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 29.9 $3,769,868 $40,115,342 $44,051,806 $1,095,500 $86,706,953
Atlanta Falcons 30.7 $3,520,804 $48,147,373 $21,189,042 $5,838,333 $80,978,498
Baltimore Ravens 30.9 $3,410,479 $43,073,905 $27,802,450 $4,756,000 $78,441,021
Buffalo Bills 29.0 $3,571,038 $27,667,216 $43,244,168 $2,872,500 $82,133,884
Carolina Panthers 30.0 $3,852,557 $45,925,825 $36,491,960 $3,779,670 $88,608,822
Chicago Bears 30.2 $3,967,153 $53,603,432 $27,896,881 $4,136,327 $91,244,515
Cincinnati Bengals 30.3 $4,357,167 $45,250,582 $43,887,180 $4,720,000 $100,214,837
Cleveland Browns 30.8 $4,075,951 $36,791,561 $45,364,314 $2,485,000 $93,746,875
Dallas Cowboys 29.3 $3,482,779 $44,432,868 $28,169,538 $3,500,000 $80,103,923
Denver Broncos 30.9 $4,151,343 $51,615,306 $36,205,587 $4,260,000 $95,480,893
Detroit Lions 30.7 $4,155,627 $58,274,234 $29,670,102 $2,062,575 $95,579,411
Green Bay Packers 29.1 $4,040,351 $43,692,012 $39,900,940 $4,890,000 $92,928,066
Houston Texans 30.2 $3,910,064 $32,081,964 $44,023,530 $2,787,861 $89,931,480
Indianapolis Colts 31.7 $3,516,898 $35,665,544 $36,525,005 $5,950,000 $84,405,549
Jacksonville Jaguars 28.7 $3,286,302 $32,866,751 $37,416,141 $1,310,480 $75,584,946
Kansas City Chiefs 30.0 $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 29.0 $3,705,654 $35,151,144 $40,881,642 $870,333 $85,230,038
Minnesota Vikings 29.8 $3,822,343 $46,811,212 $34,366,021 $2,870,531 $87,913,882
New England Patriots 30.2 $3,582,960 $47,468,565 $22,254,023 $4,685,500 $82,408,088
New Orleans Saints 30.7 $3,482,892 $54,761,357 $16,989,792 $3,835,000 $80,106,525
New York Giants 29.7 $2,771,340 $36,707,129 $23,429,060 $1,860,000 $63,740,830
New York Jets 31.2 $4,866,381 $53,670,766 $49,949,809 $3,235,000 $111,926,769
Oakland Raiders 30.2 $3,790,514 $38,560,824 $32,268,990 $5,152,000 $87,181,814
Philadelphia Eagles 30.4 $4,172,796 $49,635,808 $34,828,505 $2,593,333 $95,974,312
Pittsburgh Steelers 30.3 $3,878,822 $45,582,724 $37,488,144 $2,935,000 $89,212,906
San Francisco 49ers 30.3 $3,650,345 $49,492,230 $22,785,231 $4,617,550 $83,957,942
Seattle Seahawks 30.0 $4,506,070 $41,131,746 $49,847,871 $4,825,000 $103,639,617
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28.0 $3,328,858 $36,200,104 $37,658,639 $870,000 $76,563,743
Tennessee Titans 29.1 $2,831,422 $24,298,828 $25,182,209 $3,916,666 $65,122,703
Washington Redskins 30.0 $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 31 $14,750,000 $11,000,000
Larry Fitzgerald WR 34 $10,850,000 $11,000,000
Jared Veldheer RT 31 $8,500,000 $7,000,000
Carson Palmer QB 38 $7,375,000 $16,500,000
Jerraud Powers CB 31 $5,350,000 $3,500,000
Jonathan Cooper G 28 $3,967,910 $3,637,251
Sean Weatherspoon ILB 30 $3,850,000 $3,850,000
Michael Floyd WR 28 $3,172,750 $2,492,875
Ted Larsen G 31 $2,435,000 $1,300,000
Frostee Rucker DT 34 $2,181,875 $2,159,375
Lyle Sendlein C 34 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Kevin Minter ILB 27 $1,197,354 $1,097,572
Tyrann Mathieu FS 26 $855,937 $763,125
Alex Okafor DE 27 $703,607 $658,607
Earl Watford RT 28 $693,716 $648,716
LaMarr Woodley OLB 33 $665,000 $950,000
Andre Ellington RB 29 $610,966 $565,966
Tony Jefferson SS 26 $588,368 $498,367
Drew Butler P 29 $585,000 $540,000
Rodney Gunter DT 26 $562,479 $697,479
Chandler Catanzaro K 27 $510,500 $510,500
Darren Fells TE 32 $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 33 $19,500,000 $20,750,000
Julio Jones WR 29 $10,176,000 $14,251,209
Roddy White WR 36 $5,556,250 $6,000,000
William Moore SS 33 $5,368,750 $6,000,000
Paul Soliai DT 34 $4,400,000 $6,400,000
Tyson Jackson DE 32 $3,850,000 $5,000,000
Jake Matthews LT 26 $3,733,978 $4,107,375
Matt Bosher P 30 $3,355,000 $2,531,000
Brooks Reed DE 31 $3,140,000 $4,400,000
Andy Levitre G 32 $2,875,000 $7,800,000
Chris Chester G 35 $2,800,000 $2,800,000
Vic Beasley DE 26 $2,635,496 $3,623,807
