27-Year-Old Cornerback – Baltimore Ravens
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Smith signed a four-year extension in April while still recovering from a season-ending Lisfranc injury. Although may still be limited at the start of training camp, the Ravens expect Smith to be star...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 9
Jimmy Smith Contract Information:
Agreed to a restructured contract with the Ravens in March of 2016. His deal runs through the 2019 season.
Smith will have the screws removed from his surgically repaired right foot this week, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Jimmy Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The news is encouraging for Smith and the Ravens, as he is set to start at right cornerback fresh off signing a four-year, $48 million contract extension with Baltimore this offseason. Smith is definitely a young and talented defensive back, but his history with injuries is still a cause for concern, regardless of how well he heals from this injury. In his eight games before suffering from the injury, Smith recorded 28 tackles and just one interception, and should only be considered an IDP option in deeper leagues for now.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Smith is now under contract for the next five seasons on a deal worth up to $48 million. While he's missed 17 games through the first four years of his career, the 26-year-old cornerback performed at a high level when healthy in 2013 and 2014. Smith had season-ending foot surgery back in November, but the new contract makes it pretty clear that the Ravens aren't too concerned. While crucial to the Baltimore defense, Smith has never been much of an IDP, with just 140 tackles (121 solo) and five interceptions in his career.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)This was merely a formality, as Smith underwent season-ending foot surgery earlier in the week. Rashaan Melvin was signed off Miami's practice squad to take Smith's place on the active roster, but Danny Gorrer and Tramain Jacobs seem like the top candidates for increased snaps opposite Lardarius Webb.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith, a 2011 first-round pick, finally lived up to expectations in 2013, emerging as a solid starter. He has excellent size (6-2, 200), good speed and fairly reliable hands, but still only recorded 58 tackles and two interceptions in 16 games. While a small jump in production seems likely, he isn't a great run defender and doesn't have the best ball skills, so he's probably more valuable to the Ravens than your fantasy team.
Smith's first two years have mostly been a major disappointment, but he came up with two huge plays in the final minutes of the Super Bowl and will try to build off that momentum. He'll compete against Corey Graham for a starting job in training camp, and Graham is probably the favorite, despite not having Smith's first-round pedgiree.
Smith has premier talent, and has been manning one of the starting corner spots in training camp as a rookie. As long as he keeps his head straight, he could hold onto the spot all season.