Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue

26-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
Las Vegas Raiders
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Ngakoue hasn't made a Pro Bowl since 2017, but he's recorded at least eight sacks during each of his first five seasons in the NFL. The former Jaguar bounced around from Minnesota to Baltimore in 2020, but the Raiders sought Ngakoue out in free agency and ultimately dealt him a two-year contract worth $26 million to bolster their pass rush, which has been a major weakness. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $26 million contract with the Raiders in March of 2021.
Pair of sacks in loss
DELas Vegas Raiders
October 11, 2021
Ngakoue posted three tackles (all solo), including two sacks, in Sunday's 20-9 loss to the Bears.
ANALYSIS
Ngakoue had been held without a sack throughout the first four weeks of the season, but he took down Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields twice Sunday. Ngakoue will look to be disruptive again in Week 6 at Denver.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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32928%
15856%
28124%
16558%
12811%
5419%
756%
4516%
182%
186%
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Measurables Review
How do Yannick Ngakoue's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.75 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.35 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
Bench Press
26 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Jaguars applied the franchise tag to Ngakoue in March, but the draft came and went without a trade and the two sides entered a stalemate. The 2016 third-round pick -- who has 37.5 sacks and 14 forced fumbles through four seasons -- has been public with his displeasure with Jacksonville's front office, making it difficult to imagine him suiting up for the team again. However, if a trade isn't reached he may find himself in the position of having to decide between absorbing a lost season, or biting the bullet and making the best of the situation. In any event, the Jags already selected his potential replacement K'Lavon Chaisson with the 20th overall pick in April's draft.
Ngakoue skipped minicamp in June and remained away from the Jaguars for the early part of training camp due to his contract situation, but he ultimately joined the team in early August. The 24-year-old posted 9.5 sacks in 16 games in 2018, but he was unable to replicate the playmaking ability from the previous two seasons when he forced 10 fumbles. Ngakoue has only 81 tackles (69 solo) through his first three seasons and could significantly increase his IDP value if he can become more of a factor against the run.
Ngakoue followed up a fantastic rookie season with a 12-sack campaign in 2017, and now has 20 sacks and 10 forced fumbles over his first two seasons. Even more impressive is that the 23-old-year was largely feast or famine in 2017, recording a sack in only seven games and having six games where he tallied one or zero tackles. Ngakoue, a 2016 third-round pick, could be in store for an even better season for Jacksonville's top-tier defense if he can exhibit a bit more consistency in his third season.
A third-round selection in 2016, Ngakoue was a pleasant surprise as a rookie, racking up a team-best 8.0 sacks and routinely outperforming 2015 No. 3 overall pick Dante Fowler. While Fowler will be given every opportunity to prove his worth, Ngakoue will be breathing down Fowler's neck for snaps. The young duo will team with veteran free agent addition Calais Campbell in what's expected to be an improved group of edge-rushers. In 2016, the Jaguars tied for 19th in the league in total sacks (33.0), while forcing an AFC-low 13 takeaways.
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Set to face Steelers
DELas Vegas Raiders
September 19, 2021
Ngakoue is active for the Raiders Week 2 matchup against the Steelers on Sunday.
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Officially questionable
DELas Vegas Raiders
Hamstring
September 17, 2021
Ngakoue (hamstring) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers, Rachel Gossen of the Raiders' official website reports.
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Injures hamstring during MNF
DELas Vegas Raiders
Hamstring
September 14, 2021
Coach Jon Gruden said Ngakoue "pulled a hamstring" during the second half of Monday's contest against the Ravens and never returned, NFL.com reports.
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Moving on to Las Vegas
DELas Vegas Raiders
March 15, 2021
The Raiders and Ngakoue agreed to terms on a two-year, $26 million contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Officially in Sunday
DEBaltimore Ravens
January 10, 2021
Ngakoue (thigh) is active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans.
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