Carolina's Steve L. Smith a safe bet to be back for week 1

Steve Smith, the only household name left in camp, is out until late August with the broken arm suffered in a flag-football game this offseason, and when Peter King saw him, he asked: "You sure you'll be back for the opener against the Giants?''

"Positive,'' he said. "I'd bet my game check on it.''

Smith also said he plans to make a beeline for Giants safety Michael Johnson early in that game. Johnson's the guy who laid the vicious hit on Smith that broke his arm -- and ended his season in Week 16 last December.

"I'm going after him,'' said Smith, and he walked away.

Fantasy Impact: 

Big-name WRs are expected to go quick this year in the draft so having Smith in the mix will help add to the depth. He looks determined to be back so he won't miss any time. He's rated the 13th-best WR at 4for4.

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