26-Year-Old Linebacker – Oakland Raiders
2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
Signed away from Seattle in free agency prior to 2015, Smith transformed himself from a special teams linebacker into a three-down workhorse in Oakland, playing 1,141 snaps and finishing the year with...
Malcolm Smith Contract Information:
Agreed to a contract with the Raiders in March of 2015.
Smith notched 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win over the Broncos.
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Malcolm Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Best known for his 2014 Super Bowl MVP heroics, Smith was unable to secure a starting job in Seattle's crowded linebacking corps. He'll have no such problems in Oakland, where he joins Khalil Mack and Sio Moore to form a group that's fast, young and talented. As the new starting inside linebacker for a defense that still has plenty of holes, Smith is a candidate to provide top-notch IDP production in 2015.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)After missing two games with a groin injury, Smith looks poised to return Sunday in Kansas City.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith is entering his first season in a Raiders' uniform after playing the first four years of his NFL career for the Seahawks. He recorded 37 tackles (27 solo) and two forced fumbles in 2014 and he'll definitely see some time at one of the outside linebacker positions in 2015.
From seventh-round pick in 2011 to Super Bow MVP in 2014. Smith was a no-name linebacker before he intercepted Richard Sherman's game-saving tipped pass in the NFC Championship last season, but he was a key reserve throughout the year, playing both the strongside and weakside spots and making eight starts. He got better as the year went on, intercepting a pass in four of the last five games, including the playoffs, and averaging seven tackles a game in that span. He could start this season if Bruce Irvin is not healthy to begin the year or is ineffective.