Coaching Time: Best And Worst Play-Callers For Each Skill-Position

Eli Grabanski looks at offensive-minded head coaches and offensive coordinators that could have a significant impact on fantasy value.

Coaches can play such a vital role in a player’s success. They get to determine things like how many times a player touches the ball, how a play is going to be run, as well as a variety of other things. For fantasy football, they play a huge role in what a player’s ceiling is and whether or not they are going to reach it.

After a ton of research and time spent compiling data on the 48 coaches from offensive backgrounds that currently hold an offensive coordinator or head-coaching role, I have put together a list of the top five and bottom five coaches in a variety of statistical categories at each position and jotted down my key takeaways in each. Let’s dive in!


List of Coaches and Coordinators Accounted For


Play Caller/Coach Name Role Team Games Coached 
Jason Garrett* Offensive Coordinator New York Giants 208
Scott Turner* Offensive Coordinator Washington Redskins 4
Mike McCarthy Head Coach Dallas Cowboys 304
Kellen Moore* Offensive Coordinator Dallas Cowboys 16
Doug Pederson* Head Coach Philadelphia Eagles 112
Kyle Shanahan* Head Coach San Francisco 49ers 192
Sean McVay* Head Coach Los Angeles Rams 96
Kevin O’Connell Offensive Coordinator Los Angeles Rams 16
Brian Schottenheimer* Offensive Coordinator Seattle Seahawks 176
Kliff Kingsbury* Head Coach Arizona Cardinals 16
Gary Kubiak* Offensive Coordinator Minnesota Vikings 349
Matt Nagy* Head Coach Chicago Bears 48
Bill Lazor Offensive Coordinator Chicago Bears 57
Darrell Bevell* Offensive Coordinator Detroit Lions 208
Matt LaFleur* Head Coach Green Bay Packers 48
Nathaniel Hackett Offensive Coordinator Green Bay Packers 89
Matt Rhule Head Coach Carolina Panthers 91 college games
Joe Brady* Offensive Coordinator Carolina Panthers 15 college games
Dirk Koetter* Offensive Coordinator Atlanta Falcons 208
Sean Payton* Head Coach New Orleans Saints 256
Pete Carmichael Offensive Coordinator New Orleans Saints 176
Bruce Arians Head Coach Tampa Bay Buccaneers 240
Byron Leftwich* Offensive Coordinator Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25
Josh McDaniels* Offensive Coordinator New England Patriots 220
Chan Gailey* Offensive Coordinator Miami Dolphins 224
Adam Gase* Head Coach New York Jets 112
Dowell Loggains Offensive Coordinator New York Jets 80
Brian Daboll* Offensive Coordinator Buffalo Bills 96
Pat Shurmur* Offensive Coordinator Denver Broncos 169
Anthony Lynn Head Coach Los Angeles Chargers 62
Shane Steichen* Offensive Coordinator Los Angeles Chargers 8
Andy Reid* Head Coach Kansas City Chiefs 336
Eric Bieniemy Offensive Coordinator Kansas City Chiefs 32
Jon Gruden* Head Coach Las Vegas Raiders 256
Greg Olson Offensive Coordinator Las Vegas Raiders 172
Kevin Stefanski* Head Coach Cleveland Browns 19
Alex Van Pelt Offensive Coordinator Cleveland Browns 16
Randy Fichtner* Offensive Coordinator Pittsburgh Steelers 32
Greg Roman* Offensive Coordinator Baltimore Ravens 98
Zac Taylor* Head Coach Cincinnati Bengals 21
Brian Callahan Offensive Coordinator Cincinnati Bengals 16
Frank Reich* Head Coach Indianapolis Colts 96
Nick Sirianni Offensive Coordinator Indianapolis Colts 32
Bill O’Brien Head Coach Houston Texans 112
Tim Kelly* Offensive Coordinator Houston Texans 16
Arthur Smith* Offensive Coordinator Tennessee Titans 16
Jay Gruden* Offensive Coordinator Jacksonville Jaguars 133
Doug Marrone Head Coach Jacksonville Jaguars 144

*The asterisk next to the name of the coach denotes that they are expected to be the primary play-caller for the 2020-2021 season


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