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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.

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Smith totaled 61 yards on the day, including a 54-yard touchdown reception that gave the Falcons the lead in the third quarter against the Saints on Sunday.

Despite the encouraging statline, Smith was the least effective runner behind Steven Jackson, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman, and he only received two carries. He has able to take a swing pass 54 yards for a touchdown, but that was the only time he was involved in the passing game. It was an encouraging game for Smith, but there's too many balls to go around at this point for him to be a viable option in most leagues.

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Though he didn't gain any yards on his four carries, Smith had two receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jaguars.

Smith took a screen pass 66 yards to the house, breaking a pair of tackles along the way. The Falcons' backup running back situation is rather crowded, as all of Smith, Jacquizz Rodgers and Devonta Freeman got playing time with the first-team offense this preseason. While all of the hype has surrounded Freeman, it was Rodgers who started every preseason game. Should Steven Jackson (hamstring) suffer a setback before Week 1, or suffer another injury down the road, the Falcons might have roles for all three of Rodgers, Smith and Freeman. Realistically, Smith is only worth a look in deeper leagues, as Rodgers is the safest handcuff, while Freeman arguably has the most upside of the trio.

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Smith gained four yards on four carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans

Smith and Devonta Freeman both got some playing time with the first-team offense, but Jacquizz Rodgers started and dominated the first-half touches. While the competition has mostly centered around Rodgers and Freeman, Smith could have some kind of role in the offense if Steven Jackson (hamstring) doesn't make it back for Week 1.

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With Steven Jackson (hamstring) sidelined, Smith spelled Jacquizz Rodgers with the first-team offense in Friday's preseason opener against the Dolphins.

Smith did little with the opportunity, gaining five yards on three carries and another five on one reception. Smith is competing for the third spot on the depth chart against Devonta Freeman, who himself may be a threat to Jacquizz Rodgers in the No. 2 role.

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Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Smith returned to practice this week after sitting out last Sunday's win over the Redskins. He'll see limited carries as the Falcons' No. 4 running back and contribute on special teams if active for Monday night's game against the 49ers.

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Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is out for Week 15.

Smith is a change-of-pace back and special teamer.

Antone Smith RB ATL 9 Months

Antone Smith (knee) isn't practicing for Week 15.

The Falcons' No. 4 running back appears unlikely to suit up for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

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Antone Smith rushed once for 11 yards in Atlanta's Week 12 loss to the Saints.

So much for it being "imperative" to get Smith more involved in the offense. Fighting with Jason Snelling for scraps behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers, Smith got out-touched by Snelling 2-1. There's no fantasy value here.