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WR Torrey Smith - Baltimore Ravens

6-0, 204Born: 1-26-1989College: MarylandDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 15): Smith is a glorified decoy in the Ravens pass offense. He is unstartable right now, but you can't drop a player of his past production and ability who is still on the upslope of his career.

Week 3: at Cleveland Browns

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Joe Flacco has thrown 56/91 for 511 yards passing, three TDs and one interception through two game this year - Steve Smith leads the team with 25 targets for 13/189/1 receiving, followed by Dennis Pitta (19 for 13/113/0), Owen Daniels (10 for 9/62/2) and Torrey Smith (10 for 4/60/0). Daniels was particularly effective against Pittsburgh last week (five for 5/28/2 receiving) - the Ravens have a nice array of targets for Flacco to work with heading into the third game of the season. Last year, Cleveland averaged 221 net passing yards allowed per game, tied for seventh in the NFL, but they gave away a hefty 29 passing scores over 16 games, while generating 14 interceptions (tied for 20th in the NFL) and 40 sacks (tied for 16th). During Week 1 Ben Roethlisberger rocked the Browns for 23/34 yielding 365 yards passing, one TD and one interception thrown, with four sacks taken by Roethlisberger (for -27 yards). Drew Brees managed 27/40 for 223 net yards passing, two TDs and one interception at Cleveland last week - a similar performance to what we saw on average during 2013. This looks like a good matchup for Flacco and company - the Browns are generous with passing TDs more often than not.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs CIN 0 0 0 7 3 50 0 0
2 vs PIT 0 0 0 3 1 10 0 0
3 at CLE PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 4 * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 3 * * *
3 at CLE PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 1 vs CIN (7 / 3 / 50 / 0 rec)

Torrey Smith had a game to forget. Smith slipped on his first target leaving a potential third down conversion on the field. Smith and Flacco then had a miscommunication that almost resulted in an interception. Smith followed that up by dropping a perfectly placed pass on a fade route deep down the sideline. Flacco went back to Smith on the next play and drew a pass interference call to move the chains. Smith got his first reception inside the 2 minute warning of the first half on a nice deep comeback route where he managed to break a tackle and get out of bounds to stop the clock. Smith was largely uninvolved until past midway in the fourth quarter. He made a nice catch with Terrence Newman draped all over him on a comeback route to move the chains. Smith made a catch down the deep middle against zone coverage and exploded up field for good yardage

2014 Week 2 vs PIT (3 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

Torrey Smith posted a disappointing stat line but it likely isn't indicative of his value going forward. He got a long target as he ran past Cortez Allen but was drug down from behind, drawing a pass interference call in the end zone. It would have been a 26 yard touchdown had it been completed. The following drive the Kubiak dialed up a 7 step drop play action with Smith going deep but Flacco dumped it off to Pitta, not liking what he saw. Smith saw his next target on 3rd and long as he ran an out route. But Mitchell had excellent coverage and batted the pass down. Smith's next reception came on a well-run comeback route which he converted for a gain of 11 and a first down. If Smith's fantasy value is to rebound he needs more targets in the intermediate area of the field where he can exploit the cushion he's often given. More chances to run after the catch on slant and crossing routes would boost his value greatly also.


Latest News

Ravens | Steve Smith targeted heavily (Fri Sep 12, 08:46 AM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith was targeted 10 times in Week 2 and hauled in six catches for 71 yards. WR Torrey Smith had just three targets and caught one pass for 10 yards in the game.

Our View: Torrey Smith appears to be a decoy in this offense, instead of the featured X receiver that Andre Johnson was in Gary Kubiak's offense in Houston. He's not droppable, but he's not startable until we see more involvement in offense. Steve Smith is still a WR3/Flex at best with limited weekly upside, but he has a lot more value than we thought he would.
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