"If [pass interference] counted as points, we probably would have won by 100," Smith said of the Week 4 win over Carolina. "It happens every game, which is frustrating for me individually, but it's great that we continue to move the ball."
The interference flags Smith has drawn this year have led to 98 yards. He has eight catches for 138 yards and a touchdown.
Smith gave Baltimore a 28-7 lead when he hauled in a 24-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Joe Flacco with 9:51 left in the third quarter. It was his 20th career receiving touchdown.
Smith, who was targeted three times, has been held to three or fewer catches in all four games this season. The 53 yards Sunday were a season-high.
The Ravens are back in action Week 5 at Indianapolis.
The surprisingly slow start to the season for
Smith caught just two passes for 25 yards despite eight targets as he appeared out of sync with Joe Flacco from start to finish. His drop on 3rd and 16 with 2:30 remaining nearly doomed his team, which rallied to win.
With just six receptions for 85 yards in three games in 2014 after exploding for 1,128 yards a year ago, Smith will try to get back on track in Week 4 against Carolina.
We hope things start to improve, but it's hard to count on it this week against the Browns.
Smith had eight Fantasy points or less in two meetings with Cleveland last year despite 21 targets, and he has one game with double digits in Fantasy points in three trips to Cleveland.
Until we see Smith start producing like the No. 1 receiver in this offense -- he's tied for third among targets behind Steve Smith (25), Dennis Pitta (19) and Owen Daniels (10) -- he should be avoided in most 10- and 12-team leagues.
For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Smith was targeted just three times during the contest. Four other Ravens pass catchers received more targets than Smith. He did manage to draw a penalty on his first play, giving his team 23 yards on the play. He didn't actually catch his first pass until the third quarter. Smith hauled in a 10 yard reception with eight minutes left in the quarter.
Smith will look to rebound Week 3 against the Browns.
|5||10/5/14||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|9||11/2/14||@ PIT||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/24/14||@ NO||8:30 pm|
|14||12/7/14||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|16||12/21/14||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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