Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has been offered a 5-year, $35 million deal with a guaranteed $19 million. This averages out to $7 million per year. This offer was on the table before the beginning of the 2014 season, according to the team's website. Torrey Smith is a Baltimore favorite and a fast wide receiver. His offer is considered to be fair and according to CBSSports.com, it is more than what Anquan Boldin, DeSean Jackson and Emmanuel Sanders had in 2014. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: This four-year veteran will be an unrestricted free agent in March and he had an entire season to consider his offer. ESPN reports that he drew an NFL record of 12 pass-interference penalties for 261 yards. He had a season-ending 49 receptions for 767 yards and 11 touchdowns. This 6'0", 205 pound receiver has had only one slow season in his four-year career. Flacco considers him a good target and he comes through when it counts.
NFL Insider for CBS Jason La Canfora reported earlier today that the Ravens offered wide receiver Torrey Smith a 5-year $35 million contract with $19 million guaranteed before the season. (Source: CBS Local Baltimore)
Fantasy Impact: According to the article, the deal is comparable to that received by Eric Decker and Marques Colston. Despite posting career lows in targets, receptions, and yards, a career high 11 touchdowns salvaged the season for the speedy Smith. Look for him to remain in Baltimore, but he's a risky proposition going forward.
Veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith will be an unrestricted free agent this year. Head Coach John Harbaugh wants Smith to return, however, there is a mention of his dollar value. Smith had a slow season this year with 767 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. (Source: Baltimore Ravens )
Fantasy Impact: Smith's biggest season was in 2013 when he caught 65 passes for 1,128 yards. During the 2014 season he only suffered minimal knee injuries. This 25-year-old is comfortable, consistent target for Flacco and has never missed a game in his fourth season in the NFL. With only two fumbles in his career, he has become a high priority for his offense.
In Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the New England Patriots, Torrey Smith made 3 receptions on 6 targets for 62 yards.
Fantasy Impact: After a rough start to the season, Smith managed 682 receiving yards and a career-high 11 TD receptions in the remaining 11 games he played or recorded a catch in. Torrey Smith will be an Unrestricted Free Agent this offseason. Look for where he lands next to determine his value.
Torrey Smith only had two catches Saturday against the Steelers, but he made the most of them. Smith gained 28 yards on his two grabs and had a touchdown on six targets.
Fantasy Impact: Smith continues to do what he has done for most of the year, score touchdowns. He keeps getting the job done despite not always having a high number of catches. Smith has a date against Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and the tough New England secondary on the horizon next week. The tough matchup makes him a fade on daily sites and for playoff fantasy leagues.
Torrey Smith had a stellar game Sunday against the Texans. He caught five passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. He also tied for the team lead with 12 targets.
Fantasy Impact: Smith appears to be over his knee sprain which had limited his effectiveness the past few weeks. Smith is up to 10 touchdowns on the year and has really rewarded owners who stuck with him during his slow start to the season. The Ravens have a showdown with the Browns coming up in Week 17.
Torrey Smith had a disappointing fantasy day Sunday against the Jaguars. He caught two passes for 16 yards on three targets.
Fantasy Impact: Smith has been struggling with a knee sprain as of late and it has affecting his output the past few games. Fantasy owners would be wise to keep him out of lineups unless he is a full participant in practice all week.
Ravens WR Torrey Smith is active for Baltimore's Week 15 game against Jacksonville. Smith is playing through a sprained knee so he may not be at full strength this week. (Source: NFL)
Fantasy Impact: Even a gimpy Smith may be worth a play against an inconsistent Jacksonville pass defense. Because of the injury, Smith should be considered a low-end WR2 or high-end WR3 in this matchup.
Ravens WR Torrey Smith (sprained knee) is formally listed as probable for Baltimore's Week 15 game against the Jaguars. Pro Football Talk cites a source with knowledge of the situation who indicates that Smith will be a gametime decision. (Source: ProFootballTalk)
Fantasy Impact: This is an important call folks. If you are playing a meaningful fantasy game in Week 15 and considering starting Smith, it is critical that you check the inactives report ahead of the game.
Torrey Smith is officially being considered day to day with a right knee sprain. Coach John Harbaugh did confirm that there is nothing torn in his knee. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Smith hasn't missed a game during his career, playing in 61 straight games, but that streak could be coming to an end this weekend. Smith was injured during Week 13 and was active last week, but was held without a catch. Owners should keep a close eye on his practice participation this week.
Torrey Smith has noticeable limp coming off field and is talking to team doctor when heading into locker room. (Source: Jamison Hensley via Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Uh-oh, the recently resurgent Smith just doesn't seem right, and is going to be limited in Week 14. Play at your own risk, but the prudent fantasy manager would quickly explore other options.
