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25 Ito Smith RB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
35%3%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
14903153.541

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Needs to battle rookie for work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Falcons used a fifth-round pick (No. 152 overall) on Qadree Ollison to join Smith and Devonta Freeman in the backfield, Will McFadden of the team's official website reports.

There was little question Atlanta would add backfield depth after losing Tevin Coleman to the 49ers in March. There's still a nice opportunity for Smith to earn the No. 2 job in a prolific offense, though he didn't make the best case for himself last season when he averaged 3.5 yards on 90 carries and 5.6 yards on 27 receptions. The Falcons did make aggressive moves to upgrade their mediocre offensive line during the offseason, and Smith should have a large advantage over the 228-pound Ollison when it comes to pass-catching skill. Of course, the Falcons likely will deploy a committee if Freeman struggles with injuries for a third straight year.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Not seen as Coleman's replacement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach Dan Quinn stopped short of naming Smith as Tevin Coleman's replacement, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "He certainly has shown that he's capable of [replacing Coleman], but if that (Coleman leaving in free agency) takes place, there will definitely be other guys that we put into the mix to compete with (Smith)," Quinn said Wednesday at the NFL combine.

This is not what dynasty owners wanted to hear, but there are definitely reasons Quinn feels that way. For starters, Smith topped four yards per carry in just four of 14 appearances as a rookie last season and didn't log a single carry of 20-plus yards over 90 attempts. He wasn't much of a receiving threat, either, averaging just 4.7 yards per target and 5.6 yards per catch. While it's possible Smith could make significant improvement after his first full offseason, his rookie season fell far short of proving he has the pop to replace Tevin Coleman as the lightning to Devonta Freeman's thunder.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Nearly finished rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) is almost back to 100 percent health and doesn't expect to have any limitations during the offseason, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Smith had arthroscopic surgery Dec. 19 to address a meniscus issue in his left knee and missed the final two weeks of his rookie campaign. He finished the year with 90 carries for 315 yards (3.5 average) and four touchdowns, adding 27 catches for 152 yards on 32 targets (4.8 YPT). While the inefficient stat line doesn't exactly beg for more work, Smith currently projects as Atlanta's No. 2 running back behind Devonta Freeman (groin), who has struggled with injuries the past two years. Tevin Coleman is expected to sign elsewhere during the offseason, but it won't come as much of a surprise if the Falcons add a cheaper veteran or a mid-round pick to fill out their backfield.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Gets knee scoped
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) underwent an arthroscopic procedure Wednesday to address meniscus damage, Jason Butt of The Athletic reports.

Coach Dan Quinn confirmed Thursday that Smith's surgery went according to plan and added that the 23-year-old should be ready to go for the start of the Falcons' offseason program. Though he only averaged 3.5 yards per carry over 14 appearances in his rookie campaign, Smith showed a nose for the end zone (four touchdowns) and some pass-catching upside (27 receptions on 32 targets for 152 yards). The Falcons will return Devonta Freeman (groin) from injury in 2019 to presumably reclaim the lead role, but Smith should be cemented as the top change-of-pace option with Atlanta not expected to retain soon-to-be-free-agent Tevin Coleman.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Diagnosed with meniscus injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is slated for surgery to repair meniscus damage in his left knee, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. As a result, the Falcons will place Smith on injured reserve, per Will McFadden of the team's official site.

Smith dealt with neck and knee injuries in preparation for Sunday's eventual 40-14 win against the Cardinals, aggravating the latter enough that it'll end his season. Fortunately, the diagnosis backed up coach Dan Quinn's assertion that Smith doesn't have an ACL tear, according to Jason Butt of The Athletic. Smith will join Devonta Freeman (groin) on IR, leaving primary backfield duties to Tevin Coleman for the final two games of the season. Beyond Coleman, 2017 fifth-round pick Brian Hill is poised to earn some reps in his stead.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/6/18PHI0000
29/16/18CAR946180
39/23/18NO2-6-20
49/30/18CIN735131
510/7/18PIT3541
610/14/18TB1122141
710/22/18NYG71660
911/4/18WAS1060131
1011/11/18CLE41140
1111/18/18DAL61050
1211/22/18NO4030
1312/2/18BAL722110
1412/9/18GB1160170
1512/16/18ARI934160
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2018Atlanta Falcons140903153.5184018
TOTAL140903153.5184018
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2018Atlanta Falcons140271525.6200109
TOTAL140271525.6200109
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Atlanta Falcons1411.000000.0000
TOTAL1411.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2018Atlanta Falcons1410000000
TOTAL1410000000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-9/195
Birthdate:
9/11/1995
Age:
23
Hometown:
Mobile, AL, USA
School:
Southern Miss
NFL Experience:
2
Awards: