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Steve Smith 2014 Season Outlook

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So the Panthers are talking about dropping him.

1 simple question.

Who the Flux is going catch passes for panthers/cam?

Olsen is ok but not amazing.

Ginn is a deep threat.

Lafell is gone

Smith despite being 35, hurt and short was still the best.

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I think they may get Nicks and draft a WR within the 1st 2 rounds. This draft is deep at wideout.

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Officially a Raven!

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So the Panthers are talking about dropping him.

1 simple question.

Who the Flux is going catch passes for panthers/cam?

Olsen is ok but not amazing.

Ginn is a deep threat.

Lafell is gone

Smith despite being 35, hurt and short was still the best.

Ginn in gone too I believe.

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He could carve out a real nice role with flacco throwing bullets. Maybe not monster numbers but better than the last two years. Between torrey pitta and Steve that's alota mouths to feed but he will have some big weeks and might end up being the most consistent of the trio

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I'd say this helps torrey and pitta more than smith. Even though Smith will eat up more targets than Marlon Brown, he'll draw coverage. Torrey was supposed to step up and be the WR1 last year and we all saw how that turned out. I think smith is a great player and will probably be a cheaper WR2 because of his performance. TY will go a round and a half ahead of him but they finished in the same spot fantasywise last year.

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I'd say this helps torrey and pitta more than smith. Even though Smith will eat up more targets than Marlon Brown, he'll draw coverage. Torrey was supposed to step up and be the WR1 last year and we all saw how that turned out. I think smith is a great player and will probably be a cheaper WR2 because of his performance. TY will go a round and a half ahead of him but they finished in the same spot fantasywise last year.

As long as you ignore the fact that TY was rotating with DHB for the first 7 weeks of the year. (Week 8 bye, they finally figured it out) Also TY will be entering his 3rd year in the league as well as with Andrew Luck, whereas Smith is now going to a new system and zero chemistry. Steve Smith is also ten (10) years older.

Steve Smith should slide right into the old Boldin role, because the Ravens realized they made a mistake letting him go. For the 3 years prior to getting rid of him, Boldin averaged roughly 60/860/5. Not bad, but definitely nowhere near WR2 territory. That's low end WR3 stats.

Having said that, TY will have ups and downs due to his routes. Add onto that, the fact that they just signed Hakeem Nicks, and he'll be slipping down boards as the weeks go by.

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He wouldve been a monster in New England, always thought Smith and VJax wouldve been a great duo in NE. Smith only recieves a slight bump going to a pass first offense. Panthers recieving core is terrible, they must be plotting to trade up.

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If Smith and Flacco hit it off, he could become a PPR darling. I hear they are bringing him as the chain mover they missed in Boldin. Definitely on my radar in PPR formats

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if smith is the new boldin, remember boldin wasn't anything but a ho-hum WR3 with flacco.

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If Smith is healthy he has a chance to be the "#1" in this offense. He could be the volume guy running behind T. Smith clearouts. Of course the "volume" part is always an issue in this offense he's pretty good with the ball in his hands. With some YAC help he could be a WR3.

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Not drafting him. And this is from a guy the lived in Carolina for his prime.

Not sure who kubiak wants to be the main wr. I would think Torrey but his route running is pretty limited. Smith is sort of too old to build a philosophy around.

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Turning back the clock tonight. 6 for 80 and a score.

My gut is starting to tell me there is value here. Steve Smith is a complete receiver. Torrey is being talked up but I still see him as a mike Wallace type role player. I think there's a small chance steve smith is the guy to own here.

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No Flacco bashing in this thread; I'm surprised

There's a lot to like at the price

Also, I'm looking at the Ravens' stats last year and I amazed at how thin they were at the skill positions -- over 230 targets went to the likes of Marlon Brown, Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson, Tandon Doss and Brandon Stokely. Alot of those will likely be going to Smith.

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No Flacco bashing in this thread; I'm surprised

There's a lot to like at the price

Also, I'm looking at the Ravens' stats last year and I amazed at how thin they were at the skill positions -- over 230 targets went to the likes of Marlon Brown, Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson, Tandon Doss and Brandon Stokely. Alot of those will likely be going to Smith.

Really like what I saw tonight and you bring up a great point about how awful the Ravens' weapons were last season. Smith is a veteran and can still make plays, especially when he isn't the focal point of opposing defenses. If he can adjust his game to account for his diminished speed and explosiveness and become more of a possession guy... I see a very solid bounce back year here for Smiff.

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Literally no one is talking about Steve Smith this year which has me really surprised. Steve's going to be their slot dude and could potentially be a PPR stud.....plus even though I'm sure he's lost a step, he is a tough bastard to tackle when he gets in the open field.

Couple that with having a massive chip on his shoulder from Carolina letting him go, I have Smith pencilled in as a fantasy WR sleeper this year. I tried to get him as my WR3 or 4 in most leagues.

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Yeah I think he has some nice upside this year. Flacco can't really float 2-3 stud WRs, but there's no reason why S Smith can't flirt with flex type value in PPR leagues. He looked better than T Smith this preseason arguably, and personally I think T Smith is a bit overrated and not a complete WR the way S Smith is.

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He should be a target monster this year. Being the speedster, possession receiver will help him have a high floor AND good upside. Today wasn't a fluke..

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