Khaleke Hudson has a career day
Much has been made about the Miami Dolphins passing game this season. Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, and Jaylen Waddle are a formidable trio to overcome, but the Washington Commanders cannot ignore a supremely gifted running back tandem along the way.
Raheem Mostert is enjoying a career renaissance under Mike McDaniel. The Dolphins head coach also confirmed sensational rookie De'Von Achane will be returning to the lineup in Week 13, which is another dynamic weapon the Commanders must counteract.
Washington doesn't have a great deal of quality at the linebacker positions. Jamin Davis and Cody Barton aren't the most athletic, so perhaps relying on Khaleke Hudson more in this one could be beneficial now that defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is no longer part of the equation.
Hudson's been almost an innocent bystander despite showing out during the preseason. With the Commanders desperately seeking someone who can close space quickly if Achane or Mostert get to the second level, his role could be more important than many realize.
If Davis and Barton can close the interior gaps, Hudson should get opportunities to put his athleticism to good use on the outside. If this scenario comes to fruition, the former fifth-round selection out of Michigan must have a career day versus such an explosive rushing attack.