By Daniel Rogers, 49ers Correspondent, Fri, Apr 24th 2:00pm EDT
The schedules for the 2015 NFL season were released this week, and the 49ers have been ranked as the team with the 3rd toughest schedule. Looking at the schedule, the 49ers will go against several high-caliber offenses, but that does not affect Torrey Smith's game. Smith is no stranger to the 49ers, as he was part of the team that defeated the 49ers in the Super Bowl three seasons ago, but the Niners will be happy he is wearing red and gold now. Smith spent his four seasons in the NFL with the Ravens before signing with the 49ers in March. Smith averages 16.9 yards per catch, and he is just what the 49ers needed as a deep-threat. (Source: 49ers on Twitter
Fantasy Impact: Having a receiver like Smith will make the whole offense better. Smith is a fast receiver who will stretch the defense, something that the 49ers could not do with the likes of Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree (now signed with the Raiders). Smith has already gathered 3,591 receiving yards and 30 TDs in just 4 years. The 5th-year receiver will open room underneath for Boldin to go to work, and will be open for Kaepernick to find deep down the field. Smith will struggle at times against teams like Seattle or Arizona, but will enjoy playing against teams like Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, New York and others. Smith is a great signing for the 49ers, and his production will be felt from the first game. If the 49ers grab a big, talented receiver in the draft to compliment the former-Ravens duo, this receiving corps could be something the Bay Area has not seen in far too long.