Torrey Smith WR BAL 13 Days
Smith caught 5-of-8 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 21-7 win over the Titans.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith had a surprisingly quiet day, catching just 3-of-7 targets for 17 yards. The two wideouts thus combined for 15 of the team's 26 targets, leaving only crumbs for the likes of TE Owen Daniels and No. 3/4 WRs Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown. While (Torrey) Smith's season has generally gotten back on track since an awful September, he's still incredibly reliant on long touchdowns, and has yet to top eight targets, five receptions or 81 yards in a game. On the bright side, he's been very efficient with his limited targets the last few weeks, and as we saw on Sunday's 32-yard touchdown, he has little trouble burning cornerbacks down the field.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 20 Days
Smith caught 4-of-7 targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 43-23 loss to the Steelers.
Smith caught a 14-yard pass over the middle on the opening drive, then got behind the defense for a 35-yard touchdown later in the first quarter. He didn't do much the rest of the game, notably dropping a would-be short touchdown in the fourth quarter, though he managed to draw a pass interference penalty on the play. Smith has drawn a ton of penalties this season and scored five touchdowns over the last six games, but there isn't much else to say on a positive note. He isn't playing especially well, and he has just 49 targets and 22 receptions through nine games. As always, he'll be a threat to score from deep next week against the Titans, but could easily turn in an ugly outing if he doesn't.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 27 Days7 Comments
Smith, who briefly left Sunday's game against the Bengals to be evaluated for a head injury, finished the contest without any catches.
Coming off consecutive solid outings for the first time since last November, Smith was not officially credited with any targets, though he appeared to be the intended receiver on both of Joe Flacco's interceptions, and also drew an illegal contact penalty. Smith seemingly ranks among the league leaders in penalties drawn, but he's caught just 18 passes through eight games, and has been the target on five of Flacco's seven interceptions, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. Smith will likely still see his fair share of deep shots down the field, but with his contribution to the short and intermediate passing game nearly non-existent, there could be a few more barren weeks ahead.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 28 Days2 Comments
Smith (head) returned to Sunday's game against the Bengals.
Had it been a concussion, Smith would not have been allowed to return to the game. He'll look to get on the stat sheet after being held without a reception before the injury.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 28 Days
Smith left Sunday's game against the Bengals to be evaluated for a possible concussion, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
Smith was silent before the injury, not receiving a single target from Joe Flacco. We'll have more details as they emerge.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 1 Month6 Comments
Smith caught 3-of-5 targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-7 win over the Falcons.
After long-snapper Morgan Cox suffered a torn ACL, Baltimore surprisingly scored on a 4th-and-9 from the Atlanta 39-yard line while nursing a 15-point lead in the final two minutes of the game. The unexpected touchdown grab saved Smith's fantasy day, as he was otherwise unable to build on last week's 4-51-2 receiving line. He still finished with his best yardage total of the season but failed to top three receptions for the sixth time in seven games. He drew his league-leading seventh defensive pass interference penalty, and while he thus far hasn't been bad for the Ravens, Smith is on pace for just 41 receptions and 91 targets, after recording 65 and 139 last year. His catch rate is still an issue, though it helps that he's above 17 yards per reception for a third straight season.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 1 Month5 Comments
Smith caught 4-of-5 targets for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 48-17 win over Tampa Bay.
Smith appeared to be headed for a massive day when he gave the Ravens a 14-0 lead with his second touchdown of the game early in the first quarter. Unfortunately for the slumping wideout's owners, other receivers hauled in the following three touchdowns, staking Baltimore to a 35-0 lead with 14 minutes left in the second quarter. The Ravens played a conservative game from that point forward, as Joe Flacco finished with just 29 pass attempts, six of which went in the direction of Steve Smith. Torrey Smith's five targets were good for second on the team, and while this was still an encouraging effort, his targets remain a concern. He'll face the struggling Atlanta defense next week in a matchup that seemingly favors the Baltimore running game.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 2 Months1 Comment
Smith caught 3-of-8 targets for 38 yards in Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Colts.
Despite matching his season-high for targets and drawing a league-high sixth defensive pass interference penalty, Smith had his worst game of the season. He really struggled on the Ravens' final drive, with a seven-yard catch overshadowed by a pair of drops, including one on a deep pass on fourth down. The fourth-year pro has just 11 receptions on 30 targets through five games, after posting a 65-1,128-4 receiving line on 139 targets last season. His starting job and role are safe, but Joe Flacco seemingly favors Steve Smith, who also had a rough game Sunday afternoon. Given how he's been used thus far, the younger Smith will likely be highly reliant on big plays this season, which was the case to a lesser extent last year. He'll eventually have a big game or three, but makes for a risky option any given week.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 2 Months
Smith has drawn an NFL-high five pass interference penalties this season, ESPN.com reports.
While Smith's slow start isn't necessarily a fluke, his talent isn't the issue. He's essentially the same player we saw last season, only the Ravens now have other options in the passing game. Smith was probably a bit overextended as a 139-target receiver in a talentless offense last season, and his current role is a better fit from the team's perspective. That said, the Ravens may need to lean on Smith at some point, as he's the second or third option in what has thus far been a surprisingly productive passing game. As the penalties suggest, Smith has not disappeared from the offense, even though his numbers indicate otherwise.
Torrey Smith WR BAL 2 Months
Smith caught two passes for 53 yards and a touchdown on three targets in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Panthers.
Though Smith hauled in his first touchdown of the season and recorded his best yardage total, Sunday's game wasn't encouraging for fantasy owners, as the speedy wideout once again watched Steve Smith dominate the targets. The younger Smith has helped the Ravens by drawing an unusual number of penalties this season, but he only has eight receptions and 22 targets through four games, while his counterpart leads the team with 25 catches and 41 targets.