RB Ito Smith - Atlanta Falcons

5-9, 195Born: 9-11-1995College: Southern MississippiDrafted: Round 4, pick 126 (2018)

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Summary

Smith benefited from a Devonta Freeman injury in 2018 for a quality role as a Day 3 rookie. Smith was up and down as a performer, however, with half his games averaging less than 3.0 yards-per-carry and a mere 5.6 yards-per-reception for the season. Smith is undersized and Atlanta has Freeman returning from injury and a prototypically-sized Day 3 back in Qadree Ollison added to the depth chart of note who could be the volume play if Freeman misses time again in 2019. (September 3)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 56, 44, 47, 49, 50, 50, 60, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 61, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 55, 55, 56, 57, 57
RB Dynasty - 62, 52, 53, 56, 59, 74

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 ATL 14 90 315 4 32 27 152 0
2019 ATL 7 22 * * 14 11 * * *
2019 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 100.0 * * 28.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 15.0 65.0 * * 25.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 135.0 * * 26.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 105.0 * * 18.1 * * *

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Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Ito Smith's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 176
RB: 58
Overall-PPR: 178
RB-PPR: 58

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Latest News

Falcons | Ito Smith placed on IR (Sat Nov 9, 01:02 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) on Saturday, Nov. 9, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.

Our View: Without Smith, the Falcons turn to Brian Hill as a primary backup to Devonta Freeman. Hill is a good all-purpose running back who can contribute as a runner or receiver out of the backfield. He's looked good in limited touches during his pro career.
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Falcons | Atlanta's injury report for Week 10 (Fri Nov 8, 04:00 PM) - Atlanta Falcons DE John Cominsky (ankle) and RB Ito Smith (neck) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 10 versus the New Orleans Saints. OG Wes Schweitzer (concussion) did not practice for a second straight day on Friday, Nov. 8, and has also been ruled out. CB Desmond Trufant (toe) was a limited participant all week and is listed as questionable. QB Matt Ryan (ankle) and OG Jamon Brown (foot) were also limited participants in practice all week but have been removed from the injury report. OG James Carpenter (knee) and TE Jaeden Graham (knee) were upgraded to full participation Friday and also no longer appear on the injury report.

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Falcons | Ito Smith ruled out Week 10 (Fri Nov 8, 01:10 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) on Friday, Nov. 8, was ruled out of the team's Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Falcons | Ito Smith sits out again (Thu Nov 7, 05:12 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Falcons | Ito Smith does not practice (Wed Nov 6, 05:16 PM) - Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Our View: Smith has had multiple concussions this year and now he's on the injury report with a neck issue. Don't expect to see him this week. Brian Hill will get another chance to back up Devonta Freeman.
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2019 Schedule

1@ Minnesota Vikings
2vs Philadelphia Eagles
3@ Indianapolis Colts
4vs Tennessee Titans
5@ Houston Texans
6@ Arizona Cardinals
7vs Los Angeles Rams
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9--- BYE WEEK ---
10@ New Orleans Saints
11@ Carolina Panthers
12vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13vs New Orleans Saints
14vs Carolina Panthers
15@ San Francisco 49ers
16vs Jacksonville Jaguars
17@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers