|Week 12 (@NO) - Average||4.0||74.0||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 12 (@NO) - Dave Richard||3||77||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 12 (@NO) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||71||0||0||0||0||7|
|2014 Season - Average||54.0||690.5||4.0||0||0||0||86|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||51||674||5||0||0||0||90|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||57||707||3||0||0||0||81|
|Current Player Ranking: 57|
|Red Zone Stats|
|11/21/2014||Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Kenny Britt, WR STL
|Martavis Bryant, WR PIT|
|11/21/2014||Stephen Gostkowski, K NE||Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Dan Bailey, K DAL
|11/21/2014||Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Mark Ingram, RB NO
|Cam Newton, QB CAR|
Travis Kelce, TE KC
Rank Among Leaders
Kubiak: Ravens WR Steve Smith still 'doing a good job'
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/12/14) The recent lack of production of Ravens wideout Steve Smith is not a result of his slippage, but rather an attempt to spread the ball around, offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has claimed.
Smith began the season with three 100-yard performances in the first four games. But he has just one in the last six and only 88 yards receiving in the past three games combined. He has been held without a touchdown since Week 6. Kubiak, however, is unconcerned.
"You have to get all of your playmakers the ball," he told the team website. "Steve is doing a good job, and hopefully we can him back on the track that he was on earlier in the year. But he's working hard, playing hard."
Ravens WR Steve Smith held under 40 yards again Week 10
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/9/14) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith finished with three catches for 17 yards during a 21-7 win Week 10 vs. Tennessee. He was targeted seven times and his longest catch went 12 yards.
Smith has been held to less than 40 receiving yards in three straight games. He hasn't had a touchdown in four straight games.
The Ravens are on a bye Week 11 before returning to action Week 12 at New Orleans.
Steve Smith tough to rely on now
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(11/7/14) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith is in the midst of a prolonged slump, one he will be looking to put an end to in Week 10 against the Titans.
Smith opened the season with a string of impressive performances, averaging 107.3 yards per game with three total touchdowns over the first four games. However, he has recorded 6 or fewer Fantasy points in four of the last five games, including each of the last three as the Ravens' passing game has slowed down.
Smith is still far and away the team's leader in targets, and is averaging 7.0 per game over the last five. He just hasn't been finding big plays like he was early in the season, which makes him a risky play for Sunday's matchup, against a Titans team that ranks in the middle of the pack against wide receivers this season.
As Steve Smith goes, so goes Joe Flacco
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(11/3/14) Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco's biggest games this season, at least in terms of yardage, were Weeks 1, 4 and 6. Not so coincidentally, those were also wide receiver Steve Smith's biggest games. He had seven catches for 118 yards and a touchdown Week 1 against Cincinnati, seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns Week 4 against Carolina and five catches for 110 yards and a touchdown Week 6 at Tampa Bay.
He had five catches for 36 yards Week 9 at Pittsburgh, when Flacco had his fourth-best game in terms of yardage, finishing with 303. But while Flacco had three and five touchdown passes in Weeks 4 and 6, respectively, he had only two in this one. Yes, with his team trailing 22-10 after two quarters and every incentive to air it out in the second half, the best he could do is 303 yards and two touchdowns.
Why not better? He didn't get Smith involved, or at least the two didn't hook up downfield like they did with regularity at the beginning of the season. Smith's speed makes him a threat to score every time he touches the ball, and Flacco benefited from that as much as Smith himself in Weeks 1, 4 and 6. But when Smith fails to deliver, Flacco is limited to numbers somewhere in the Brian Hoyer range.
At wide receiver, you can put up with Smith's inconsistencies because it's to be expected for any player outside of the top tier, but at quarterback, with all the depth at the position, you need a consistent, reliable performer. And Flacco isn't it.
Ravens' Steve Smith, Owen Daniels held scoreless in Week 9 loss
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/3/14) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith caught five of his eight targets for just 36 yards, while tight end Owen Daniels managed six catches on nine targets for 53 yards, but neither player was able to reach the end zone in the team's 43-23 loss to the Steelers in Week 9.
Daniels was making his return to the field after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last week, and he saw fellow tight end Crockett Gilmore score a one-yard touchdown on his only catch. Daniels logged two receptions on the team's first three plays but didn't factor into the passing game again until the second half when the Ravens were playing from behind.
Smith started the season on fire, posting four 100-yard performances in six games while scoring four times, but he's been held to 11 receptions, 138 yards and no scores in his last three games combined. Both players will look for bigger days when they face the Titans in Week 10.
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Week 12 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
What should owners expect from Josh Gordon in his first action of 2014? Our Dave Richard shares his thoughts on that and the rest of Week 12 in his latest Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
Week 12 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
The Broncos are suddenly struggling offensively but that could change in Week 12, led by C.J. Anderson. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Week 12 Fantasy Trade Values
Trying to acquire that one missing piece for your Fantasy roster before your trade deadline passes? Our Dave Richard unveils his final edition of Fantasy Trade Values for 2014.
Week 11 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Alfred Morris faces a beautiful matchup as he comes off a bye week. Our Jamey Eisenberg thinks he's a must start in Week 11 and explains why in his latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
|They say nothing lasts forever, and in the case of Steve Smith as a perennial Fantasy stud, that seems to be the case. Smith slowed down in 2013, rarely putting up a big play and totaling 745 yards on 64 catches with four touchdowns. Those numbers were among his career lows, which made it no surprise when the Panthers opted to release him in March. The Ravens swooped in and picked up Smith in no time but it appears he'll work in a short- to mid-range role and won't be asked to play as an explosive receiver very often. What we saw from Smith in 2013 is likely to continue in 2014. Be prepared to draft Smith as a reserve Fantasy receiver this summer.
(Updated 4/29/14) |