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WR Torrey Smith - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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Week 21: vs New England Patriots

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FBG says: Good matchup. Nick Foles has been a roller coaster this season as he looked extremely shaky heading into the playoffs but ultimately has been tremendous in the playoffs as he has completed over 75% of his passes in each of his two playoff games. The reason for this is that the Eagles have simplified the offense and have focused on shorter higher percentage passes to Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz, and the running backs in Corey Clement and Jay Ajayi. The Eagles have moved away from Nelson Agholor who was a primary receiver with Carson Wentz but has largely been a non-factor with Nick Foles outside of going back to his slot receiving role that he had last season. The Patriots secondary has been one that has struggled for most of the year as they allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks as they allowed 270 yards per game and 1.5 touchdowns per game. These numbers are a little bit skewed as teams who are behind ultimately are going to be forced to throw more, but the Patriots secondary is one that is not great as Eric Rowe out of the slot and Malcolm Butler have both struggled this season. The one area that the Patriots have been very strong at this season is against the tight end which could cause issues for the Eagles as they will likely rely on Zach Ertz in this game, but the Patriots create game plans to take the tight end out of the game as they did with Travis Kelce, Jared Cook, the Chargers tight ends, Charles Clay, Delanie Walker. They held all of these tight ends to under 50 yards as Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty have done a great job as linebackers matching up against these tight ends.

Recent Stats and Projections

17 vs DAL 15 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
19 vs ATL 42 0 0 0 4 3 39 0 0 3.9
20 vs MIN 0 0 0 0 7 5 69 1 0 12.9
21 vs NE 43 0 0 0 9 5 49 0 0 4.9
21 vs NE PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 3 * * * *
21 vs NE PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 3 * * * *
21 vs NE PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 2 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 20 vs MIN (7 / 5 / 69 / 1 rec)

The Eagles have continued to utilize Torrey Smith throughout the playoffs and with Nick Foles as their quarterback as they are utilizing his speed which is something they did not do during the regular season. Smith was able to utilize this speed to get behind the defense on a 41-yard touchdown pass in which a flea-flicker caused the defense to bite on it for just enough time for Smith to get behind the defense for a long touchdown.

2017 Week 16 vs OAK (5 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Torrey Smith was seemingly the only receiver who was running deep routes in this game, and while Foles took a few deep shots to Smith, he was mostly unable to connect with his receiver. While Smith did not make a big impact statistically he did keep the defense honest as he was on the field for 90% of the plays and the defense had to keep honest with Smith's speed.

2017 Week 14 vs LAR (11 / 6 / 100 / 0 rec)

Torrey Smith was heavily utilized as the Eagles for the first time in several weeks utilized Smith as a deep threat after several weeks of utilizing him in underneath routes or not at all. Smith's day was largely setup by a 46-yard gain before half-time in which Smith caught the ball 20-yards down the field and was able to zig-zag his way for an additional 26 yards before finally being brought down.

2017 Week 11 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 28 / 1 rec)

Torrey Smith played a possession type receiver in this game as he only averaged 9.3 yards per catch which was the lowest on the season. Slant over the middle for a touchdown made the catch in traffic taking a big hit after the catch. Smith continues to be a secondary option in this passing offense as he only saw four targets which was the most that he has seen since week 5.

2017 Week 6 vs CAR (2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)

This is the second week in a row that Torrey Smith has seen his snap count decreasing as it is now down to a season low of 56% of the snaps as the team has been giving more of Smith's snaps to Nelson Agholor and Trey Burton. Smith had just two targets in this game and was largely a non-factor.

2017 Week 5 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 70 / 1 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)

It seems every week Torrey Smith has been near the top in terms of snap counts for this Eagles team, but the production had not been there. That changed this week as Smith finally connected on a long pass from Carson Wentz on a 59-yard post route in which Smith used his speed to run by Justin Bethel in one-on-one coverage with no safety over the top. This was Smith's first touchdown of the season and first catch over 30 yards on the season.

2017 Week 1 vs WAS (3 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)

Smith was largely a non-factor in this game as he was only targeted three times in this game while completing only one of those receptions in which Torrey Smith sat down in the soft spot in the zone for a 30 yard completion. Smith was on the field for 71% of the snaps in this game, so he will look to increase his production in the upcoming weeks.


Latest News

Eagles | Torrey Smith done in Philadelphia? (Fri Feb 16, 09:32 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Torrey Smith is unlikely to return to the team next season, according to Geoff Mosher of 97.5 The Fanatic.

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