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 (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, CSN Bay Area reports.
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Aldon Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
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.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)There's no doubting the inherent talent of Smith, but after five-plus weeks in a substance-abuse treatment center, the team wants to closely monitor Smith's playing time. The game is expected to be a tight, hard-fought battle as it pits two of the league's better defenses against each other, so as long as Smith's stamina is where it should be for a game, you can expect to see him on the field for a majority of the defensive snaps. Despite the lengthy absence, Smith should return to being a top IDP choice for fantasy owners.
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.