Despite looking stiff and uncomfortable in warm-ups, Torrey Smith is active for Week 14 against Miami. Smith has been hampered with a knee injury this week, he was listed as probable on the injury report. (Source: CBS Sports)
Fantasy Impact: Smith is coming off a 2 TD performance in Week 13. After a slow start he has been hot in his last 4 games, averaging 75 yards and 1 TD per game. Facing a tough Dolphins pass defense and still being hampered with the knee injury, Smith is a risky play. He is a WR3 at best. I would lean towards benching Smith if you have a decision to make.
Torrey Smith didn't practice for a second consecutive day, but said he'd have to be on crutches to miss the game on Sunday. (Source: Luke Jones on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Earlier in the week, Coach John Harbaugh downplayed the severity of Smith's knee injury. With another practice in the books and no practice time, Smith may be a game-time decision. Players often overestimate their ability to return form injury. You will want to watch his status closely for this Sunday.
Raven's Coach John Harbaugh told the Baltimore Sun that wide receiver Torrey Smith didn't have anything too serious. (Source: NBC Sports/Pro Football Talk)
Fantasy Impact: Heading into Week 14, the Ravens face a Dolphins defense that is ranked second in passing yards per game, and that gave up 277 yards rushing to an abysmal Jets rushing attack in Week 13. Expect a run-heavy attack from Baltimore, who is averaging 131.8 yards per game on the ground. Monitor the practice schedule, but if you have better options Torrey Smith is a sit candidate for Week 14.
This last Sunday against the Tennessee Titans included Torrey Smith catching the ball 5 times on 8 targets with a TD.
Fantasy Impact: As of late, Torrey Smith has been a good play(when he is not getting checked out for a possible concussion). He has 5 touchdowns in 5 weeks. Look for him to continue this type of play after the Ravens' bye week.
After a down season in terms of catches and yards, WR Torrey Smith feels he is improving. He admitted to the frustration he had during the beginning of the season, but his outlook on the rest of the season is still positive. (Source: BaltimoreRavens.com)
Fantasy Impact: After having one of the best games of the season(4 catches for 63 yards and a TD), Smith is on a 4 game hot-streak. He has 4 TDs in 4 weeks on 11 catches and 195 yards. Although he is going against a tough Titans secondary, Smith may still be able to add to the TD category, making him a decent play this week.
This Sunday against the Bengals Torrey Smith failed to make any catches, He was held to no receptions on two targets. He left the game at one point due to a concussion concern, but ultimately returned.
Fantasy Impact: Struggling against the Bengals is something Torrey Smith is used to in his career, but it has been far worse this year than at any other point. He is in fact on pace for the worst statistical output of his career in terms of yardage and receptions.
This past week Torrey Smith had 3 receptions on 5 targets for 81 yards and a TD.
Fantasy Impact: This game marked the first time all season that Torrey Smith had more than 60 yards receiving. Next week the Ravens play the Cincinnati Bengals, who Smith has struggled with throughout his career. But given the Bengals' recent woeful defensive performances, he may be poised for a solid day.
Torrey Smith had 3 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown against a porous Atlanta secondary on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Smith salvaged his fantasy day with a jaw-dropping over the shoulder 39 yard touchdown from Joe Flacco in the fourth quarter on Sunday. It seems the Ravens are interested in revitalizing Smith, but he's nothing more than a lottery ticket at this point.
On Sunday against the Colts Torrey Smith had 3 catches for 38 yards. This low yardage total puts Smith's stat line at a paltry 11-176-1.
Fantasy Impact: Although Torrey Smith was tied for the team lead in targets he failed to make the most of the opportunities. His two drops(including one on a 4th-and-3) are adding to the frustration.
His ability to draw pass interference penalties do help his team, but not fantasy owners.
For Torrey Smith, last Sunday's stat sheet against the Browns read 2 catches on 8 targets for 25 yards. This puts T. Smith at 6 receptions for 85 yards on the season.
Fantasy Impact: Although early, it appears Torrey Smith isn't making the most of his opportunities with the ball. His 8 targets were 1 more than Steve Smith, who still ended up with 101 yards. Regarding the injury to TE Dennis Pitta, wait for the situation to develop before starting Torrey Smith. Owen Daniels(Pitta's backup) is a proven commodity in the Gary Kubiak style of offense and this may not allow for as many extra opportunities for Torrey Smith as owners would like.
Smith had a tough time Sunday getting open against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was only targeted 7 times out of QB Joe Flacco's whopping 62 attempts. Smith also had 2 drops to go with his 3 receptions. (Source: BaltimoreRavens.com)
Fantasy Impact: The addition of Steve Smith Jr. and return of Dennis Pitta may appear to hinder Torrey Smith's fantasy ability (they went for 30 targets combined), but look for defenses to guard Steve Smith and Dennis Pitta more closely after Week 1. Torrey Smith is still the Raven's biggest deep threat and should be kept on rosters for a bit longer.
I think Smith is going to be the biggest benefactor of playing in Marc Trestman's offense. Smith posted only 49 receptions for 767 yards, but had 11 touchdowns last year. Trestman should find a way to improve those receptions and yards, while keeping him in the end zone.