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  Buccaneers | Two Buccaneers placed on IR    Mon Nov 7, 08:05 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith (knee) and DE Howard Jones (knee) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 7.

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  Buccaneers | Antone Smith done for the season    Fri Nov 4, 05:09 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith (knee) will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury he suffered in a Week 9 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.

Footballguys view: Peyton Barber could start again in Week 10 against Chicago if Doug Martin isn't ready. Recent re-signing Mike James would be the #2 behind Barber if the team doesn't sign another back or get Martin or Jacquizz Rodgers back next week.

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  Buccaneers | Eight touches for Antone Smith    Fri Nov 4, 01:00 AM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith carried five times for 25 yards in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3, and he added three receptions for 27 yards on four targets.

Footballguys view: Smith had an ugly fumble and his explosiveness wasn't a factor in this one. He also left with a knee injury and was seen on crutches after the game. He's the fourth Bucs back to go down with an injury this year.

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  Buccaneers | RB committee for Tampa Bay on TNF?    Tue Nov 1, 05:35 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter suggested that the team might employ a running back committee in the next game Thursday, Nov. 3, against the Atlanta Falcons. 'When you have three guys who have been here short-term, other than Peyton [Barber], your roles aren't very clearly defined right now,' Koetter said. 'We'll try to patch it together one week at a time until we get some reinforcements back.'

Footballguys view: The Bucs have three backs to turn to, an none of them are more than 'what the heck' flex options for fantasy owners.

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  Buccaneers | Four moves by Bucs    Mon Oct 17, 10:17 AM

Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Bears) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Oct. 17. Terms were not disclosed. WR Donteea Dye, WR Freddie Martino and TE Tevin Westbrook were also re-signed to the practice squad.

Footballguys view: Smith is a player similarly built to Jacquizz Rodgers. He's a compact back with a low center of gravity and a tough running style. Smith will work as a reserve back behind Rodgers and starter Doug Martin.

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  Jets | Antone Smith cut    Sat Sep 3, 01:37 PM

The New York Jets have released RB Antone Smith.

Footballguys view: Smith was a long-shot to make the final roster after bouncing around to a few different teams. He flashed in a reserve role for the Falcons back in 2014, but Smith has yet to build on -- or even duplicate -- that success.

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  Jets | Antone Smith joins New York    Tue Aug 16, 05:32 PM

Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Bears) was signed by the New York Jets Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Footballguys view: With Bernard Pierce on the Reserved/Injured list, the Jets needed another body at RB. Smith is short and stocky, but the veteran runs with good pad level and will drive his legs after contact.

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  Bears | Week 16 inactives for Bears    Sun Dec 27, 11:53 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Christian Jones, DB Jacoby Glenn, OT Nick Becton, OT Tayo Fabuluje inactive for Week 16.

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  Bears | Antone Smith waived    Tue Dec 22, 05:20 PM

Chicago Bears RB Antone Smith was waived Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Footballguys view: Smith flashed as a part-time player for the Falcons, but he did nothing for the Bears. He's not the same after breaking his leg, and Smith isn't going to have teams lined up around the block for his services. We'll see if he can latch on with a team for camp next year.

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  Bears | Week 15 Inactives    Sun Dec 20, 11:39 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Christian Jones, DB Jacoby Glenn, OT Nick Becton, OT Tayo Fabuluje inactive for Week 15.

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  Bears | Week 14 Inactives    Sun Dec 13, 11:42 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, OT Nick Becton, LB Pernell McPhee, DL Ziggy Hood inactive for Week 14.

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  Bears | Chicago's Week 13 inactives    Sun Dec 6, 11:39 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, DL Bruce Gaston, WR Eddie Royal, DB Jacoby Glenn, WR Marquess Wilson, OT Nick Becton inactive for Week 13.

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  Bears | Jeremy Langford set for start    Wed Nov 4, 02:12 PM

Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is expected to start in Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9, with RB Matt Forte (knee) dealing with a knee injury. Forte is a long shot to play Monday night, according to a source informed of the team's plans. RB Antone Smith could take on the role of the pass-catching back in obvious down and distances.

Footballguys view: Langford faces the San Diego Chargers and looks like a nice RB2 play, considering the problems the Chargers have on defense. We especially in like him in PPR leagues, as he played some receiver at Michigan State and will definitely see some portion of the targets Matt Forte had received.

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  Bears | Week 6 Inactives    Sun Oct 18, 11:59 AM

The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, DL Bruce Gaston, OT Jermon Bushrod, OT Nick Becton, LB Shea McClellin, CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Week 6.

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  Bears | Antone Smith added    Mon Oct 12, 02:53 PM

Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Falcons) signed with the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Falcons | Atlanta waives a few    Sat Sep 5, 04:38 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement Saturday, Sept. 5. TE Tony Moeaki, WR Carlton Mitchell, TE D.J. Tialavea and RB Jerome Smith were also waived.

