News: The Chiefs and cornerback Sean Smith have agreed to a three-year deal. Smith's arrival gives Kansas City a pretty good cornerback trio with him, Dunta Robinson and Brandon Flowers.
Analysis: Smith has never been a huge stat contributor -- his career high in total tackles is 62 and he's topped out at 12 passes defensed twice. Don't count on him for help in Fantasy play.
News: Yahoo! reports Saturday that the Patriots, Buccaneers, and Cardinals are the lead candidates to land free agent cornerback Sean Smith. The Tampa Bay Times also confirmed that the Buccaneers have reached out to Smith's representatives. According to ESPN 980 AM radio in Washington, the Redskins have also showed interested in Smith.
Analysis: Smith enjoyed one of his best seasons in the league as he picked up two passes and forced three fumbles. In fact, he has picked off two passes in each of the last two season. We'll continue to keep an eye on where he lands in the offseason. Smith is can produce at times, but is not reliable in Fantasy. Consider him a low-end IDP option depending on his situation.
News: An MRI taken Monday on Dolphins defensive back Sean Smith's ailing left knee revealed no torn ligaments, the Sun Sentinel reports. Smith departed late in the fourth quarter of Miami's victory over Buffalo in Week 16 with a knee injury that appears to be a bruise.
Analysis: Smith, who has racked up 57 tackles and two interceptions this season, is hoping to stay active for the team's season finale against New England. He has never missed a game during his four-year NFL career and is the Dolphins' top cornerback. But he isn't a major Fantasy contributor and should be viewed as a low-end option even if he's healthy.
News: Dolphins defensive back Sean Smith was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Bills late, after suffering an apparent knee injury. Nothing was known about the extent of the injury after the game, except that he will have an MRI Monday. Smith had two solo tackles prior to the injury.
Analysis: Smith is a free-agent-to-be, so this injury comes at the absolute worst possible time for him. He has emerged as a decent cover corner, though he does not come up with many interceptions. He has two picks on the season, while totaling 57 tackles through 15 games. We will keep an eye on his injury status through the week, but Smith is not a Fantasy contributor in most IDP formats.
News: Miami DB Sean Smith collected two tackles and an interception during the Dolphins' 20-19 loss to Dallas in Week 12 on Thursday. Smith picked off Cowboys QB Tony Romo during the first quarter -- one of two interceptions by Miami in Dallas' first three possessions.
Analysis: After going 10 games this season without an interception, Smith made an impact but the Dolphins' three-game win streak vanished. Smith and fellow DB Vontae Davis haven't picked off too many passes this season and should be viewed as low-end option in Fantasy IDP formats.
News: Dolphins DB Sean Smith made his first career interception in a Week 8 win over Cincinnati. He also assisted on a tackle.
Analysis: Smith took over for struggling starter Jason Allen on Sunday afternoon and maybe he'll stick around in the lineup if he keeps this kind of play up. For now, Smith remains not worth worrying about in IDP Fantasy play.
News: Dolphins DB Sean Smith went from starter a week ago to not playing in Week 1 at Buffalo. I think well see Sean get involved on special teams a little bit. said coach Tony Sparano on Monday. Smith lost his starting job to CB Jason Allen .
Analysis: Smith, a second-round pick last season, started all 16 games as a rookie but made no interceptions. Sparano said the lineup change had more to do with Allen playing well than with Smith struggling. Clearly, Smith should not be looked upon in IDP formats at the moment.
News: Former first-round pick Jason Allen has won a starting job at CB for the Dolphins, replacing second-year pro Sean Smith. Coach Tony Sparano confirmed the surprising shake-up Monday as his team began its final week of preparation for Sunday's opener at Buffalo. Since being taken with the 16th pick in the 2006 draft, Allen has been shuffled between cornerback and safety and consigned mostly to a role on special teams. He started only one game last year and two in 2008. Smith, a second-round pick last season, started all 16 games as a rookie but made no interceptions. Sparano said the lineup change had more to do with Allen playing well than with Smith struggling.
Analysis: Neither Allen or Smith have much Fantasy value in IDP leagues this season. Ignore both in all formats on Draft Day and heading into Week 1 against the Bills.
News: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports Dolphins DB Will Allen said his surgically repaired knee right is doing well and he should be ready for limited in work in OTAs, which begin Monday. "I think I'm right where I need to be," said Allen, who is coming off surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered against the Saints in Game 6 last year. "I'll be ready to go when the time comes. I'm going to try and do a little bit. We'll see what happens." Allen could be moved to safety with the Dolphins planning to go with second-year players Vontae Davis and Sean Smith at corner. The Dolphins have a void to fill at free safety, and Allen would be OK with a move. "We'll see," Allen said. "I'm sure they've got a plan. ... I just like playing football. Whatever it is, I like playing football, and I don't plan on stopping anytime soon."
