|Week 14 (MIN) - Average||5.0||75.3||1.0||0||0||0||13|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Dave Richard||5||66||1||0||0||0||12|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||82||1||0||0||0||14|
|Week 14 (MIN) - Nathan Zegura||5||78||1||0||0||0||13|
|2013 Season - Average||60.7||1009.0||7.0||4.0||22.3||0||136|
|2013 Season - Dave Richard||60||901||7||4||19||0||125|
|2013 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||62||1104||7||4||24||0||144|
|2013 Season - Nathan Zegura||60||1022||7||4||24||0||137|
|Current Player Ranking: 9|
|Red Zone Stats|
|12/05/2013||Michael Crabtree, WR SF|
Julius Thomas, TE DEN
Matt Prater, K DEN
|Torrey Smith, WR BAL|
Dennis Pitta, TE BAL
Ravens , DST BAL
|12/05/2013||Torrey Smith, WR BAL|
Montee Ball, RB DEN
Danny Amendola, WR NE
|Drew Brees, QB NO|
Le'Veon Bell, RB PIT
A.J. Green, WR CIN
|12/04/2013||Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Torrey Smith, WR BAL
Mason Crosby, K GB
|Demaryius Thomas, WR DEN|
Matt Prater, K DEN
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
Rank Among Leaders
|Opponents holding Torrey Smith to low-yardage totals |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(12/3/13) It seems like ages ago, but you might recall Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was pretty unstoppable at the start of the season, averaging 111.2 receiving yards through five games. Sadly, opposing defenses have done a good job since the fifth game of containing the third-year receiver, who has averaged just 56.6 receiving yards in his last seven games.
Luckily for Fantasy owners, however, Smith has stayed relevant the last few weeks with touchdowns in three of his last four games. He might not be posting the yardage he had early in the season, but the Ravens are still finding ways for him to make an impact. Smith will aim to score for the fourth time in five games Week 14 vs. Minnesota.
Wide receivers are averaging 25.7 Fantasy points per week against Minnesota, which is tied for the fifth-highest average. Wide receivers are averaging 194.4 receiving yards and have totaled 14 touchdowns in 12 games.
However, No. 1 receivers have struggled lately against the Vikings, particularly because of the play of rookie cornerback Xavier Rhodes. In the last three games, No. 1 wide receivers have averaged 4.7 Fantasy points.
Even if Smith is held to a low-yardage total Sunday, he's still a threat for a touchdown, which makes him a viable Fantasy start in all formats.
|Torrey Smith finds the end zone again in win |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/29/13) Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith got off to a quick start in Week 13 against the Steelers, and finished with his best game in nearly two months in a 22-20 win.
Smith nearly scored on the team's fifth play from scrimmage, as a 54-yard toss from Ben Roethlisberger got him into the end zone. The play was ruled a touchdown, but the replay official overturned the call, and Smith was ruled down at the 1.
Smith quickly made up for getting caught from behind. He scored two plays later, after the Ravens were taken back to the 7-yard line. Smith finished the game with six catches for 93 yards and a touchdown, while being targeted 10 times.
Smith established a new career-high in receiving yards last week, and is nearing the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career. Smith enters Week 14 against the Vikings with 54 catches for 952 yards and four touchdowns.
|Torrey Smith looking at average matchup Week 13 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(11/27/13) Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is looking at an average matchup Week 13 against the Steelers.
Pittsburgh has been about middle-of-the-pack against opposing wide receivers, allowing 20.91 Fantasy points per game. The team has been strong preventing touchdowns through the air, allowing just 13 passing touchdowns in 11 games. Of those 13 touchdowns, nine have been thrown to wide receivers.
Smith is already on his way to setting some new career-highs this season. He's already surpassed his single-season yardage total with 859 receiving yards. He's also two catches away from tying his single-season reception total. The one area where Smith has fallen behind is touchdowns. Smith has only found the end zone three times this season. In the first game against Pittsburgh, Smith caught three passes for 61 yards. In his career against the Steelers, Smith has scored one touchdown in five games. He's an iffy Fantasy play this week.
|Torrey Smith quiet other than long catch |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/24/13) On a day when quarterback Joe Flacco attempted only 26 passes (his second-lowest total of the season) both because of windy conditions and a lopsided score, Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith wasn't his usual productive self Week 12 against the Jets, catching just two passes on four targets. The four targets equaled a season low.
Fortunately, one of the two catches was a 60-yard bomb that he was just able to catch up to along the sidelines early in the second quarter. He had 74 yards in all.
Jacoby Jones had a 66-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter to make him the Ravens' leading receiver on the day, but otherwise, Flacco's only pass of more than 20 yards was a 27-yarder to tight end Ed Dickson in the second quarter.
With eight-plus targets in eight of 11 games this season, Smith remains the Flacco's go-to guy and will look to have a bounce-back performance Week 13 against the Steelers.
|Another score in store for Torrey Smith? |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(11/19/13) With fellow wide receiver Marlon Brown sidelined by a knee injury, the Ravens' Torrey Smith managed to find the end zone on a windy day in Chicago last week, giving him a touchdown in back-to-back games. He has a decent chance of making it three straight Week 12 against the Jets.
The Jets rank 23rd against the pass, allowing 250.8 yards per game, and have given up the sixth-most Fantasy points per game to wide receivers. The Bills' Marquise Goodwin had six catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against them just last week.
The Jets also have the league's top-ranked run defense, so the Ravens have every incentive to throw the ball against them. Brown's status for the game is to this point undetermined, but Smith is quarterback Joe Flacco's preferred option anyway.
Nathan Zegura likes the matchup enough to rank Smith eighth among wide receivers this week. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard are a little more reserved, but both rank him in their top 20.
|Much is expected of Torrey Smith as he enters his third season with the Ravens. His stats have turned out to look similar through two years, getting roughly 50 catches for 850 yards per year with seven touchdowns as a rookie and eight as a sophomore. But now, Smith is expected to carry this receiving corps. With Anquan Boldin moving on to San Francisco, and Dennis Pitta (hip) out for the year, the onus is on Smith to develop into more than just a deep-threat. He could pick up more than the 135 targets he had last year, though he'd have to improve on his 44.4 percent catch rate and six games with 10-plus Fantasy points to become a top 20-option. If you play it safe, you should feel fine taking Smith with a pick around Round 6 as a low-end No. 2 Fantasy option with potential to be much better as the Ravens' most established threat. (Updated 7/28/13) |