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  Falcons | Several players to miss preseason game    Wed Sep 2, 04:47 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe), LB Justin Durant (foot), CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder), RB Antone Smith (hamstring), TE Tony Moeaki (ankle), OT Jake Matthews (back) and LB Brooks Reed (groin) have been ruled out for the final preseason game.

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  Falcons | Two players will miss preseason game    Thu Aug 27, 04:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and SS William Moore (calf) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.

Footballguys view: Smith had some nice games last season but isn't a fantasy force, while Moore's absence won't impact the defense, which isn't expected to be a fantasy factor this season.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith to miss game    Thu Aug 20, 01:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.

Footballguys view: Smith had a chance to horn into more work in the Falcons backfield with a good showing while Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman were out, but he joined them on the sidelines.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith still out    Tue Aug 18, 10:04 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Footballguys view: Smith is a valuable veteran because of his quickness and big-play ability. The team will give him plenty of time to heal.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith out    Mon Aug 17, 10:15 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: The Falcons RB corps has been banged up from the top to the bottom. Smith will serve as a part-time back when healthy.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith suffers injury    Sat Aug 15, 10:37 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 14. Head coach Dan Quinn said the team hopes Smith will be able to return in the near future.

Footballguys view: Smith was set up for an opportunity to show that he can durable with more than 5-8 touches a game. He promptly got hurt with even a moderate load in a game. The Falcons have no healthy backs among their top three and might be forced to sign a veteran if they don't get healthy soon.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith back at practice    Tue Jun 2, 10:41 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) was happy about being able to return to the practice field Tuesday, June 2, for organized team activities (OTAs).

Footballguys view: Smith has been knocked out of action since last November due to this leg injury. He is a big-play back with the ability to score from anywhere on the field. Smith should work as a change-of-pace back in Kyle Shanahan's system this season.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith hopes to be in RB mix    Mon May 25, 06:57 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is still recovering from a broken leg, but he hopes to be back in the mix by the start of training camp in late July. "The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said. "I'm up and running. I'm almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself," said Smith.

Footballguys view: Smith is built low to the ground, but he can make big plays in the open field. He does a good job of picking and cutting his way through trash as a runner, and Smith has incredible foot frequency which allows him to change direction without losing much speed. If healthy, finding touches behind rookie (starter?) Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman could be difficult.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith progresses to running    Thu May 21, 08:33 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) has began running during his rehabilitation from a fractured right leg he suffered Nov. 16, 2014. Smith said he is almost running full force. It is unlikely he will be cleared for the beginning of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, though.

Footballguys view: Smith is more notable for his five touchdowns in ten games last season before the injury. He showed some big-play, home-run ability, but will fight with Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman for playing time. Still, his speed and ability to get outside fits well with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's scheme. He's worth watching as a late-round flier or free agency acquisition.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith re-signs    Tue Mar 10, 08:37 PM

Free-agent RB Antone Smith has re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Falcons wanted to get this deal done. Smith is a fine change-of-pace back who can break off a few big plays here and there.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith coming back to Atlanta?    Thu Feb 26, 07:49 PM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Antone Smith is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, but the Falcons could add another running back in free agency instead.

Footballguys view: We like the Falcons potentially bringing back Smith. He's been hanging around with the Falcons for some time since coming out of Florida State in 2009 as an undrafted free agent. He had a career-high five touchdowns in 2014 before a broken leg suffered covering a punt ended his season.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith placed on IR    Mon Nov 17, 04:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Monday, Nov. 17, with a broken leg.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith out for the year    Mon Nov 17, 02:39 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is out for the remainder of the season with a broken leg, according to head coach Mike Smith.

Footballguys view: It was fun while it lasted. Smith was a hotter fantasy play earlier this year as he seemed to be breaking off big plays regularly on a part-time basis. This injury negatively impacts his dynasty value as well. With Smith on the sidelines, we could see a larger role for rookie Devonta Freeman.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith leaves on crutches    Sun Nov 16, 06:09 PM

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) left the locker room after the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers on crutches. He suffered a right knee injury Sunday, Nov. 16.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith leaves game    Sun Nov 16, 03:31 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith listed as questionable    Fri Nov 7, 02:46 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Footballguys view: We're waiting to see if the long touchdown specialist can get more touches in the offense, but he might not even be worth even a desperation play at this point.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith limited during practice    Thu Nov 6, 03:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Smith was a sneaky play for five of the first six weeks because he scored touchdowns, but has not done that the last two weeks and so became a non-factor. His streaky time has come and gone, and he shouldn't be in your lineup unless he's a RB4 or desperation flex play.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith OK    Wed Oct 29, 10:09 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) is going to be fine after suffering a stinger in Week 8.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith won't return    Sun Oct 26, 12:10 PM

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and will not return.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith leaves game    Sun Oct 26, 11:16 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and is questionable to return.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith doing a lot with little    Mon Oct 13, 04:21 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith is RB10 in non-PPR scoring leagues despite having just 23 total touches (13 carries, 10 receptions). What's helped Smith so far is his ability to break long touchdowns. He has five so far on the season.

