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DC Defenders official Week 1 depth chart

XFL’s DC Defenders have released their Week 1 depth chart for all your DFS needs.

LSU receiver Malachi Dupree is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive back Joshua Holsey during the fourth quarter at Jordan Hare Stadium. The Auburn Tigers beat the LSU Tigers 18-13. John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

For those of us preparing for XFL DFS, there is some good news. We have official depth charts! With such new teams these depth charts will likely change quickly, but this should be how they start out Week 1, which will help us a lot when trying to set our lineups.

Cardale Jones leads the team at quarterback and has the arm and legs to help them move the ball. He also has a good group of receivers to throw to and a QB whisperer in Pep Hamilton to guide him.

Jhurrel Pressley will be the lead back. He led the AAF in rushing yards at a decent 4.5 yards per carry. The team does have four total running backs, so we could see Donnel Pumphrey and others cut into Pressley’s work, but he should see the majority of the carries.

Rashad Ross broke out last year in the AAF, but is listed as DeAndre Thompkins’ backup. Ross was traded for Tre McBride on January 12th, which seemed like an odd trade, but we have no real information on why it happened or why Ross is behind Thompkins. The good news for Ross in Week 1 is that Thompkins is out with an injury, so he should be able to get work no matter.

With Thompkins out, Malachi Dupre is the only healthy starting receiver. For some reason they have only listed two starting receivers though, and we know Hamilton will have more than that usually.

DC Defenders official Week 1 depth chart

Off Pos # Starter # Backup # Backup # Backup
Off Pos # Starter # Backup # Backup # Backup
WR 19 Malachi Dupre 16 Tyler Palka 10 Simmie Cobbs
LT 79 De'Ondre Wesley 72 Logan Tuley-Tillman
LG 51 Dorian Johnson
C 64 Jon Toth 77 James O'Hagan
RG 74 Rishard Cook 75 Chris Brown
RT 78 Malcolm Bunche 69 Cole Boozer
TE 86 Khari Lee 85 Derrick Hayward 80 Donnie Ernsberger
WR 1 DeAndre Thompkins 15 Rashad Ross 4 Eli Rogers 9 Jalen Rowell
QB 12 Cardale Jones 3 Tyree Jackson
RB 26 Jhurrel Pressley 24 Donnel Pumphrey 33 Khalid Abdullah 30 Nick Brossette
Def Pos # Starter # Backup # Backup # Backup
DE 93 Tracy Sprinkle 91 Tavaris Barnes 90 Siupeli Anau
NT 92 Elijah Qualls 94 Kalani Vakameilamo
DT 96 Jay Bromley 95 Kenny Bigelow
LB 55 Antwione Williams 54 Jonathan Massaquoi
LB 59 A.J. Tarpley 58 Scooby Wright
LB 53 Jameer Thurman 52 Jonathan Celestin
LB 56 KeShun Freeman 99 Sam Montgomery
LCB 28 Elijah Campbell 21 Doran Grant
RCB 25 Desmond Lawrence 30 Brandon Sylve
S 22 Matt Elam 29 Tyree Kinnel 45 Rahim Moore
S 20 Carlos Merritt 38 Shamarko Thomas
ST Pos # Starter # Backup
P 7 Hunter Niswander
K 2 Ty Rausa 7 Hunter Niswander
H 7 Hunter Niswander 16 Tyler Palka
LS 42 Brian Khoury
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