LB - FA
Week 14 Outlook
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LB Daryl Smith agreed to terms on a one-year deal.
Daryl Smith's signing with Tampa Bay lends their defense leadership and depth to the linebacker position. The 12-year veteran appeared in all 16 games in 2015 with Baltimore and finished the year with 121 total tackles, three sacks, an interception and three pass deflections.
Daryl Smith didn't exactly impress against the Seattle Seahawks, failing to make some tackles he should've, still the ILB managed eight total tackles on the afternoon.
As alluded to above, Smith hasn't been lighting the stat sheet on fire with disruptive plays, but has been good for about eight tackles per game this year and his chipped in three sacks, as well. There is no elite IDP asset on the Ravens defense at the moment, but Daryl Smith has been a reliable fantasy producer, edging out fellow 'backer C.J. Mosley.
Smith made his presence felt against the Miami offense on Sunday with nine tackles (two for loss) and a sack on Ryan Tannehill.
It's been a bit of a tug-of-war between Ravens MLBs Daryl Smith and C.J. Mosley for fantasy production this season, and Smith has been on top more often than not. It's a strange reversal of roles from last season, but Smith is probably the better week to week IDP option as he has outpaced Mosley by 16 tackles on the year.
Smith managed just five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A few days after ESPN praised him as one of the Ravens' "unheralded stars," Daryl Smith posted one of his quieter fantasy outings this season. No matter, as he's likely to bounce back against the run-heavy St. Louis Rams.
Daryl Smith lowered the boom on the San Diego Chargers, racking up 14 total tackles (seven solo, two for loss) Sunday afternoon.
After slowly coming to lead the Baltimore Ravens in tackles, Daryl Smith has turned in three consecutive weeks of double-digit total tackles. It looks like there's no reason to think his production to this point has been a fluke. IDP players should continue to look to Smith as the most productive option on the Ravens.