Skip to main content

Christian Kirksey or Jaylon Smith

Who Should I Draft?

Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
  Jaylon SmithJ. Smith
LB - DAL
Jaylon Smith
Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey
LB - GB
Christian Kirksey
Expert
Recommendation

85%
Recommended by
17 of 20 experts
15%
Recommended by
3 of 20 experts
Most Accurate Experts 
   
Top Experts 90% 10%
Top LB Experts--
Top Player Experts93%7%
   
Rankings 
   
ECR# 6# 16
Best Rank# 3# 7
Worst Rank# 13# 27
   
Fantasy Points 
   
Season Total224.617.8
Avg Game14.08.9
   
Schedule 
   
SOS Rank
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert
   
Expert Ranks 
Jaylon SmithChristian Kirksey
   
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
20 h
#7#25
   
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
24 h
#4#7
   
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
1 d
#4#20
   
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
1 d
#9#16
   
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
2 d
#6#13
   
Ryan SitzmannR. Sitz...
The IDP Guru
2 d
#6#13
   
Lukas KacerL. Kacer
The Fantasy Stock Exchange
2 d
#9#20
   
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 d
#7#26
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
4for4.com
3 d
#3#17
   
Mark RossM. Ross
Athlon Sports
4 d
#13#7
   
Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
4 d
#5#7
   
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
6 d
#5#21
   
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
1 w
#3#19
   
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
The Fantasy Headliners
2 w
#3#19
   
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
2 w
#2#20
   
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
4 w
#5#17
   
Justin VarnesJ. Varnes
Fantasy Points
07/11
#11#7
   
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
07/02
#16#13
   
Andy SpiteriA. Spiteri
Razzball
7 d
#5#27
   
Walton SpurlinW. Spurlin
FantasyPros
04/27
#8#17
   
Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jaylon SmithJ. Smith
LB - DAL
Jaylon Smith
Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey
LB - GB
Christian Kirksey
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at LAR at MIN
Week 2 vs. ATL vs. DET
Week 3 at SEA at NO
Week 4 vs. CLE vs. ATL
Week 5 vs. NYGBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. ARI at TB
Week 7 at WAS at HOU
Week 8 at PHI vs. MIN
Week 9 vs. PIT at SF
Week 10BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 11 at MIN at IND
Week 12 vs. WAS vs. CHI
Week 13 at BAL vs. PHI
Week 14 at CIN at DET
Week 15 vs. SF vs. CAR
Week 16 vs. PHI vs. TEN
Week 17 at NYG at CHI
Notes for Player Combination
  Jaylon SmithJ. Smith
LB - DAL
Jaylon Smith
Christian KirkseyC. Kirksey
LB - GB
Christian Kirksey
Expert 
Ryan Sitzmann
The IDP Guru
Although there was some on-the-field regression from Smith last year, it was arguably his best fantasy season to date. With Leighton Vander Esch underperforming and battling through a serious neck injury, Jaylon was able to post LB1 numbers. Smith's ability to ascend to the next tier of fantasy linebackers will be dependent on how well LVE return's from injury. That aside, he should still be a fairly safe pick within the top 8 at his position.In his last full season, Kirksey racked up an impressive 142 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. However, he's missed most of the last two seasons due to injury so figures to be undervalued heading into 2020. He's taken over the productive ILB spot in Green Bay which was just vacated by Blake Martinez. I consider the two fairly equal in talent, so if Kirksey can stay healthy, he's in for a big fantasy season. He'll likely be a player I target as my low-end LB2, high-end LB3 in a lot of leagues.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
Jaylon Smith has had consecutive top ten seasons lined up next to equally excellent but more injury-prone Leighton Vander Esch. Unlike many other top LBs, Smith's production is reliable and unlikely to be affected by regression making him one of the safest LBs in the top ten.After two consecutive mammoth seasons for the Browns, Christian Kirksey has played only nine games in the last two seasons. While injuries remain a major issue, Kirksey is perfectly positioned to take over from tackle master Blake Martinez at the Green Bay Packers. Kirksey can be had at a bargain-basement price and is the biggest IDP sleeper around.