Za`Darius Smith is a Better Fantasy Option Than Ja`Whaun Bentley But Not as Good as Bradley Chubb the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Za`Darius Smith to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 49 projected fantasy points puts him at #48 behind Bradley Chubb and ahead of Ja`Whaun Bentley. He has averaged 5.01 fantasy points in his past 38 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 5.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#57) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Za`Darius Smith is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #36 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON LB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#46 Robert Spillane51 FP, 5.6 per game42 FP, 15 gp, 2.8 per game (#120)
#47 Bradley Chubb50 FP, 5.6 per game23 FP, 4 gp, 5.8 per game (#42)
#48 Za`Darius Smith49 FP, 5.4 per game75 FP, 15 gp, 5 per game (#63)
#49 Ja`Whaun Bentley49 FP, 5.4 per game29 FP, 16 gp, 1.8 per game (#156)
#50 Nicholas Morrow47 FP, 5.2 per game64 FP, 15 gp, 4.2 per game (#87)

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ZA`DARIUS SMITH WEEK 9 AND 10 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Za`Darius Smith is projected for 5.7 fantasy points which projects to being the #46 ranked linebacker. This may be a week you want to sit Za`Darius Smith. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Nicholas Morrow but behind Isaiah Simmons. Week 10 will be better based on projected rank (#40). He is projected for 5.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 LB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#44 Anthony Hitchens5.7 FP (9% ST)5.8 FP
#45 Isaiah Simmons5.7 FP (2% ST)6.2 FP
#46 Za`Darius Smith5.7 FP (18% ST)5.4 FP
#47 Nicholas Morrow5.7 FP (1% ST)5.2 FP
#48 Cole Holcomb5.6 FP (1% ST)6 FP
WEEK 10 LB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#38 Dre Greenlaw5.9 FP (16% ST)5.7 FP
#39 Kwon Alexander5.9 FP (3% ST)5.8 FP
#40 Za`Darius Smith5.9 FP (18% ST)5.4 FP
#41 Shaquil Barrett5.8 FP (23% ST)5.7 FP
#42 Jamie Collins5.8 FP (15% ST)6.1 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

ZA`DARIUS SMITHFPSOLOSACKFFINTPD
Rest of 202049.022.37.81.10.20.8
-- Per Game (9 Proj)5.42.480.870.120.020.09
Week 9 @SF5.72.600.850.130.030.10
Week 10 vs JAC5.92.301.100.170.010.09
2020 Season1165819200
-- Per Game (23 GP)5.02.520.830.090.000.00
2019 to 20201206120200
-- Per Game (24 GP)5.02.540.830.080.000.00