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25 Ito Smith RB

Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
63%16%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
10591993.441

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Rushing inefficiency persists
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith managed 10 yards on six carries, adding two receptions for 12 yards during a 22-19 loss to Dallas on Sunday.

Smith has been notably inefficient as a ball carrier, averaging fewer than 3.4 yards per carry on the season, and only breaking 2.8 yards per attempt three times in 10 outings. The rookie running back's upside comes by way of frequent red-zone usage, as he entered Week 11 fielding 45.5 percent of Atlanta red-zone carries (compared to Tevin Coleman's 39.4 percent). Smith has a reasonable shot at falling into the end zone when Atlanta travels to takes on New Orleans Thursday, facing a bottom-five Saints red-zone defense (touchdown success rate of 72.4 percent against).

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Held in check during Week 10 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was contained to 11 rushing yards on four carries but added four receptions for 15 yards during Sunday's 28-16 loss to the Browns.

Smith's fantasy value has been salvaged by way of the touchdown (four scores this year, all coming from inside the 15-yard line), but his rushing efficiency has been staggeringly poor. The rookie out of Southern Miss has been held to fewer than three yards per carry in five of his past seven outings, and he's averaging worse than 3.6 yards per rush overall on the season. Smith looks to rebound in Week 11 against Dallas, but the prospects aren't exactly glowing: The Cowboys defense has held opponents to a league-best 3.6 yards per attempt.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Scores in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and added a six-yard catch during Sunday's 38-14 win over Washington.

Smith added to Atlanta's lead midway through the second quarter, taking a draw and hurdling a defender for a 12-yard touchdown. The rookie came into Sunday averaging just three yards per carry, but set career highs in yardage on Sunday and scored for the fourth time in the last five games. He'll be relied on next Sunday against a Cleveland defense that has harassed opposing passers, but is giving up 4.6 yards per rush.

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Another inefficient outing on ground
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith tallied 16 rushing yards on seven attempts, adding two receptions for 29 yards during Monday's 23-20 win against the Giants.

In Week 6, Smith became the first rookie in Falcons franchise history with touchdown runs in three consecutive games, but overall he has been inordinately inefficient as a ball carrier in 2018. Atlanta's fourth-round pick has averaged fewer than 3.1 yards per carry during the regular season, after establishing a 2.5 yards per rush clip during the preseason slate. With Devonta Freeman (groin/foot) unable to return until at least Dec. 16, expect Smith to garner somewhere between 8-to-12 offensive touches on a weekly basis as a complementary option to Tevin Coleman. Following a Week 8 bye, Atlanta takes on Washington and a Redskins front seven that has allowed the second fewest number of rushing yards to opposing running backs this year (380).

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Falcons' Ito Smith: Role to remain consistent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith will remain a part of the Falcons backfield mix with Devonta Freeman (groin/foot) landing on injured reserve.

Smith has been given an opportunity to be a regular presence in the Falcons offense as a rookie, primarily due to Freeman being inactive in four of six games this season. With Freeman out for the foreseeable future, Smith will continue to serve behind Tevin Coleman out of the backfield. Over the last five outings, Smith has compiled 168 yards from scrimmage on 42 touches and scored three rushing touchdowns.

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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
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
1211/22/18@ NO8:20 pm
1312/2/18BAL1:00 pm
1412/9/18@ GB1:00 pm
1512/16/18ARI1:00 pm
1612/23/18@ CAR1:00 pm
1712/30/18@ TB1:00 pm
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2018Atlanta Falcons100591993.4184014
TOTAL100591993.4184014
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2018Atlanta Falcons100191266.6200105
TOTAL100191266.6200105
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2018Atlanta Falcons1011.000000.0000
TOTAL1011.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2018Atlanta Falcons1010000000
TOTAL1010000000
 
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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:
0
Awards: