26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – San Francisco 49ers
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
Smith carved out a consistently productive, if unremarkable, first four years in Baltimore, averaging a little more than eight yards per target on modest volume, thriving mostly on big plays. But now ...
Torrey Smith Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2015. Deal includes an $8 million signing bonus.
Smith (knee soreness) was limited to individual work at Tuesday's practice, John Dickinson of 957 The GAME reports.
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Torrey Smith: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)San Francisco will reunite the Anquan Boldin-Torrey Smith wideout pairing that helped Baltimore beat them in the Super Bowl a few years back. While neither receiver is a true No. 1, Boldin and Smith do offer contrasting skill sets that make them a nice fit together. From a fantasy perspective, it's probably best to see Smith move on, as the Baltimore offense has never been a source of big numbers for wide receivers. However, the situation in San Francisco isn't much different from that in Baltimore, with Smith joining a team that's committed to a balanced offense while riding a non-superstar franchise quarterback. There's certainly room for improvement on Smith's 2014 receiving line that was held back by an unusual number of pass-interference penalties drawn, but the 26-year-old wideout doesn't figure to see a big jump in targets. Back in Baltimore, the Ravens are badly in need of offensive weapons, with Owen Daniels reportedly joining the Broncos.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Smith's departure leaves a big hole in the Baltimore receiving corps, with Steve Smith the only healthy and proven commodity under contract for 2015. The 49ers apparently intend to reunite Smith and Anquan Boldin, making it much less likely that Michael Crabtree and Steve Johnson will be back with the team. Crabtree is set to become an unrestricted free agent, while Johnson is seemingly in danger of being released. We'll still have to see how the rest of the offseason shakes out, but a move to San Francisco would probably be a horizontal one for Smith's production, with his role of deep threat in a balanced offense unlikely to change.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Smith has been a good receiver since he entered the league three years ago, but to be a star in the Ravens system might require more. He did finish 16th in receiving yards last year, thanks to a career-high in targets and a 17.4 YPC average (3rd), but he posted a pedestrian 8.2 YPT (15th) because he caught only 47 percent of the balls thrown his way (dead last among the 37 100-target WR). Some of that is due to running routes farther down the field, but no receiver has particularly thrived in the Joe Flacco/John Harbaugh era. At 6-0, 205 and with 4.41 40 speed, Smith is a burner with above-average size for a receiver that fast. As such, heís always been able to make plays down field (eight catches of 40-plus, T. 2nd). But even with Dennis Pitta out and the running game non-existent, Smith saw only four looks inside the 10 (T. 48th), two fewer than teammate Marlon Brown. In other words, Smith has to work for every score he gets. Moreover, regardless of what happens to Ray Rice (felony assault charge) the Ravens will almost certainly get more out of their abysmal running game in 2014, and the arrival of Steve Smith and return-to-health of Dennis Pitta should also dilute Torrey Smithís role.
Talk about being the only game in town. With Anquan Boldin gone, Smith has virtually no established competition for targets unless you count Jacoby Jones, tight end Dennis Pitta or running back Ray Rice. Smith actually took a small step back last year after a stellar rookie season, putting up the same numbers but on 14 more targets. The result was a decline in per-play efficiency from 8.8 to 7.8 YPT. Nonetheless, Smith was still very much a big play threat with 16 catches for 20 plus (T-15th) and five of 40 or more yards (the same number as Calvin Johnson) on only 110 targets. At 6-0, 205, Smith has decent size, excellent speed and good ball skills. And he has steady hands, dropping only three passes all year. There's little doubt Smith will see an uptick in targets this year, but his production is likely to hinge on red-zone looks. Last year, he saw only 10 (converting an impressive five into TDs). With Boldin (nine red-zone targets) gone, perhaps Smith moves into the 15-18 range, giving him a better chance at double-digit scores.
The Ravens employed too many old, slow receivers in 2010, so they drafted Smith and gave him a prominent role. And he delivered. Smith averaged 16.8 YPC and 8.8 YPT on 96 looks, with four catches of 40-plus yards and seven scores, despite playing through a sports hernia for part of the year. At 6-0, 205, Smith has decent size, excellent speed and plus ball skills. Heís not a great route runner, so Anquan Boldin should continue to see most of the targets underneath. But Smith is the teamís big-play weapon. Smith saw just 10 targets in the red zone last year, something thatís not likely to change with the bigger Boldin on the opposite side and two pass-catching tight ends.
The Ravens went into the playoffs with three old, slow guys in Derrick Mason, T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Anquan Boldin last year. Apparently they wanted to get younger and a lot faster, something they accomplished by taking Smith with the 58th overall pick. At 6-1, 204 and with blazing speed, Smith will immediately provide Baltimore with a home run threat who should open up more room underneath. Smith is also dangerous in the open field and athletic enough to win jump balls over smaller corners. Smith will probably begin as the teamís third or fourth receiver, but with Derrick Mason moving onto the Jets, he could move up to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.