Za'Darius Smith Fantasy Football News 2020

Packers OLB Za'Darius Smith is active for tonight's game against the Eagles. That puts him in play for IDP lineups and keeps Green Bay's hot-starting pass rush intact.

Packers OLB Za'Darius Smith is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Eagles. He wasn't on the injury report to start the week but popped up with limited practices Tuesday and Wednesday. If Smith can't go, then we'd likely see more Rashan Gary and Kyler Fackrell -- though Fackrell's also questionable (shoulder).

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Packers are expected to sign OLB Za'Darius Smith when free agency opens Wednesday. Smith delivered a career-high 8.5 sacks in 2018 with the largest playing-time share of his career. He also tied for 14th in pass-rushing grade among all edge players on Pro Football Focus (though Smith graded much lower in run D). Smith's certain to grab a starting role with Green Bay, which has options for how to treat the other outside spot. Remaining a LB for fantasy purposes will limit Smith's IDP upside.

Ravens CB Brandon Carr (knee) and OLB Za'Darius Smith (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Browns. Each entered the day questionable. Baltimore also gets top CB Jimmy Smith back after a season-opening 4-game suspension. This remains an upside team D even on the road today.


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