Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
30-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Baltimore Ravens
Out
Injury Suspension
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.
Suspended four games
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
August 21, 2018
Smith (Achilles) will be suspended for the first four games of the season for a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Smith enjoyed a quick recovery from the Achilles tear he suffered in December, making it back for the start of training camp and even playing in a preseason game Aug. 9 against the Rams. The Ravens nonetheless face the prospect of playing without their top cornerback for the first four weeks of the season, with Smith headed for another suspension after serving a four-game ban for violating the PED policy while he was injured at the end of last year. Baltimore likely will open the season with Brandon Carr and Marlon Humphrey starting on the outside while Tavon Young mans the slot in nickel packages.
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Snap Counts
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
582
0
2017
599
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other CBs)

Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   210 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.42 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.06 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.93 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   123 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
AVERAGE
Baltimore Ravens Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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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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Reportedly facing multi-week suspension
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
August 20, 2018
The Ravens fear that Smith (Achilles) may be facing a multi-week suspension for a violation of the league's personal conduct policy, Jeff Zriebec of the Baltimore Athletic reports.
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To be eased into training camp
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
July 19, 2018
Smith (Achilles) was in uniform for the first day of training camp Thursday but is expected to be brought along slowly, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Avoids PUP list
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
July 16, 2018
Smith (Achilles) does not appear on the Ravens' Physically Unable to Perform list in advance of training camp, ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports.
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Returns to individual drills
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
June 13, 2018
Smith (Achilles) took part in individual drills Wednesday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Remains on schedule
CBBaltimore Ravens
Achilles
April 18, 2018
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Smith (Achilles) is on schedule in his recovery and could possibly be ready for the start of training camp, Sarah Ellison of the Ravens' official site reports.
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