Justin Smith DL SF 5 Hrs

Smith (back) was active against the Seahawks on Thursday and recorded three tackles (two solo) and a sack in the 19-3 loss.

After a strong start to the season, then a lull between weeks 3 and 11, Smith has begun to turn it on over the past couple of weeks. He has recorded a sack in consecutive games and also forced a fumble last week. He will never put up huge tackle numbers, but he is beginning to look like the disruptive player we are used to.

Justin Smith DL SF 1 Day

Smith (back) listed as active for Thursday's game against the Seahawks.

Smith averages just three tackles a game, with his fantasy value dependent on his ability to get to the QB, something he did in Week 12 for the first time since Week 2.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Days

Smith (back) was listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.

Smith only fit in one limited practice all week, but the veteran pass rusher will attempt to get after Russell Wilson in the Thanksgiving affair. On the season, Smith has accrued 33 tackles (22 solo), four sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery in 11 contests.

Justin Smith DL SF 3 Days

Smith (back) did not practice Tuesday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Apparently, Smith suffered a back injury in Sunday's win over Washington, and his status for Thursday's game against Seattle is murky in light of his DNP Tuesday. The injury was news to defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, who may have to lean on Tony Jerod-Eddie or Tank Carradine on the right side of the line if Smith is unable to go.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Months

Smith recorded three tackles (two solo) and forced a fumble in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.

The one they call "the cowboy" was a disruptive force yet again. The forced fumble was his first turnover created this season, and it compliments his 16 tackles and three sacks on the year. He continues to be a productive defensive lineman despite his rising age.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Months

Smith (non-injury) is active for Sunday's game against Arizona.

Smith is off to a solid start in IDP formats, with eight tackles and three sacks in two games to date.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Months

Smith (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Arizona.

The Arizona offensive line is vulnerable and Smith is off to a strong start this year, making him look like a strong on-paper IDP start.

Justin Smith DL SF 2 Months

Smith (non-injury) was given the day off Wednesday to simply rest, and not because of an injury, CSN Bay Area reports.

The report indicates that coach Jim Harbaugh will likely give the veteran lineman Wednesdays off for the remainder of the season in an effort to keep him fresh. The 14-year veteran has nothing to prove in practice, and the team's main concern is keeping him healthy and recharged for Sundays.

Justin Smith DL SF 3 Months

Smith (non-injury) is active for Sunday's game against the Bears.

As expected, Smith is out there Sunday, on the heels of a Week 1 effort in which he recorded six tackles and two sacks for his IDP owners.

Justin Smith DL SF 3 Months

Smith (non-injury) is probable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Smith is at or near full strength, so his IDP owners don't need to factor his health into the decision of whether to utilize him this week.