Who will be the starters for the New Orleans Saints when they open up their 2019 regular season schedule against the Houston Texans on Monday night?

Even though it is unofficial, and certainly subject to change, we now have a pretty good idea, after the Saints released their depth chart earlier this week.

Offensively, there are no surprises, even with rookie Erik McCoy being is listed as the starter at center. That was expected throughout training camp.

Defensively, Sheldon Rankins, who is still recovering from a ruptured Achilles, is listed as the starter at defensive tackle. Rankins may be inactive the first few weeks of the season, even if he is way ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Below are the current projected starters for the Saints:

Offense:

QB---Drew Brees
RB---Alvin Kamara
FB---Zach Line
WR---Michael Thomas
WR---Ted Ginn
TE---Jared Cook
LT---Terron Armstead
LG---Andrus Peat
C---Erik McCoy
RG---Larry Warford
RT---Ryan Ramczyk

Defense:

RDE---Marcus Davenport
NT---Malcom Brown
DT---Sheldon Rankins
LDE---Cameron Jordan
OLB---Demario Davis
MLB---Alex Anzalone
OLB---A.J. Klein
CB---Marshon Lattimore
CB---Eli Apple
SS---Vonn Bell
FS---Marcus Williams

Special Teams:

P---Thomas Morstead
K---Wil Lutz
LS---Zach Wood