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Eric Kendricks or Za'Darius Smith

Who Should I Start? - Week 4 • Start New
Eric Kendricks

Eric Kendricks

LBMinnesota Vikings MIN
Za'Darius Smith

Za'Darius Smith

OLBMinnesota Vikings MIN
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Kendricks over Smith

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Eric Kendricks
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Owners starting Smith over Kendricks

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Za'Darius Smith
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Performance Eric Kendricks
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TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
Season stats based on the past 7 days

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Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Za'Darius Smith
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TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
Season stats based on the past 7 days

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Next Up Own/Start Comparison
Redzone Touches Eric Kendricks

Redzone information only applies to RB, WR, TE.

Redzone Touches Za'Darius Smith

Redzone information only applies to RB, WR, TE.

Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Eric Kendricks
OWN
 
4%
+1.03 compared to last week
START
 
3%
+0.96 compared to last week
OWN/START Za'Darius Smith
OWN
 
2%
-0.16 compared to last week
START
 
2%
-0.16 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Eric Kendricks
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Za'Darius Smith
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Eric Kendricks

    Overview

  • Average points in the past two weeks have dipped quite a bit at 7.6.
  • Defensive Stats

    Bonus Qualities

  • Played in 15 more games this year than last year.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Solo Tackles: +70, Assisted Tackles: +38 Sacks: +1, INTs: EVEN, Passes Defended: +7, INT TDS: EVEN,
  • Unfortunately two players have the same exact name and his rating may not be entirely accurate at this point. We are working on fixing situations like this!
  • Season Outlook

Breakdown Za'Darius Smith

    Overview

  • Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 13th with 68.0 total points (3.78 avg).
  • Currently 68.5 points behind the leader: Rashaan Evans
  • Decline in numbers lately by 3.8 PPG.
  • Defensive Stats

  • Top 20 in solo tackles and is currently ranked 17th among LB.
  • Top 50 in assisted tackles and is currently ranked 37th among LB.
  • Top 3 in sacks and is currently ranked 3rd among LB.
  • Top 6 in passes defended and is currently ranked 6th among LB.
  • Top 3 in yards lost with 69 and is currently ranked 3rd among LB.
  • Bonus Qualities

  • Played in 17 more games this year than last year.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Solo Tackles: +33, Assisted Tackles: +12 Sacks: +9, INTs: EVEN, Passes Defended: +5, INT TDS: EVEN,
  • Unfortunately two players have the same exact name and his rating may not be entirely accurate at this point. We are working on fixing situations like this!
  • Season Outlook

Next Up Health Check
Injury Eric Kendricks

No Injury Reported

Injury Za'Darius Smith

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Eric Kendricks

Week 4
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints

PA/G YDS/G TO INT SACK TDs FSP
20.29331.241674811.61
Compare to same point last season

Overview

  • Experts don"t even rank him among DST's. Either he is on a bye week or is just plain bad. Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 15th with 114.00 total points (6.71 avg).
  • Currently 72 points behind the leader: Patriots DST
  • Average points in the past two weeks have dipped quite a bit at 6.7.

Defensive Stats

  • Top 12 in total yards against with 331.24 per game and is currently ranked 12th among DST.
  • Ranked 24th in rush defense with 2218 (130.47 per game).
  • Top 2 in pass defense with 3413 (200.76 per game) and is currently ranked 1st among DST.
  • Top 8 in sacks with 48 (2.82 per game) and currently ranked 7th among DST.
  • Top 6 in points against with 20.29 per game and currently ranked 5th among DST.
  • Currently ranked 25th in Total TDs with 1 (0.06 per game) among DST.

Bonus Qualities

  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Total Yards Against: +73.36, Turnovers: +5 Sacks: +33, INTs: -1, TDs: -1, Points Allowed: -1.59,
  • Unfortunately two players have the same exact name and his rating may not be entirely accurate at this point. We are working on fixing situations like this!

Season Outlook

  • SACK: 44, INT: 14, TDS: 3, PA/G: 20.9, YDS/G: 338.1
Matchups Za'Darius Smith

Week 4
Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints

PA/G YDS/G TO INT SACK TDs FSP
20.29331.241674811.61
Compare to same point last season

Overview

  • Experts don"t even rank him among DST's. Either he is on a bye week or is just plain bad. Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 15th with 114.00 total points (6.71 avg).
  • Currently 72 points behind the leader: Patriots DST
  • Average points in the past two weeks have dipped quite a bit at 6.7.

Defensive Stats

  • Top 12 in total yards against with 331.24 per game and is currently ranked 12th among DST.
  • Ranked 24th in rush defense with 2218 (130.47 per game).
  • Top 2 in pass defense with 3413 (200.76 per game) and is currently ranked 1st among DST.
  • Top 8 in sacks with 48 (2.82 per game) and currently ranked 7th among DST.
  • Top 6 in points against with 20.29 per game and currently ranked 5th among DST.
  • Currently ranked 25th in Total TDs with 1 (0.06 per game) among DST.

Bonus Qualities

  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Total Yards Against: +73.36, Turnovers: +5 Sacks: +33, INTs: -1, TDs: -1, Points Allowed: -1.59,
  • Unfortunately two players have the same exact name and his rating may not be entirely accurate at this point. We are working on fixing situations like this!

Season Outlook

  • SACK: 44, INT: 14, TDS: 3, PA/G: 20.9, YDS/G: 338.1
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Eric Kendricks
11.54
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Za'Darius Smith
10.40
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Eric Kendricks
TACKLES
YEAR TEAM GP TOTAL AST SACK PASS DEF INT INT TD
2015 MIN 14 149 58 19 1 0 0
2016 MIN 15 109 37 3 8 1 1
2017 MIN 16 114 48 1 6 1 1
2018 MIN 14 106 44 1 5 2 0
2019 MIN 15 110 36 1 12 0 0
2020 MIN 16 107 38 0 6 3 0
2021 MIN 16 141 58 5 4 2 0
2022 MIN 16 136 50 1 6 0 0
3-YEAR AVG 128 49 2 5 2 0
Totals 125 981 372 32 49 9 2
Career Za'Darius Smith
TACKLES
YEAR TEAM GP TOTAL AST SACK PASS DEF INT INT TD
2015 BAL 14 46 14 14 1 0 0
2016 BAL 7 14 9 1 1 0 0
2017 BAL 11 24 9 4 0 0 0
2018 BAL 16 44 17 9 3 0 0
2019 GB 16 52 14 14 0 0 0
2020 GB 16 52 17 13 2 0 0
2021 GB 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2022 MIN 16 43 11 9 5 0 0
3-YEAR AVG 34 10 8 2 0 0
Totals 101 284 94 64 12 0 0
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Matchups

Week 4
ARI @CAR
ATL vs CLE
BAL vs BUF
CHI @NYG
CIN vs MIA
DAL vs WAS
DEN @LV
DET vs SEA
GB vs NE
HOU vs LAC
IND vs TEN
JAC @PHI
KC @TB
LAR @SF
MIN @NO
NYJ @PIT
Matchup Time Pitchers
No games scheduled
Matchup Time
ATL @PHO 10:00 PM EST
BKN @BOS 7:30 PM EST
DET vs WAS 7:00 PM EST
GS @MIN 8:00 PM EST
HOU vs OKC 8:00 PM EST
MEM vs POR 7:00 PM EST
ORL @PHI 7:00 PM EST
SA vs SAC 8:00 PM EST
TOR @UTA 9:00 PM EST
Matchup Time
BOS @TOR 7:30 PM EST
BUF vs CAR 7:30 PM EST