Matt Bryant K 43 $2,483,333 $2,833,333
Desmond Trufant CB 27 $2,227,117 $2,041,509
Justin Durant OLB 32 $2,210,416 $3,600,000
Jacob Tamme TE 33 $1,387,500 $1,600,000
Ra'Shede Hageman DE 27 $1,212,691 $1,333,961
Robert Alford CB 29 $927,654 $850,350
Michael Person G 30 $911,666 $1,116,667
Tevin Coleman RB 25 $621,311 $804,843
Paul Worrilow OLB 28 $585,668 $495,667
Ryan Schraeder RT 30 $585,668 $495,667
Ricardo Allen SS 26 $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 33 $14,550,000 $20,100,000
Lardarius Webb CB 32 $9,250,000 $5,416,667
Marshal Yanda G 33 $8,450,000 $6,400,000
Eugene Monroe LT 31 $7,700,000 $7,500,000
Steve Smith WR 39 $4,166,666 $3,500,000
Terrell Suggs OLB 35 $3,950,000 $5,175,000
Daryl Smith ILB 36 $3,875,000 $3,400,000
Jeremy Zuttah C 32 $3,700,000 $4,083,333
Jimmy Smith CB 29 $3,600,000 $10,275,500
Sam Koch P 35 $2,400,000 $3,250,000
Justin Tucker K 28 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
C.J. Mosley ILB 26 $1,997,273 $2,197,001
Chris Canty DE 35 $1,735,000 $2,325,000
Courtney Upshaw DT 28 $1,685,313 $1,324,175
Justin Forsett RB 32 $1,600,000 $3,000,000
Will Hill SS 28 $1,542,000 $3,503,023
Kendrick Lewis FS 32 $1,266,666 $1,800,000
Kelechi Osemele G 29 $1,064,595 $836,468
Timmy Jernigan DT 25 $996,114 $1,095,629
Brandon Williams DT 29 $713,750 $668,750
Crockett Gillmore T 26 $636,504 $681,504
Ricky Wagner RT 28 $621,140 $576,140
Kamar Aiken WR 29 $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 33 $19,400,000 $16,000,000
Kyle Williams DT 35 $6,950,000 $7,433,333
Eric Wood C 32 $6,650,000 $6,350,000
Jerry Hughes DE 29 $6,175,000 $9,000,000
LeSean McCoy RB 30 $5,500,000 $8,000,000
Charles Clay TE 29 $5,000,000 $7,600,000
Sammy Watkins WR 25 $4,530,819 $4,983,901
Corey Graham FS 32 $4,450,000 $4,075,000
Aaron Williams SS 28 $3,900,000 $6,501,961
Stephon Gilmore CB 27 $3,844,959 $3,021,038
Manny Lawson OLB 34 $3,100,000 $3,000,000
Dan Carpenter K 32 $2,362,500 $2,487,500
Nigel Bradham OLB 28 $1,656,356 $641,106
Cordy Glenn LT 28 $1,548,012 $1,216,295
Robert Woods WR 26 $1,327,302 $1,216,692
Richie Incognito G 35 $1,100,000 $1,100,000
Tyrod Taylor QB 28 $883,333 $1,116,667
Ronald Darby CB 24 $830,853 $1,142,423
Preston Brown ILB 25 $702,000 $751,438
John Miller G 24 $605,030 $740,030
Corbin Bryant DT 30 $585,000 $585,000
Seantrel Henderson RT 26 $522,720 $567,720
Colton Schmidt P 27 $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 29 $13,000,000 $20,760,000
Ryan Kalil C 33 $11,795,000 $8,186,000
Jonathan Stewart RB 31 $8,300,000 $7,300,000
Greg Olsen TE 33 $6,300,000 $7,500,000
Thomas Davis OLB 35 $5,900,000 $9,000,000
Luke Kuechly ILB 27 $4,002,283 $12,400,000
Graham Gano K 31 $3,100,000 $3,100,000
Michael Oher RT 32 $2,421,875 $3,500,000
Ted Ginn Jr. WR 33 $1,850,000 $2,100,000
Roman Harper SS 35 $1,800,000 $2,125,000
Josh Norman CB 30 $1,591,750 $574,750
Charles Tillman CB 37 $1,531,250 $2,000,000
Kawann Short DT 29 $1,262,754 $1,157,584
Kony Ealy DE 26 $806,098 $886,707
Kyle Love DT 31 $745,000 $737,500
Brad Nortman P 28 $679,670 $544,670
Trai Turner G 25 $644,950 $697,794
A.J. Klein ILB 26 $632,825 $587,825
Tre Boston FS 26 $611,367 $656,367
Mike Remmers RT 29 $585,000 $525,000
Corey Brown WR 26 $515,000 $515,000
Andrew Norwell G 26 $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 35 $16,500,000 $18,100,000
Jared Allen DE 36 $12,500,000 $8,000,000
Matt Forte RB 32 $9,200,000 $7,600,000
Jermon Bushrod G 33 $8,050,000 $7,193,000
Pernell McPhee OLB 29 $6,675,000 $7,750,000
Martellus Bennett TE 31 $6,125,000 $5,100,000
Eddie Royal WR 32 $5,500,000 $5,000,000
Antrel Rolle SS 35 $5,000,000 $3,750,000
Robbie Gould K 36 $3,600,000 $3,750,000
Matt Slauson G 32 $3,267,500 $3,200,000
Shea McClellin OLB 28 $2,629,263 $2,065,850
Kyle Long G 29 $2,263,896 $2,075,238
Kyle Fuller CB 26 $2,201,591 $2,421,751
Alshon Jeffery WR 28 $1,447,036 $1,136,958
Eddie Goldman DT 24 $1,033,875 $1,421,579
