Commanders must be wary of Noah Fant
One of the players the Seattle Seahawks earned from the Russell Wilson trade, Noah Fant is a useful all-rounder. He can play in-line and block, but the 6-foot-4, 249-pounder can also make big plays as a pass-catcher, both between the hashmarks and outside the numbers.
Fant is averaging 7.9 yards per catch, per Pro Football Reference. He showcased his eye-catching ards after the catch skills against the New York Giants in Week 4.
A player this versatile is a tough matchup for the Washington Commanders. Linebacker Jamin Davis could attempt to jam Fant at the line of scrimmae, but it's debatable No. 52 would stay with him in space.
Jack Del Rio's better move will be to trust roving safety Kamren Curl to play over Fant. The former seventh-round pick is a leader who's been stingy across 350 coverage snaps, per Pro Football Focus Commanders.
Using Curl to shut down Fant can be one key part of an overall strategy based on man coverage. An approach the Commanders will also need against Jaxson Smith-Njigba.