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WR Torrey Smith - San Francisco 49ers

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

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Summary

For $22 million guaranteed, Smith was brought in to serve as the consistent downfield threat the team has tried to provide in the forms of Brandon Lloyd, Randy Moss, Braylon Edwards, and Mario Manningham. None of those options quite compared to what the 49ers may have in Smith as legitimate options to open up the 49er passing game. One of the league's elite deep threats, the truth about Smith is that, despite some bouts with inconsistency, he's been a very effective wideout all over the field in his four seasons. The main question we need answered before plunking down a WR2 investment is whether he develops chemistry with Kaepernick. The two are well-suited and could really maximize each other's skill sets; Smith moves from one cannon arm (Joe Flacco) to another, theoretically providing Kaepernick with the reliable deep outlet he's literally never had. Beautiful music could be made, but it's likely to be of the sporadic variety. The 49ers' is almost certain to remain a run-dominant offense - only Russell Wilson has attempted fewer passes since 2013 as Kaepernick - that utilizes the deep-ball connection strategically, not frequently. And it's hard to get too excited over Smith's red zone track record, considering the 49ers find themselves there far less often than the Ravens have. Like teammate Anquan Boldin in recent years, Smith's fantasy outlook is likely that of a WR3 flashing occasional WR1/2 weeks, but relying on a low-volume offense for scoring opportunity. (May 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 33, 20, 24, 25, 26, 28, 28, 31, 31, 32, 34, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 45, 48, 57
Overall Redraft - 85, 49, 57
WR Redraft PPR - 35, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 28, 31, 32, 34, 34, 36, 36, 37, 38, 39, 39, 41, 45, 48
Overall Redraft PPR - 79, 48, 53, 53, 57
WR Dynasty - 33, 28, 30, 31, 33, 36, 53
Overall Dynasty - 74, 58, 63, 70, 72

Stats and Projections

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2012 BAL 16 3 9 0 120 49 855 8
2013 BAL 16 0 0 0 137 65 1128 4
2014 BAL 16 0 0 0 92 49 767 11
2015 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 59 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 1 * * 58 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 57 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 1 * * 56 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 80
WR: 34
Overall-PPR: 78
WR-PPR: 34

San Francisco 49ers Team Links

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Footballguys Articles

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2015 Most Significant WR Movement
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Articles from around the web

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Latest News

49ers | Big role for Torrey Smith? (Sat May 23, 10:56 PM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith was a featured part of the offense during practice Thursday, May 21, connecting with QB Colin Kaepernick on several plays and catching a touchdown from QB Blaine Gabbert in the red zone.

Our View: The 49ers made the move to add Smith so they could upgrade the receiver position. Smith has the speed to stretch the field, and he can still get on top of a defense in a hurry. We'll see if he can establish chemistry with Colin Kaepernick this offseason, training camp and preseason. Right now, fantasy owners look at Smith as a low-end WR3 (WR37, 8.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.
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49ers | Torrey Smith should free up Vernon Davis (Thu May 14, 08:17 AM) - San Francisco 49ers WR Torrey Smith's arrival should free up TE Vernon Davis to stretch the field, according to general manager Trent Baalke. 'The one thing that really shows up is the way the field's opened up more with the speed or Torrey being able to stretch the outside,' Baalke said. 'And it really helps Vernon's game because now Vernon's game is (to) stretch the field a little bit, as well.'

Our View: The team needs to get Davis back on track after a hugely disappointing 2014 season where he only caught 26 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Smith has the speed to stretch the field and open up routes underneath. We'll see if his presence can help spring Davis free.
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2015 Schedule

1vs Minnesota Vikings
2@ Pittsburgh Steelers
3@ Arizona Cardinals
4vs Green Bay Packers
5@ New York Giants
6vs Baltimore Ravens
7vs Seattle Seahawks
8@ St. Louis Rams
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Seattle Seahawks
12vs Arizona Cardinals
13@ Chicago Bears
14@ Cleveland Browns
15vs Cincinnati Bengals
16@ Detroit Lions
17vs St. Louis Rams