What sneaky threats should the Washington Commanders focus on during their trip to the New York Giants in Week 7?
A 1-5 team usually doesn't have that many sneaky threats, but the New York Giants are a different story. Their dire record actually hides the fact there are more than a few hidden gems the Washington Commanders must worry about at MetLife Stadium in Week 7.
Most of the Giants' offseason acquisitions have fallen flat, but inside linebacker Bobby Okereke is looking like a bargain. He's making plays at every level for a steadily improving defense also underpinned by an unheralded safety and a skilled rookie cornerback.
First-year talent is also evident on the Giants' offense in the form of wide receiver Jalin Hyatt. A legitimate vertical threat, he can take the top off of the Commanders' defense while another wideout could thrive underneath.
With that being said, here are five sneaky threats that the Commanders must not underestimate.
Commanders need to crowd Wan'Dale Robinson
Injuries have been a problem, but second-year pass-catcher Wan'Dale Robinson is healthy again and productive. He's been winning between the numbers since returning from a knee complication against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.
Robinson's first grab against the Niners, highlighted by Arye Pulli of The Sports Place, showed how easily No. 17 can get open inside.
Another option route from the slot helped Robinson move the sticks on second down against the Miami Dolphins two weeks later.
This play was significant because Robinson gave backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor a quick read. The veteran seems likely to start again with the Giants listing Daniel Jones as questionable" for Week 7, so the Washington Commanders should expect more of the same from this duo.
Robinson was targeted eight times by Taylor against the Buffalo Bills last week, so the Commanders need to put numbers around the slot receiver. That might not be easy if Washington keeps safety help over the top to deal with Jalin Hyatt.