Za'Darius Smith
Za'Darius Smith
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Green Bay Packers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
After spending four years with the Ravens, Smith joined the Packers during the offseason. He was mainly a rotational player while with the Ravens, but the Packers believe he is ready for a more prominent role, and signed him to a lucrative multi-year deal. His salary figures to make him a starter, which will give him a chance to see more snaps. Smith's sack rate last year rivaled that of pass rushers who finished with more sacks, so if he takes off as the Packers expect, he's a good bet to break into double digits in the sack department for the first time in his career. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Packers in March of 2019.
Sacks continue to pile up
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 7, 2019
Smith recorded three tackles (all solo) and two sacks across 52 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
ANALYSIS
Smith continues to wreak havoc on opposing quarterbacks, as he now has five sacks on the year. A leader of the new-look Packers defense, Smith battled through knee issues Sunday, leaving the game at three different times to fix the brace he was wearing.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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2019 Za'Darius Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Za'Darius Smith'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' 4"
 
Weight
272 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.83 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.66 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.42 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
 
Broad Jump
113 in
 
Bench Press
23 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Za'Darius Smith
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24 days ago
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Streaming Defenses: Week 3 Options
26 days ago
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Exploiting the Matchups: Week 2 Start/Sit
31 days ago
Jerry Donabedian analyzes the matchups for Week 2 and expects Sony Michel to bounce back in a big way against a Miami defense that got steamrolled by Mark Ingram and the Ravens last week.
Streaming Defenses: Week 2 Options
33 days ago
J.J. Watt should get the best of Gardner Minshew, but fantasy owners looking ahead to Week 3 might prefer the Cowboys or Bills instead of the Texans.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
In what was his rookie season last year, Smith totaled a respectable 5.5 sacks while playing 38.1 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. He was a beneficiary of Terrell Suggs missing nearly the entire season to a torn Achilles', seeing the field much more to fill in for the Pro-Bowler. With Suggs and Elvis Dumervil the clear starters at outside linebacker in 2016, Smith could be forced to take a step back in his second campaign.
The Ravens hope that Smith, a fourth-round draft pick out of Kentucky, can replace the departed Pernell McPhee as a versatile pass-rusher in a part-time role. Much like McPhee, Smith is an oversized outside linebacker with the potential to pressure quarterbacks from a variety of stances and locations.
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Ready to rock
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 26, 2019
Smith is active for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Jason Wahlers of the Packers' official site reports.
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Expected to play Thursday
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
September 26, 2019
Smith (knee) is expected to suit up for Thursday's game against the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Injury pops up
LBGreen Bay Packers
Knee
September 25, 2019
Smith hurt his knee Tuesday and is considered questionable for Thursday's game versus the Eagles, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Two sacks Week 3
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 23, 2019
Smith recorded three tackles (two solo) and two sacks during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Broncos.
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Registers sack in Packers debut
LBGreen Bay Packers
September 6, 2019
Smith had three solo tackles and a sack in Thursday's victory over the Bears.
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