24-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings
2013 Fantasy Football Outlook
The first-round pick out of Notre Dame had an enormous IDP season as a rookie last year, just missing the triple-digit tackle mark with 98 stops. Smith also made an impact as a playmaker, posting one ...
Harrison Smith Contract Information:
Agreed to a four-year contract in May of 2012.
Smith (toe) practiced Friday for the first time since suffering a turf toe injury against the Panthers in Week 6, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "He really looked pretty good," head coach Leslie Frazier said. "I was telling [Vikings head athletic trainer] Eric Sugarman a little bit ago that that rule is a good rule but man I wouldn't mind if he could play this week, because he moved around well enough where you had no qualms putting him in the ballgame."
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Harrison Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)It hasn't been revealed whether Smith will undergo surgery on his toe, but the decision to put him on short-term IR will keep him out of practice for the next six weeks and out of game action for the next eight. He'll be eligible to return for the Vikings' Week 15 matchup with the Eagles.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Smith has already been ruled out for Monday's game against the Giants. It sounds like he'll be out for multiple weeks at a minimum and possibly for the season. Andrew Sendejo will replace Smith in the Vikings' starting lineup.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith is a lock to start from Week 1 after the Vikings traded up to select him near the end of the first round of the 2012 draft, and his college production gives reason to expect good IDP numbers right away. He posted 181 tackles (109 solo) and seven interceptions in his final 26 college games, which projects to roughly 111 tackles (67 solo) and four interceptions in a 16-game season. Considering he'll be chasing a lot of bombs thrown by Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford – and a struggling Vikings offense should leave the Minnesota defense on the field for a high snap count – Smith should get more than his fair share of chances to make tackles in the secondary. Like Mark Barron in Tampa Bay, Smith is an elite target in dynasty leagues.