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Ravens | Baltimore wants to add receiver

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:04:09 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WRs Steve Smith, Kamar Aiken, Breshad Perriman and others may have more company next season. General manager Ozzie Newsome said the Ravens have to add depth at wide receiver this offseason, whether it be through the NFL Draft or through free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Unless it's a big-name free agent that joins the Ravens, it's likely that Smith and Aiken will maintain their positions as the top two wide receivers in Baltimore. Perriman has yet to show his full potential after being injured for the better part of his rookie season, but he could come onto the scene in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Steve Smith expected to be ready

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 11:27:04 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') is expected to be ready for training camp this summer, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Fantasy Tip: Smith will be 37 years old for the 2016 season. He was performing admirably up until his season-ending Achilles' injury this year, though, so don't put it past him to put up at least flex-worth numbers if he can stay healthy.

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Ravens | Steve Smith out of walking boot

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 10:30:34 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') shed his walking boot Monday, Jan. 4, after eight weeks, and he said he has more four more weeks of rest before he can start to move around. "I won't be ahead of schedule. If anything, to be safe, I'll be behind schedule. With an injury like this, you don't want to be ahead of schedule. That takes away a lot of stuff."

Fantasy Tip: Even at age 36, Smith was having a fine season before his injury, catching 46 passes for 670 yards and three touchdowns through seven games. He'll be 37 for the 2016 season, but he can still be productive if you don't overvalue him on your fantasy squad as anything more than a WR3 of flex player.

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Ravens | Steve Smith coming back in 2016

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 09:29:49 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith announced on his Twitter account Wednesday, Dec. 30, that he will officially return to the Ravens in 2016. Smith previously had announced before the season that he would retire.

Fantasy Tip: A torn Achilles' midway through the season changed things for Smith, and he wants to go out on his own terms next year. Smith was very impressive in the seven games he did play, catching 46 passes for 670 yards and three touchdowns. He'll have his flashes next season with Baltimore, but at his age (36), you shouldn't view him as anything more than a high-end WR4.

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Ravens | Steve Smith eyeing return in 2016

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:21:58 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') is hopeful to return to the NFL next season, provided that he is healthy enough to do so, according to multiple sources who have maintained regular contact with him. He is no longer using a walking boot and has resorted to hydrotherapy in order to minimize atrophy.

Fantasy Tip: Smith may be leaning towards returning in 2016 because he doesn't want to end his career on an injury. He would be playing on the final season of a three-year, $10.5 million deal. Fantasy owners should monitor this situation throughout the offseason to see if Smith comes back.

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Ravens | Steve Smith to IR

Wed, 04 Nov 2015 07:37:33 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 4. TE Konrad Reuland was also waived.

Fantasy Tip: The Ravens' receiving corps looks really bleak now since Kamar Aiken ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) yet to pick up the slack. The Ravens are on a bye this week, but Aiken has a date with the Jacksonville Jaguars next week. He'll be an unproven flyer on FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Steve Smith may not retire

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:25:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') has not made a final decision on his playing status for 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Smith will not play again in 2015 because of a torn Achilles' tendon and may decide to return next season because he does not want to finish his career with an injury. Owners should monitor the situation in the offseason to see if he will play again.

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Ravens | Steve Smith intends to return next year

Mon, 02 Nov 2015 10:24:31 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') has scheduled surgery on Nov. 9 with the intentions of returning to play next season, according to sources. Smith tore his Achilles' tendon in the Week 8 game against the San Diego Chargers. The Ravens would welcome him back if he chooses to return in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: It's a lot to ask of a 36-year-old to come back from such a serious injury, but if anyone can pull it off, it might be Smith, who is as tough as they come and a fierce competitor. Smith had put up great numbers this year despite missing a game due to injury. However, coming off this injury if he does return next year, you should drastically lower expectations as your WR4 or 5 next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Ravens | Steve Smith has torn Achilles'

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 13:09:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles') will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn Achilles', according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) had been on record as saying that he was going to retire at the end of the 2015 season but it's hard to imagine his career ending on this note. In fact, Harbaugh said at his postgame press conference that he has a feeling that he'll be back in 2016. Smith will finish the year with 46 receptions, 670 receiving yards and three touchdowns and is just 39 catches away from 1,000 career receptions.

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Ravens | Steve Smith injures foot

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:27:21 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (foot) is doubtful to return to Week 8's game against the San Diego Chargers after suffering a foot injury.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) led the Ravens with five receptions for 82 yards before leaving the game. Expect Kamar Aiken ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) and Chris Givens ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) to see more targets for the rest of the afternoon. Check back regularly for further updates on Smith's status.

