Steve L Smith Fantasy News

Ravens WR Torrey Smith expects to see Brandon Browner more than Darrelle Revis

Tuesday, January 6, 2015, 10:54pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

When Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith breaks the huddle Saturday against the New England Patriots, he anticipates having cornerback Brandon Browner frequently matching up against him.

Browner is one of the biggest and most physical corners in the NFL at 6-feet-4, 221 pounds. His style is based on roughing up wide receivers.

And Torrey Smith expects to see plenty of Browner during an AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium instead of Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. Revis is expected to line up against Steve L Smith most of the time.

Fantasy Impact:

Revis has been significantly better in coverage than Browner this season, so this is good news for those owners hoping to use him this week. He has been the #13 WR since Week 6, and has scored 11 touchdowns in his last 12 games.

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Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (illness, probable) missed practice again Friday and is probable for Week 15. Smith fell ill but should be fine to face Jacksonville.

Friday, December 12, 2014, 6:26pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 15. The probable tag means in all likelihood he’s going to play, but according to beat writer Aaron Wilson, Smith looked “extremely gimpy and uncomfortable.” If Smith is out, Steve L Smith would get a bump, while Kamar Aiken would have some appeal as a desperation start.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Smith is in for a big workload if Torrey Smith (knee) can’t play. He posted a 7-70-1 line in a bad matchup against Miami last week.

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 6:32pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Consider Smith questionable for Week 15 after his knee swelled up in warmups before Baltimore’s game against the Miami last week. If Smith is out, Steve L Smith would get a bump, while Kamar Aiken would have some appeal as a desperation start.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Smith questionable for Week 15 after his knee swelled up in warmups before Baltimore’s game against the Miami last week. If Smith is out, Steve L Smith would get a bump, while Kamar Aiken would have some appeal as a desperation start.

Friday, November 7, 2014, 6:15pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 10. No worries here. Smith was just getting a standard veteran’s day off.

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:28pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. Smith is just getting a standard veteran day off.

Friday, October 24, 2014, 6:26pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 8. No worries here. Smith will be ready for a tough matchup against the Bengals.

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:04pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. This was a “routine day off” per beat writer Jeff Zrebiec.

Ravens Beat: Steve Smith seeking revenge on the Colts as well

Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:10pm

Jamison Hensley, ESPN - [Full Article]

After Ravens WR Steve L Smith got revenge on the Panthers on Sunday, a teammate says Smith wants similar payback this Sunday against the Colts. It was only two years ago that Smith and Colts cornerback Vontae Davis got in a heated scuffle, with both ending up on the ground. Smith has had this game circled, even though it hasn't been as publicized. He could be in store for another monster outing.

Fantasy Impact:

One concern we have about Smith this week is a possible letdown after a very emotional outing against the Panthers in Week 4, but it sounds as if Smith has a chip on his shoulder when it comes to the Colts as well. Smith owners should be happy to hear that.

Friday, October 3, 2014, 6:19pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 5. Smith should be fine for a not-so-great matchup against the Colts. Still, he’s playing at a very high level though we’re a bit concerned that he suffers a letdown after an emotional game against the Panthers in Week 4.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:31pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice. This is probably nothing to worry about.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith to naysayers: "It'll happen."

Friday, September 26, 2014, 11:53pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

In a run-heavy offense that stresses safer passes for quarterback Joe Flacco, Torrey Smith was never a strong bet to repeat last year's production. After leading the team in 2013 with 65 catches and 1,128 receiving yards, though, he's on pace for just 453 yards and 32 grabs in 2014.

"You can't get any closer than we've already been," Torrey said of his chemistry with Flacco, per The Baltimore Sun. "I have folks tweeting me how terrible I am, and I could very easily have had three touchdowns and 300 yards the past couple weeks. That's how the ball rolls. I'm not used to it, but we'll get over it soon. We were as close as you can get to touchdowns. We just have to be on the same page and get it done."

Said Torrey: "It'll happen. It has no choice but to happen. The way we've been practicing, it has no choice but to happen. I can't say when. I hope it's Sunday, but it'll happen soon."

Fantasy Impact:

With the focus on Steve L Smith's revenge game against the Panthers, it would be a good time for Flacco to connect on one or two deep balls to Torrey Smith. We're not counting on it, but he's a better player than he's showed in the first three weeks and Dennis Pitta's absence may send a few extra targets his way.

Friday, September 26, 2014, 6:33pm

Ravens WR Steve L Smith (not injury related, probable) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is probable for Week 4. We would definitely find a way to get Smith in the lineup in a revenge matchup with his old team.