5 sneaky threats the Commanders should worry about vs. NY Giants in Week 11

A familiar wide receiver who thrives from the slot, along with two inside linebackers, are among the five sneaky threats...
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Commanders must be aware of Isaiah Simmons

Like A'Shawn Robinson, Isaiah Simmons hasn't made much hay in his debut campaign with the New York Giants. Although he's been quiet, the player who arrived in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals remains a good scheme fit for the New York Giants defense.

Specifically, Simmons is suited to the blitz-heavy game plan of Don 'Wink' Martindale. Matching a versatile athlete with an aggressive play-caller has so far yielded only one pressure from six blitz attempts, but the defensive coordinator is beginning to use the former first-round pick out of Clemson in increasingly creative ways.

One of those ways was described by NorthJersey.com's Art Stapleton against the Dallas Cowboys.

It will be important for Washington Commanders' quarterback Sam Howell to identify where Simmons is and adjust protection accordingly in passing situations. The promising signal-caller has already taken an eye-watering 47 sacks through 10 games.

He'll take more hits if the Commanders don't account for Simmons.