Ego Ferguson DT 26 $934,819 $1,028,301
Jarvis Jenkins DE 30 $825,000 $825,000
Will Montgomery C 35 $665,000 $950,000
Brock Vereen FS 25 $607,875 $665,470
Patrick Omameh G 28 $585,000 $496,000
Tracy Porter CB 31 $585,000 $870,000
Pat O'Donnell P 27 $536,327 $581,327
Christian Jones ILB 27 $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 29 $10,176,000 $15,000,000
Leon Hall CB 33 $9,600,000 $9,750,000
Andy Dalton QB 30 $9,600,000 $16,000,000
Geno Atkins DT 30 $9,000,000 $10,665,400
Rey Maualuga ILB 31 $7,137,500 $5,000,000
Andre Smith G 31 $6,362,500 $6,000,000
Andrew Whitworth LT 36 $6,200,000 $9,762,500
Clint Boling G 29 $5,100,000 $5,200,000
Carlos Dunlap DE 29 $4,900,000 $7,874,000
Reggie Nelson FS 34 $4,775,000 $4,500,000
Domata Peko DT 33 $3,700,000 $4,500,000
Kevin Huber P 33 $2,770,000 $2,800,000
Dre Kirkpatrick CB 28 $2,743,680 $2,155,699
Michael Johnson DE 31 $2,600,000 $5,000,000
Kevin Zeitler G 28 $2,400,427 $1,886,050
Emmanuel Lamur OLB 29 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Tyler Eifert TE 27 $2,251,637 $2,064,000
Mike Nugent K 36 $1,950,000 $1,750,000
A.J. Hawk OLB 34 $1,850,000 $1,625,000
Mohamed Sanu WR 28 $1,682,813 $678,313
George Iloka FS 28 $1,582,075 $565,075
Jeremy Hill RB 25 $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 29 $11,700,000 $13,500,000
Joe Thomas LT 33 $10,200,000 $11,500,000
Paul Kruger OLB 32 $8,200,000 $8,100,000
Alex Mack C 32 $8,000,000 $8,400,000
Desmond Bryant DE 32 $7,000,000 $6,800,000
Donte Whitner SS 32 $6,750,000 $7,000,000
Tramon Williams CB 35 $6,500,000 $7,000,000
Karlos Dansby ILB 36 $5,500,000 $6,000,000
Andrew Hawkins WR 32 $5,000,000 $3,400,000
Josh McCown QB 39 $3,916,666 $4,666,667
Randy Starks DE 34 $2,968,750 $3,250,000
John Greco G 33 $2,825,000 $1,605,000
Tashaun Gipson FS 27 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Brian Hartline WR 31 $2,250,000 $3,000,000
Danny Shelton DT 24 $2,127,939 $2,925,917
Andy Lee P 35 $2,050,000 $3,400,000
Mitchell Schwartz RT 29 $1,645,267 $1,292,710
Joel Bitonio G 26 $1,241,295 $1,365,425
Gary Barnidge TE 32 $1,200,000 $1,250,000
Christian Kirksey ILB 25 $707,625 $760,000
Scott Solomon OLB 29 $660,000 $525,000
Isaiah Crowell RB 25 $513,333 $513,333
Travis Coons K 26 $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 38 $14,973,000 $18,000,000
Brandon Carr CB 32 $12,717,000 $10,020,000
Jason Witten TE 36 $8,512,000 $7,400,000
Dez Bryant WR 29 $7,000,000 $14,000,000
Sean Lee OLB 31 $5,450,000 $7,000,000
Morris Claiborne CB 28 $5,175,069 $4,066,126
Tyron Smith LT 27 $5,039,000 $12,200,000
Barry Church SS 30 $3,250,000 $2,206,750
Doug Free RT 34 $3,000,000 $5,000,000
Dan Bailey K 30 $2,500,000 $3,214,286
Zack Martin G 27 $2,038,136 $2,241,950
Travis Frederick C 27 $1,873,644 $1,717,507
DeMarcus Lawrence DE 26 $1,251,511 $1,376,663
Chris Jones P 28 $1,000,000 $1,400,000
Tyrone Crawford DE 28 $828,813 $685,063
Terrance Williams WR 28 $779,868 $724,243
Kyle Wilber OLB 29 $769,805 $634,805
J.J. Wilcox FS 29 $751,517 $702,767
Randy Gregory OLB 25 $693,624 $953,734
Nick Hayden DT 32 $665,000 $825,000
Joseph Randle RB 26 $632,220 $587,205
Anthony Hitchens ILB 26 $618,716 $663,716
Ron Leary G 29 $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 42 $17,500,000 $17,000,000
Demaryius Thomas WR 30 $13,200,000 $14,000,000
Von Miller OLB 29 $9,754,000 $5,250,095
DeMarcus Ware OLB 35 $8,666,666 $10,000,000
Aqib Talib CB 32 $6,968,750 $9,500,000
Louis Vasquez G 31 $6,250,000 $5,875,000
Emmanuel Sanders WR 31 $5,850,000 $5,000,000
Britton Colquitt P 33 $3,750,000 $3,892,333
Chris Harris CB 29 $3,000,000 $8,500,000
Evan Mathis G 36 $2,921,875 $3,250,000
Owen Daniels TE 35 $2,750,000 $4,083,333
Sylvester Williams DT 29 $2,067,750 $1,895,438
Antonio Smith DE 36 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Darian Stewart FS 29 $1,750,000 $2,125,000
David Bruton SS 30 $1,650,000 $1,500,000
