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Alex Highsmith or Za'Darius Smith

Who Should I Start? - Week 13 • Start New
Alex Highsmith

Alex Highsmith

LBPittsburgh Steelers PIT
Za'Darius Smith

Za'Darius Smith

OLBMinnesota Vikings MIN
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Highsmith over Smith

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Alex Highsmith
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Performance Alex Highsmith
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TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
6401.000
Season stats based on the past 7 days

TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
7401.500
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Za'Darius Smith
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TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
3300.000
Season stats based on the past 7 days

TACK SOLO INT SACK DEF TD
4300.000
Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
Redzone Touches Alex Highsmith

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 Alex Highsmith
OWN
 
3%
+0.81 compared to last week
START
 
3%
+1.19 compared to last week
OWN/START Za'Darius Smith
OWN
 
2%
+0.23 compared to last week
START
 
2%
+0.23 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Alex Highsmith
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Za'Darius Smith
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Alex Highsmith

    Overview

  • Average points in the past two weeks have increased by 3.6 PPG. If you don't have the confidence he can keep it up, then trade him for a sure thing.
  • Defensive Stats

    Bonus Qualities

  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Solo Tackles: +1, Assisted Tackles: -8 Sacks: +7, INTs: EVEN, Passes Defended: +1, INT TDS: EVEN,
  • Season Outlook

Breakdown Za'Darius Smith

    Overview

  • Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 12th with 53.5 total points (4.86 avg).
  • Currently 51 points behind the leader: Rashaan Evans
  • Slight decline in numbers lately at 2.6 PPG.
  • Defensive Stats

  • Top 15 in solo tackles and is currently ranked 13th among LB.
  • Top 50 in assisted tackles and is currently ranked 42nd among LB.
  • Top 3 in sacks and is currently ranked 2nd among LB.
  • Top 10 in passes defended and is currently ranked 8th among LB.
  • Top 3 in yards lost with 69 and is currently ranked 1st among LB.
  • Bonus Qualities

  • Played in 10 more games this year than last year.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Solo Tackles: +24, Assisted Tackles: +7 Sacks: +8.5, INTs: EVEN, Passes Defended: +4, INT TDS: EVEN,
  • Season Outlook

Next Up Health Check
Injury Alex Highsmith

No Injury Reported

Injury Za'Darius Smith

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Alex Highsmith

Week 13
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Atlanta Falcons

PA/G YDS/G TO INT SACK TDs FSP
24.42393.2516101744.92
Compare to same point last season

Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 17th among DST's. Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 15th with 73.00 total points (6.08 avg).
  • Currently 48 points behind the leader: Patriots DST
  • He is putting up the kind of numbers the experts expected him to.
  • Average points in the past two weeks have increased by 1.4 PPG.

Defensive Stats

  • Top 10 in turnovers with 16 (1.33 per game) and is currently ranked 10th among DST.
  • Ranked 24th in rush defense with 1530 (127.50 per game).
  • Ranked 31st in pass defense with 3189 (265.75 per game).
  • Top 8 in interceptions with 10 (0.83 per game) and currently ranked 7th among DST.
  • One of the worst in points against with 24.42 per game and currently ranked 29th among DST.
  • Top 4 in Total TDs with 4 (0.33 per game) and currently ranked 3rd among DST.

Bonus Qualities

  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Total Yards Against: +2.57, Turnovers: -12 Sacks: -20, INTs: -3, TDs: +3, Points Allowed: -2.08,

Season Outlook

  • SACK: 30, INT: 13, TDS: 2, PA/G: 28.7, YDS/G: 387.1
Matchups Za'Darius Smith

Week 13
Minnesota Vikings VS New York Jets

PA/G YDS/G TO INT SACK TDs FSP
17.82328.5515123418.22
Compare to same point last season

Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 12th among DST's. Based on his stats from the past 30 days, he is currently ranked 7th with 90.00 total points (8.18 avg).
  • Currently 31 points behind the leader: Patriots DST
  • He is putting up slightly better numbers than the experts expected him to.
  • Average points in the past two weeks have remained fairly consistant and rose slightly by 0.8 PPG.

Defensive Stats

  • Top 6 in total yards against with 328.55 per game and is currently ranked 6th among DST.
  • Top 10 in rush defense with 1224 (111.27 per game) and is currently ranked 10th among DST.
  • Top 6 in pass defense with 2390 (217.27 per game) and is currently ranked 5th among DST.
  • Top 8 in sacks with 34 (3.09 per game) and currently ranked 7th among DST.
  • Top 6 in interceptions with 12 (1.09 per game) and currently ranked 5th among DST.
  • Top 4 in points against with 17.82 per game and currently ranked 4th among DST.
  • Currently ranked 22nd in Total TDs with 1 (0.09 per game) among DST.

Bonus Qualities

  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: Total Yards Against: -79.77, Turnovers: -8 Sacks: -9, INTs: +1, TDs: EVEN, Points Allowed: -12,

Season Outlook

  • SACK: 35, INT: 12, TDS: 3, PA/G: 31.5, YDS/G: 422.5
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Alex Highsmith
8.40
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Za'Darius Smith
12.82
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Alex Highsmith
TACKLES
YEAR TEAM GP TOTAL AST SACK PASS DEF INT INT TD
2020 PIT 16 48 18 2 1 1 0
2021 PIT 16 70 27 6 0 0 0
2022 PIT 11 42 15 10 1 0 0
ON PACE 16 61 22 15 1 0 0
3-YEAR AVG 40 15 3 0 0 0
Totals 45 166 62 18 2 1 0
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 11 32 7 9 4 0 0
ON PACE 16 47 10 12 6 0 0
3-YEAR AVG 37 11 9 1 0 0
Totals 94 270 89 63 11 0 0
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