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Steve Smith Sr. | Wide Receiver

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (35) / 5/12/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
College: Utah
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Steve Smith Sr. secured 3-of-5 targets for 67 yards in the Ravens' Week 7 win over the Falcons.
Smith Sr.'s targets over the past three weeks are down -- 7, 6, and 5 -- but game flow has had plenty to do with it. He also had a catch negated Sunday that would've put him over 80 receiving yards against Atlanta. Even if Smith isn't the WR1 he produced as early in the season, at worst he should continue returning WR2/3 production. Keep rolling Smith out there in Week 8 against the Bengals. He torched Cincinnati for 7-118-1 on Opening Day. Oct 19 - 5:57 PM

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Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 110 yards and one touchdown in the Ravens' Week 6 win over the Bucs.

Smith Sr. was targeted six times on the day to lead the team on a day when Joe Flacco tossed five touchdowns on 29 attempts. Sr. was shadowed by Alterraun Verner for most of the day, but had problems beating the ex-Titan. Sr. is always going to win the one-on-one battles with smaller corners. Keep firing Sr. up as a high-end WR2 with WR1 upside in Week 7 against a burnable Falcons secondary.
Oct 12 - 4:58 PM

The Tampa Bay Times expects Steve Smith Sr. to be shadowed by Alterraun Verner Sunday.

It's a matchup Smith can win easily, so we wouldn't downgrade him. But it does open up Torrey Smith for a matchup with borderline NFL talent Crezdon Butler, who is filling in for Johnathan Banks (neck). Smith's deep-ball style isn't a great matchup against Lovie Smith's Tampa-2 defense that forces the ball underneath, but he shouldn't have a problem winning any 1-on-1 battles.
Oct 12 - 12:17 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 34 yards in the Ravens' Week 5 loss to the Colts.

Smith caught the first pass of the game but immediately fumbled at his own 20-yard line. It didn't get much better from there. He was targeted seven times on the day, but couldn't find much running room with Greg Toler playing surprisingly well. Smith Sr. remains an every-week WR2. It'll come easier in Week 6 against the Bucs, as long as the Baltimore line can give Joe Flacco time to throw.
Oct 5 - 6:22 PM

Steve Smith caught seven balls for 139 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Panthers.

Smith promised "blood and guts" against his former team and delivered. It was his first multi-TD game since Week 1 of the 2011 season. Smith Sr. made two highlight-reel plays, the first on a first-quarter pass intended for Owen Daniels. Daniels tipped the ball into the air, and it fell directly into the hands of Smith, who took it 61 yards to the house. Smith's second touchdown occurred after Joe Flacco fumbled the snap at the line of scrimmage. Flacco recovered it and quickly threw it up for grabs into Smith's direction, where secured it for a 21-yard score. Through four games, Smith is on pace for 100 receptions, 1,716 yards, and eight TDs. He's an every-week WR2 entering a Week 5 date with Indianapolis.
Sep 28 - 3:43 PM

Steve Smith Sr. caught five passes for 101 yards in the Ravens' Week 3 win over the Browns.

Steve Sr. saw seven targets to Torrey Smith's eight in this game, but the former continues to run higher-percentage routes and now has at least 100 yards in two of Baltimore's first three games. Smith will be a low-end WR3/flex option when the Ravens take on his former team, the Panthers, in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 4:20 PM

Steve Smith caught 6-of-10 targets for 71 yards in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Steelers.

A fired-up Smith also drew three penalties on the Steelers, including two separate facemasks. It was a throwback night for the 35-year-old wideout, who appeared to have springs in his legs on some of his cutbacks. Smith has surprisingly been operating as the Ravens' "X" receiver through the season's first two games, drawing a mammoth 25 targets in the process. He's turned them into 13 catches for 189 yards. We still expect Smith to ultimately settle in as a WR4, but WR3 status isn't out of the question.
Sep 12 - 12:10 AM

Steve Smith caught 7-of-15 targets for 118 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 1 loss to the Bengals.

Smith shook off a slew of early-game drops to get behind the Bengals' defense on a fourth-quarter rollout by Joe Flacco, where he found "89" deep for a lead-grabbing 80-yard touchdown catch, at the end of which Smitty broke two tackles. It was one of the most thrilling plays of Week 1. Although we're skeptical Smith will provide consistent fantasy numbers in Baltimore's offense, he certainly has enough left to help the Ravens' team. He remains a WR3/4 in fantasy. Our minds will change quickly, however, if Smith sees this heavy usage in games moving forward. The Ravens face the Steelers on Thursday night.
Sep 7 - 4:38 PM

Steve Smith had six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's preseason game.

