Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
3 days ago

Smith started but did not receive a target in Friday's preseason loss to Green Bay.

EDGE Analysis

That is now three games in which Smith has failed to record a catch. Whether this is by design or not is unclear. With the unquestioned No. 1 spot on the depth chart locked up, the 49ers' coaching staff may have been gameplanning to get a better look at the team's other receiving options instead of wasting targets on one of their known commodities. It still would have been nice to see what Smith and his speed could do in the new offense. With his lack of involvement in the gameplan through the first three weeks, it is unlikely Smith sees any sort of significant time in Thursday's preseason finale.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
2 weeks ago

Smith (leg) failed to haul in his lone target in Sunday's preseason game against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

Although the 49ers haven't released much information, Smith's presence in Sunday's game suggests his early-August leg injury is no longer an issue. Smith will likely have to deal with poor quarterback play for a second straight season, but he should see a large uptick in targets (only 61 last year) as the No. 1 wideout in a fast-paced offense.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
4 weeks ago1 Comment

Smith sat out Friday's team practice due to leg tightness, The Sacramento Bee reports.

EDGE Analysis

There wasn't a whole lot of information released about the specifics of the injury, but head coach Chip Kelly stated that the injury was not considered serious. The club was probably taking the safe route with their top receiving option while also getting a chance to see what redshirt rookie DeAndre Smelter could do with the first unit. Assuming there isn't a setback, Smith should return to practice soon.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
1 month ago

Smith enters training camp as 49ers' top receiving option, CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news should come as no surprise, as Smith has the most NFL experience and production of any of the wideouts on San Francisco's roster. He turned in a fairly disappointing 2015, finishing with a career-low 663 yards to go along with four touchdowns. That was done on a 49ers team that had a stagnant offense, so his career-best 20.1 YPC could point towards a bounce-back season with a faster-paced Chip Kelly offense in 2016.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith (back) hauled in five catches (seven targets) for 61 yards in Sunday's overtime win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

The five catches were Smith's highest total since his 6-catch, 120-yard performance in week 2. That stat goes to show what a disappointing first season it has been in a San Francisco uniform. Smith's big-play style never seemed to mesh with the 49ers' vanilla offensive gameplan this season, and he finished with less than 700 receiving yards for the first time in his career. With four more years left on his contract, the team will have to find a better way to incorporate their biggest free agent acquisition from last offseason. Maybe the new coaching regime will open up the playbook a little more for 2016 and beyond.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith (back/foot) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has scored in two of his last four games, but with just seven catches in that span, the wideout continues to be a hit-or-miss fantasy lineup option.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith (back/foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's contest against the Rams, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite turning in a limited practice Thursday, Smith will avoid the inactive list yet again. While he's gathered in no more than two catches in all but two games this season, his Week 17 opponent, the Rams, has conceded 88 receptions and eight touchdown grabs to wideouts over the last six outings.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith (back/foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following a downgrade from full to limited to begin the week of prep, Smith's practice reps have been impacted for the fourth consecutive week. He's so far avoided the inactive list on every game day of his career, but Friday's injury report will provide insight into whether he'll extend that trend.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith was targeted three times, catching two of them for 23 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

EDGE Analysis

Smith saved what would have been another disappointing day at the office with a 16-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. He was always considered a boom-or-bust option at wide receiver, but the 49ers' lackluster quarterback play has resulted in more "bust" performances from Smith this year. He should only be deployed in desperate situations next week against the Rams.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
8 months ago

Smith (back) is listed as active Sunday in Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Building up practice reps during the week helped Smith avoid the first DNP of his career. However, he's caught no more than two balls in any of Blaine Gabbert's six starts, accumulating 10 receptions (on 20 targets) for 236 yards and one touchdown in that span.