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Ravens | Steve Smith not on trade block

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 07:47:40 -0800

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith has been a trade target for some teams leading up to the trade deadline, but the Ravens have told interested teams that he is not available.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) has said he does not want to be traded, so he likely will stay with the Ravens for the rest of the season. He has played well this season and should be a starting fantasy option most weeks.

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Ravens | Steve Smith listed as probable

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:29:05 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 30, and is listed as probable for the Week 8 game against the San Diego Chargers.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) should be able to play against the Chargers even though he was added to the injury report earlier in the week. Smith will continue to be the team's top receiving option and should be a starting option despite his tough matchup.

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Ravens | Steve Smith not at full speed

Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:59:37 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (knee) is running with a hitch in his step, especially on longer routes, and will likely be limited Friday, Oct. 30. He's expected to play Sunday, Nov. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) has a midrange matchup against the San Diego Chargers, but there's not a lot of upside for FantasyScore usage.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Steve Smith added to injury report

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:38:41 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 29. It was reported that Smith tweaked his knee on a sideline route during practice.

Fantasy Tip: The extent of Smith's knee injury wasn't disclosed, but it doesn't seem to be too serious. For a guy who has played with rib injuries this year, it doesn't seem like a non-serious knee injury would keep Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) sidelined. Assuming he is able to go, he might be somewhat of a risky play against one of the better fantasy pass defenses in the San Diego Chargers.

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Ravens | Baltimore relying on Steve Smith

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:25:21 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith has 588 yards receiving this year, which is 42 more yards than the other six Ravens receivers combined. Smith has also missed a game and has played the last two weeks with four microfractures in his back.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) will continue to play injured, and it shouldn't hamper him unless he aggravates it. On a team with limited weapons in the passing game, Smith will continue to see plenty of targets from Joe Flacco, making him rather safe in all fantasy formats.

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Ravens | Steve Smith moves up receiving list

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 09:45:48 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is second in the league on plays of 20-plus yards this year, and he passed Henry Ellard and Indianapolis Colts WR Andre Johnson for 11th place on the all-time list for receiving yards in Week 7 Monday, Oct. 26. Smith has 18,292 all-purpose yards in his career, which puts him behind only Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.

Fantasy Tip: He may be old, but Smith ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) continues to produce for fantasy owners as one of Joe Flacco's only real reliable aerial weapon. Smith should continue to receive enough targets in Baltimore's offense to be considered a pretty safe fantasy option on a weekly basis.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Ravens | Steve Smith targeted nine times

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 22:18:32 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith Sr. posted five receptions for 78 yards in the Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals Monday, Oct. 26. He was targeted a game-high nine times.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) is the only useful FantasyScore option in Baltimore, and Joe Flacco looks for him whenever he needs a clutch reception. He remains a solid low-end WR2 or flex option when healthy.

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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald showing consistency

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 11:33:57 -0700

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has caught at least one pass in 169 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall (134) and Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (127) are second and third, respectively.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald is having quite a tremendous rebound of a 2015 season after a disappointing 2014 campaign. Marshall and Smith are also leading their respective clubs in receiving. All three are WR1s at this point and worth starting every week as long as they're healthy.

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Ravens | Baltimore not trying to trade Steve Smith

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:16:14 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens aren't considering trading WR Steve Smith, according to head coach John Harbaugh. There has been speculation that Baltimore would consider trading Smith amid a 1-5 start, the worst start in franchise history. Smith is expected to retire at the end of the season. Smith currently leads the team with 36 catches for 510 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) is likely to be matched up against shutdown corner Patrick Peterson when the Ravens play the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. That's enough the fade Smith in daily games this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Steve Smith would quit if traded

Fri, 23 Oct 2015 10:37:49 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith said he would quit if he was traded Friday, Oct. 23. "I like to finish what I started," Smith said.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has a tough draw against the Arizona Cardinals and the likely Patrick Peterson matchup. He's a risky WR2 on FantasyScore Monday night.

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Ravens | Steve Smith off injury report

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 17:21:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is not in the injury report for the Week 7 game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has been dealing with some fractures in his back but appears to be ready to play. He will be facing a tough Cardinals secondary but could still be a solid option since he should receive plenty of targets.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Steve Smith's plans unchanged

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:59:19 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith said his plans to retire after the season remain unchanged. "I'm taking it one game at a time - not really focusing on that other stuff," Smith said Wednesday, Oct. 21. "I'm on schedule for what I discussed earlier in the year, and I'm enjoying it with the wins and losses."

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has a tough draw Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals, but he'll be a WR2 to consider on FantasyScore this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WNST.net - Luke Jones

Ravens | Steve Smith delivers in return

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 17:43:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) had seven catches on 10 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown in a 25-20 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6.

