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Harrison Smith

28-Year-Old Safety – Minnesota Vikings

2017 Defensive Stats

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32

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1.5

Int

3

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0

TD

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2017 Defensive Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Whereas the previously listed players have both high ceilings and floors, Smith's entry marks the part of the list where the floors get lower. Smith is an excellent player who provides upside in all r...

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2017 ADP:  142.48

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 214   DOB: 2/2/1989  College: Notee Dame  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Harrison Smith Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $51.25 million contract extension with the Vikings in June of 2016

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Smith had an interception, 1.5 sacks and five total tackles in Sunday's 23-10 win over Green Bay.

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Harrison Smith NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 20 CFB 12 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2010 21 CFB 13 - - - - 7 0 - - - - - -
2011 22 CFB 13 - - - - 0 0 - - - - - -
2012 23 MIN 16 98 70 28 1 11 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
2013 24 MIN 8 58 47 11 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2014 25 MIN 16 92 71 21 3 9 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 26 MIN 13 66 49 17 1.5 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 27 MIN 14 91 69 22 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 28 MIN 6 32 23 9 1.5 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Harrison Smith – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Free Safety
  1. Harrison Smith
  2. Anthony Harris
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

386

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Harrison Smith was on the field for 386 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

22

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Harrison Smith was on the field for 22 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 795 53
2016 893 58
2017 386 22
Harrison Smith 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 NO 62 5 6 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Pit 74 7 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 53 3 7 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Det 70 3 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Chi 61 1 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 GB 66 3 5 3 2 1.5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Bal
8 @Cle
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Was
11 LAR
12 @Det
13 @Atl
14 @Car
15 Cin
16 @GB
17 Chi

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Harrison Smith
As Compared To Other Safeties
Height:   6' 2"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   214 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.12 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.63 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   32.63 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   122 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   19 reps
GOOD
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
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Harrison Smith: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Smith had three tackles, a tackle for a loss, a QB hit and an interception in Monday's win at Chicago.

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Smith had eight total tackles and an interception in Sunday's 34-17 win over Tampa Bay.

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Smith started at free safety and had six tackles in Monday's win over the Saints.

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Smith (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's OTA, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports. "I'm doing everything, so it's not really an issue," said Smith of his ankle Thursday.

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Smith (ankle) had surgery to clean up the high-ankle sprain he suffered in December, Adam Caplan and Ben Goessling of ESPN.com report.

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Smith (ankle) is active for Saturday's game at Green Bay, Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Smith (ankle) is questionable for Saturday's tilt against the Packers.

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Smith (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, but it's unclear whether he'll travel with the team for Saturday's game against the Packers. "We're still going to talk about it," Smith told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "[I'm] going to leave that one up to them."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Smith has become one of the top safeties in the league and would be among the top few IDP selections except for occasional durability troubles. Smith has 314 tackles and 12 interceptions (as well as four touchdowns) in 53 career contests, which projects to about 95 tackles and four picks per 16-game stretch. The catch is that he's played 16 games only twice in his four seasons, missing eight outings in 2013 and three more in 2015. He's worth the risk, though. His talent can't be doubted, and the Minnesota defense is on the way up. There will be playmaking opportunities.

2015

Smith is arguably the league's top playmaker at safety, with triple-digit tackle potential as well as the potential to rank among the league's interception leaders. Prorated over 16 games, Smith's three-year per-game production equals about 100 tackles, four interceptions and 1.5 sacks. Smith also has three career touchdowns. Playing in a Mike Zimmer defense that should apply heavy pressure this season, Smith will once again be in position to ball hawk. His only concern is durability. He had a nagging ankle injury last year and needed two finger surgeries this offseason in addition to a turf toe injury that cost him eight games two years ago.

2014

Smith has been one of the league's top defensive back IDPs since the Vikings selected him 129th overall in the 2012 draft, carrying over the triple-digit tackle potential he showed at Notre Dame into the NFL by posting 156 tackles (117 solo) in 24 games, which projects to roughly 104 tackles (78 solo) per 16-game season. With good speed, excellent quickness and a big wingspan for a safety, Smith can cover ground better than most players at his position, and he should receive more playmaking opportunities now that Minnesota's defense will be run by coach Mike Zimmer, who generated a lot of pressure in Cincinnati. Considering Smith has five interceptions and two touchdowns in his first 24 games, any increase in turnover production would be icing on the cake. He has one of the highest ceilings among the top tier of IDP defensive backs. The only slight concern with Smith is his health, after he suffered a turf toe injury in 2013, but the fact that he returned from the injury in Week 15 would seem to imply that it's a thing of the past.

2013

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 sack and intercepting three passes, two of which he took back for touchdowns. There's little reason to think Smith won't keep making plays in 2013 because Minnesota figures to have a powerful pass rush with Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, Kevin Williams, Sharrif Floyd and Brian Robison chasing quarterbacks.

2012

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.