Steve Smith looked like a logical fade before the season. He was coming off a torn Achilles and entering his age-37 season. Those aren’t the types of players I’m likely to bet on for a big fantasy season.
Let’s go to the scoreboard — Old Man Smith 1, Rules of Thumb 0.
Baltimore didn’t get a victory at Dallas on Sunday, but you could hardly blame Smith. No. 89 reeled in 8-of-9 targets for 99 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown catch. It was a classic Smith showing from start to finish; the non-stop, competitive motor; yards after the catch; some jawing after a play, here and there. No one wants to be great more than this guy.
Smith isn’t tearing up the record books in his 16th season, but he’s posted a 13-149-2 line over his last two games, settling in as Baltimore’s most reliable receiver. He’s getting about eight targets a game. He figures to be on the WR 2/3 seam for the rest of the year, a playable wideout. May we all age so gracefully.
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