Las Vegas vs Washington Football Team: 3 Raiders to watch in Week 13
Yannick Ngakoue, Defensive End
Maxx Crosby may get most of the fanfare this season, and it is rightfully deserved. But the Raiders sack leader in Yannick Ngakoue seems to get overshadowed a bit by the media and Raider Nation. Yannick is just outside of the Top-10 in all of football in sacks with eight and is a constant threat to nearly every opposing quarterback.
The Raiders are facing a quarterback this week in Taylor Heinicke who can escape pressure and is a danger to take off out of the pocket. For the Raiders to pull out a victory this week at home, they must provide constant pressure to Heinicke, and the burden will be heavy on Ngakoue and Crosby to accomplish this.
Keep an eye on Ngakoue as he continues on the path of what is likely his first Pro Bowl season since 2017. For a franchise that has so many misses when it comes to free agency, Ngakoue is proving to be a home-run signing for the Silver and Black in Year 1.