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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver | #89

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Utah
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (74) / CAR
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Steve Smith Sr. caught 3-of-6 targets for 64 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.
It's much better than his Week 1 where Smith Sr. produced just 19 yards on nine targets, but Smith Sr. seems to be behind both Mike Wallace and Dennis Pitta as the preferred pass-game targets for Joe Flacco. Wallace has three touchdowns, and Pitta has been working the middle of the field. Smith Sr., at 37 years old, is nothing more than a WR4 with minimal upside. Sep 18 - 5:49 PM

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Steve Smith Sr. caught 5-of-9 targets for 19 yards in the Ravens' Week 1 win over the Bills.

Coming off last year's torn Achilles', Smith got the start and led the team in targets. But he obviously wasn't able to do much with them, as only 19 yards is incredibly difficult to achieve on nine looks. Smith Sr. was predictably also involved in extracurricular stuff with the Bills' defensive backs. Smith Sr. is nothing more than a WR4/5 until he shows he's fully healthy.
Sep 11 - 6:18 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there is "no reason" Steve Smith Sr. will not "play great" this week.

"He's worked very hard, and he's a great player," Harbaugh said. "Great players usually play great when they work hard. We'll just let it play out." Considering he is 37, coming off a bad Achilles' injury, and did not play a snap in the preseason, there are plenty of reasons to doubt Smith will come out of the corner swinging. Smith has traditionally been stellar Week 1, but he nothing more than a deep-league and GPP flier this week.
Source: ESPN
Sep 10 - 11:35 AM

Steve Smith Sr. and Breshad Perriman will sit out the third preseason game.

The third preseason game is when a team actually wants to get its important players a healthy amount of snaps, but neither Sr. nor Perriman's health is worth risking. Sr. will be ready for Week 1. Perriman has claimed he will be, as well.
Aug 25 - 1:25 PM

Ravens activated Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') from the active/PUP list.

Expect Senior to practice in team drills sometime this week. Don't look for him to be on the field for the Ravens' second preseason game, but he could play a couple snaps in the third one just to get his feet wet for Week 1. With Kamar Aiken and Mike Wallace, the Ravens won't need to rely as heavily on Smith Sr. as they did last season. He turned 37 in May.
Aug 17 - 1:07 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles', active/PUP) is expected to be ready by Week 1.

As is Breshad Perriman (knee, active/PUP). Smith Sr. is still recovering from a "double rupture" of his Achilles' last November. Even if he gets back on the field, the 37-year-old will likely be limited coming off such a devastating injury. He is nothing more than a late-round flier at this point, but he is still going considerably higher in drafts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 9 - 12:01 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles', PUP) revealed he suffered a "double rupture" of his Achilles' last November.

It was the first double rupture renowned foot doctor Robert Anderson had ever seen. It looked like "raw, shredded chicken," according to Smith's wife, and "89" admits the pain was unbearable. Smith Sr. said he was on Oxycontin for 12 days following surgery, and later admitted he had thoughts of giving up his comeback when rehabbing the injury this summer. At 37, it's going to be incredibly tough -- borderline impossible -- for Smith to regain his previous form.
Jul 29 - 10:04 AM

Ravens placed WR Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') on the active/PUP list.

He's eligible to come off this list at any time, but will have to receive medical clearance first, before passing a conditioning test. Smith turned 37 in May and is coming off a ruptured Achilles' tendon. Beat writers seem to believe Smith will be ready for Week 1, but that will not be determined until late August.
Jul 23 - 3:50 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') told reporters his main reason for playing one more season is to achieve 1,000 career receptions.

He needs 39 grabs to get there. "A thousand receptions, to be honest," said Smith when asked to explain why he didn't retire. "You've got to have something to strive for. I may catch that, in my uniform, get in my car and go home. Straight from there. Drive all the way from M&T Bank [Stadium] straight to Charlotte in one shot." Smith may have been partially joking, but this is a somewhat concerning statement for fantasy owners willing to invest single-digit-round draft picks into a 37-year-old receiver coming back from a torn Achilles'. If forced to set odds, we'd consider Kamar Aiken the favorite to lead Baltimore in receiving this year.
Jun 16 - 12:41 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles) will sit out the entire preseason.

Smith declined to put a timetable on his return, but says he’s day to day. He’s going to be sidelined until at least training camp. Missing the preseason isn't a huge concern given Smith's veteran status. Smith expects to be ready for Week 1.
Source: ESPN
Jun 16 - 8:36 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') declined to put a timetable on his return when asked by reporters Sunday.

Smith tore his Achilles' last November 1. "I don't know when I'm coming back," he said. "I just know I have to be able to do something in training camp to be able to play. That's just the way I operate. I can't go from doing absolutely nothing [and] sitting on my butt for all of training camp and then go out there and play." At Ravens CB Lardarius Webb's charity softball game over the weekend, Smith was seen jogging the bases but not running full speed. The Ravens' reliance on Smith to make a 2016 impact increased when Breshad Perriman partially tore his ACL.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 12 - 4:46 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') expects to be ready for Week 1.

"No setbacks. No real pain where you’d say, ‘Oh, that’s a concern,'" Smith said. "Just all good stuff to start and move forward." Smith ruptured his Achilles' early last November. The Ravens reportedly expect Smith to be ready for training camp, but it is unlikely they push him heading into his age-37 campaign. Smith remained incredibly productive before going down last season, catching 46 passes for 670 yards and three scores in seven games.
Source: ESPN
Mar 1 - 8:48 AM

The Ravens expect Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles') to be ready for training camp.

That's all good and well, but in reality, it's far too early to predict Sr.'s camp status. 89 has made it clear he won't rush back. He's extremely unlikely to suit up for meaningless preseason action ahead of his age-37 campaign.
Jan 7 - 2:48 PM

Steve Smith Sr. announced Wednesday that he's going to play in 2016.

It's been assumed for the past two months now that Smith Sr. would be back after he went down in Week 8 with a torn Achilles'. He wasn't going to go out like that, especially with the Ravens wrapping up their worst season in years. Senior turns 37 in May and is coming off a severe lower-leg injury, so it's worth wondering if he'll be the same player, but he's as dedicated as any.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 12:16:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Steve Smith Sr. (Achilles', I.R.) is "eyeing a return" for the 2016 season.

It would have been silly to expect Smith Sr. to go out like this: suffering a torn Achilles' in Week 8 during a lost season for the Ravens after he was dominating the first half of the year. "Provided he's healthy enough to do so," Smith will be back for his third, and final, year of his contract as a 37-year-old. We need to temper expectations for Smith's recovery, as he has many miles on those legs, but he's one player not to write off. Smith Sr. needs to be continued to be held onto in Dynasty leagues.
Source: NFL.com
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 10:11:00 AM

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QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Justin Forsett
2Terrance West
3Buck Allen
4Kenneth Dixon
5Lorenzo Taliaferro
GLB1Terrance West
2Justin Forsett
3RB1Buck Allen
2Justin Forsett
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Devin Hester
WR21Mike Wallace
2Chris Moore
3Breshad Perriman
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Crockett Gillmore
2Maxx Williams
3Dennis Pitta
4Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
LG1Alex Lewis
2John Urschel
C1Jeremy Zuttah
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Ryan Jensen
RT1Rick Wagner
K1Justin Tucker