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WR Steve Smith - Baltimore Ravens

5-9, 179Born: 5-12-1979College: UtahDrafted: Round 3

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Steve Smith comes over to Baltimore after being released by Carolina. He has had a fantastic career, including a true renaissance that began in 2012 and continued last season. That career revival, however, is likely over - particularly from a production standpoint. Baltimore's ideal philosophy isn't that of a team that can support two dynamic wide receivers. This is a run-first team (and will attempt to remain one, even with a new offensive coordinator in Gary Kubiak). When the team does pass, it has very viable pass-catchers outside the receiver position, leaving fewer targets for its secondary wideout than most teams. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 55, 37, 40, 43, 45, 50, 50, 50, 52, 52, 54, 54, 54, 56, 57, 58, 58, 60
WR Redraft PPR - 56, 37, 40, 43, 45, 49, 50, 51, 52, 52, 53, 54, 54, 55, 57, 58, 58
WR Dynasty - 80, 68, 71, 80, 83

Stats and Projections

2011 CAR 16 6 56 0 129 79 1394 7
2012 CAR 16 3 27 0 138 73 1174 4
2013 CAR 15 0 0 0 110 64 745 4
2014 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 53 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 50 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 60 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 57 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 161
WR: 58
Overall-PPR: 164
WR-PPR: 60

Baltimore Ravens Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

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  Matt Waldman - July 22
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  Jason Wood - July 22
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  Jason Wood - July 22
Keeper Leagues: Looking For Future Free Agents
  Jeff Tefertiller - July 16
Touchdown Regression: Receivers to Watch
  Chad Parsons - July 15
The Gut Check No.302: PPR Tiers
  Matt Waldman - July 14
Dynasty Depth Chart Diving: AFC Wide Receivers
  Chad Parsons - July 3

Articles from around the web

   - March 3
Will Steve Smith's Career Be Prolonged in Baltimore?
  Joe Redemann - July 24
Finding veteran value to exploit
  Cory Bonini - July 22
Finding smaller WRs who can excel
  Christopher Harris - July 21
Fantasy football 2014 draft prep: Baltimore Ravens team preview
  David Gonos - July 18
WR Size: Is It Valid Analysis?
  Matt Waldman and Chase Stuart - June 11
Is Dennis Pitta Ready to Break Loose in Gary Kubiak's Offense?
  Jason Schandl - July 18
Fantasy Football Sleepers & Values: Wide Receivers
  John Paulsen - July 17
Silva's July Rankings, 101-200
  Evan Silva - July 5
Silva's July Rankings, 1-100
  Evan Silva - July 2

Latest News

Ravens | Steve Smith impressing (Wed Jul 23, 05:40 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith's hands have impressed Ravens QB Joe Flacco. 'Just his natural ability to catch the ball with his hands,' Flacco said. 'He catches everything with his hands, and he does a great job doing it.'

Our View: Smith is not the same player he used to be, but that same chip on his shoulder is still there. We'll see what he can do with his new team as Smith is likely to start on the outside opposite Torrey Smith. His current ADP is WR55 (12.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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Ravens | Steve Smith expected to be used underneath (Thu Jul 17, 05:05 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is expected to run mostly underneath routes this upcoming season from the outside receiver and slot positions, because WR Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones are expected to be the big-play threats.

Our View: Smith is nowhere near the player he used to be. He still has a chip on his shoulder, but Smith lacks the ability to get downfield or create separation like he used to. Smith will work underneath routes, and he has limited fantasy value at this point in his career. His current ADP is WR55 (12.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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2014 Schedule

1vs Cincinnati Bengals
2vs Pittsburgh Steelers
3@ Cleveland Browns
4vs Carolina Panthers
5@ Indianapolis Colts
6@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7vs Atlanta Falcons
8@ Cincinnati Bengals
9@ Pittsburgh Steelers
10vs Tennessee Titans
11--- BYE WEEK ---
12@ New Orleans Saints
13vs San Diego Chargers
14@ Miami Dolphins
15vs Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Houston Texans
17vs Cleveland Browns