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.
Sets career high in sacks in win
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 26, 2019
Smith recorded six tackles (five solo) and 1.5 sacks in Sunday's 37-8 loss to San Francisco.
ANALYSIS
Smith is now up to 10 sacks on the year, a new career high in his fifth season in the league. He needs just seven more tackles to reach a new peak in that category as well.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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705
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241
42
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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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18 days ago
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27 days ago
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Streaming Defenses: Week 7 Options
55 days ago
Jerry Donabedian expects the red-hot New Orleans defense to maintain its recent form, heading to Chicago for a cushy matchup with either Chase Daniel or Mitchell Trubisky.
IDP Analysis: Week 7 Matchups
55 days ago
With running the ball against Chicago an exercise in futility, Jim Coventry expects Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater to throw plenty, setting up a big day for the Bears‘ pass rush featuring Khalil Mack.
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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Matches 2018 sack total
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 4, 2019
Smith recorded eight tackles (five solo) and 0.5 sacks in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Chargers.
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Cited during traffic stop
LBGreen Bay Packers
November 2, 2019
Smith was cited for speeding and possession of marijuana or synthetic marijuana during a Sept. 29 traffic stop in Racine County, Wis., Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
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Adds to sack total again
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 28, 2019
Smith notched four solo tackles and two sacks during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.
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Brings down Stafford
LBGreen Bay Packers
October 15, 2019
Smith had five tackles, including a sack, in Monday's 23-22 win over the Lions at home.
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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.
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