Fantasy Tip: Not only was Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) able to play through the back injury that sidelined him in Week 5, but he looked no worse for wear. He is the top target in the Baltimore passing attack, and while he is a quality starting option at FantasyScore most weeks, a road meeting with Patrick Patterson and the Cardinals in Week 7 is not the best time to use him.

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Ravens | Steve Smith active for Week 6

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 12:18:48 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is active for the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) will play despite some fractures in his back. He will be a risky option for fantasy owners because of the injury but could be used since he probably will be targeted often.

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Ravens | Steve Smith expected to dress

Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:55:19 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is expected to play in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers even though he is listed as questionable.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) appears ready to play even though he is dealing with some small fractures in his back. Smith will be facing a 49ers defense that ranks in the top five in most fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this season but is still a risky option because of his injury. Owners that have other options may want to consider starting them over Smith.

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Ravens | Steve Smith's status in question

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:38:12 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 16, and is listed as questionable for the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has said he is not sure if he will be able to play, so there appears to be a good chance that he will miss the game. Owners will need to check the inactive list to find out the formal status for the game. Owners probably should look for other options to use.

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Ravens | Steve Smith feeling doubtful

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:30:46 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) said he doesn't have high hopes of playing against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6. His said his back hasn't felt as good as he hoped.

Fantasy Tip: TE Crockett Gillmore ($2,400, 4.8% of cap) is expected back this week and can fill in the gap for Smith's absence. He's a speculative flyer on FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Steve Smith practices again

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 10:56:15 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) practiced again Thursday, Oct. 15.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has a decent draw against the San Francisco 49ers and is in the WR2 conversation on FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Steve Smith limited

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:09:04 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has a chance to play against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, but owners should monitor his practice participation during the week. Smith will be a risky option if he is active because of the injury but has a favorable matchup since the 49ers allow the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers.

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Ravens | Steve Smith back at practice

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:52:24 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 14. He moved cautiously in drills but showed a burst as well.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) faces a beat-up San Francisco 49ers team and could be a WR2 consideration on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WBAL TV - Pete Gilbert

Ravens | Steve Smith could go in Week 6

Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:21:25 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) could return in Week 6 against the San Francisco 49ers. Head coach John Harbaugh said he's hopeful that Smith plays this week.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has had a couple of extra days to recover since playing on Thursday night in Week 4. With the team decimated with injuries, he could be a solid WR2 on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Ravens | Steve Smith not on the lineup

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 09:09:54 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) has been declared inactive for the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) could miss a few weeks because of the fractures in his back. Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) should see more targets this week but is a risky option because he likely will be covered by Browns CB Joe Haden for most of the game.

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Ravens | Steve Smith leads BAL inactives

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:47:50 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens have declared WR Breshad Perriman, DL Chris Canty, TE Crockett Gillmore, RB Lorenzo Taliaferro, CB Rashaan Melvin, OG Ryan Jensen, WR Steve Smith inactive for Week 5.

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Ravens | Steve Smith doubtful

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 11:39:56 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is doubtful for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could have a big role with the dearth of receivers in question this weekend. He's a basement flyer on FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Two Ravens WRs sitting Friday

Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:52:07 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) and WR Breshad Perriman (knee) are out of practice Friday, Oct. 9.

Fantasy Tip: Both aren't expected to play against the Cleveland Browns. Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could have a big role with the dearth of receivers in question this weekend. He's a basement flyer on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Steve Smith won't play this weekend

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 12:46:09 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) did not practice again Thursday, Oct. 8, and he will not play in Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Tip: With Smith out this weekend, you'll obviously want to avoid him on FantasyScore. Justin Forsett ($6,800, 13.6% of cap) will be the offense for Baltimore and is an excellent pick in daily formats. Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) will essentially be the No. 1 receiver and is a good option as a deep sleeper.

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Ravens | Steve Smith misses practice

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 13:18:49 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) has not been ruled out for the Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns at this point, but it looks like he will miss at least one game. Owners should have other options ready if Smith is inactive for the game.

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Ravens | Steve Smith week-to-week

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:27:49 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is week-to-week with microfractures in his back, but he hasn't been ruled out for Week 5 against the Cleveland Browns yet, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh also said Smith won't need surgery and that his injury is a matter of pain tolerance. Smith won't be back on the field until he proves he can "really function, protect himself, play hard and fast."

Fantasy Tip: Harbaugh backtracked on his statements over the weekend saying that Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) would be out. However, it looks unlikely that he'll be able to return against Cleveland, so you should ignore him in daily formats. Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is the deep sleeper you should take a look at on FantasyScore, and Chris Givens ($2,000) could surprise, too, if Smith doesn't play.