Footballguys view: Smith is a flex start for your fantasy team every week. He can hide behind his offensive linemen, then burst into the open field for big gains.

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  Falcons | Another long TD for Antone Smith    Sun Oct 12, 06:09 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith hauled in a 41-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears.

Footballguys view: Smith now has five long scores in six games after having two on eight touches last year. It's time to anoint him at least a weekly flex play, even though he has been a legit RB2 if you kept in your lineup all this time. Next week he goes to Baltimore in a tougher matchup.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith is on the rise    Fri Oct 10, 09:14 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has averaged 17.2 yards per touch in the offense in five years with the team, and he is the only player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with six offensive touchdowns of at least 35 yards in his first 25 career touches. Smith had the second-most snaps of his career (11) last week, and head coach Mike Smith conceded this week that the back has earned more touches.

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  Falcons | More touches for Antone Smith?    Mon Oct 6, 11:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has earned more touches because of his play this season, head coach Mike Smith said Monday, Oct. 6.

Footballguys view: Yes please! Smith makes big plays happen. We'd like to see him more involved in the offense, and he's a solid flex play going forward for fantasy owners.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith making most of opportunities    Mon Oct 6, 02:22 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has four touchdowns so far this season on just 17 touches. He is averaging 16.29 yards per touch.

Footballguys view: Smith needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. Yes, the Falcons are using a four-headed RBBC. Yes, Steven Jackson has not fallen off the face of the earth just yet. Yes, rookie Devonta Freeman is getting used more. However, Smith is making plays--and the team is using him in the right way. Start him as a flex play with RB2 upside each week until something changes.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith landing praise    Fri Oct 3, 08:02 PM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has scored every 4.3 times he has touched the football this season, yet he is fourth among the team's tailbacks with 13 touches on the season. Offensive coordinator Dick Koetter said the team is deep at tailback and they feel good about all of their backs. He went on to note that Smith is making the most of his playing time. 'Guys earn their touches and he's doing a good job. You can make a great argument that he deserves more,' Koetter said. Smith has three touchdowns in four games this year. He averages 16.4 yards per touch during his career.

Footballguys view: Smith is worth a flex start in certain league formats. He's built low to the ground, and Smith is difficult to tackle in the open field. Smith has the speed to make big plays as a runner or receiver out of the backfield.

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  Falcons | Friday injury report for Week 4    Fri Sep 26, 02:35 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 4.

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  Falcons | Thursday practice report for Week 4    Thu Sep 25, 03:45 PM

Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

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  Falcons | Wednesday practice report    Wed Sep 24, 04:19 PM

Atlanta Falcons LB Prince Shembo (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. WR Devin Hester (ankle) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) practiced in full.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith to get more work    Mon Aug 11, 02:53 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith will get more work in the coming days in an effort to get into the offense.

Footballguys view: Smith has been a player to monitor in super deep dynasty leagues. He's compact, runs with good balance and can explode out of his cuts. With the addition of rookie Devonta Freeman, Smith is buried even further on the depth chart. We'll see if he can do something with his increased opportunity.

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  Falcons | Jake Matthews has rough debut    Fri Aug 8, 09:03 PM

Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews made his debut in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Miami Dolphins. He was called for two penalties in 19 snaps, including a holding penalty which negated a 76-yard touchdown run by RB Antone Smith. His other penalty was an illegal use of hands.

Footballguys view: Focus more on Smith's elite speed than Matthews' poor debut here. If Steven Jackson can't stay healthy, Smith's specialist role could propel him to the outskirts of fantasy relevance.

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  Falcons | Antone Smith may need special teams to make roster    Sat Jul 12, 11:17 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith may need to perform well on special teams if he wants a chance to make the final roster.

Footballguys view: Smith is a short/compact runner with a strong lower body. This helps him change direction smoothly and keep his balance when making cuts. Smith might be used as a special teams player, but he won't get many carries or be much of a fantasy factor if he makes the final roster.

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  Falcons | Devonta Freeman projected as back of the future    Fri Jun 27, 02:35 AM

Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is projected as the three-down back of the future and may see some touches behind RB Steven Jackson. The battle for the third-down role will be between RB Antone Smith and RB Jacquizz Rodgers, whose special-teams impact might be reduced by the presence of WR/KR Devin Hester.

Footballguys view: An important note for fantasy owners here. Freeman has the ability to run between the tackles, but he stands out when he gets to space. He's a high-effort runner with moves and quickness in the open field. We love his lower body strength, and Freeman is a fun back to watch. Jackson's time with the Falcons is winding down, and Freeman could take over as the lead back as soon as next season.

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  Falcons | Mike Smith believes in Steven Jackson    Fri Mar 28, 02:08 PM

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is optimistic that RB Steven Jackson will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in which he played in only 12 games due to a hamstring injury and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Jackson finished the year with six touchdowns in the final six games, however. Atlanta uses a committee at running back with Jackson and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.

Footballguys view: The way Jackson finished the season should give fantasy owners some hope. Jackson's not the same player he used to be, but he's not washed up either.

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