5 sneaky threats the Commanders should worry about vs. Dolphins in Week 13

Christian Wilkins is the biggest name among the sneaky threats for the Miami Dolphins who the Washington Commanders should worry about in Week 13.

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Commanders have to slow down Bradley Chubb

He hasn't always lived up to the billing as a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but Bradley Chubb seems to have found a home in Vic Fangio's defense. The sixth-year edge-rusher is winning with hustle, the way he did against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, per Jason Sarney.

Chubb is an obvious mismatch against the Washington Commanders' hapless left tackle Charles Leno Jr. The veteran will need some help to keep him in check.

Using a tight end to chip is the obvious ploy, but Eric Bieniemy can get more creative. He can employ some read-option plays to take advantage of Chubb's aggressive instincts and run the 27-year-old away from the ball.

Another way to keep Chubb and the Miami Dolphins pass rush quiet would be to take the heat off Sam Howell. That would mean leaning on Brian Robinson Jr. and Antonio Gibson in the running game.

Fangio's scheme often relies on light boxes and complex coverages to make quarterbacks look foolish. But the Commanders can win the numbers game on the ground.

Bieniemy should dial up the run, but Commanders' head coach Ron Rivera can't overlook an underrated pillar of the Dolphins' rushing attack.