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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Utah
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Steve Smith Sr. (back) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Sr. is one of the toughest players in the league, but dealing with four small fractures in his back. At best, he's questionable for Week 5. Daily Slant: With Smith out of the lineup, the Ravens are very limited in terms of talent at WR. Kamar Aiken looks to be the biggest beneficiary, as he'll take over the #1 WR duties against the Browns. Cleveland hasn't been great against opposing receivers this season, allowing the 6th most FPs to the position. Aiken should end up in the neighborhood of 6-8 targets and is priced towards the bottom of the WR pool across the industry. Oct 8 - 3:17 PM

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Steve Smith Sr. (back) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

We'd be shocked if Smith Sr. plays Sunday against Cleveland. Smith's absence should open up more targets for Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown, though we expect the Ravens to rely heavily on their running game.
Oct 8 - 2:06 PM

Steve Smith Sr. (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Senior has four microfractures in his back and is likely to miss Week 5. Kamar Aiken, Marlon Brown, Darren Waller, and Chris Givens will handle receiver duties.
Oct 7 - 1:55 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports Steve Smith has four microfractures in his back.

There were conflicting reports on Smith's injury, with NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reporting he had broken ribs. Smith doesn't need surgery, but will miss at least one week. Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown will start until Smith returns.
Oct 3 - 9:22 PM

The Ravens have ruled out Steve Smith (back) for Week 5.

Smith will miss at least one game, but has a chance to avoid a multi-week absence. There was hope he might not miss time with 10 days before Week 5. Smith's injury leaves Baltimore down to Kamar Aiken and Marlon Brown as their starting outside receivers. ESPN's Chris Mortensen expects Smith to return "sooner than later."
Oct 3 - 8:08 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Steve Smith's injury is non-surgical and he "will play sooner than later."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Smith's "back" injury is actually a case of broken ribs. Either way, Smith was called week-to-week by the Ravens and appears to have an outside shot at playing Week 5 against the Browns. Baltimore may have dodged a bullet, but their receiver corps is still a mess.
Oct 3 - 11:34 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Steve Smith Sr. has four broken ribs.

Broken ribs are still serious, but the original report of four broken bones in his back sounded much more ominous. Rapoport said the injury is considered a short-term concern. With 10 days off before Week 5, Smith could conceivably play against the Browns.
Oct 3 - 11:17 AM

CSN Washington's Chick Hernandez reports Steve Smith Sr. has four broken bones in his back.

Hernandez reported the Ravens are in "wait and see" mode with Smith while The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reported there is a possibility Smith can play through the injury. Smith has been the Ravens' only effective receiver this season and has over 35 percent of the team's receiving yards. With Michael Campanaro (back) on injured reserve and Breshad Perriman (knee) out indefinitely, the Ravens are in deep trouble at receiver. Baltimore acquired Chris Givens from the Rams on Saturday.
Oct 3 - 10:35 AM

Steve Smith Sr. was forced from Baltimore's Week 4 game against the Steelers with a back injury, and did not return.

Sr. took a helmet to his lower back early in the fourth quarter, and couldn't get loose enough to come back in. He was having a quiet night before going down, corralling 4-of-7 targets for 24 yards. Sr. also tweaked his leg in the first quarter, but was never announced with an injury. Sr. was having a hard time walking around after his back injury, but with 10 days to heal up for Week 5, we bet he'll take the field against the Browns.
Oct 1 - 11:39 PM

Steve Smith Sr. secured 13-of-17 targets for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' Week 3 loss to the Bengals.

You’ll be seeing Smith’s 50-yard touchdown on highlight reels for a long time. Emmanuel Lamur, George Iloka and Reggie Nelson were just a few of the defenders he beat on that play. He left the game briefly in the fourth quarter to receive an IV but came back quickly and found the end zone on a pretty back shoulder pass from Joe Flacco. Smith has logged 23 catches for 336 yards over his last two games. The 36-year-old will be back at it Thursday against a soft Steelers secondary. He’s a must-start for that game.
Sep 27 - 5:06 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught 10-of-15 targets for 150 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 loss to the Raiders.

Smith was a usage machine, ripping off 102 yards on four catches in the first two quarters alone, and drawing a holding penalty in the end zone to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Smith should've had a touchdown late in the fourth quarter when he got wide open in the end zone against Raiders CB D.J. Hayden, but Joe Flacco delivered an errant pass that forced Smith out of bounds. Still, this game was a reminder that Smith is a target monster in Baltimore's low-talent offense and therefore an every-week WR2/3 in fantasy, at least until Breshad Perriman returns.
Sep 20 - 7:47 PM

Since 2011, Steve Smith Sr. has averaged 6.4 catches for 104 yards in games following a game in which he was held to two catches or fewer.

Senior caught just 2-of-7 targets last week for 13 scoreless yards in a tough matchup with the Broncos. On paper, things get much easier this week against the Raiders. Oakland's top corner, T.J. Carrie, had a solid Week 1 against the Bengals, but former first-rounder D.J. Hayden is shaping up as a total bust. Smith is Rotoworld's Patrick Daugherty's No. 18 receiver this week.
Sep 18 - 9:42 AM

Steve Smith Sr. caught just 2-of-7 targets for 13 yards in Baltimore's Week 1 loss to the Broncos.

Sr. had a devastating missed connection with 0:42 remaining in the fourth quarter, letting a Joe Flacco pass sail through his fingertips in the end zone after DB Bradley Roby managed the faintest of deflections. Sr. was swallowed up all afternoon, failing to gain separation and give under siege QB Joe Flacco some space to work with. Sr. will remain a target hog for however long Breshad Perriman (knee) is sidelined, but won't be more than a WR3 against the Raiders in Week 2. Oakland does offer a considerably less daunting matchup than Denver.
Sep 13 - 8:08 PM

Since 2009, Steve Smith Sr. has averaged 91.5 receiving yards in season-opening games.

He has five touchdowns over that span. In last year's season opener against the Bengals, Smith went off for 118 yards and a touchdown. With Breshad Perriman (knee) out and no tight end to speak of, Smith could be in for another big game this week against the Broncos. He is a high-upside WR3.
Source: ESPN
Sep 8 - 11:58 AM

Ravens WR Steve Smith was ejected from the team's third preseason game.

Smith took rightful exception to Keenan Robinson piledriving Kamar Aiken at the end of a first-quarter catch. He and Chris Culliver got into an altercation. Both were ejected. Smith burned the Redskins' secondary for a 63-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. He finished with 95 yards on four catches and the touchdown.
Aug 29 - 8:18 PM

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FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Marlon Brown
3Chris Givens
WR21Kamar Aiken
2Breshad Perriman
3Darren Waller
WR31Marlon Brown
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2Maxx Williams
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