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54 Jaylon Smith LB

Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
9%2%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16811.0002

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Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Puts together solid rookie season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith finished the regular season with 81 tackles (50 solo), two passes defended, two forced fumbles and a sack in 16 games.

While he had his ups and down as a rookie, it's still impressive that he was able to suit up for all 16 games given that he missed the entire 2016 campaign recovering from the catastrophic knee injury that ended his college career at Notre Dame. Cowboys starting middle linebacker Anthony Hitchens is a free agent, and if Hitchens heads elsewhere Smith could enter 2018 atop the depth chart at the position, a spot that would provide him with some intriguing IDP upside -- especially if he regains more of the elite athleticism he flashed in college with further rehab.

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Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Leads team in tackles Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded a team-high eight tackles in Thursday's 28-6 loss to the Chargers.

It was his highest total since Week 4. While Smith is no longer in the starting lineup despite Sean Lee (hamstring) remaining sidelined, he'll likely see his snap count trend back up at the expense of veteran Justin Durant if he continues making plays.

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Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Forces fumble Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith had three tackles (two solo), one sack and a forced fumble Sunday against the 49ers.

This marks Smith's first sack and second forced fumble of the season. Although he slots in as a backup, the 22-year-old has logged 44 tackles (23 solo) through six games, making him a decent IDP option and an excellent keeper-league asset.

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Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Ticketed for backup role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is expected to settle into a reserve role Sunday against the 49ers with fellow linebacker Sean Lee (hamstring) on track to return from a two-game absence, Todd Archer of ESPN.com reports.

With either Lee or Anthony Hitchens having missed all five of the Cowboys' games to date due to injury, Smith has enjoyed a productive run in a starting role, amassing 41 tackles over that span. Smith should still be a fixture in certain defensive packages Sunday, but an expected downturn in his snap count will limit his IDP utility going forward.

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Cowboys' Jaylon Smith: Hits double-digit tackles again Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith racked up a team-high 10 tackles in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

It's his second straight game with double-digit tackles, and while the Cowboys defense as a whole clearly missed Sean Lee (hamstring), Smith's personal production benefited from the veteran linebacker's absence. Anthony Hitchens (knee) has begun practicing, but the original timetable for his return to the lineup was after the team's Week 6 bye, which should leave Smith as the starting MLB -- and a viable IDP play -- for at least one more game.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/17NYG0001
29/17/17DEN0000
39/25/17ARI0000
410/1/17LAR0000
510/8/17GB0000
710/22/17SF01.001
810/29/17WAS0000
911/5/17KC0000
1011/12/17ATL0000
1111/19/17PHI0000
1211/23/17LAC0000
1311/30/17WAS0000
1412/10/17NYG0000
1512/17/17OAK0000
1612/24/17SEA0000
1712/31/17PHI0000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2016Dallas Cowboys000.000000.0000
2017Dallas Cowboys168150.0311000.0002
TOTAL168150.0311000.0002
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2016Dallas Cowboys000000000
2017Dallas Cowboys1600200000
TOTAL1600200000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/245
Birthdate:
6/14/1995
Age:
22
Hometown:
Fort Wayne, IN, USA
School:
Notre Dame
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: