Looks like Ray Rice isn’t the only valuable fantasy commodity off the Ravens, as WR Torrey Smith is starting to hit his stride.
When selected in the second round, last year, Smith was considered a raw draft prospect. For much of the season, he was criticized for lack of production.
Over the last ten games (including playoffs), Smith has caught six touchdown passes, more than Victor Cruz and Wes Welker have caught in that same time span. Keep in mind, Cruz and Welker were in the top ten in touchdown receptions.
Right now, he has the second most receiving yards, and he’s in a tie for third in touchdowns caught.
Now granted, Smith has piled those stats up during a two-week stretch. But in hindsight, Joe Flacco might be realizing that it’s imperative to start using Smith as more of a main cog within the offense. Flacco has targeted him at least ten times in the last two games. As anybody can see, the more targets he gets, the more output the Ravens will receive out of him. He, and TE Dennis Pitta, will be the go-to options for the future.
If that trend continues, so should the insertion of him in starting lineups. Smith has averaged 19.5 fantasy points over these last two weeks. Hopefully, owners can continue to see more consistency out of him, combined with the responsibility of Flacco actually targeting him more.
Suffice it to say, in the words of Steve Stifler, “Let the good times roll.”
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