Ito Smith
Ito Smith
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Atlanta Falcons
Injury Concussion
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Another injury-plagued season for Devonta Freeman pushed Smith into a fairly significant role in his rookie campaign, but the jury's still out on whether he can handle a consistent workload in the NFL. In many ways a discount version of Freeman, the Southern Mississippi product stumbled to 3.5 YPC once he began to see regular snaps Week 4, and he didn't distinguish himself through the air either, managing just 4.8 yards per target. Smith does run with some power (for a 195-pound back) and was a productive receiver in college, but a lack of speed or elusiveness limits his upside. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter preferred bulkier running backs in Tampa Bay, but with Tevin Coleman gone to San Francisco, there will at least be more snaps and touches available. Smith needs to show improvement in his second season to take advantage, especially after the addition of the much larger Qadree Ollison in the fifth round of the draft. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.08 million contract with the Falcons in May of 2018.
Officially has concussion
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 22, 2019
Smith has been diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's contest at Indianapolis, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Smith went down on the Falcons' first possession of the game, leaving the backfield with just two active bodies (Devonta Freeman and Kenjon Barner). If he's unable to get out of the protocol for head injuries in time for a Week 4 matchup with the Titans, Atlanta will be forced to activate rookie Qadree Ollison and/or Brian Hill for the first time this season.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ito Smith's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
Touches Per Game
% Snaps w/Touch
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
% Team Air Yards
% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
Catch Rate
Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ito Smith
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Hidden Stat Line: NFL Week 1 Recap
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Falcons' front office might have experienced some deja vu when it drafted Smith in the fourth round this year. At 5-9, 195, Smith's scouting report reads similarly to that of the team's 2014 fourth-round pick, one Devonta Freeman. Much like his new teammate, Smith would be typecast as a passing-down specialist in many organizations due to his small stature and natural receiving skills, even though he shows surprising power in his running thanks to a low pad level and a strong lower body. What he lacks is Freeman's elusiveness, as Smith doesn't quite have the footwork or agility to set up would-be tacklers for bad angles or ugly whiffs. Even if injuries to Freeman or Tevin Coleman were to open snaps for the rookie, it's hard to image he'd take full advantage of his opportunity the way Freeman once did. If he does get his chance, though, Smith's overall profile is a good fit for Atlanta's scheme.
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Having head examined
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 22, 2019
Smith is under evaluation for a head injury, making him questionable to return to Sunday's game at Indianapolis, William McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Peels off 28-yard scamper
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 16, 2019
Smith ran for 32 yards on four carries, adding two receptions for 13 yards during Sunday's 24-20 win against the Eagles.
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Efficient Week 1 outing
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 9, 2019
Smith ran for 31 yards on six carries, and accounted for a nine-yard reception during Sunday's 28-12 loss to the Vikings.
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Gets active tag Sunday
RBAtlanta Falcons
September 8, 2019
Smith is one of three active running backs on the Falcons' roster Sunday at Minnesota, Will McFadden of the team's official site reports.
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Scores in third straight game
RBAtlanta Falcons
August 23, 2019
Smith accounted for 23 yards and a touchdown on five carries, adding one catch for nine yards during Thursday's 19-7 preseason loss to Washington.
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