LB - GB
Week 14 Outlook
Packers LB Preston Smith (illness) is not participating in practice Thursday.
Smith is dealing with an illness, but will have a few more days to recover in time to play against the Vikings Sunday. If Smith is unable to suit up Sunday, fantasy managers will want to downgrade the Packers’ D/ST in Week 8.
Preston Smith (shoulder, neck) is questionable to play against the Lions in Week 9. He was limited in practice for three consecutive days.
Smith's presence would be huge for a Packers secondary looking to slow down the Lions' ferocious tandem of D'Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder) and Jamaal Williams. We might not have official word on Smith's status until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
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.