Steve L Smith, WR Baltimore Ravens

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Ravens WR Steve Smith (Achilles) will likely skip the preseason

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:32pm

Baltimore Sun - [Full Article]

Ravens WR Steve L Smith opened up about why he returned for another season.

"A thousand receptions, to be honest," Smith said after the Ravens finished their second day of a three-day minicamp in Owings Mills. "You've got to have something to strive for."

"I may catch that, in my uniform, get in my car and go home," Smith said with a smile. "Straight from there. Drive all the way from M&T Bank [Stadium] straight to Charlotte [N.C.] in one shot."

While Ravens coach John Harbaugh has always encouraged players returning from an injury the previous season to try to get live competition in the preseason, it's likely the coach will let Smith decide if he'd rather play or rest.

For now, it appears Smith would vote against coming back before the Sept. 11 opener against the Buffalo Bills.

"I've been very comfortable throughout my career not playing in the preseason," Smith said. "I don't have any problem with that. Just four games that don't count and the liability of injury at the senior citizen age that I am, I think probably staying out will be good."

Fantasy Impact:

Through eight weeks, Smith was the #10 WR in PPR formats before tearing his Achilles. He’s 37, and doesn’t plan to play in the preseason, though he expects to be ready for Week 1. He’s still the best receiver on the team when healthy, but that’s a big caveat at this point in his career.

2016 Strength of Schedule - BAL
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
24
BUF
29
@CLE
10
@JAX
7
OAK
21
WAS
22
@NYG
20
@NYJ
BYE31
PIT
29
CLE
5
@DAL
8
CIN
28
MIA
16
@NE
30
PHI
31
@PIT
8
@CIN

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2015 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1DEN213076.500000-46/5879.31%
2OAK1015001615.000000-68/8282.93%
3CIN1318621714.310000-57/7576.00%
4PIT424076.000000-35/7944.30%
5CLE------------
6SF713711019.570000-60/7777.92%
7ARI5780915.600000-48/6475.00%
8SD5820716.400000-35/6851.47%
9BYE------------
10JAX------------
11LA------------
12CLE------------
13MIA------------
14SEA------------
15KC------------
16PIT------------
17CIN------------
Per game6.5795.710.4310.4313.340000049.86/71.8669.56%
Totals4667037314.5700000.00349/50369.56%

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