Torrey Smith has had an excellent start to the 2013 season. He has 16 receptions for 269 yards, and is on pace for 85 catches and 1400 yards, which would both be career-highs. His smallest yardage total through the first three weeks is 85, which he had in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns.
His Fantasy owners definitely have to be happy with the solid production, but at the same time, they have reason to be just ever so slightly disappointed. The Ravens player has yet to record a touchdown on the season, and in standard fantasy leagues, good yardage alone generally isn’t enough to get the job done. Owners need touchdowns — those magical six-point boosters that win fantasy weeks and championships.
The good news is that Smith will have the perfect opportunity to finally splash six this week. The Baltimore Ravens face the Buffalo Bills, whose defense is currently decimated by injuries. The Bills haven’t managed to stop either the run or the pass, as the unit is just too banged up to hold their own.
They got ravaged by the inexperienced Geno Smith last week, who lit them up for 331 yards and two touchdowns on just 16 completions. They got burned repeatedly on deep passes and if they took it from the likes of Stephen Hill and Santonio Holmes, you can bank on them getting roasted by the speedy Smith.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco has been underwhelming so far, but he’s still known for having one of the biggest cannons in the league. He has good chemistry with Smith, and he’ll be looking for him far down the field. There isn’t much time left, but if you can somehow swing a deal for Smith before this game, go for it. He’s flown under the radar because of the lack of TDs, but they’re on the way and likely to arrive this week.
Expect a huge game from Smith against the depleted Bills’ secondary. His floor in this one is somewhere around 100 yards and a touchdown, and his ceiling is sky-high. He should run wild today.