IDP Free Agency Gauge: Franchised Yannick Ngakoue

IDP Free Agency Gauge: Franchised Yannick Ngakoue
March 13, 2020 No Comments Article Gary Van Dyke

Welcome to the IDP free agency gauge, where we’ll use an assortment of available information to gauge a player’s potential fantasy football outlook. And signed or unsigned, we’ll accumulate what we’ve learned in the process to gauge how to proceed from an IDP point of view with each player. So sit back and enjoy as the NFL ramps up their free agency period, and we break down those scenarios along the way.


The Free Agency Gauge

Yannick Ngakoue

Designated IDP Positions: DL/DE/Edge Rusher

H/W: 6-2 – 250lb – Age: 24

2019 Team / Scheme: Jaguars / 4-3

Experience: 4 years

Status: Unrestricted Free Agency

2019 Gridiron Ratings


























DE: Defensive End - ER: Edge Rusher

Note: PFR’s advanced metrics are only available from 2018 onward.

Additional IDP Free Agency Information According To…

2019 PFF NFL Edge Rusher Grade:  – UFA Rank: #26 / Edge Rusher Rank: #36



IDP Free Agency Scenario Gauged

Franchise Tagged

Descending Ascending


Yannick Ngakoue had stated he would not play another season with Jacksonville. And for that reason, we will leave the “traded” option below this “Franchise Tagged”.



For this reason, we have increases his ascending amount by 20% And fingers crossed if true, the plan is to get on Ngakoue good side and offer a top contract soon! And he’ll sign it and be the weakside edge rusher.

Taking everything into account, this writer believes that Ngakoue would be the Jags blindside edge rusher in time, if not in 2020. Simple, they have to put him in a prime position if they are willing to pay him as such. At the least, it should happen in 2021. 

Fantasy Football owners should consider him as a dynasty (long term) ER1. He has shown bits and pieces at getting the IDP job done and when he is inserted as the main rusher should consistently have the opportunity to earn his cash. As a defensive end, because of the lack of run-stopping skills, likely more of an upper DE2. Simple to say that defensive ends need base tackles to go with sacks to be an upper-tier one. And he is struggling to hit those numbers there at this time to the point we can trust that he will.


Descending Ascending

Again taking everything into account, this writer believes that if Ngakoue signs elsewhere he’ll have slightly more ascending as an edge rusher. Our thinking here, if a team is willing to pay him like he expects to be, he’ll instantly be applied as such. And because of his size and skill set, it is highly unlikely a team using the 3-4 defensive scheme would consider him as a defensive end. And the odds are he’ll end up in the same 4-3 scheme the Jags use, which is proven to be more efficient for defensive ends and edge rushers overall. If signed to a 3-4, they’d likely insert him into an outside linebacker position, fitting his talents to get the pressure and opportunity for sacks.

Fantasy Football owners will want to consider him exactly as if he resigned with the Jags. Just potentially peaking sooner, and with a little more potential to hit the possible upside if the team he signs with has a better interior defensive line that the Jags have. And fingers crossed they wouldn’t pay him to have him in a rotation that hampered his opportunities.


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Gary VanDyke

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