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November 12, 2019 07:44 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Sack machine Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith made six tackles (five solo) and two sacks in Sunday's 24-18 win over the Panthers.

Smith's fantastic season rolled on Sunday, as he's now up to 41 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception through 10 games this year. He and Za'Darius Smith have now accounted for 18.5 sacks, combining for one of the fiercest pass rushes in the league. They'll get a tougher matchup in Week 12, however, as the Packers head to the West Coast to take on the 49ers following their bye week.

November 5, 2019 07:36 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Matches career high
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith posted seven tackles (five solo) and a sack in Sunday's 26-11 loss to the Chargers.

This was Smith's best tackling performance of the year, and he's now matched a career high of eight sacks through just nine games. Preston and Za'Darius Smith have combined to serve one of the most dynamic pass-rushing duos in the league, accounting for 16.5 of the team's 22 sacks and both slotting in the top eight leaguewide.

October 15, 2019 01:12 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Tacks on another 1.5 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had four tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Monday's victory over the Lions.

Smith recorded at least one sack for the fourth time in six games, and now has seven on the season -- the third best mark in the league, and just one tally short of his career high.

October 8, 2019 12:28 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded four tackles (three solo) a sack and a pass defensed across 54 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

Smith now has 5.5 sacks on the year and is the clubhouse leader in Green Bay. He is currently on track to have his best statistical season. Smith will look to continue his dominant play Monday night against the Lions.

September 24, 2019 06:48 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Dominant performance Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith logged five tackles (four solo), three sacks and one forced fumble during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Broncos.

Through three contests this season, Smith has already surpassed his 2018 sack total. The fifth-year pro appears to have found his rhythm in Green Bay and could prove a valuable weekly IDP asset if he's able to maintain consistency as a pass rusher.

September 17, 2019 08:32 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Continues to impress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith posted two tackles, a pass breakup and an interception in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Vikings.

Smith once again made an impact by picking off Kirk Cousins late in the second half. The fifth-year pro now has seven tackles, 1.5 sacks, two pass breakups and an interception through two games. His low tackle count makes him a risky IDP asset, but Smith clearly has upside in the fantasy realm.

September 6, 2019 01:12 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Major impact in Packers debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had five tackles (two solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday's victory over the Bears.

Smith had just four sacks last year and never more than eight in a season during four years in Washington, but his big showing in his first game with his new team helps his chances of besting both numbers in 2019. Smith was on the field for 72 of the Packers' 73 defensive snaps Thursday, and given the output, he figures to continue playing extensively.

August 11, 2019 02:04 AM
Packers' Preston Smith: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (back) was back at practice Saturday, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

The starting outside linebacker appears to be over the back tightness that plagued him earlier in the week, though we're sure the Packers will continue to monitor his status closely.

August 6, 2019 05:00 PM
Packers' Preston Smith: Dealing with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith did not participate in team drills Tuesday due to back tightness, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Smith, who signed a lucrative four-year deal with the Packers this offseason, appears to just be battling a minor back issue. It wouldn't be surprising, however, if the Packers elected to hold the prized free agent signing out of their first preseason game Thursday as a precautionary measure. Consider him day-to-day for now.

March 12, 2019 11:44 AM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Joining overhaul in Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will sign with the Packers, Rob Demovsky of reports.

The Packers have now picked up three defensive players at the top of the market, with Smith joining fellow outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith and safety Adrian Amos. While arguably the least impressive of the bunch last season, (Preston) Smith played all 64 games during his four years in Washington, averaging 41 tackles, 14.8 quarterback hits, 6.1 sacks, 1.0 interception and 1.0 forced fumble. With both Smiths rushing off the edge while Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark push from the interior, Green Bay should field an impressive pass rush this upcoming season.

February 21, 2019 03:56 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Unlikely to return to D.C.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Redskins aren't likely to use their franchise tag on Smith during the offseason, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

While the Redskins would love to keep Smith around, Washington has one of the worst cap-space outlooks around the league this offseason and won't realistically be able to retain him even on a one-year arrangement, which would likely pay the pass rusher north of $17 million. It's even more unlikely that Washington would be able to meet Smith's asking price if he were to become an unrestricted free agent, so expect the Redskins to instead look internally, through the draft or through the bargain bin via trade or the open market to replace the 26-year-old.