Malik Jackson DT 28 $1,595,403 $578,403
Danny Trevathan ILB 28 $1,568,018 $551,018
Ryan Harris LT 33 $1,420,000 $920,000
Ty Sambrailo LT 26 $699,264 $961,489
C.J. Anderson RB 27 $589,167 $499,167
Brandon Marshall ILB 28 $585,000 $585,000
Brandon McManus K 26 $510,000 $465,000
Matt Paradis C 28 $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 32 $20,558,000 $16,207,143
Matthew Stafford QB 30 $17,721,250 $17,666,667
Haloti Ngata DT 34 $8,500,000 $12,131,000
Stephen Tulloch ILB 33 $5,800,000 $5,100,000
Golden Tate WR 29 $5,350,000 $6,200,000
Ezekiel Ansah DE 29 $5,071,232 $4,648,629
Jason Jones DE 32 $3,983,333 $3,166,667
Brandon Pettigrew TE 33 $3,800,000 $4,000,000
Glover Quin FS 32 $3,572,500 $4,700,000
Joique Bell RB 31 $3,500,000 $3,100,000
Manuel Ramirez G 35 $3,000,000 $1,050,000
Riley Reiff LT 29 $2,543,450 $1,998,425
James Ihedigbo SS 34 $2,000,000 $1,575,000
Tyrunn Walker DT 28 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Rashean Mathis CB 37 $1,625,000 $1,750,000
Darius Slay CB 27 $1,442,537 $1,322,326
Matt Prater K 33 $1,437,500 $3,000,000
Josh Bynes OLB 28 $785,000 $905,000
Tahir Whitehead OLB 28 $713,000 $578,000
Travis Swanson C 27 $699,868 $739,243
Sam Martin P 28 $625,075 $580,075
Taylor Boggs G 31 $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 34 $18,250,000 $22,000,000
Clay Matthews OLB 32 $12,700,000 $13,200,000
Julius Peppers DE 38 $12,000,000 $8,666,667
Sam Shields CB 30 $9,062,500 $9,750,000
Josh Sitton G 32 $7,000,000 $6,750,000
T.J. Lang G 30 $5,800,000 $5,200,000
Randall Cobb WR 27 $5,350,000 $10,000,000
Bryan Bulaga RT 29 $3,568,750 $6,750,000
Mason Crosby K 33 $3,550,000 $2,950,000
Sean Richardson SS 28 $2,550,000 $2,550,000
HaHa Clinton-Dix FS 25 $1,895,114 $2,084,625
B.J. Raji DT 32 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Mike Daniels DT 29 $1,617,146 $600,146
Tim Masthay P 31 $1,340,000 $1,366,250
Casey Hayward CB 28 $1,053,154 $827,478
Eddie Lacy RB 27 $925,203 $848,103
Davante Adams WR 25 $893,955 $983,351
David Bakhtiari LT 26 $698,850 $653,850
Richard Rodgers TE 26 $649,004 $690,254
Nate Palmer ILB 28 $609,724 $564,724
Sam Barrington ILB 27 $597,250 $552,250
Corey Linsley C 26 $556,250 $601,250
Mike Pennel DE 27 $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 29 $13,969,000 $16,667,571
Johnathan Joseph CB 34 $11,750,000 $6,750,000
Duane Brown LT 32 $9,500,000 $8,900,000
Brian Cushing ILB 31 $7,891,250 $8,750,000
Kareem Jackson FS 30 $7,453,125 $8,500,000
Brian Hoyer QB 32 $5,218,750 $5,250,000
Derek Newton RT 30 $4,500,000 $5,300,000
Garrett Graham TE 31 $3,921,875 $3,750,000
Vince Wilfork DT 36 $3,500,000 $4,500,000
Rahim Moore FS 28 $3,000,000 $4,000,000
Whitney Mercilus OLB 27 $2,979,030 $6,500,000
Cecil Shorts WR 30 $2,453,125 $3,000,000
Shane Lechler P 41 $2,083,334 $1,833,333
DeAndre Hopkins WR 26 $2,080,010 $1,906,676
Akeem Dent ILB 30 $1,709,375 $2,250,000
Brandon Brooks G 28 $1,696,359 $700,000
Ben Jones C 29 $1,662,362 $645,362
Jared Crick DE 28 $1,639,875 $622,875
Randy Bullock K 28 $704,527 $550,777
John Simon DE 27 $585,000 $585,000
Quintin Demps SS 33 $585,000 $870,000
Alfred Blue RB 27 $539,483 $584,483
Jeff Adams G 28 $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 30 $11,250,000 $9,000,000
Andre Johnson WR 37 $7,500,000 $7,000,000
Anthony Castonzo LT 29 $7,438,000 $2,000,274
Andrew Luck QB 28 $7,034,363 $5,527,000
Trent Cole OLB 35 $6,953,125 $7,000,000
D'Qwell Jackson ILB 34 $5,750,000 $5,500,000
Frank Gore RB 35 $4,500,000 $4,000,000
Erik Walden OLB 32 $4,250,000 $4,000,000
Kendall Langford DE 32 $4,250,000 $4,300,000
Pat McAfee P 31 $3,200,000 $2,900,000
T.Y. Hilton WR 28 $3,131,850 $13,000,000
Mike Adams SS 37 $3,100,000 $2,425,000
Adam Vinatieri K 45 $2,750,000 $2,500,000
Darius Butler FS 32 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