Smith got wide open on a go-route for a 30-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He secured six of his team-high seven targets by Joe Flacco. Smith is playing a complementary possession role to Torrey Smith, and doesn't project as more than the No. 3 option in Baltimore's passing attack. He remains a WR4/5. Smith had a combined two catches for 17 yards in his first two preseason games.
Aug 23 - 10:27 PM

Ravens OC Gary Kubiak says Steve Smith has brought an "edge" to practice.

In other words, he's still Bottom Line 89. "He's just so competitive," Kubiak said. "He challenges people as far as how you play, how you go about doing things. ... He challenged coaches, too." DC Dean Pees says he's instructed his players not to upset Smith. Although Smith's game is in steep decline, he'll provide the leadership and toughness the Ravens lost when they dealt Anquan Boldin.
Jun 10 - 7:16 PM

Steve Smith reportedly made his mind up in January that he would play one more NFL season, then retire in 2015.

Smith cited knee soreness as one of the main factors. "The only people who knew were my close friends and my wife," said Smith. "This year was actually going to be my last year in Carolina. I was going to retire. I was done." Smith said his knee suddenly started "feeling better" after the Panthers released him, "and the next thing you know, I got a three-year deal" with the Ravens. Smith says he hopes to fulfill the entire Baltimore contract. GM Ozzie Newsome hopes Smith pans out better than Lee Evans. Smith turned 35 years old in May.
Source: SI.com
Jun 5 - 9:50 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said the Steve Smith release was strictly a football decision.

Both Rivera and GM Dave Gettleman have denied reports they viewed Smith as a "distraction." But they've been willing to take shots at the 34-year-old's remaining ability. "He doesn't have the top-end speed like he used to, but he still has good speed," Rivera said Wednesday. Smitty won't be asked to take the top off of defenses in Baltimore. He'll be playing the possession-style Kevin Walter role in Gary Kubiak's offense. We expect "89" to end up blocking quite a bit.
Mar 26 - 12:08 PM

Newly acquired WR Steve Smith said he's fine with being a "complementary dude" with the Ravens.

Smith, who turns 35 years old in May, has no illusions about the current state of his game. "I don't see myself in coach Kubiak's system like Andre Johnson," Smith said. "I see the complementary dude of Kevin Walter. I see how he contributed and how he was instrumental in getting Andre the ball but also getting his own opportunities." Walter's best season with the Texans was 60-899-8. That's the high end of Smith projections for 2014.
Mar 17 - 8:13 AM

Ravens agreed to terms with WR Steve Smith, formerly of the Panthers, on a three-year, $11 million contract.

The deal reportedly includes a $3.5 million signing bonus. Smith didn't want to venture far from his Charlotte base, and the Ravens didn't want to let him leave without a contract. Going on 35, Smith has lost multiple steps the past two seasons, but is still an extremely sure pair of hands, and capable of making plays against tight coverage. He's the kind of chain mover the Ravens sorely lacked after trading away Anquan Boldin. Smith may only catch 50-60 passes in 2014, but along with a healthy Dennis Pitta, will take pressure off of Joe Flacco. Smith's fantasy value is on the wane, but he'll be in the WR3/4 conversation.
Mar 14 - 5:08 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free agent Steve Smith will visit the Ravens on Friday.

We won't have a resolution Thursday. Smith is hopping on a plane tonight and will meet with Ravens brass in the morning. Baltimore is far and away the favorite to land the soon-to-be 35-year-old. At this point, Smith's name is bigger than his game, but he brings toughness and very reliable hands. He'd be the No. 3 option in the Ravens passing attack, behind Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta.
Mar 13 - 7:30 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Tyrod Taylor
RB1Justin Forsett
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
3Bernard Pierce
GLB1Lorenzo Taliaferro
2Justin Forsett
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Jacoby Jones
3Kamar Aiken
WR21Torrey Smith
2Marlon Brown
3Michael Campanaro
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Owen Daniels
2Crockett Gillmore
3Ryan Taylor
K1Justin Tucker