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.
Outstanding first year in Green Bay
LBGreen Bay Packers
January 20, 2020
Smith, who posted two sacks over two playoff games, finished 2019 with 55 tackles and 13.5 sacks over 16 regular-season games.
ANALYSIS
Smith recorded career highs in tackles and sacks, and he led the Packers in the latter category while ranking sixth in the league as well. The 27-year-old was a force to be reckoned with as he generated 50 quarterback pressures and 22 knockdowns, and he was assisted by counterpart Preston Smith, who registered 12 sacks. The Smith duo will be back in 2020, and the team's outside linebacker corps will look quite similar next year with Rashan Gary returning, too.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Green Bay PackersPackers 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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476
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307
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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
 
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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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Two sacks in playoff victory
LBGreen Bay Packers
January 13, 2020
Smith had two sacks in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Seahawks.
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Dominant in MNF victory
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 24, 2019
Smith racked up seven tackles (six solo) and 3.5 sacks in Monday's victory over the Vikings.
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One tackle in win
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 16, 2019
Smith recorded a solo tackle and no sacks in Sunday's 21-13 win over the Bears.
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Forces fumble in win
LBGreen Bay Packers
December 10, 2019
Smith logged three tackles and forced a fumble in Sunday's win over Washington.
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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.
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