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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. absorbed six-of-10 targets for 53 yards Sunday in the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Dolphins.
Somehow on a day when Joe Flacco threw for a season-high 381 yards, his best receiver managed just 53. Smith Sr. was still plenty involved, finishing second on the team in targets behind tight end Dennis Pitta. Four of Smith Sr.’s six grabs came before halftime including a 23-yarder on the Ravens’ opening drive. That would end up being his longest gain of the afternoon. Smith Sr. can be employed as a WR3 next week against New England. Dec 4 - 5:26 PM

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Steve Smith Sr. caught 4-of-4 targets for 20 yards in the Ravens' Week 12 win over the Bengals.

It was a quiet day for the entire Baltimore passing game, which failed to put a single pass catcher above 57 yards. Smith at one point left the game with an ankle injury, which may otherwise help explain his slower-than-expected day. Bengals LCB Dre Kirkpatrick had other ideas after the game. "89 said I was trash," Kirkpatrick told the Ravens' media. "If I'm trash, what did he do today?" Smith and Kirkpatrick will meet again in Week 17.
Nov 27 - 5:55 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 8-of-9 targets for 99 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' Week 11 loss to the Cowboys.

In the two games since being removed from the injury report, Smith has caught 13-of-16 targets for 159 yards and a pair of scores. His touchdown on Sunday was Joe Flacco's lone score of the day, and it came midway through the fourth quarter from five yards out. Smith has put himself back on the WR2/3 map now that he's healthy. He'll get the Bengals in Week 12.
Nov 20 - 5:31 PM

Steve Smith Sr. nabbed five-of-seven targets for 60 yards and a touchdown Thursday in the Ravens' Week 10 win over the Browns.

It was an interesting night for Smith, which describes most of his performances. He hung Joe Flacco out to try by quitting on his route on a first-quarter interception. Later Smith seemingly had a wide-open touchdown but Flacco never saw him and ended up throwing the ball away. Smith finally got the touchdown he so desired on an 11-yard strike from Flacco late in the third quarter. He caught the ball about a yard short of the end zone but muscled ahead for the score. Smith will be on the WR3 map next week at Dallas.
Nov 11 - 12:18 AM

Steve Smith Sr. has been removed from the Ravens' injury report.

89 missed Monday's walkthrough, but it was a classic veteran's day off for the 37-year-old. He'll be ready to roll for Thursday night's home date with a hapless Browns defense. Consider him a WR3/4 in a plus spot.
Nov 7 - 6:21 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) was held out of the Ravens' Monday walkthrough.

It's not surprising one day after Smith played the entire game in his return from a multi-week high ankle sprain. Smith looked good on his routes and we would be surprised if he missed Thursday night's meeting with Cleveland.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Smith was targeted seven times in his return yesterday, and was also able to add a successful 2PT conversion onto his stat line. He wasn't limited in terms of snaps and should be good to go for Thursday's match-up with the Browns, a spot where he could thrive. He's still very cheap at a few outlets across the industry and should avoid Joe Haden for most of Thursday's game - Smith runs most of his routes out of the slot (44% coming into yesterday) while Haden has spent just 10% of his time guarding that position. Mike Wallace is far more likely to draw that assignment.
Nov 7 - 4:25 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 4-of-7 targets for 47 yards in the Ravens' Week 9 win over the Steelers.

Sidelined the past two games, Sr. looked no worse for the wear, though 30 of his yards came on one catch and run. Otherwise, he wasn't making plays. Sr. will keep compiling and getting first downs, but his fantasy upside is limited, especially with Joe Flacco doing next to nothing. Sr. will be a WR4 for next week's game against the Browns.
Nov 6 - 5:11 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) is active for Week 9 against the Steelers.

Sr. worked extremely hard to get back for today's game, but will probably be operating at well less than 100 percent. He's hard to trust as anything more than a low-end WR4. Mike Wallace remains the Ravens wideout to play. Inactive for the Ravens are CB Shareece Wright, LB Kamalei Correa, OLB Elvis Dumervil, OG Vladimir Ducasse, G/C Ryan Jensen, DT Willie Henry and TE Crockett Gillmore.
Nov 6 - 11:32 AM

According to NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Ravens' staff was planning last night as if Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) will play in Sunday's Week 9 game against the Steelers.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier that Baltimore had two game plans in place: one if Smith plays and one if he sits. Considering he was a full participant at Friday's practice, we're guessing Smith will be on the field Sunday, though the Ravens will obviously wait to see how he looks in pre-game warmups. Smith also sent out a tweet suggesting he is suiting up. We'll know his status for sure when inactives are announced at 11:30 AM ET.
Nov 6 - 9:00 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Ravens have prepared two game plans for Sunday's Week 9 game against the Steelers: one if Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) plays and one if he doesn't.

The bullet point here is that Sr. is a true game-time decision. Luckily the Ravens play at 1 PM ET on Sunday, so fantasy owners will know his status by 11:30 AM. It's a little surprising Smith's status is still being debated after the veteran returned to a full practice on Friday. Mike Wallace, Dennis Pitta and even Kamar Aiken would stand to benefit from another Smith absence.
Nov 6 - 8:29 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) is questionable for Week 9 against the Steelers.

He was upgraded to full practice on Friday after being limited on Thursday. At this point it would be a surprise if Smith Sr. doesn't suit up against Pittsburgh on Sunday. Smith has averaged 81.7 yards over his last 12 games and should be treated as a WR3 if active. Smith's return won't be good for Mike Wallace's stock.
Nov 4 - 2:26 PM

Updating an earlier report, Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) returned to a limited practice on Thursday.

Smith was reported as absent earlier but that was only for the portion of practice that was open to the media. Clearly the Ravens would prefer to keep an aura of mystery surrounding Smith's Week 9 status. This is the first time Smith has been on the practice field since spraining his ankle almost four weeks ago. Mike Wallace has been Baltimore's leading receiver during Smith's absence. Sr. should be considered 50-50 to suit up against the Steelers.
Nov 3 - 3:44 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

Smith is almost certain to miss his third game in a row. Dennis Pitta should continue to see a ton of targets with Smith sidelined and is a decent streaming option in a bad week for tight ends.
Nov 3 - 11:31 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

The Ravens are coming out of their bye week, but Smith still isn't ready to get on the field. After spraining his ankle in Week 5, Smith didn't play Week 6 or 7. He'll likely need to practice Thursday if we're going to be able to trust him as a fantasy WR3 in a big divisional game against the Steelers.
Nov 2 - 11:32 AM

Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) is doubtful for Week 7 against the Jets.

He hasn't resumed practicing and remains week to week. Smith's absence will open up more looks for both Mike Wallace and Kamar Aiken. Wallace will be employable as a WR3 this week against a beatable Jets' secondary.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: With Steve Smith out last week, Dennis Pitta saw ten targets with Mike Wallace racking up nine looks and Breshad Perriman taking in a career high eight. Pitta now has the most targets (47) without recording a receiving TD, and the Jets aren't particularly locking down the TE spot, allowing the 9th most FPPG to the position. Wallace is in the best spot among Ravens pass catchers against a secondary that has allowed the 2nd most receptions (8) of at least 40 yards. He's averaged ten targets a game over his last three contests.
Oct 21 - 3:17 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Terrance West
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
GLB1Terrance West
2Buck Allen
3RB1Buck Allen
2Terrance West
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Breshad Perriman
WR21Mike Wallace
2Chris Moore
3Devin Hester
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Crockett Gillmore
3Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
LG1Alex Lewis
2John Urschel
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Ryan Jensen
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Vlad Ducasse
RT1Rick Wagner
K1Justin Tucker