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Smith had three carries for 10 yards and caught two passes for negative one yard in Sunday's blowout loss at Baltimore.

For what seems like the first time in months, Smith failed to make an explosive play. It was a tough matchup for the entire Falcons' offense, however, as they struggled to move the ball, scoring just seven points. Also, Steven Jackson, Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers all were quiet, so it's not like Smith was outshined. It will be interesting to see how the distribution of carries will shake out the next time Atlanta has a close game.

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Smith had just two carries for five yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago, but he caught four passes for 64 yards and scored a touchdown in the air.

Smith took a short pass from Matt Ryan in the third quarter, and ended up racing 41 yards for a touchdown. He continues to amaze with limited touches - he's scored seven touchdowns in his career, with all of them coming from 35 yards or longer. Atlanta might be wise to give Smith a little more work in the running game, as Steven Jackson is running hard, but not making many big plays.

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Smith had one carry for two yards and three catches on three targets for 83 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Giants.

Smith continues to produce with limited touches, as his touchdown Sunday marked his fourth score of the season, and they're all coming on big plays, averaging 52.5 yards each, according to ESPN.com. With Steven Jackson, Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers failing to get much going on their own, it's dumbfounding that Smith has only gotten four touches in each of the last three games. If the Falcons can get him the ball more often, he could make a major fantasy difference.

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Smith (hamstring) had four carries for 62 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown, in Sunday's loss at Minnesota. He was not targeted in the passing game.

Smith makes a big play almost every week, but doesn't get the ball enough to warrant major consideration in shallow fantasy formats. He did receive more rushes than either Devonta Freeman or Jacquizz Rodgers, although both players caught multiple passes.

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Smith (hamstring) is active for Sunday's contest in Minnesota, the Falcons' official site reports.

Smith is a home-run threat, with two lengthy touchdowns to his name this season. However, his touches are limited in backfield that already contains Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Devonta Freeman.

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Smith (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Smith seemingly makes a huge touchdown play whenever the Falcons give him the ball, but his fantasy utility remains blurry in a crowded backfield that already features Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman.

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Smith (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

The reason for Smith's absence from Monday's practice is now clear, but the seeming minor nature of the ailment shouldn't affect his availability for Sunday's contest in Minnesota. With two highlight-worthy touchdowns through three games, he could be in line for more touches as the season continues.

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Smith (undisclosed injury) did not suit up for practice on Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

We'll track Smith's status as the week rolls along, but coach Mike Smith relayed that there probably won't be an update on the running back's status until Wednesday' injury report is released by the Falcons.

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Smith had four carries for 50 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 56-14 win over the Buccaneers.

Smith had a nice 38-yard touchdown run, though good blocking and poor defense certainly played a role. Steven Jackson is still operating as the lead back, with Smith, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman splitting the remaining touches, many of which come through the air. Rodgers is above Smith and Freeman in the pecking order, but Smith has made a case for a few extra snaps, scoring two long touchdowns on just nine touches through three games.

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Through the Falcons' first two games, Smith has recorded two carries for seven yards and caught three passes for 73 yards and a TD.

Smith, who caught two passes for 19 yards in Week 2, is thus a break or two away from fantasy relevance, with Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Devonta Freeman also operating out of the Falcons' backfield.