|Week 17 (CLE) - Average||4.5||67.0||0||0||0||0||6|
|Week 17 (CLE) - Dave Richard||4||73||0||0||0||0||7|
|Week 17 (CLE) - Jamey Eisenberg||5||61||0||0||0||0||6|
|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|
|12/26/2014||Jordy Nelson, WR GB||Steve Smith, WR BAL|
|12/25/2014||Joique Bell, RB DET|
Steve Smith, WR BAL
Cairo Santos, K KC
|Andre Williams, RB NYG|
Cody Parkey, K PHI
Charles Johnson, WR MIN
|12/25/2014||Odell Beckham, WR NYG|
Andre Johnson, WR HOU
Lamar Miller, RB MIA
|Steve Smith, WR BAL|
Jonathan Stewart, RB CAR
LeSean McCoy, RB PHI
DeAndre Hopkins, WR HOU
Rank Among Leaders
Ravens receiving duo remains confounding
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/21/14) The Ravens passing attack has vastly improved from a year ago, but you probably wouldn't be able to tell if you are one of Steve Smith or Torrey Smith's Fantasy owners, as both have remained terribly inconsistent throughout the season.
In Week 16 against the Texans, it was Torrey Smith who got loose, scoring two touchdowns on five catches, while Steve Smith was held out of the end zone. Of course, the previous two games saw Steve Smith rack up 107 yards and a touchdown on 12 catches, while Torrey was limited to just two catches and no scores while dealing with an injury.
All in all, Steve Smith has been the more productive of the two, with 975 yards to 684 for Torrey. However, Torrey has 10 total touchdowns to Steve's six, three of which came during the first four games of the season. If you can avoid them, neither player is a reliable option for Week 17, and you have to wonder whether either has much Fantasy value long term as well.
Steve Smith among Ravens cleared to play
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(12/14/14) Ravens wideout Steve Smith is active for the game against Jacksonville after being listed as probable with an illness. Also suiting up for Baltimore are tight end Crockett Gillmore (back), safety Anthony Levine (concussion) and offensive tackle Jah Reid (hand).
Steve Smith improves in larger role
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith saw his role in the offense grow in Week 14, however that may have just been because of Torrey Smith's knee injury.
Smith was targeted 11 times in the game, his highest total since Week 1, and hauled in seven passes, his best since Week 4. He finished the game with 70 yards and a touchdown, as he led the team in each receiving category.
Smith now has double-digit Fantasy points in two of the last three games, but his overall production has still left much to be desired, as Torrey had surpassed him in the receiving hierarchy. Given what we've seen recently, Steve is tough to rely on down the stretch, unless Torrey's knee continues to cause him problem. Keep an eye on the injury report before setting your lineup.
Ravens' Steve Smith hauls in seven receptions Sunday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(12/7/14) Ravens wideout Steve Smith caught seven receptions on 11 targets for 70 yards and one touchdown during a 28-13 victory over the Dolphins Sunday.
Smith capped a 97-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown reception from Joe Flacco at the end of the first half. The seven receptions tied a season high for Smith.
The Ravens host the Jaguars Week 15.
|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) |