Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Although he's ranked fourth, Smith could be drafted first among linebackers, as his upside is difficult to overstate. He was extremely productive as a 21-year-old rookie last year, posting numbers of All-Pro quality while playing only 880 snaps. He'd be hard-pressed to increase his per-snap production, but it can't be ruled out. We can, however, rule out the possibility of Smith playing fewer than 900 snaps in 16 games, so the volume should spike upward through workload at least. Uniquely instinctive, disruptive and athletic, Smith boasts every applicable skill. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $18.48 million contract with the Bears in August of 2018.
Productive afternoon
LBChicago Bears
October 6, 2019
Smith tallied nine tackles in the Bears' 24-21 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
With the Raiders pulling out to a big first-half lead, they were able to compile 39 rushing attempts, leading to a busy day for Smith. He's averaging nine tackles over his last three games, and he'll continue to be a reliable weekly starter in IDP leagues.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Chicago BearsBears 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
% of Team Snaps

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209
369
178
358
181
337
119
79
33
78
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47
34
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2019 Roquan Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Roquan Smith's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
230 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
You're forgiven if you don't trust a rookie enough to valuate him this highly, but Smith is very likely the real deal, and Chicago didn't pick him eighth overall to phase him in slowly. Smith (6-1, 236) sometimes looks like a heat-seeking missile compared to the other 10 defenders, boasting plus-plus instincts and athleticism both. After running a 4.51 40 on the heels of a final season at Georgia with 137 tackles (14 for loss) and 6.5 sacks in 15 games, Smith is ready to hunt in the NFL.
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Removed from injury report
LBChicago Bears
October 4, 2019
Smith (personal) logged a full practice Friday and was absent from the Bears' final injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders, Larry Mayer of the team's official website reports.
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Status for Week 5 uncertain
LBChicago Bears
October 3, 2019
Coach Matt Nagy declined to say Thursday whether Smith will suit up Sunday against the Raiders, Madeline Kenney of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Looks ready for Week 5
LBChicago Bears
October 2, 2019
Smith (personal) is expected to play in Sunday's game in London against the Raiders.
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May miss Week 5
LBChicago Bears
Personal
September 30, 2019
Smith (personal) may not play in Sunday's game versus the Raiders in London, Chris Emma of 670 The Score reports.
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Won't play in Week 4
LBChicago Bears
Personal
September 29, 2019
Smith (personal) is officially listed as inactive for Sunday's clash against Minnesota.
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