Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
2 days ago

Smith caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 37-18 loss at Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

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 week ago

Smith recorded three receptions on 10 targets for 55 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

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)
2 weeks ago

Smith only pulled in two of his six targets for 13 yards in Monday's win over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
3 weeks ago

Smith was listed atop the 49ers unofficial depth chart that was released Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise considering Smith's overwhelming advantage in both experience and production over any of San Francisco's other receiving options. While the 49ers don't project to be a prolific passing team, someone has to catch passes from Blaine Gabbert, and Smith and tight end Vance McDonald figure to garner the most targets. With a late-round ADP, the veteran receiver could turn out to be a great value this season.

Torrey Smith
WR SF (8)
1 month 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)
1 month 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)
2 months 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)
2 months 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)
9 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)
9 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.