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Ravens | Steve Smith could play?

Tue, 06 Oct 2015 06:43:55 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is day to day and hasn't been ruled out for Week 5, according to WR Kamar Aiken.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) wouldn't be a good play against the Cleveland Browns on FantasyScore. Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could be a flyer worth making in his place, however.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens | Justin Forsett could be busy

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:05:33 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett carried the ball a season-high 26 times in Week 4, and the Ravens ran the ball 19 times and threw the ball 15 times after WR Steve Smith (back) exited with a back injury.

Fantasy Tip: With Smith already ruled out against Cleveland, Forsett will be a very attractive option at FantasyScore against a shaky Cleveland run defense.

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Ravens | Steve Smith won't play in Week 5

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 19:01:32 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is dealing with four microfractures in his back and won't play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, head coach John Harbaugh said Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: With Smith already ruled out, Kamar Aiken becomes a potential value pick in Week 5, but Justin Forsett could be the biggest beneficiary if the Ravens decide to lean more on the ground game.

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Ravens | Steve Smith injury update

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 08:49:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (ribs) is dealing with four broken ribs, but it is not considered a long-term injury, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Smith's ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) practice participation to see if he has a chance to play in Week 5. Owners should have other options ready in case Smith is not able to play, because he has played well in the first four games of the season.

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Ravens | Steve Smith has broken bones in back

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:44:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) has been diagnosed with four broken bones in his back and is considered day-to-day at this point, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) will have a little extra time to heal since the team played Thursday, Oct. 1, but he could be questionable for Week 5. Owners will need to monitor his practice participation next week to have a better idea of his status.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Chick Hernandez

Ravens | Injury slows Steve Smith Thursday

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:11:06 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) had just four catches for 24 yards in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday, Oct. 1, before a back injury forced him out for the rest of the game. Smith declined to talk about his availability for Week 5.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) put up surprising numbers through the first three weeks, especially for a 36-year-old. With Breshad Perriman still out and Crockett Gillmore unavailable Thursday, Smith was the only trusted aerial weapon for Joe Flacco. If Smith is unavailable next week, Baltimore's offense could be one-dimensional, putting further stress on Flacco.

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Ravens | Steve Smith helped off

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:43:32 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) was helped off the field by trainers against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4 and is questionable to return with a lower back injury.

Fantasy Tip: If the injury forces Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) to miss any time, Kamar Aiken ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) could become a sneaky source of cap relief at FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Steve Smith not slowing down

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:05:38 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is currently third in the league in receiving yards and targets through three games.

Fantasy Tip: The 36-year-old Smith ($6,900, 13.8% of cap) continues to defy Father Time while serving as Baltimore's No. 1 wideout with Breshad Perriman still on the sidelines. Smith can't keep this pace, but he should yet again be a lineup lock in Week 4 against a shaky Pittsburgh Steelers defense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Peter Schrager

Ravens | Steve Smith breaks out

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:13:52 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith finished the Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals with 13 catches for 186 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: Smith had a dud in Week 1 but has since posted back-to-back 100-plus yard receiving games, and he's been targeted by Joe Flacco 33 times in the last two weeks. With a lack of playmakers on offense in Baltimore, Smith is doing all the heavy lifting. With heavy volume expected to continue, Smith is at least worthy of flex consideration each week on FantasyScore.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Ravens | Steve Smith owns the Bengals

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 21:08:43 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith faces the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3, and he has put up at least 115 receiving yards in three of his five games against the Bengals.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) is coming off a huge performance in Week 2, and in addition to his personal success against Cincinnati, the Bengals have allowed two or more touchdown passes in five of their last six games. Feel free to pay up for Smith at FantasyScore.

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Ravens | Steve Smith bounces back

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 19:20:09 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith had 10 catches on 16 targets for 150 yards in a 37-33 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) lived up to his reputation of bouncing back from poor performances, following his two-catch performance in Week 1 with a monster game Sunday. He is the best weapon the Ravens have in the passing game, so he should be a reliable option at FantasyScore most weeks.

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Ravens | Steve Smith not worried about new role

Sat, 19 Sep 2015 05:56:35 -0700

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith said he is not worried about any additional chance of injury when he returns punts. "Football has a degree of injuries and I don't think really any play there's a higher percentage or lesser percentage. If you're going to get hurt, you're going to get hurt in the game. That's just a fact," Smith said. Smith was named the primary punt returner because the team said he is the best option for the job.

Fantasy Tip: Smith ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) will continue to be the team's No. 1 receiver and should be one of the top targets in the passing game. Smith will be facing the Oakland Raiders in Week 2 and could be an option on FantasyScore because of the favorable matchup.

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