Roquan Smith
Roquan Smith
23-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Chicago Bears
Questionable
Injury Pectoral
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Perhaps the Bears defense won't regain the explosiveness it showed during its memorable 2018 season, Smith's first in the NFL, but the former Georgia star will likely do his own part in working toward Chicago's return to dominance. Still only 23, his tackle production has been strong to this point, totaling 222 stops on 1,669 snaps. That would project to about 133 tackles on a 1,000-snap workload, which makes Smith an easy LB1, especially given his strong pass-rushing numbers otherwise. With seven career sacks, he would project for about four sacks on a 1,000-snap sample. As an instinctive and highly athletic linebacker, it wouldn't be surprising if Smith started to make a bigger turnover impact after posting just two interceptions and zero forced fumbles to this point. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $18.48 million contract with the Bears in August of 2018.
Should be ready by training camp
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
February 25, 2020
Smith (pectoral) is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle in Week 14 and underwent surgery later in December. General manager Ryan Pace expects Smith to be ready for training camp. Smith will be 23 years old to start the 2020 season, and he's recorded two straight campaigns with 100-plus stops.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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% of Team Snaps

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916
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734
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572
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518
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215
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130
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2019 Roquan Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review
How do Roquan Smith's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
230 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.51 sec
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
Although he's ranked fourth, Smith could be drafted first among linebackers, as his upside is difficult to overstate. He was extremely productive as a 21-year-old rookie last year, posting numbers of All-Pro quality while playing only 880 snaps. He'd be hard-pressed to increase his per-snap production, but it can't be ruled out. We can, however, rule out the possibility of Smith playing fewer than 900 snaps in 16 games, so the volume should spike upward through workload at least. Uniquely instinctive, disruptive and athletic, Smith boasts every applicable skill.
You're forgiven if you don't trust a rookie enough to valuate him this highly, but Smith is very likely the real deal, and Chicago didn't pick him eighth overall to phase him in slowly. Smith (6-1, 236) sometimes looks like a heat-seeking missile compared to the other 10 defenders, boasting plus-plus instincts and athleticism both. After running a 4.51 40 on the heels of a final season at Georgia with 137 tackles (14 for loss) and 6.5 sacks in 15 games, Smith is ready to hunt in the NFL.
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On track for training camp
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
December 31, 2019
Smith (pectoral) is targeting a return to full health for training camp, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
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Ends year on IR
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
December 9, 2019
Smith (pectoral) had surgery and was placed on injured reserve, costing him the last three games of the season. He ended the season with 101 tackles, two sacks and an interception over 12 games.
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Torn pec feared
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
December 6, 2019
Smith is believed to have suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Thursday's 31-24 win over the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Potentially serious injury
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
December 5, 2019
Coach Matt Nagy said after Thursday's 31-24 win over the Cowboys that the pectoral injury Smith suffered in the game "does not look good for him."
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Ruled out with pec
LBChicago Bears
Pectoral
December 5, 2019
Smith has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Cowboys with a pectoral injury, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
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