Torrey Smith Fantasy News

Torrey Smith officially agrees to terms with the 49ers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 8:48pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Free-agent wide receiver Torrey Smith has reached agreement on a five-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Adam Caplan.

The deal is worth $40 million, including $22 million guaranteed, sources said.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith got off to a slow start in 2014, posting just six catches for 85 yards in the first three games. Over the final 13 games of the season, he averaged 3.3 receptions for 52 yards and 0.85 touchdowns, which equates to #20 WR-type numbers in PPR formats. As it stands, he finished as the #29 WR in PPR and #19 in standard formats (thanks to the high touchdown rate), which is the fourth time he has finished in the top 23 (in standard formats) in his four-year career. He'll join a 49ers receiving corps that is likely losing Michael Crabtree and has a still-effective Anquan Boldin as a possession receiver. Smith will serve as a deep threat for QB Colin Kaepernick, though this move has to be considered a downgrade from an offensive/quarterback standpoint since the 49ers are typically run-heavy and Joe Flacco is pretty adept at putting touch on the deep ball. Throwing with touch is not one of Kaepernick's strengths.

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Torrey Smith to 49ers a 'done deal'

Sunday, March 8, 2015, 9:37pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Torrey Smith is poised to leave the Ravens as a free agent, according to multiple NFL sources, and the San Francisco 49ers are the front-runners to land the former Maryland standout.

For Smith to have remained with the Ravens, which several league sources reiterated has been an extremely unlikely scenario for weeks, he would have had to leave several million dollars on the table.

Although no deal has been finalized, sources indicated there's strong mutual interest between the former second-round draft pick and San Francisco. One source characterized the Smith situation as a "done deal with the 49ers," barring any unforeseen snags. Deals cannot become official until Tuesday at 4 p.m., when the league year and free agency signing period begins.

Smith acknowledged his pending departure Sunday night with a blog in which he thanked the Ravens for his four years in Baltimore.

Update: Smith signed a five-year, $40 million deal that includes $22 million guaranteed.

Fantasy Impact:

Smith got off to a slow start in 2014, posting just six catches for 85 yards in the first three games. Over the final 13 games of the season, he averaged 3.3 receptions for 52 yards and 0.85 touchdowns, which equates to #20 WR-type numbers in PPR formats. As it stands, he finished as the #29 WR in PPR and #19 in standard formats (thanks to the high touchdown rate), which is the fourth time he has finished in the top 23 (in standard formats) in his four-year career. He'll join a 49ers receiving corps that is likely losing Michael Crabtree and has a still-effective Anquan Boldin as a possession receiver. Smith will serve as a deep threat for QB Colin Kaepernick, though this move has to be considered a downgrade from an offensive/quarterback standpoint since the 49ers are typically run-heavy and Joe Flacco is pretty adept at putting touch on the deep ball. Throwing with touch is not one of Kaepernick's strengths.

There's a good chance that Torrey Smith draws an interference penalty this week

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:21pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

One the NFL’s most-penalized defenders, New England Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner, could cross paths Saturday with the league’s most prolific receiver in terms of drawing pass interference penalties, Torrey Smith.

Smith led the NFL with 11 defensive pass interference penalties drawn for 229 yards during the regular season, according to Football Outsiders, and added a 12th for 29 yards against the Steelers in the wild-card game. The next closest receiver, Green Bay Packers star Jordy Nelson, drew six flags for 129 yards.

“It’s definitely frustrating, but again, it’s part of the game,” Smith said this week. “I don’t want to be known for a guy that’s just getting held all the time, but it just happens. If I knew why it kept happening … I guess most times it’s because I’m moving pretty good, and it kind of surprises them a little bit, so they grab you.”

Browner, a physical corner signed from the Seattle Seahawks in the offseason, has played just nine games for the Patriots. He was called for five defensive pass interference penalties this season, and 15 penalties overall.

Fantasy Impact:

Unfortunately, pass interference penalties don't count in fantasy football.

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.

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.

Torrey Smith has a sprained knee

Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:17pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has a sprained knee.

Smith underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam to determine the severity of his knee injury.

Smith's knee swelled up following warmups Sunday in Miami.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news is there is no ligament tears, coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday. Smith's status is undetermined for Sunday's game against the 2-11 Jacksonville Jaguars, but rest and rehabilitation should help, the story added.

Friday, December 5, 2014, 6:38pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee, probable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14. The probable tag means that Smith is good to go for the Dolphins.

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:59pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Smith says he’s going to play through the injury in Week 14.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 6:30pm

Ravens WR Torrey Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Smith was reportedly limping after the game, so we’ll be monitoring his practice activity closely this week.

Torrey Smith's knee injury not serious, day-to-day

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 11:32am

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is “day to day” after landing on his right knee while trying to catch a pass in the end zone late in Sunday's game.

Although Smith grabbed his right knee and didn't return for the Ravens' final series of a 34-33 loss to the San Diego Chargers, coach John Harbaugh downplayed the severity of the injury Monday and predicted that the former Maryland standout will be preparing for next Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Smith declined to comment on the injury after the game, but he was limping.

“Torrey really didn't have anything too serious,” Harbaugh said Monday. “I don't even know how to describe it right now. He'll just be getting ready for Miami. I guess I'd call him day to day.”

Fantasy Impact:

Smith caught six passes for 65 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers. He has seven touchdowns in the past seven games. It looks like good news for owners that he could be ready to go in Week 14. The Ravens will likely need Smith with Marlon Brown going through concussion protocol. Rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro has missed the past four games with a pulled hamstring, but is expected to be available to play against the Dolphins.

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:28am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Ravens WR Marlon Brown suffered a concussion in the first half.

Fantasy Impact:

With Torrey Smith (knee) also banged up, Steve L. Smith is shaping up to be the team's WR1. Next up on the depth chart are: Michael Campanaro, who is expected to be back Week 14, Kamar Aiken, Jacoby Jones and Jeremy Butler.

Torrey Smith has knee injury

Monday, December 1, 2014, 8:25am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Torrey Smith didn't play in the Ravens' last series and was favoring his right knee in the locker room.

"That's something that coach [John Harbaugh] and I will have to address," Smith said. "I don't know when I'm supposed to be going and and when I am not supposed to be going. I'll let Coach handle it."

Fantasy Impact:

Harbaugh declined to update Smith's injury, the story went on to say. It also added that this is a tough injury because not only has Smith become their top receiver, but Marlon Brown suffered a concussion in the first half. Steve L. Smith would be line to be the WR1 if Torrey Smith is out for Week 14. Michael Campanaro, who is expected back in Week 14, Kamar Aiken, Jacoby Jones and Jeremy Butler are next up on the depth chart.