Jerrell Freeman ILB 32 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Todd Herremans G 35 $1,875,000 $2,250,000
Dwayne Allen TE 28 $1,717,826 $770,076
Lance Louis G 33 $966,250 $737,500
Jack Mewhort G 26 $812,228 $893,450
Josh Chapman DT 29 $713,878 $0
Khaled Holmes C 28 $690,027 $645,027
Dwight Lowery FS 32 $665,000 $950,000
Zach Kerr DE 27 $512,000 $512,000
David Parry DT 26 $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 30 $9,000,000 $8,500,000
Jermey Parnell RT 32 $8,000,000 $6,400,000
Paul Posluszny OLB 33 $6,885,416 $5,000,000
Davon House CB 29 $6,500,000 $6,125,000
Luke Joeckel G 26 $5,782,254 $5,300,400
Chris Clemons DE 36 $5,000,000 $4,375,000
Zane Beadles G 31 $5,000,000 $6,000,000
Blake Bortles QB 26 $4,694,275 $5,163,703
Dan Skuta OLB 32 $4,600,000 $4,100,000
Roy Miller DT 31 $3,850,000 $4,062,500
Marcedes Lewis TE 34 $3,850,000 $2,650,000
Sergio Brown FS 30 $2,500,000 $2,333,333
Stefen Wisniewski C 29 $2,500,000 $2,500,000
John Cyprien SS 27 $1,491,574 $1,367,276
T.J. Yeldon RB 24 $1,075,231 $1,478,444
Bryan Anger P 29 $875,480 $719,292
Allen Robinson WR 24 $797,925 $877,718
Brandon Linder C 26 $655,400 $697,400
Telvin Smith OLB 27 $562,763 $607,763
Aaron Colvin CB 26 $548,288 $668,288
Allen Hurns WR 26 $511,666 $515,000
Michael Bennett DT 25 $469,674 $604,675
Jason Myers K 27 $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 34 $15,600,000 $17,000,000
Jamaal Charles RB 31 $7,970,835 $9,050,000
Eric Fisher LT 27 $6,051,954 $5,547,625
Derrick Johnson ILB 35 $5,250,000 $5,530,000
Justin Houston OLB 29 $5,100,000 $16,833,333
Tamba Hali OLB 34 $4,964,706 $6,000,000
Dustin Colquitt P 36 $3,800,000 $3,750,000
Jeremy Maclin WR 30 $3,400,000 $11,000,000
Allen Bailey DE 29 $3,231,250 $6,250,000
Mike DeVito DE 34 $2,620,000 $4,200,000
Ben Grubbs G 34 $2,400,000 $5,050,000
Ron Parker FS 30 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
Josh Mauga ILB 31 $1,750,000 $2,750,000
Marcus Peters CB 25 $1,742,574 $2,396,039
Jeff Allen G 28 $1,477,580 $1,160,956
Husain Abdullah FS 32 $1,145,000 $1,137,500
Travis Kelce TE 28 $853,826 $781,576
Mitch Morse C 26 $849,649 $1,168,269
Donald Stephenson LT 29 $844,375 $703,125
Jaye Howard DE 29 $660,000 $633,716
Phillip Gaines CB 27 $655,278 $706,028
Albert Wilson WR 26 $513,333 $513,333
Cairo Santos K 26 $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 33 $10,725,000 $9,400,000
Cameron Wake DE 36 $10,450,000 $6,640,000
Brent Grimes CB 35 $10,000,000 $8,000,000
Reshad Jones SS 30 $7,712,942 $7,003,000
Mike Pouncey C 28 $7,000,000 $8,950,000
Ndamukong Suh DT 31 $6,100,000 $19,062,500
Ryan Tannehill QB 29 $4,873,364 $19,250,000
Jordan Cameron TE 29 $4,562,500 $7,500,000
Earl Mitchell DT 30 $4,500,000 $4,000,000
Koa Misi OLB 31 $4,438,000 $4,250,000
Greg Jennings WR 34 $2,500,000 $4,000,000
Kelvin Sheppard ILB 30 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Ja'Wuan James RT 26 $1,915,545 $2,107,100
Olivier Vernon DE 27 $1,701,520 $712,020
Lamar Miller RB 27 $1,663,500 $646,500
Jamar Taylor CB 27 $988,950 $906,605
Dallas Thomas G 28 $761,594 $711,594
Jelani Jenkins OLB 26 $703,172 $658,172
Walt Aikens FS 27 $613,977 $658,977
Kenny Stills WR 26 $585,000 $588,613
Jamil Douglas C 26 $564,641 $699,641
Matt Darr P 26 $435,333 $525,333
Andrew Franks K 25 $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 33 $15,400,000 $14,000,000
Mike Wallace WR 31 $9,900,000 $12,000,000
Everson Griffen DE 30 $8,200,000 $8,500,000
Kyle Rudolph TE 28 $6,440,625 $7,300,000
Matt Kalil LT 29 $6,290,644 $4,942,650
Brian Robison DE 35 $5,650,000 $5,600,000
Chad Greenway OLB 35 $5,575,000 $6,300,000
Linval Joseph DT 29 $4,600,000 $6,250,000
Brandon Fusco G 29 $3,485,000 $4,850,000
Anthony Barr OLB 26 $2,896,250 $3,185,875
Terence Newman CB 39 $2,453,125 $2,250,000
Harrison Smith FS 29 $2,271,355 $1,784,637
Blair Walsh K 28 $2,239,483 $3,250,000
Sharrif Floyd DT 26 $2,202,600 $2,019,050
Xavier Rhodes CB 28 $2,129,046 $1,951,626
Robert Blanton SS 28 $1,594,763 $577,763
Teddy Bridgewater QB 26 $1,556,705 $1,712,376
Mike Harris G 29 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Joe Berger G 36 $1,120,000 $1,077,500
Audie Cole ILB 29 $660,000 $570,000
Jeff Locke P 28 $631,048 $586,048
T.J. Clemmings RT 26 $566,238 $701,239
Charles Johnson WR 29 $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 40 $14,000,000 $9,000,000
Rob Gronkowski TE 29 $8,650,000 $9,000,000
Nate Solder LT 30 $7,438,000 $2,135,123
Sebastian Vollmer RT 34 $7,020,833 $4,187,500
Jerod Mayo ILB 32 $6,100,000 $4,500,000
Devin McCourty FS 30 $6,000,000 $9,500,000
Rob Ninkovich OLB 34 $4,750,000 $3,500,000
Julian Edelman WR 32 $4,656,250 $4,250,000
Stephen Gostkowski K 34 $3,600,000 $4,300,000
Danny Amendola WR 32 $3,116,666 $4,250,000
Chandler Jones OLB 28 $2,600,659 $2,043,138
Dont'a Hightower OLB 28 $2,457,637 $1,931,001
Alan Branch DT 33 $2,150,000 $2,150,000
Patrick Chung SS 30 $2,000,000 $2,733,333
Tarell Brown CB 33 $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Ryan Allen P 28 $1,085,500 $1,833,333
Brandon Bolden RB 28 $1,035,000 $1,160,000
Jamie Collins OLB 28 $1,025,727 $940,250
Sealver Siliga DT 29 $660,000 $660,000
Tre' Jackson G 25 $565,935 $700,935
Shaq Mason G 24 $545,881 $680,881
Malcolm Butler CB 28 $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 39 $26,400,000 $20,000,000
Jahri Evans G 34 $7,000,000 $6,001,000
Marques Colston WR 35 $6,500,000 $7,260,000
Max Unger C 32 $4,500,000 $6,458,750
Cameron Jordan DE 29 $4,169,000 $11,000,000
David Hawthorne ILB 33 $4,010,000 $3,800,000
Thomas Morstead P 32 $3,400,000 $3,647,500
Zach Strief RT 34 $3,200,000 $4,000,000
Kenny Vaccaro SS 27 $2,570,376 $2,356,178
Brandon Browner CB 33 $2,400,000 $5,000,000
Mark Ingram RB 28 $2,000,000 $4,000,000
Rafael Bush FS 31 $1,950,000 $1,900,000
Brandin Cooks WR 24 $1,905,330 $2,095,863
Benjamin Watson TE 37 $1,900,000 $1,650,000
Akiem Hicks DE 28 $1,677,725 $670,100
Kevin Williams DT 37 $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Ramon Humber OLB 30 $1,017,000 $1,042,500
Hau'oli Kikaha OLB 26 $957,511 $1,316,578
Terron Armstead LT 26 $769,359 $716,859
John Jenkins DE 29 $746,890 $698,140
Tim Lelito G 28 $586,668 $496,667
Brian Dixon CB 28 $511,666 $511,667
Zach Hocker K 26 $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 37 $19,750,000 $21,000,000
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie CB 32 $7,250,000 $7,000,000
Prince Amukamara CB 29 $6,898,000 $2,045,225
Geoff Schwartz G 32 $2,845,833 $4,200,000
Rashad Jennings RB 33 $2,812,500 $2,500,000
Ereck Flowers RT 24 $2,616,676 $3,597,930
Robert Ayers DE 32 $2,437,500 $1,875,000
Odell Beckham, Jr. WR 25 $2,365,045 $2,601,550
Justin Pugh G 27 $2,276,154 $2,086,475
Cullen Jenkins DE 37 $2,091,668 $2,666,667
J.T. Thomas OLB 29 $2,000,000 $3,333,333
Josh Brown K 39 $1,350,000 $1,250,000
Marshall Newhouse RT 29 $1,300,000 $1,500,000
Landon Collins FS 24 $1,112,828 $1,530,139
Weston Richburg C 27 $1,108,489 $1,219,338
Johnathan Hankins DT 26 $1,099,278 $1,007,672
Rueben Randle WR 27 $1,047,432 $822,983
Markus Kuhn DT 32 $671,474 $536,474
Cooper Taylor FS 28 $631,813 $586,813
Larry Donnell TE 29 $585,000 $585,000
Devon Kennard OLB 27 $546,140 $591,140
Brad Wing P 27 $510,000 $510,000
Uani Unga ILB 30 $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 34 $11,698,666 $10,000,000
Nick Mangold C 34 $10,407,100 $7,725,000
Brandon Marshall WR 34 $9,000,000 $8,666,667
David Harris ILB 34 $7,500,000 $7,166,667
Antonio Cromartie CB 34 $7,000,000 $8,000,000
Muhammad Wilkerson DE 28 $6,969,000 $1,718,750
Eric Decker WR 31 $6,500,000 $7,250,000
Breno Giacomini RT 32 $5,125,000 $4,500,000
Leonard Williams DE 24 $3,387,430 $4,657,717
Ryan Fitzpatrick QB 35 $3,250,000 $3,625,000
Marcus Gilchrist SS 29 $3,125,000 $5,500,000
Quinton Coples OLB 28 $2,800,889 $2,200,699
Chris Ivory RB 30 $2,750,000 $2,000,000
