It's already been pointed out that your question is perhaps a little too broad. So you may want to edit and narrow it down.
However, I'll focus my answer on a specific paragraph which seems to be your biggest concern:
I am the primary tank of the team so I need my AC high. In the adventures however, there seems to be so many opponents I soak up (usually 3 at a time engaging) that I am almost in low health before we win.
Tanking is not purely about AC. And if you obsess about this single aspect it will hamper your effectiveness.
An important aspect of tanking is control.
- When fighting unintelligent creatures, it may be easy enough to put yourself front and centre and they'll attack you. But more intelligent opponents may choose to ignore you and attack "better" targets instead. Champions tend to be focused more on raw power, so you'll have to rely on your teammates to cover this.
- But you might want to consider the Protection fighting style, which defends nearby allies by imposing disadvantage on an enemies attack roll.
- Sentinel is a good choice of feat.
- Mobile can be a useful feat making it safer to move around during combat.
AC suffers diminishing returns
Basically + 1 AC reduces average damage per attack by less for each point gained. The reasons are:
- Natural 20 is a guaranteed hit (+1 AC may in extreme cases may have zero effect of the range of rolls that succeed or miss).
- The critical effect boosts damage of a high roll (so AC increases reduce average damage / attack by less for each point).
Something that can be far more effective is imposing disadvantage or removing advantage.
At the extreme end, if an enemy needs to roll 20 to hit: +1 AC has zero effect on the odds of doing damage. But disadvantage reduces the odds from 1 in 20 to 1 in 400. And removing advantage reduces the odds from just under 1 in 10 to 1 in 20.
The benefit of AC is that it's passive. It's "always on" and available to avoid damage. It doesn't get "used up" and doesn't consume actions.
However, something seriously worth considering in place of a small AC boost is the Lucky feat.
AC doesn't help at all in some situations
Many magic attacks don't require an attack roll, meaning AC is useless. So you may want to consider alternative forms of damage avoidance.
- Shield Master is an excellent choice.
- Again the Lucky feat is noteworthy.
(Though I'm a little skeptical of the benefits of the Resilient feat.)
That said, unless you're in a very heavily combat and tactics focused group, you shouldn't need to min/max your abilities. In combat, teamwork and cooperation are far more important. And there's plenty that goes on in the game outside of combat.