Smith recorded eight tackles, including a sack, and an interception in Sunday's 24-16 win over San Francisco.
Smith and the rest of the Vikings defense looked the part of last year's top ranked unit. An All-Pro in 2017, Smith is one of the best safeties in the NFL and he showcased his talent on Sunday. He'll have his work cut out for him against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 2.
Smith recorded 78 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 12 pass breakups and five interceptions over 16 games in 2017.
Smith captained a Vikings defense that allowed the fewest yards in the league while limiting opponents to a 25.2 percent conversion rate on third downs -- the lowest rate ever recorded since the stat was introduced in 1991, according to the Vikings' official site. Not only did he earn first-team All-Pro honors for his performance, Smith also finished as Pro Football Focus' highest-graded safety where his 36.0 overall grade was nearly twice as high as the second-ranked Adrian Amos (18.3). He remains under contract with Minnesota in 2018 and should be considered among the first handful of safeties to be considered in fantasy drafts.
Smith had two interceptions, eight total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Saturday's win at Green Bay.
Smith had a dominating performance as he was distruptive against the pass and the run. He isn't averaging as many tackles as last season (4.6 vs. 4.9) but still grades very well against the pass and the run. It was a shock he didn't make the NFC Pro Bowl roster as he could receive votes for Defensive Player of the Year.
Smith had an interception, 1.5 sacks and five total tackles in Sunday's 23-10 win over Green Bay.
Smith had a dominant performance, as he made an amazing one-handed grab on his interception. He was also active as a pass rusher on several blitz packages. He may be the best safety in the NFL and puts himself in position to make several big plays each game.
Smith had three tackles, a tackle for a loss, a QB hit and an interception in Monday's win at Chicago.
Smith's interception late in the fourth quarter ultimately resulted in Minnesota winning the game. He's had an interception in two of his last three games.
|4||9/27/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|