LB - GB
Preston Smith signed a four-year extension with $52.5 million in new money. In total, he will get $65 million in five years with a possibility to reach upwards of $71 million.
This is a big deal for Smith who will now be back with the Packers for likey the rest of Aaron Rodger's tenure in Green Bay. The Packers seem to be going all-in and Preston Smith will have to be one of the core players on defense.
Preston Smith racked up six total tackles and two sacks during Sunday’s win over the Panthers.
Smith has 10 sacks, 41 tackles, one forced fumble, and an interception through Week 10. He should be started every week across all leagues, but owners should make plans to be without all Packers as they are on Bye in Week 11. Nick Kwiatkoski of the Bears might be the best player to grab as he would be widely available.
Preston Smith racked up seven total tackles (five solo) and one sack during Sunday’s 26-11 loss to the Chargers.
Smith is just 0.5 sacks behind teammate Za’Darius Smith for team leader in that category. Preston Smith also has 35 total tackles, one interception and a forced fumble to his name. Both should be rostered in deeper IDP leagues.
Preston Smith finished Monday’s win over the Lions with four total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Smith is the team lead in sacks with seven through Week 6. He is worth rostering in most IDP leagues, especially in deeper formats.
Matt Verderame of Fan Sided reported Wednesday that the Redskins are “highly unlikely” to use the franchise tag on linebacker Preston Smith.
Smith, 26, is set to become an unrestricted free agent March 13th. He is expected to draw significant interest from other teams. Smith has spent his entire four year career with the Redskins, playing in all 64 games with 50 starts in that time. He had 53 total tackles, four sacks, one interception, and a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in 2018.