Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 4 hours ago
Smith (back) is active for Sunday's Week 7 tilt versus the Bucs.
The speedster will thus be able to suit up for another opportunity to build rapport with Colin Kaepernick, who has the caliber of arm that can help accentuate Smith's considerable downfield skills. Smith was able to log limited practices Thursday and Friday, so his health appears solid entering the contest against what has been a vulnerable Bucs secondary to date this season.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 2 days ago
Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
A mid-week addition to Thursday's injury report, Smith still managed to log limited practices both Thursday and Friday. His participation in any capacity suggests he should be able to play, but if not, Rod Streater and/or Aaron Burbridge would join Quinton Patton and Jeremy Kerley in three-wide sets. Even in a favorable matchup, the San Francisco passing game offers little cause for excitement.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 3 days ago
Smith (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Landing on the injury report mid-week could mean Smith suffered the injury in practice, but that's merely speculative. In any case, he'll have Friday's session to show a modicum (or more) of health, after which his Week 7 availability will be revealed. If he's able to play Sunday versus the Buccaneers, he'll continue to rebuild his rapport with newly appointed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, with whom Smith connected on a 53-yard touchdown this past Sunday in Buffalo.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 7 days ago
Smith hauled in three of seven targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
On a day where very little worked for the 49ers, Smith was one of the few bright spots from a fantasy perspective. The change from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick has immediately paid dividends for the veteran wideout, as Sunday's stat line was the most production we have seen from Smith in 2016. The quarterback change doesn't make him an immediate starter in standard formats, but Smith's stock definitely rises with Kaepernick under center after the two connected for some big games in 2015.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 1 week ago2 Comments
Smith could benefit from the change from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick this week.
Smith has been a non-factor this season with Gabbert at the helm, only recording 106 yards on nine receptions through five games. The veteran wideout had slightly better success with Kaepernick calling the shots last season, accruing 342 yards and two touchdowns in those eight games. Owners should be wary as Smith had plenty of poor games with Kap (four games with 20 or less yards), but he was definitely targeted more and had a much better yards per catch average (21.4 YPC) than his current career-low mark of 11.8 with Gabbert throwing him the ball. His stock definitely rises with the change, but owners should temper their expectations as Smith will likely remain a boom-or-bust receiver.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 2 weeks ago3 Comments
Smith failed to catch his only target in Thursday's 33-21 loss to the Cardinals.
The speedster bottomed out Thursday in what has already been a largely disappointing campaign. Smith's targets have now dropped in three consecutive weeks, and to date, his three-catch, 55-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 2 represents the high point of his season. As long as Blaine Gabbert and his limited arm remain behind center, Smith's biggest asset, his blazing speed, is likely to remain firmly grounded in the garage.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 3 weeks ago
Smith caught just one of the two balls thrown his way for three yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Dallas.
Smith continues to struggle with Blaine Gabbert under center in San Francisco. His deep threat abilities are offset by his quarterback's inaccurate downfield arm. Gabbert did attempt to hit his speedy receiver on a go route in the second quarter but underthrew the ball and the play resulted in an ugly interception. Smith could benefit from a change in quarterback because Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) -- when healthy -- possesses a strong throwing arm. For now, he remains an untrustworthy wide receiver option in fantasy and that goes double against Arizona's premier secondary next week.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 4 weeks ago
Smith caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 37-18 loss at Seattle.
Smith predictably struggled in a tough matchup, although he was actually San Francisco's leading receiver. Because Blaine Gabbert doesn't have a monster arm, Smith's blazing speed is somewhat neutralized. He'll continue to serve as San Francisco's No. 1 wideout, however, with Dallas on the schedule in Week 4.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 1 month ago
Smith recorded three receptions on 10 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers.
It's a bit disappointing that quarterback Blaine Gabbert was only able to connect with Smith three times despite targeting his receiver on 10 occasions. Smith won't have it easy next week against the tough Seattle secondary, but he'll look to receive a similar amount of volume in the offense. If the 49ers get down early Week 3, they could be forced to air it out often.
Torrey Smith WR SF (8) 1 month ago
Smith only pulled in two of his six targets for 13 yards in Monday's win over the Rams.
A disappointing showing for a receiver who was thought to lead the 49ers in receiving yards this season. Blaine Gabbert was doing most of his damage on underneath routes, rendering Smith's deep threat style useless. The veteran receiver will have better days ahead, especially when the 49ers face more competent offenses and have to go to the air more often than they did Monday.