January 2, 2019 12:12 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Plays all 16 games again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was a 16-game starter at outside linebacker in the final season of his rookie contract, compiling 52 tackles (30 solo), four sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery on 834 defensive snaps.

The 2015 second-round pick still hasn't developed into a top-notch pass rusher, but he does have a respectable total of 24.5 sacks through four seasons and hasn't ever missed a game. The dependability should make it easy to secure a long-term contract from another team if Smith doesn't re-sign with Washington before he's eligible to hit the open market at the beginning of the new league year. For what it's worth, coach Jay Gruden said he would like to keep the 26-year-old outside linebacker in Washington, per JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington.

November 24, 2018 10:20 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Tallies sack in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had eight tackles (three solo) and 1.5 sacks in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

Smtih went without a sack through the first eight games of the season and now has 3.5 sacks over the last three games. The eight tackles is a season high for the 26-year-old, who has also has one or zero tackles in four separate games, making him an unreliable IDP option.

November 15, 2018 11:16 AM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Finally gets to quarterback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith produced three tackles, one sack and one forced fumble during Sunday's 16-3 victory over Tampa Bay.

Despite averaging over 50 defensive snaps per game, it took Smith nine contests to record his first sack of the season after racking up 20.5 of them over his first three years in the league. No matter, the 2015 second-round pick played a big role in this impressive showing against an explosive Buccaneers passing attack. There's a strong chance Smith can keep the good times rolling while he matches up against a below-average Texans offensive line in Week 11.

October 21, 2018 09:32 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Retakes field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (ankle) is back on the field for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Smith briefly exited Sunday's contest during the first quarter but has returned to the starting lineup. It appears that Smith did not suffer an injury of notable severity.

October 21, 2018 11:08 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Cowboys due to an ankle injury.

Smith suffered an ankle injury during the first quarter of Sunday's game and has been replaced by Ryan Anderson as Washington's starting left outside linebacker.

August 25, 2018 10:52 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Finishes preseason on low note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith started Friday's preseason loss to the Broncos but didn't record any stats on 21 snaps.

The quiet night isn't any real cause for concern, as Smith picked up a sack in the second week of the preseason. He's locked in as a starter at outside linebacker, hoping to take the next step as a pass rusher in the final year of his rookie contract. The 2015 second-round pick has yet to miss a game in three pro seasons, landing between 35-to-42 tackles and 4.5-to-8 sacks each year.

January 12, 2018 10:12 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Totals eight sacks in 2017
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith tallied 42 tackles (31 solo) and eight sacks in 16 starts for the Redskins in 2017.

Smith finished the season with two interceptions and a forced fumble, all of which came in the final three games of the season, as well as three of his sacks. The 25-year-old should enter the final year of his rookie contract as Washington's starter at outside linebacker opposite of Ryan Kerrigan.

December 19, 2017 08:24 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Picks up pick Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hauled in his second interception of the season in Sunday's 20-15 triumph over the Cardinals.

Smith also added three solo tackles and his sixth sack of the season to go along with the interception. The 25-year-old saw 58 defensive snaps (68.0 percent) in the contest. He will look to stay hot when the Redskins take on the Broncos in Week 16.

December 5, 2017 07:08 PM
Redskins' Preston Smith: Sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded five tackles (one solo) and 0.5 sacks in Thursday's loss to the Cowboys.

It was Smith's first sack since Week 6, as the linebacker now has five on the year. He'll look to keep the sack streak going Sunday in Los Angeles against the Chargers.

Bye: Week 11
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015Washington Redskins163524.0118000.0004
2016Washington Redskins163822.0164.512222.02203
2017Washington Redskins164231.011822613.01803
2018Washington Redskins165330.0234133.0303
2019Green Bay Packers104128.01310155.0503
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015Washington Redskins1600301010
2016Washington Redskins1600000000
2017Washington Redskins16001011210
2018Washington Redskins1600001111
2019Green Bay Packers1000100000
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