With Steven Jackson sidelined due to a hamstring injury, Antone Smith has been the second back through the Falcons' rotation in preseason. With touchdown runs of 50 and 38 yards a year ago, he's shown great burst when he can get to the edge. He also had an 81-yard touchdown run wiped out in preseason due to a holding penalty, so he continues to flash when he's been given an opportunity. If Jackson suffers further injury, Smith would be in line for a change-of-pace role this season, provided that he can hold off rookie Devonta Freeman.
Smith has been buried on Atlanta's depth chart since 2010 and despite seeing the most carries of his career a year ago, he finished with just 145 yards on five carries. Had the Falcons not drafted Freeman in May, Smith may have had an opportunity to supplant Jacquizz Rodgers as the primary COP back in Atlanta. Instead, he'll remain a core special teams player.
Smith has flashed from time to time but clearly the coaching staff in Atlanta doesn't trust him enough to give him more carries. His fantasy value is contingent on injuries and even then, he's likely to be the Falcons' RB4 by the end of the season. Avoid him on draft day.