberger QB 37 $17,245,000 $21,850,000
Lawrence Timmons ILB 33 $12,566,250 $9,559,150
Antonio Brown WR 30 $9,787,500 $8,392,000
Cortez Allen CB 30 $6,981,000 $6,150,000
Cameron Heyward DE 30 $6,400,000 $9,866,667
Heath Miller TE 36 $5,666,666 $4,000,000
Marcus Gilbert RT 31 $3,256,000 $6,163,000
Steve McLendon DT 33 $2,808,334 $2,416,667
Mike Mitchell FS 32 $2,508,750 $5,000,000
Josh Scobee K 36 $2,500,000 $3,450,000
David DeCastro G 29 $2,486,240 $1,953,475
Jarvis Jones OLB 29 $2,374,228 $2,176,376
Ryan Shazier ILB 26 $2,160,730 $2,376,803
Ramon Foster G 33 $2,150,000 $1,833,333
William Gay CB 34 $1,666,668 $1,500,000
Kelvin Beachum LT 29 $1,553,474 $536,474
Arthur Moats OLB 31 $1,483,333 $2,500,000
DeAngelo Williams RB 36 $1,435,000 $2,000,000
Cody Wallace C 34 $1,250,000 $1,160,000
Stephon Tuitt DE 26 $1,047,601 $1,152,362
Markus Wheaton WR 28 $752,844 $702,844
Shamarko Thomas SS 28 $698,288 $653,288
Jordan Berry P 28 $435,000 $525,000
 
San Francisco 49ers ($91,476,349)
CB Perrish Cox finished the 2014 season as the 49ers best value, and found himself a 3 year $15 million contract with the Titans this free agent season. Now retired, LB Chris Borland's 13.35 TVS ranked 3rd among 2014 49ers.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Colin Kaepernick QB 31 $15,265,753 $19,000,000
Navorro Bowman ILB 31 $7,654,000 $9,050,000
Joe Staley LT 34 $7,600,000 $7,441,667
Ahmad Brooks OLB 35 $7,055,000 $6,733,333
Vernon Davis TE 35 $6,967,920 $7,350,000
Anquan Boldin WR 38 $6,909,000 $6,000,000
Antoine Bethea FS 34 $4,750,000 $5,250,000
Phil Dawson K 44 $4,134,000 $3,067,000
Alex Boone G 32 $3,740,000 $3,000,000
Torrey Smith WR 30 $3,600,000 $8,000,000
Erik Pears RT 37 $3,350,000 $2,850,000
Tramaine Brock CB 30 $2,790,000 $3,500,000
Eric Reid SS 27 $2,312,931 $2,120,184
Ian Williams DT 29 $1,495,834 $1,600,000
Cornellius Carradine DE 30 $1,349,367 $1,236,920
Carlos Hyde RB 27 $836,745 $920,420
Corey Lemonier OLB 27 $730,880 $675,813
Marcus Martin G 25 $712,812 $767,312
Michael Wilhoite ILB 32 $660,000 $660,000
Tony Jerod-Eddie DE 29 $585,000 $585,000
Jordan Devey G 31 $510,000 $465,000
Bradley Pinion P 25 $483,550 $618,550
Kenneth Acker CB 27 $465,150 $585,150
 
Seattle Seahawks ($135,849,828)
Not surprisingly, Russell Wilson's +20.5 TVS led all Seahawks, all quarterbacks, and ranked 20th in the NFL. With extension talks still crawling, Wilson is slated to carry a $1,696,868 cap figure for 2015 - 7th lowest among Seahawks starters, 45th among all active QBs.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Richard Sherman CB 31 $12,200,000 $14,000,000
Marshawn Lynch RB 33 $8,500,000 $12,000,000
Michael Bennett DE 33 $8,000,000 $7,125,000
Cliff Avril DE 33 $8,000,000 $7,125,000
Jimmy Graham TE 32 $8,000,000 $10,000,000
Earl Thomas FS 30 $7,400,000 $10,000,000
Russell Okung LT 31 $7,280,000 $8,083,333
Russell Wilson QB 30 $7,054,868 $21,900,000
Brandon Mebane DT 34 $5,700,000 $5,000,000
K.J. Wright OLB 29 $4,750,000 $6,750,000
Cary Williams CB 34 $4,666,666 $6,000,000
Doug Baldwin WR 30 $4,650,000 $4,333,333
Steven Hauschka K 33 $3,325,000 $2,850,000
Bobby Wagner ILB 28 $2,970,663 $10,750,000
Bruce Irvin DE 32 $2,895,542 $2,335,550
Jermaine Kearse WR 29 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
J.R. Sweezy G 30 $1,556,212 $539,212
Jon Ryan P 37 $1,500,000 $1,516,667
Justin Britt C 28 $785,666 $886,733
Demarcus Dobbs DE 31 $665,000 $825,000
Garry Gilliam RT 28 $514,000 $514,000
Dion Bailey SS 27 $435,000 $480,000
Drew Nowak C 29 $435,000 $480,000
 
Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($87,373,473)
OLB Lavonte David's +13.79 TVS ranked best among 2014 Buccaneers, who picked a strong season to have a great year. His 2015 cap hit jumps up to $6M with his newly minted extension.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Gerald McCoy DT 31 $14,595,000 $15,866,667
Vincent Jackson WR 36 $12,209,777 $11,111,111
Logan Mankins G 37 $7,000,000 $8,500,000
Lavonte David OLB 29 $6,104,642 $10,050,000
Jameis Winston QB 25 $4,609,323 $6,337,819
Alterraun Verner CB 30 $4,250,000 $6,437,500
Bruce Carter OLB 31 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Evan Smith C 32 $3,750,000 $3,562,500
Clinton McDonald DT 32 $3,250,000 $3,000,000
George Johnson DE 31 $2,750,000 $2,333,333
Gosder Cherilus RT 34 $2,500,000 $3,500,000
Doug Martin RB 30 $2,159,668 $1,696,954
Johnthan Banks CB 29 $1,288,997 $1,181,580
$1,250,000 $1,500,000
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 26 $1,194,301 $1,313,730
Donovan Smith LT 25 $1,103,429 $1,517,215
Louis Murphy WR 32 $987,500 $1,554,167
Ali Marpet G 26 $686,106 $943,397
Danny Lansanah ILB 33 $660,000 $660,000
Bradley McDougald SS 28 $585,000 $585,000
Jacquies Smith OLB 29 $510,000 $465,000
Kyle Brindza K 26 $435,000 $527,500
Jake Schum P 30 $435,000 $480,000
 
Tennessee Titans ($77,708,009)
Tennessee's key pieces struggled to produce in 2014, leaving special teamers as the better values for the season. K Ryan Succop led all Titans with a +14.25 TVS.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Michael Griffin FS 34 $8,100,000 $7,000,000
Jurrell Casey DT 29 $6,720,000 $9,000,000
Delanie Walker TE 34 $5,275,000 $4,375,000
Brian Orakpo OLB 32 $4,468,750 $7,750,000
Marcus Mariota QB 25 $4,402,541 $6,053,494
Derrick Morgan OLB 33 $4,000,000 $6,750,000
Da'Norris Searcy SS 30 $3,625,000 $5,937,500
Perrish Cox CB 32 $3,333,333 $5,000,000
Chance Warmack G 27 $3,318,177 $3,041,663
Kendall Wright WR 29 $2,614,962 $2,054,613
Taylor Lewan LT 27 $2,610,228 $2,871,251
Al Woods DT 32 $2,600,000 $2,000,000
Harry Douglas WR 33 $2,283,333 $3,750,000
Brett Kern P 33 $2,000,000 $3,000,000
Ryan Succop K 32 $1,916,666 $2,400,000
Coty Sensabaugh CB 30 $1,650,023 $633,023
Byron Bell RT 30 $1,475,000 $1,500,000
Zach Brown ILB 29 $1,227,640 $964,575
Bishop Sankey RB 26 $873,522 $960,862
Jamon Meredith RT 33 $745,000 $737,500
Brian Schwenke C 28 $701,065 $656,065
DaQuan Jones DE 27 $623,850 $668,850
Avery Williamson ILB 27 $558,613 $603,613
 
Washington Redskins ($100,826,228)
OLBs Trent Murphy (+7.87) and Ryan Kerrigan (+7.52) held up strong value in 2014 for the Redskins, who had 29 players at or above a 0 TVS rating, lending to the idea that they're paying their roster properly - just under-producing.
Player Pos. Age 2015 Cap AAV
Trent Williams LT 30 $14,230,393 $13,600,000
Pierre Garcon WR 32 $9,700,000 $8,500,000
DeSean Jackson WR 32 $9,250,000 $6,000,000
Ryan Kerrigan OLB 30 $6,238,000 $11,500,000
Jason Hatcher DE 36 $5,203,125 $6,875,000
DeAngelo Hall CB 35 $4,812,500 $4,250,000
Kory Lichtensteiger C 34 $4,300,000 $3,500,000
Chris Culliver CB 30 $4,250,000 $8,000,000
Stephen Paea DT 31 $4,250,000 $5,250,000
Perry Riley ILB 31 $4,049,804 $4,000,000
Shawn Lauvao G 31 $4,000,000 $4,250,000
Terrance Knighton DT 32 $4,000,000 $4,450,000
Dashon Goldson FS 34 $4,000,000 $8,250,000
Brandon Scherff G 27 $3,857,388 $5,303,910
Alfred Morris RB 30 $1,572,775 $555,775
Kai Forbath K 31 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Trent Murphy DE 28 $1,016,545 $1,118,200
Kirk Cousins QB 30 $778,172 $643,172
Keenan Robinson OLB 29 $765,027 $630,027
Jordan Reed TE 28 $742,278 $690,000
Morgan Moses RT 28 $729,394 $793,144
Duke Ihenacho SS 30 $660,000 $660,000
Tress Way P 29 $510,000 $465,000