Panthers WR Steve Smith has foot infection
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

As expected, the Raiders unloaded quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday. Less expected is that they actually got something ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Marquess Wilson has some more competition in his... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday that quarterback Sam Bradford is doing really well as he rehabs from reconstructiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
A wide majority of NFL teams begin their offseason program this week. One of those teams is the Dallas Cowboys, who actual... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson was a seventh-round pick in last year's draft. He played in nine games and caught two ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
We've been tracking 49ers running back Marcus Lattimore's long road back from his latest devestating knee injury. Most rec... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post wrote Friday that Dolphins wide receivers Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson are exp... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
 
 
 
 

Panthers WR Steve Smith has foot infection

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith missed practice Wednesday -- and for the second time in four days -- to address a foot infection with a doctor. Head coach Ron Rivera said he doesn't know the specifics, but he doesn't think it's anything too serious. The Panthers play the Jets on Sunday.

Fantasy Analysis:

If we were in the regular season, maybe this would be a bigger deal. Right now, not so much. But I wanted to write about it so that I could get a few words in about Smith. We know that wide receiver is pretty deep with talent this year. But among the top WRs in this league, I think I have heard the least amount of fantasy talk regarding Smith.
With major help from Cam Newton, he rebounded from two sub-par years to post 1,394 yards and seven touchdowns last season. But Father Time has to catch up to him at some popint right? Maybe the second half of last year gave us a hint as Smith had just one 100-yard game after the Panthers' Week 9 bye. While he still possesses good speed, he is 33 years old. Plus, he hasn't scored more than seven times since 2006. That is his ceiling, but at least he's steady.
Smith's 2011 totals were inflated thanks to a few crazy outputs in the first month of the season. For 2012, I think you should consider something between 1,100-1,200 yards with another 6-7 scores to be a strong season. FFToolbox has ranked Smith properly among WRs at No. 14. Just don't draft him off of last year's stats, because I strongly doubt he repeats them, much less tops them.

Source:
WCNC

0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.



News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001, specializing in fantasy football and baseball. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I am a journalism/mass communication grad student at Cal State University, Northridge. I am aiming to be a sports reporter for a website, newspaper, magazine, anything. I am a graduate from the University of Central Florida. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties