Smith had 11 carries for 60 yards and caught three of four targets for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Smith tied his highest carry and yardage totals of the season as he continues to out-touch Tevin Coleman out of the backfield for the second straight week. A more productive afternoon may have been in store, but the Falcons fell behind 34-7 in the third quarter and mostly abandoned the run thereafter. The rookie fourth-round pick has a solid matchup next week against a Cardinals defense that allows 140.9 rushing yards per game and a 4.5 YPC.
Smith rushed for 22 yards on seven carries and added a reception that did not gain yardage during Sunday's 26-16 loss to the Ravens.
Heading into Atlanta's recent four-game losing streak, the rookie had scored in four of his previous five games. During Atlanta's recent struggles, the rookie back has not found the end zone, has not reached 30 total yards in a game, and is averaging just 2.1 yards per carry. The good news, if there is any, is that Smith ended Sunday with one more carry than starter Tevin Coleman. It'll be interesting to see how carries are split next Sunday against a middle-of-the-road Packers run defense.
Smith amounted zero rushing yards on four carries, adding two receptions for seven yards during Thursday's 31-17 loss to New Orleans.
Outside of a 10-carry, 60-yard outing against Washington on Nov. 4, Smith has averaged a meager 2.6 yards per rush this season. A spree of four touchdowns between Week 4 and Week 8 has kept Smith as a top 50 fantasy producer at the position in most formats, but he's been brutal of late with 21 combined rushing yards over his past three games (14 attempts), and no more than 15 receiving yards in any of those contests. A tremendously unfavorable matchup looms in Week 13, facing a Ravens defense that's allowed the second-fewest running back rushing yards (688) and the third-fewest total touchdowns (six).
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).
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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