News:Tim Smith (lower body) has emerged from the Cavaliers' bye week feeling fully healthy for the first time since September, notes the Daily Progress.
Analysis:Tim Smith showed his potential in Week 8, and if he proves healthy, could be a major boost to teams during the playoffs. Keep an eye on his production Saturday at North Carolina State.
News:Tim Smith caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown against Wake Forest on Saturday.
Analysis:Tim Smith hauled in a 56-yard pass early, but wasn't on the field much down the stretch, as his troublesome ankle appeared to tighten up. He's been decent when on the field, but simply can't stay health.
News:Tim Smith (lower extremity) remains questionable to play Saturday against Maryland, notes the Washington Times.
Analysis:Tim Smith has been in and out of the lineup this season, and should remain out of yours until he proves fully healthy.
News:Tim Smith (lower extremity) is doubtful to play Saturday at Duke according to Norm Wood of The Daily Press.
Analysis:Tim Smith returned from injury to catch one pass last week. This certainly isn't good news for new starting quarterback, Phillip Sims, as his likely top target, Darius Jennings, struggled in Smith's previous absence. Expect running back Perry Jones to figure prominetly in the passing game.
News:Tim Smith caught one pass Saturday against Louisiana Tech, going for 36 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis:Tim Smith missed most of the Cavaliers last three games, but should post quietly solid numbers moving forward.
News:Tim Smith looks nearly 100% over his lower body injury, and is expected to start Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech, according to the Daily Progress.
Analysis:Tim Smith's return should help a struggling passing attack, and maybe even loosen up defenses enough to ignite the Cavaliers' rushing game too.
News:Tim Smith (lower body) is doubtful to play Saturday at Georgia Tech, according to ESPN.com.
Analysis: This helps explain Tim Smith's one catch outing against Penn State. Darius Jennings and tight end Jake McGee should be in line for increased looks.
News:Tim Smith caught just one pass for 12 yards Saturday against Penn State.
Analysis:Tim Smith failed to get down the field, and was simply a non-factor. His upside remains, but the inability to truly assert himself as a top wide receiver severely limits his value.
News:Tim Smith led the Cavaliers with 96 yards receiving on six receptions against Richmond on Saturday.
Analysis:Tim Smith is firmly entrenched as the team's top receiving option, and lines like this should be pretty standard.
News: Virginia wide receiver Matt Snyder broke a bone in his left foot, and will be out "several weeks" according to head coach Mike London.
Analysis: Snyder was third on the team in receiving yards with 220 on 19 receptions. Tim Smith should slide in to a starting spot, while freshmen Dominique Terrell and Darius Jennings are names worth remembering if the Wahoos ever develop a consistent passing game.
News: Virginia freshmen wide receivers Dominique Terrell and Darius Jennings are both expected to make an impact this season.
Analysis: Terrell is listed as Kris Burd's backup, while Jennings received an OR with Tim Smith, behind surprise starter Matt Snyder. Obviously, both are fine keeper choices, and I really like Terrell. He got off to a hot start in camp before sitting early with some clearinghouse issues. The youth movement is in full effect in Charlottesville.
News: Virginia head coach Mike London elaborated on his quarterbacks' reps yesterday, stating "Michael Rocco is going to get the majority of the snaps. He's put himself in a position to do that."
Analysis: This is on the heels of stating Rocco, and freshman David Watford would see more reps earlier in the week. Watford remains the wildcard here, and has the highest upside, but the extra reps will determine whether or not he redshirts this season. It's becoming clear Rocco will be the starter, and as long as he gets a chance to establish himself, he'll be a serviceable ACC quarterback. This is good news for Kris Burd and Tim Smith.
News: Smith scored one touchdown and gained 76 yards on three catches against Southern Mississippi Saturday.
Analysis: Smith has caught passes in two games for Virginia and scored in both. The freshman wideout caught one pass against TCU last week, a 26-yard touchdown. His big-play ability is obvious and he seems to have some upside, but he doesn't warrant consideration outside of ACC-only leagues at the moment.