Every NFL team has a designated depth chart, which shows us the rank of primary and secondary players on a team. Some positions will have a few starters like a wide receiver, where most teams will start two wide receivers each play. The depth chart will also show who the starting running back is and the other names that fall behind them. This is important information whether you are playing fantasy football, wagering bets, or simply wanting to keep up with teams around the league. As more teams use a committee approach or multiple players at a position, it is important to keep up on a team's depth. A backup running back could emerge into a starting role by injury, and this is a way of tracking who that name will be to get the extra workload moving forward. These are all things we need to be aware of when viewing these pages.
Throughout a season, the depth chart will be adjusted based on injuries and coaching changes. It is important to check back each week to see how a team could be lining up for the upcoming week. Some teams will have a more solidified depth chart each week, which speaks more to a team's stability. A struggling team, especially late in the year, might start changing some players around or getting younger players more snaps. Over the offseason, the coaches won't have a set depth chart. There are a lot of moving parts, but during camp and preseason, you can start to see how the depth chart will look for the regular season. If you notice some weird names in higher depth chart roles over the offseason, don't be alarmed. You will get a better sense when rosters are set and teams hand over their official depth chart.