Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Baltimore Ravens
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A torn Achilles in December clouds where Smith's IDP value lies. When Smith is healthy, he's an elite cornerback, but health has evaded him in recent years as he's played all 16 games just once in the last four seasons.The Ravens' depth at cornerback means that Smith doesn't need to rush back. Marlon Humphrey looks primed to take a step forward in 2018, Brandon Carr can still provide reliable coverage on the opposite side and Tavon Young (knee) is ready to resume slot duties. The recovery timeline factor combined with the fact that he is never a source of counting stats for IDP purposes means he can likely be left on the waiver wire until we see which version of Jimmy Smith is playing in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $41.1 million contract with the Ravens in April of 2015.
May stay in Baltimore
CBBaltimore Ravens
March 26, 2019
General manager Eric DeCosta suggested Smith will stay with the Ravens for the final season of his contract, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Baltimore has impressive depth in the secondary and can free up $9.5 million in cap space if Smith is gone before Week 1. While he may still be a part of the plan for 2019, it won't come as any surprise if the 30-year-old cornerback ultimately is traded or released. The Ravens have three other proven corners in Marlon Humphrey, Brandon Carr and Tavon Young, with youngsters Anthony Averett and Maurice Canady waiting in the wings.
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Measurables Review
How do Jimmy Smith's measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics 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.
6' 2"
210 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.42 sec
Shuttle Time
4.06 sec
Cone Drill
6.93 sec
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
Broad Jump
123 in
Bench Press
24 reps
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Jimmy Smith
IDP Analysis: Week 15 Matchups
134 days ago
Jimmy Smith and the Ravens defensive backs should be able to amass solid tackle totals against a pressured Jameis Winston.
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146 days ago
Davis Mattek digs into the most interesting wide receiver/cornerback duels of the week and isn't sure Julio Jones is actually at a disadvantage against Jimmy Smith.
IDP Analysis: Week 13 Matchups
148 days ago
Jim Coventry expects J.J. Watt and Houston’s defense to collect some solid sack numbers against Cleveland this week.
FanDuel Fantasy Football: Week 9 Value Plays
173 days ago
Kevin Payne suggests that while Jets RB Isaiah Crowell has a low floor, he’s also going against a Miami defense allowing opposing running backs to accumulate plenty of fantasy points.
NFL Game Previews: Titans-Cowboys Matchup
174 days ago
Erik Siegrist previews the Monday night matchup as Dak Prescott and the Cowboys look to topple the Titans in Dallas.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
When it comes to Smith, the conversation usually begins and ends with “...if he's healthy.” Smith, a former first-round selection, was enjoying a true breakout season in 2014 before a foot injury cut a potential Pro Bowl season short. He wasn't as sharp last season, but Smith was still Baltimore's top corner before a late-season ankle injury landed him on IR. Smith is fully healthy entering his seventh professional season, and past evidence suggests that he's a reliable source of tackles from a secondary spot when he does play 16 games. Quarterbacks tend to attack whichever corner is playing opposite Smith, so his interception totals are never gaudy, but Smith is a hard-nosed corner who excels at finding the ball in run support and is a valuable source of tackles for a defensive back in IDP formats.
Smith turned in arguably his best season as a pro in 2015, as he recorded his first career sack, a career high three interceptions, 54 tackles, and 10 passes defensed while playing on 94.2 percent of Baltimore’s defensive snaps. He’ll be the team’s No. 1 corner once again in 2016 and could turn in a comparable year to last season if he stays healthy.
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 starting at right cornerback come Week 1. He's been effective when healthy, but his strong work in coverage hasn't translated into impressive stats.
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.
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Leads team with nine tackles
CBBaltimore Ravens
December 10, 2018
Smith tallied a team-high nine tackles during Sunday's three-point loss to the Chiefs.
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Healthy to enter Week 11
CBBaltimore Ravens
November 14, 2018
Smith (groin) is absent from Wednesday's injury report, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Active as expected Week 8
CBBaltimore Ravens
October 28, 2018
Smith (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 8 tilt against the Panthers.
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Will start Sunday
CBBaltimore Ravens
October 26, 2018
Smith (groin) will start against the Panthers on Sunday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Practices in full
CBBaltimore Ravens
October 25, 2018
Smith (groin) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
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