Smith (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
A mid-week addition to Thursday's injury report, Smith still managed to log limited practices both Thursday and Friday. His participation in any capacity suggests he should be able to play, but if not, Rod Streater and/or Aaron Burbridge would join Quinton Patton and Jeremy Kerley in three-wide sets. Even in a favorable matchup, the San Francisco passing game offers little cause for excitement.
Smith (back) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Landing on the injury report mid-week could mean Smith suffered the injury in practice, but that's merely speculative. In any case, he'll have Friday's session to show a modicum (or more) of health, after which his Week 7 availability will be revealed. If he's able to play Sunday versus the Buccaneers, he'll continue to rebuild his rapport with newly appointed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, with whom Smith connected on a 53-yard touchdown this past Sunday in Buffalo.
Smith hauled in three of seven targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bills.
On a day where very little worked for the 49ers, Smith was one of the few bright spots from a fantasy perspective. The change from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick has immediately paid dividends for the veteran wideout, as Sunday's stat line was the most production we have seen from Smith in 2016. The quarterback change doesn't make him an immediate starter in standard formats, but Smith's stock definitely rises with Kaepernick under center after the two connected for some big games in 2015.
The speedster bottomed out Thursday in what has already been a largely disappointing campaign. Smith's targets have now dropped in three consecutive weeks, and to date, his three-catch, 55-yard, one-touchdown effort in Week 2 represents the high point of his season. As long as Blaine Gabbert and his limited arm remain behind center, Smith's biggest asset, his blazing speed, is likely to remain firmly grounded in the garage.
Smith caught just one of the two balls thrown his way for three yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Dallas.
Smith continues to struggle with Blaine Gabbert under center in San Francisco. His deep threat abilities are offset by his quarterback's inaccurate downfield arm. Gabbert did attempt to hit his speedy receiver on a go route in the second quarter but underthrew the ball and the play resulted in an ugly interception. Smith could benefit from a change in quarterback because Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) -- when healthy -- possesses a strong throwing arm. For now, he remains an untrustworthy wide receiver option in fantasy and that goes double against Arizona's premier secondary next week.
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||12||33||663||20.1||76||4||8||5||23|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||6||12||182||15.2||53||2||3||1||8|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||6||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2016||San Francisco 49ers||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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