Defensive line: Kenny Clark
Kenny Clark is playing at a Pro Bowl level this season. He has two sacks, five quarterback hits, and one tackle for loss in the opening four games. He needs another strong performance against the Raiders this week.
Defensive line: T.J. Slaton
T.J. Slaton has played well at nose tackle, which allows Clark to play at defensive end. The Raiders will test the Packers' run defense, so Slaton needs a big game.
Defensive line: Devonte Wyatt
The Packers should start with their top three defensive linemen on the field. That includes Devonte Wyatt, who has made 2.5 sacks and three quarterback hits to begin the season.
Edge rusher: Preston Smith
Preston Smith is yet to make a sack this season, but he is the Packers' most experienced edge defender. He has an important role to play against the run but needs to improve as a pass rusher.
Edge rusher: Lukas Van Ness
Unless Rashan Gary is ready for a full-time role, rookie Lukas Van Ness should start over Kingsley Enagbare. Enagbare has struggled to generate pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season. Van Ness has impressive power, speed, and athleticism and should start until Gary is ready to play more snaps.
Inside linebacker: Quay Walker
Quay Walker ranks fourth in the NFL for tackles with 47. He has made a second-year jump and is capable of leading the way at inside linebacker while De'Vondre Campbell is out.
Insider linebacker: Isaiah McDuffie
Isaiah McDuffie covered for Campbell last week and will start again if Campbell is still out. McDuffie provides good depth at the position.