24-Year-Old Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
Smith jumped in his second year with the 49ers to the elite pass-rushing category. His physical traits and agility on the edge make him a "beast" pursuing the quarterback and he is only entering his t...
Aldon Smith Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year deal with the 49ers in July of 2011
Smith is not expected to have his fifth-year contract option picked up by the 49ers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
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Aldon Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)"We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Sunday. "As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment." Smith, who missed five games last season while spending time in an alcohol treatment center, finished the 2013 campaign with 34 tackles and 8.5 sacks in 11 games. The 49ers will have to decide by May 3 whether to exercise their 2015 option on the 2011 first-rounder, but it's unclear if they'll do so in the wake of Smith's off-field issues.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)True to his word, defensive coordinator Vic Fangio increased the number of snaps Smith played in this one and it obviously paid off as Smith, along with Ahmad Brooks, terrorized Robert Griffin all night. In addition to Smith's sacks, his first since Week 3, he registered two tackles for a loss and had four quarterback hits. With Smith back in the fold, the 49ers defense is going to be an incredibly valuable fantasy commodity once again.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smithís 14-sack rookie season is extremely impressive on the surface, but it becomes even more impressive when you note that he almost always was limited to passing-down work. He didnít start a single game last year and still managed to finish with 37 tackles. Now that heís more than likely headed for a full-time role in 2012, Smith should be able to make a serious run at the 60-tackle mark, and a sack total any less than 12 would be a disappointment. Just realize he might face a brief suspension after an offseason DUI arrest.
Smith will transition from a 4-3 defensive end in college to playing outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He's going to be primarily asked to rush the passer.