|Week 3 (@CLE) - Average||4.0||61.0||0||0||0||0||6|
|Week 3 (@CLE) - Dave Richard||4||55||0||0||0||0||5|
|Week 3 (@CLE) - Jamey Eisenberg||4||67||0||0||0||0||6|
|2014 Season - Average||64.0||1066.0||6.0||0||0||0||133|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||60||1045||6||0||0||0||133|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||68||1087||6||0||0||0||134|
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|09/20/2014||Torrey Smith, WR BAL|
Lamar Miller, RB MIA
|Brian Quick, WR STL|
Colin Kaepernick, QB SF
|09/20/2014||Stevan Ridley, RB NE|
Niles Paul, TE WAS
|Danny Woodhead, RB SD|
Torrey Smith, WR BAL
|09/20/2014||Torrey Smith, WR BAL|
Justin Tucker, K BAL
|Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Greg Zuerlein, K STL
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|Can't trust Torrey Smith in Week 3 |
|by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/18/14) Torrey Smith has been non-existent through two games with four catches for 60 yards on 10 targets.
We hope things start to improve, but it's hard to count on it this week against the Browns.
Smith had eight Fantasy points or less in two meetings with Cleveland last year despite 21 targets, and he has one game with double digits in Fantasy points in three trips to Cleveland.
Until we see Smith start producing like the No. 1 receiver in this offense -- he's tied for third among targets behind Steve Smith (25), Dennis Pitta (19) and Owen Daniels (10) -- he should be avoided in most 10- and 12-team leagues.
For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
|Torrey Smith catches one pass Week 2 |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith managed just one catch against the Steelers Week 2.
Smith was targeted just three times during the contest. Four other Ravens pass catchers received more targets than Smith. He did manage to draw a penalty on his first play, giving his team 23 yards on the play. He didn't actually catch his first pass until the third quarter. Smith hauled in a 10 yard reception with eight minutes left in the quarter.
Smith will look to rebound Week 3 against the Browns.
|QB feels Torrey Smith can be 100-catch receiver |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/10/14) Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took time Tuesday to clarify comments he told CBS broadcaster Solomon Wilcots, who on Sunday during the Baltimore-Cincinnati broadcast said Flacco told him wide receiver Torrey Smith needs to continue to work on his underneath routes.
"I think most of what I said, what I said during training camp, was that in the past, a lot of those underneath things in the stop routes, on the sideline, things like that, they were the things that we probably struggled with a little bit," Flacco said, per The Baltimore Sun. "But so far this year, they have been incredible. What I believe, what I probably said or was referring to, is Torrey is a 1,000-yard receiver and he’s a 100-catch guy."
Flacco added in order for Smith to emerge with elite numbers, he believes it's going to take shorter routes to rise to that level.
"It’s going to be the 5-yard catches that he turns into 12-yard gains," Flacco said. "It’s going to be the 5-yard catches and [he] gets tackled. Those are the things that are going to take him from being however many catches he had last year to being a 100-reception guy. And I’m seeing all those things this year from him. He’s really developing that, and I feel great about it."
|Torrey Smith fairly quiet in opener |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/7/14) Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith took a backseat to newcomer Steve Smith in Week 1, in a 23-16 loss to the Bengals.
Smith tied for third on the team with seven targets, and he hauled in just three of them for 50 yards in the loss. He had a long catch of 25 yards, while finishing third on the team in yards.
Smith was the team's lone receiver for much of last season, but the Ravens have more help, as Sunday's game showed. The Ravens' next game is set for Thursday against the Steelers in Week 2.
|Torrey Smith opening season with tough matchup |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(9/3/14) The Ravens got Torrey Smith a bit more help in the receiving corps this offseason, which should help him find more room to operate this season. Will that help him break out against a tough Bengals defense in Week 1?
Smith was mostly held in check in two games against the Bengals a year ago, as he finished with just eight receptions for 73 yards, with just one touchdown in his first game salvaging an otherwise wretched couple of games against the divisional foe. He wasn't alone in struggling against the Bengals a year, as opposing wide receivers averaged just 18.4 Fantasy points per game against them last season, the ninth-lowest total in the league.
Smith got off to a fast start a year ago, racking up 556 receiving yards in the first five games before slowing considerably. However, our Fantasy experts aren't in love with this matchup for Smith, as neither Dave Richard nor Jamey Eisenberg ranks Smith among the top-25 wide receivers for Week 1. Consider him more of a No. 3 receiver option for Sunday.
Week 3 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Two weeks of games has given our Dave Richard plenty to dissect. He shares his Fantasy outlook on every relevant player heading into Week 3 in his Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
Can't trust Torrey Smith in Week 3
Week 3 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Why should owners put their Fantasy faith in Stevan Ridley in Week 3? Our Jamey Eisenberg speaks to that and helps set your lineups for the week ahead in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
NFL Week 3 Game Rankings: All eyes on Super Bowl rematch
While there are some average-looking games on tap for Week 3, it's hard to overlook the Broncos-Seahawks Super Bowl rematch as a point of interest.
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 3
Your waiver wires are likely filled with some intriguing options as we look ahead to Week 3. Our Jamey Eisenberg helps you make the right claims in his Playing the Waiver Wire.
|Torrey Smith is clearly the Ravens' top receiver, becoming the franchise's first receiver to top 1,000 yards since Derrick Mason did it in 2009 and the first over 1,100 yards since Qadry Ismail did it in 1999. But even with that accomplishment there are some concerns about his lack of consistency. Despite his potential, Smith was a liability over the past two seasons with 10 games over 10 Fantasy points out of 32. Of more concern is his catch rate -- he caught just 45.8 percent of his targets over his last two seasons. Last year he caught the lowest percentage of targets of anyone with 100 or more passes thrown their way. And he scored four touchdowns despite 16 red-zone targets. Maybe he was easy to cover because the Ravens were thin at receiver, and if that's the case then the full-time return of Dennis Pitta and addition of Steve Smith will give Torrey Smith room to breathe. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak also has a pretty strong track record of getting big numbers from his No. 1 receiver. But unless Smith gets closer to 200 targets or becomes more efficient with his opportunities in and out of the red zone, he'll remain a boom-or-bust borderline No. 2 Fantasy receiver. That's where he's finished the past two seasons and that's where he's ranked heading into this year, making him a candidate for a Round 6 or 7 pick.
(Updated 4/29/14) |