Nick Folk K 33 $2,650,000 $3,000,000
James Carpenter G 29 $2,375,000 $4,775,000
Damon Harrison DT 29 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
Calvin Pace OLB 37 $2,250,000 $2,375,000
Calvin Pryor FS 26 $1,946,194 $2,140,813
Jeff Cumberland TE 31 $1,900,000 $1,900,000
Demario Davis ILB 29 $1,686,490 $704,490
Willie Colon G 35 $665,000 $950,000
Ryan Quigley P 28 $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 31 $8,000,000 $6,250,000
Nate Allen FS 30 $7,000,000 $5,750,000
Curtis Lofton ILB 32 $6,500,000 $6,000,000
Austin Howard RT 31 $6,400,000 $6,000,000
Donald Penn LT 35 $5,400,000 $4,800,000
Justin Tuck DE 35 $4,968,750 $5,000,000
Khalil Mack DE 27 $4,244,773 $4,669,250
Charles Woodson SS 41 $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 40 $3,610,000 $3,775,000
Lee Smith TE 30 $3,350,000 $3,116,667
Michael Crabtree WR 30 $3,200,000 $3,200,000
D.J. Hayden CB 28 $2,815,554 $2,580,925
Marquette King P 29 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Derek Carr QB 27 $1,220,864 $1,342,950
Gabe Jackson G 27 $672,844 $738,197
Justin Ellis DT 27 $628,172 $673,172
Latavius Murray RB 27 $611,550 $566,550
J'Marcus Webb RT 29 $585,000 $745,000
Ray-Ray Armstrong OLB 29 $585,000 $495,000
Travis Carrie CB 27 $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 30 $12,985,000 $13,007,500
Jason Peters LT 36 $9,050,000 $10,325,000
Byron Maxwell CB 30 $8,700,000 $10,500,000
Connor Barwin OLB 31 $7,000,000 $6,000,000
Brandon Graham DE 30 $6,000,000 $6,500,000
Malcolm Jenkins FS 30 $5,666,666 $5,166,667
Lane Johnson RT 28 $5,225,974 $4,963,276
DeMarco Murray RB 30 $5,000,000 $8,000,000
Brent Celek TE 33 $4,800,000 $4,875,000
Riley Cooper WR 30 $4,800,000 $4,500,000
Jason Kelce C 30 $4,400,000 $6,250,000
Fletcher Cox DT 27 $3,258,036 $2,560,300
Walter Thurmond FS 30 $3,250,000 $3,250,000
DeMeco Ryans ILB 33 $3,000,000 $3,750,000
Nolan Carroll CB 31 $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 28 $818,523 $758,108
Andrew Gardner G 32 $800,000 $1,500,000
Kiko Alonso OLB 27 $795,946 $1,075,100
Cody Parkey K 25 $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 36 $17,245,000 $21,850,000
Lawrence Timmons ILB 32 $12,566,250 $9,559,150
Antonio Brown WR 30 $9,787,500 $8,392,000
Cortez Allen CB 29 $6,981,000 $6,150,000
Cameron Heyward DE 29 $6,400,000 $9,866,667
Heath Miller TE 35 $5,666,666 $4,000,000
Marcus Gilbert RT 30 $3,256,000 $6,163,000
Steve McLendon DT 32 $2,808,334 $2,416,667
Mike Mitchell FS 31 $2,508,750 $5,000,000
Josh Scobee K 36 $2,500,000 $3,450,000
David DeCastro G 28 $2,486,240 $1,953,475
Jarvis Jones OLB 28 $2,374,228 $2,176,376
Ryan Shazier ILB 25 $2,160,730 $2,376,803
Ramon Foster G 32 $2,150,000 $1,833,333
William Gay CB 33 $1,666,668 $1,500,000
Kelvin Beachum LT 28 $1,553,474 $536,474
Arthur Moats OLB 30 $1,483,333 $2,500,000
DeAngelo Williams RB 35 $1,435,000 $2,000,000
Cody Wallace C 33 $1,250,000 $1,160,000
Stephon Tuitt DE 25 $1,047,601 $1,152,362
Markus Wheaton WR 27 $752,844 $702,844
Shamarko Thomas SS 27 $698,288 $653,288
Jordan Berry P 27 $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 30 $15,265,753 $19,000,000
Navorro Bowman ILB 30 $7,654,000 $9,050,000
Joe Staley LT 33 $7,600,000 $7,441,667
Ahmad Brooks OLB 34 $7,055,000 $6,733,333
Vernon Davis TE 34 $6,967,920 $7,350,000
Anquan Boldin WR 37 $6,909,000 $6,000,000
Antoine Bethea SS 33 $4,750,000 $5,250,000
Phil Dawson K 43 $4,134,000 $3,067,000
Alex Boone G 31 $3,740,000 $3,000,000
Torrey Smith WR 29 $3,600,000 $8,000,000
Erik Pears RT 36 $3,350,000 $2,850,000
Tramaine Brock CB 29 $2,790,000 $3,500,000
Eric Reid SS 26 $2,312,931 $2,120,184
Ian Williams DT 28 $1,495,834 $1,600,000
Cornellius Carradine DE 29 $1,349,367 $1,236,920
Carlos Hyde RB 26 $836,745 $920,420
Corey Lemonier OLB 26 $730,880 $675,813
Marcus Martin G 24 $712,812 $767,312
Michael Wilhoite ILB 31 $660,000 $660,000
Tony Jerod-Eddie DE 28 $585,000 $585,000
Jordan Devey G 30 $510,000 $465,000
Bradley Pinion P 24 $483,550 $618,550
Kenneth Acker CB 26 $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 30 $12,200,000 $14,000,000
Marshawn Lynch RB 32 $8,500,000 $12,000,000
Michael Bennett DE 32 $8,000,000 $7,125,000
Cliff Avril DE 32 $8,000,000 $7,125,000
Jimmy Graham TE 31 $8,000,000 $10,000,000
Earl Thomas FS 29 $7,400,000 $10,000,000
Russell Okung LT 30 $7,280,000 $8,083,333
Russell Wilson QB 29 $7,054,868 $21,900,000
Brandon Mebane DT 33 $5,700,000 $5,000,000
K.J. Wright OLB 28 $4,750,000 $6,750,000
Cary Williams CB 33 $4,666,666 $6,000,000
Doug Baldwin WR 29 $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 OLB 31 $2,895,542 $2,335,550
Jermaine Kearse WR 28 $2,356,000 $2,356,000
J.R. Sweezy G 29 $1,556,212 $539,212
Jon Ryan P 36 $1,500,000 $1,516,667
Justin Britt C 27 $785,666 $886,733
Demarcus Dobbs DE 30 $665,000 $825,000
Garry Gilliam RT 27 $514,000 $514,000
Dion Bailey SS 26 $435,000 $480,000
Drew Nowak C 28 $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 30 $14,595,000 $15,866,667
Vincent Jackson WR 35 $12,209,777 $11,111,111
Logan Mankins G 36 $7,000,000 $8,500,000
Lavonte David OLB 28 $6,104,642 $10,050,000
Jameis Winston QB 24 $4,609,323 $6,337,819
Alterraun Verner CB 29 $4,250,000 $6,437,500
Bruce Carter ILB 30 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Evan Smith C 32 $3,750,000 $3,562,500
Clinton McDonald DT 31 $3,250,000 $3,000,000
George Johnson DE 30 $2,750,000 $2,333,333
Gosder Cherilus RT 34 $2,500,000 $3,500,000
Doug Martin RB 29 $2,159,668 $1,696,954
Johnthan Banks CB 28 $1,288,997 $1,181,580
$1,250,000 $1,500,000
Austin Seferian-Jenkins TE 25 $1,194,301 $1,313,730
Donovan Smith LT 25 $1,103,429 $1,517,215
Louis Murphy WR 31 $987,500 $1,554,167
Ali Marpet C 25 $686,106 $943,397
Danny Lansanah ILB 32 $660,000 $660,000
Bradley McDougald SS 27 $585,000 $585,000
Jacquies Smith OLB 28 $510,000 $465,000
Kyle Brindza K 25 $435,000 $527,500
Jake Schum P 29 $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 33 $8,100,000 $7,000,000
Jurrell Casey DT 28 $6,720,000 $9,000,000
Delanie Walker TE 33 $5,275,000 $4,375,000
Brian Orakpo OLB 31 $4,468,750 $7,750,000
Marcus Mariota QB 24 $4,402,541 $6,053,494
Derrick Morgan OLB 32 $4,000,000 $6,750,000
Da'Norris Searcy SS 29 $3,625,000 $5,937,500
Perrish Cox CB 31 $3,333,333 $5,000,000
Chance Warmack G 26 $3,318,177 $3,041,663
Kendall Wright WR 28 $2,614,962 $2,054,613
Taylor Lewan LT 26 $2,610,228 $2,871,251
Al Woods DT 31 $2,600,000 $2,000,000
Harry Douglas WR 32 $2,283,333 $3,750,000
Brett Kern P 32 $2,000,000 $3,000,000
Ryan Succop K 31 $1,916,666 $2,400,000
Coty Sensabaugh CB 29 $1,650,023 $633,023
Byron Bell RT 29 $1,475,000 $1,500,000
Zach Brown ILB 28 $1,227,640 $964,575
Bishop Sankey RB 25 $873,522 $960,862
Jamon Meredith RT 32 $745,000 $737,500
Brian Schwenke C 27 $701,065 $656,065
DaQuan Jones DE 26 $623,850 $668,850
Avery Williamson ILB 26 $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 31 $9,700,000 $8,500,000
DeSean Jackson WR 31 $9,250,000 $6,000,000
Ryan Kerrigan OLB 29 $6,238,000 $11,500,000
Jason Hatcher DE 36 $5,203,125 $6,875,000
DeAngelo Hall CB 34 $4,812,500 $4,250,000
Kory Lichtensteiger C 33 $4,300,000 $3,500,000
Chris Culliver CB 29 $4,250,000 $8,000,000
Stephen Paea DT 30 $4,250,000 $5,250,000
Perry Riley ILB 30 $4,049,804 $4,000,000
Shawn Lauvao G 30 $4,000,000 $4,250,000
Terrance Knighton DT 32 $4,000,000 $4,450,000
Dashon Goldson FS 33 $4,000,000 $8,250,000
Brandon Scherff G 26 $3,857,388 $5,303,910
Alfred Morris RB 29 $1,572,775 $555,775
Kai Forbath K 30 $1,542,000 $1,542,000
Trent Murphy OLB 27 $1,016,545 $1,118,200
Kirk Cousins QB 29 $778,172 $643,172
Keenan Robinson OLB 29 $765,027 $630,027
Jordan Reed TE 28 $742,278 $690,000
Morgan Moses RT 27 $729,394 $793,144
Duke Ihenacho SS 29 $660,000 $660,000
Tress Way P 28 $510,000 $465,000