Yannick Ngakoue
Yannick Ngakoue
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Baltimore Ravens
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Vikings in August of 2020. Traded to the Ravens in October of 2020.
Officially in Sunday
LBBaltimore Ravens
January 10, 2021
Ngakoue (thigh) is active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans.
ANALYSIS
Ngakoue will return to action after missing last week's win over the Bengals. The 25-year-old linebacker adds a strong pass-rushing element to the Ravens' defense, as he has posted eight or more sacks in each of his first five NFL seasons.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Baltimore RavensRavens 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

95081%
2967%
63354%
2660%
58250%
2456%
51144%
1842%
42036%
1228%
38933%
00%
30126%
716%
30126%
1944%
29725%
1535%
27724%
1023%
81%
819%
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Measurables Review
How do Yannick Ngakoue's measurables compare to other linebackers?
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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2018
2017
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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On track to play Sunday
LBBaltimore Ravens
Thigh
January 10, 2021
Ngakoue (thigh), who is listed as questionable, is expected to play in Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Won't play Sunday
LBBaltimore Ravens
Thigh
January 3, 2021
Ngakoue (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.
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Considered game-time call
LBBaltimore Ravens
Thigh
January 3, 2021
Ngakoue (thigh), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bengals is considered a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Injures thigh Sunday
LBBaltimore Ravens
Thigh
December 27, 2020
Ngakoue suffered a thigh injury during Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Torments former team
LBBaltimore Ravens
December 21, 2020
Ngakoue posted three solo tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 40-14 win over the Jaguars.
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