Steve Smith WR CAR 7 Days
Steve Smith caught three passes for 51 yards in Carolina's Week 13 win over the Bucs.
Smith was on and off Darrelle Revis Island on an afternoon where Tampa's No. 1 corner threw some looks at other receivers, and departed early with injury. Today was just the second time in 12 games Smith failed to catch at least four passes. On pace for a middling 72/843/4 line, Smith will be a safe, if low upside, WR3 for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.
Steve Smith WR CAR 9 Days
Steve Smith (knee) returned to practice Friday.
Smith was added to the injury report Thursday, receiving a "DNP." It was likely a rest day for the veteran ahead of a date with Darrelle Revis this week. Smith will likely be listed as probable and is a low-end WR3 for Week 13.
Steve Smith WR CAR 10 Days
Steve Smith was added to the Panthers' injury report Thursday, missing practice with a knee issue.
It's something to monitor, but likely just a means of limiting Smith's practice reps. Smith's status will be updated on Friday, but owners can keep him penciled in as their WR3.
Steve Smith WR CAR 14 Days
Steve Smith caught five passes for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 12 win at Miami.
Smith remains among a plus receiver after the catch thanks to his fight, but he's not taking the top off anyone. He now has zero 100-yard days on the second and just three scores -- including none in the last five games. Smith will be best left on fantasy benches in Week 13 if Darrelle Revis (groin) is able to play. If Revis is out, Smitty will be a WR3.
Steve Smith WR CAR 19 Days
Steve Smith caught four passes for 62 yards in a Week 11 win over New England.
Smith was targeted just six times, finishing third on the team behind Brandon LaFell and Greg Olsen. However, this was another entertaining week from Smiff. He and Aqib Talib were going at it during and after every snap it seemed in the opening half. Smith was in Talib's head and drew two penalties against one of the league's premier corners. Talib was unable to finish the game due a re-tweak of his hip injury. Following the game, Smith, speaking through reporters, told Talib to "ice up, son." Smith won this battle with ease. He'll be on the WR2 map next week against a leaky Dolphins defense.
Steve Smith WR CAR 20 Days
Steve Smith was forced from Monday night's game against the Patriots near the end of the second quarter with a chest injury but is probable to return.
Smith likely headed to the locker room early to get his "injury" checked out ahead of halftime. Expect to see him return for the start of the third quarter. Smith and Aqib Talib have been involved in a heated battle, one that Smiff is winning. He has two catches for 47 yards and has baited Talib into a couple of penalties.
Steve Smith WR CAR 1 Month
Steve Smith caught four passes for 52 yards in Carolina's Week 10 win over the Falcons.
Smith's main contributions came from his mouth. He also failed to try and break up a Cam Newton interception with time running out in the first half, quitting on a route in the end zone. Even a slight push from Smith likely would have disrupted Falcons CB Robert Alford's pick as he tried to keep his feet in bounds. Smith will be mid-range WR3 in Week 10 against the 49ers.
Steve Smith WR CAR 1 Month
Steve Smith had four catches for 42 yards in Thursday night's Week 8 win over the Bucs.
Smith was shadowed by Darrelle Revis for most of the night and used in the short-to-intermediate passing game. He briefly exited in the third quarter with a knee injury, but later returned. The Panthers went run-heavy in the second half and limited Smith to a team-high seven targets. He'll be a strong candidate to get back on track in a plus-matchup against the Falcons in Week 9.
Steve Smith WR CAR 2 Months
Steve Smith caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Carolina's Week 7 win over the Rams.
89 was the bottom line for the Panthers most of the day, shedding two tacklers on his 19-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and getting in St. Louis' head on countless occasions. There was nary a drive where Smiff wasn't stirring it up with somebody, helping to bait the Rams into a number of personal fouls. He also had another drop, but who's keeping count. Smith will be in the WR2 conversation against the Bucs' crumbling defense on Thursday.