Analysis: Davis and Smith have the chance to improve in their second season in 2010, but they have minimal Fantasy value. Outside of the chance for interceptions, don't expect a lot of big tackle games from either corner. They are best left on the waiver wire in IDP leagues this season.
News: Dolphins DB Gibril Wilson (seven tackles), LB Jason Taylor (six tackles, sack), DB Yeremiah Bell (six tackles), DB Vontae Davis (three tackles, sack), DL Kendall Langford (three tackles, sack), LB Akin Ayodele (three tackles, forced fumble), DB Sean Smith (two tackles, fumble recovery) all had nice stat lines in a Week 15 loss to Tennessee.
Analysis: Bell is a must-start DB in the majority of IDP leagues, while Wilson is worth a shot as a low-end DB in deeper formats and Taylor has some value in super-deep leagues. The others can all be ignored in Week 16 vs. Houston.
News: Dolphins DB Yeremiah Bell (nine tackles), DB Nate Jones (nine tackles), LB Akin Ayodele (seven tackles) and DB Sean Smith (six tackles) produced nice numbers in a Week 9 loss to the Patriots.
Analysis: Bell is a tackle machine and deserves to start in most IDP leagues at the DB spot, but the rest of these guys have no Fantasy value heading into Week 10 vs. Tampa Bay.
News: Miami Dolphins defensive backs Sean Smith and Jason Allen are practicing again after being scratched from Saturday's exhibition game against Carolina with flu-like symptoms. The Dolphins said the two had tests, but declined to say whether the players were tested for swine flu. Smith and Allen both said after practice Monday evening that they were feeling fine. They declined further comment.
Analysis: Smith has the inside track to start at cornerback for the Dolphins after Eric Green was released. He could be a sleeper in deep IDP leagues. Allen has minimal Fantasy value.
News: Miami Dolphins defensive backs Sean Smith and Jason Allen were scratched from Saturday night's exhibition game against Carolina after coming down with flu-like symptoms and undergoing tests. The Dolphins said they did not yet have the test results, and declined to say whether the players were tested for swine flu. Smith's agent, David Canter, said his client was already feeling better and planning to take part in the team's next practice Monday. "I was with Sean no more than two hours ago," Canter said. "He seems better, and he's good to go." Smith was replaced at cornerback by fellow rookie Vontae Davis. Allen is a reserve safety.
Analysis: Smith has the inside track to start at cornerback for the Dolphins after Eric Green was released. As long as he is OK, he could be a sleeper in deep IDP leagues. Allen has minimal Fantasy value when healthy, and the Dolphins hope Davis can eventually challenge Smith for the starting spot as well.
News: Veteran cornerback Eric Green has been released by the Miami Dolphins, leaving rookies Sean Smith and Vontae Davis to contend for a starting job. Green had been a disappointment in training camp, and his contract was terminated Wednesday. He signed with Miami as an unrestricted free agent in March after four seasons with Arizona. Smith, who has been practicing with the first team, made an interception in Monday's exhibition opener against Jacksonville. Davis, Miami's first-round draft choice in April, was flagged for three penalties in the game.
Analysis: Our guess is that Smith will take down the spot, and the tall rookie corner might be a standout in his first season. He's worth a late-round pick in the deepest of seasonal drafts. Davis and Green aren't worth selections in seasonal leagues, with Davis only worth a look in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.
News: The Dolphins terminated the contract of CB Eric Green, the team announced Wednesday. Green signed with the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent from the Arizona Cardinals on March 12, 2009. He originally was a third-round draft choice of the Cardinals in 2005.
Analysis: With this move, the Dolphins are considering rookie Sean Smith or Vontae Davis as a starter, and Smith has the edge after playing well in the preseason opener against Jacksonville. Smith had an interception in that game, and he is worth a look with a late-round flier in seasonal IDP leagues.
News: The Miami Herald reports rookie CB Sean Smith signed a four-year, $3.1 million contract with the Dolphins on Thursday. Smith, selected 61st overall in April's NFL Draft, is expected to compete with first-round draft pick Vontae Davis and veteran Eric Green for the starting CB job opposite Will Allen.
Analysis: Smith has upside, but he has minimal Fantasy value in IDP leagues this year. The safe option is to ignore him on Draft Day.