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Smith is out for the season with a broken leg.

Smith is thus slated to be placed on injured reserve and while he hasn't many touches of late, the Falcons' backfield will miss the big-play ability the 29-year-old displayed at times this season.

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Smith (knee) will have an MRI on Monday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Considering that he was spotted leaving the locker room on crutches Sunday, Smith may be facing a lengthy absence barring some unexpected good news as further tests are performed.

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Smith was carted off the field Sunday against the Panthers with a knee injury, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports. He is questionable to return.

With Steven Jackson getting the bulk of the carries for Atlanta, Smith was limited to just one three-yard reception before the injury. Devonta Freeman may see additional playing time with Smith out.

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Smith (neck) had four carries for three yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

After scoring four touchdowns in the first five games of the season, Smith has really struggled of late, rushing 10 times for 18 yards and catching two passes for minus-one yard in the last three games combined. He's got the speed to break one deep at any moment, but he's a total fantasy dud without the long scores.

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Smith (neck) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Buccaneers.

Smith was upgraded to a full participant in Friday's practice, so it's not too surprising to see the veteran back suit up. However, Smith has seen a double-digit offensive snap count in just three of eight games so far this season, and is a bit too big-play dependent to be a high-percentage option in most formats. He'll presumably work behind both Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers.

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Smith (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, AtlantaFalcons.com reports.

After being limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, Smith was a full participant Friday and seems to be on an upward health trajectory heading into the weekend. He'll likely play, but he has just eight carries for 20 yards in his last three games, and the Bucs' run defense has actually been playing decently well lately.

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Smith (neck) was limited in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Smith suffered a neck injury in the Falcons' final outing before their Week 9 bye, but his presence in drills is at least an encouraging sign that he'll be able to suit up Sunday in Tampa Bay. Despite garnering limited touches all season, he's reeled off five touchdowns of at least 35 yards, ensuring viability in deeper formats.

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Smith (neck) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Lions.

Smith suffered a neck injury following a three-carry, five-yard performance and will now be sidelined for the rest of Sunday's contest. At the moment, the extent of his injury is unclear, so further news on his status is likely to surface as the coming week unfolds.

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Smith suffered a neck injury during Sunday's game against the Lions and is considered questionable to return, ESPN reports.

Smith carried three times for five rushing yards prior to exiting Sunday's contest. If the explosive tailback is unable to return to Sunday's game, rookie Devonta Freeman would face less competition for touches behind starter Steven Jackson at running back.

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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.