Steve E. Smith, WR, New York Giants

by Ryan R. Bonini on July 2, 2010 @ 09:36:00 PDT

 


Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | 5-foot-11, 195 pounds | 4th year

2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
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Pros: Smith exploded in his third season, catching 107 balls for 1,220 yards and seven touchdowns. Hands of glue and a solid rapport with quarterback Eli Manning, Smith had at least six catches in 11 of 16 games last season and three games with double-digit receptions. He had less than 60 yards receiving in just four games last season, which is a nice sign of consistency. 

Steve E. Smith, WR, New York Giants

Cons: Numbers like last year are going to be hard to reach again, as it was a banner year and the Giants have other receivers emerging. He is a possession receiver with a career average of 10.8 yards per reception, and he has a career long of 51 yards, so there isn't a lot of big play potential here. The Giants, by nature, are a run-first mentality. While the passing game is opening up, there will be times they stick to their roots.

Fantasy tip: Smith clearly became the go-to option for Manning a year ago and will see plenty of targets again this year. His lack of touchdowns takes away from his overall value, but he's still a solid, and consistent, No. 2 fantasy football option this year, especially in PPR formats. He is being selected in the fourth round of fantasy football drafts, which is a little optimistic.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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