NFL Fantasy Football Week 8: Is Carolina’s Steve Smith Overrated?

October 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I love the original Steve Smith. He’s undersized, but is as fiery as he is talented. He has been one of the best receivers in the game since helping establish the "third-year receiver rule" back in 2003. I think he may be a little overrated though.

He’s had a couple of monster seasons where he went for over 1,400 yards, but has just five 1,000-yard seasons in his 10-year career. He has reached double-digit TDs just once. He’s had just one 90-catch season.

It’s not all his fault though. He hasn’t exactly been blessed with quality QB play the past few years. He has managed to be productive in spite of inept QB play. He also hasn’t had many seasons in which he had a legitimate WR on the other side to take the pressure off him. Plus, Carolina has been a run-first team for the majority of his tenure.

Those circumstances may explain his career numbers, but they don’t help your fantasy team. While David Gettis and Brandon LaFell l...

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