25-Year-Old Linebacker – San Francisco 49ers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aldon Smith in 2015. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Aldon Smith Contract Information:
Agreed to a restructured contract with the 49ers in March of 2015.
Smith suffered a minor foot injury during Tuesday's minicamp practice, Cam Inman of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Aldon Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Smith's union/league-negotiated settlement reportedly included an agreement that his original nine-game suspension could be shortened if Smith displayed good behavior during his punishment. If Smith's behavior indeed results in an early return, he could be available after the 49ers' current bye week. At the moment, it's unclear if the league will allow Smith early reinstatement from his personal-conduct and substance-abuse violations, so until further notice, the dynamic outside linebacker will remain sidelined until Week 11.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Aldon Smith.
Smith continues to be a polarizing asset for the 49ers. He has the physical tools to be one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, but he can't seem to stay out of his own way. Smith missed five games after receiving a DUI and being placed in rehabilitation. He still produced when he was on the field (8.5 sacks in eight starts), but he'll now miss the first nine games of the coming season due to an NFL suspension.
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 third year in the league.
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.