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WR Steve Smith - Baltimore Ravens

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

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Steve Smith injured his ankle in Week 5. He missed Week 6, and it's looking like he will also miss Week 7. The Ravens have a Week 8 bye, and Smith has a reasonable chance to return for Week 9.

He is listed as doubtful on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 17): Smith (ankle injury) was listed as doubtful to play on Friday's injury report - he didn't practice at all last week he was inactive on Sunday.

General News (Fri Oct 21): did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this week.

General News (Thu Oct 20): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 19): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 7: at New York Jets

All WR vs NYJ

Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Even though Marty Mornhinweg was expected to lean more towards the running game as the Ravens' offensive coordinator, we didn't see that materialize in Week Six, as Joe Flacco attempted 48 passes (26/48 for 307 yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -14 yards) vs. 26/98/2 rushing for the team. Unfortunately, Steve Smith couldn't play last weekend due to an ankle injury, so the team relied on Mike Wallace (nine targets for 4/97/0 receiving) and the little-utilized Kamar Aiken (six for 4/64/0). Breshad Perriman saw eight chances but managed just 3/48/0 receiving. Terrance West (six for 4/36/0) and Dennis Pitta (10 for 6/36/0) also were heavily involved during the contest. Flacco seems to be getting enough chances to remain a viable fantasy option even though the team switched up coordinators at mid-stream. The Jets' pass defense has fallen from their former heights, and now rank 28th in the NFL averaging 290.0 net passing yards allowed per game, with a surprising 13 TDs given up vs. just two interceptions generated so far (tied for last in the NFL) and a middlin' 12 sacks generated this year. From Week Four to Week Six of the 2016 season (over the last three weeks), New York has averaged 25.6 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (fifth-most in the NFL); and 26.4 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (ninth-most); with 8.4 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (eighth-most). Last Monday night, Carson Palmer threw 23/34 for 213 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown, with zero sacks taken en route to an easy 28-3 victory over the Jets. This is a great matchup for Flacco and company.

Recent Stats and Projections

3 at JAX 40 0 0 0 11 8 87 0 0 8.7
4 vs OAK 73 0 0 0 11 8 111 1 0 17.1
5 vs WAS 13 0 0 0 3 3 29 0 0 2.9
7 at NYJ PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0 * * * *
7 at NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *
7 at NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 5 vs WAS (3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith made his first catch over the middle gaining 15. Smith followed it up with a catch underneath and limped to the sideline after the play. Smith had his ankle taped and returned to make a 7 yard catch on 3rd and short but again limped off the field favoring his ankle. Smith would not return.

2016 Week 4 vs OAK (11 / 8 / 111 / 1 rec)

Steve Smith made his first catch finding the soft spot in the zone coverage for a gain of 17. Steve Smith came wide open on a crossing route but Flacco missed the mark with pressure in his face. Steve Smith made two underneath catches but was dropped for minimal gains each time. Smith again came wide open in the middle of the field and Flacco found him for a 20 yard gain. Steve Smith beat David Amerson on an in route broke a tackle and juked Reggie Nelson on his way to a 52 yard touchdown. Smith continues to look better each week and Flacco will continue to pepper his favorite receiver with targets.

2016 Week 3 vs JAX (11 / 8 / 87 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith looked more like himself against the Jaguars. Smith dropped his first target over the middle running a curl route. Flacco threw short of Smith the following play with pressure in his face. Smith made his first catch on an in route and exploded up field with room to run, gaining 23. Smith looked fast and explosive on the play and nearly hurdled a defender. Smith beat Jalen Ramsey on 3rd and short for 9 yards running a curl route outside against the rookie. Smith picked up 22 more beating the coverage on an in route. Smith picked up 15 more working over the middle, finding the hole in zone coverage, making the catch and getting up field. Flacco went to Smith when he needed a play on 4th down with the game on the line and Smith delivered with a nice catch and a first down.

2016 Week 2 vs CLE (6 / 3 / 64 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith looked more like himself after a rough outing week 1. Smith's first two targets were an interception by Joe Haden and a pass deflection again by Haden. Smith made all his catches in quick succession. Smith made his first catch on an in route beating Joe Haden for 14 yards and setting up a field goal attempt before the half. Smith opened the second half with a 19 yard gain running an out route and 31 more yards down the sideline the following play beating Joe Haden once again. I saw Smith with his hands on his hips frequently throughout the game. Either Smith was tired or frustrated with his involvement. Smith should continue to regain his form and make more plays as the season progresses.

2016 Week 1 vs BUF (8 / 5 / 19 / 0 rec)

Steve Smith led the Ravens in receptions and snaps but did little to suggest he will be a productive part of the Ravens offense. Smith made his first three catches on curl routes failing to gain any yards after making the catch. Smith simply went limp and allowed himself to be tackled. Another worrisome sign was Smith running the wrong route, Smith ran an out and up when Flacco expected an out route. The miscommunication nearly led to a pick six but the ball fell through the arms of Ronald Darby. On his final target Smith gained separation on a comeback route covered by Ronald Darby but Flacco's throw was out of reach. Smith did not look explosive and was not productive. If the trend continues expect Perriman and Aiken to eat into Smith's snaps.


Latest News

Ravens | Week 7 inactives for Baltimore (Sun Oct 23, 11:55 AM) - The Baltimore Ravens have declared LB C.J. Mosley, LB Elvis Dumervil, OG Marshal Yanda, OT Ronnie Stanley, CB Shareece Wright, WR Steve Smith, LB Terrell Suggs inactive for Week 7.

Our View: The Ravens are still missing two starting offensive linemen, and in a tough matchup against the Jets defensive line.

Ravens | Steve Smith listed as doubtful again (Fri Oct 21, 02:59 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (ankle) has been listed as doubtful for the team's Week 7 game Sunday, Oct. 23, versus the New York Jets. He also sat out practice again Friday, Oct. 21.

Our View: Mike Wallace will be the #1 receiver this week, but Joe Flacco is hurting and he might see a lot of Darrelle Revis. Dennis Pitta will also see more targets with Smith out, but he is only a low ceiling PPR play at tight end.

Ravens | Steve Smith sits again (Thu Oct 20, 11:44 AM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (ankle) remains out of practice Thursday, Oct. 20.

Our View: This is as expected and he probably is at least a week or two away from being able to contribute. The next man up is Mike Wallace, who should be a solid WR3 start against a terrible Jets secondary. The only hangup could be that it's likely Ryan Mallett starts, as Joe Flacco is hurt.
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Ravens | Wednesday injury report for Ravens (Wed Oct 19, 06:15 PM) - Baltimore Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), WR Devin Hester (thigh), LB C.J. Mosley (thigh), CB Jerraud Powers (thigh), WR Steve Smith (ankle), LB Terrell Suggs (biceps), CB Shareece Wright (thigh) and OG Marshal Yanda (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 19. CB Jimmy Smith (concussion) was limited. OT Ronnie Stanley (foot) was a full participant.

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Ravens | Steve Smith will not play (Sun Oct 16, 11:40 AM) - Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (ankle) will not play in Week 6's game against the New York Giants.

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