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Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:05:30 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith (knee) and DE Howard Jones (knee) were placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 7.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:09:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith (knee) will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury he suffered in a Week 9 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Fantasy Tip: Although Peyton Barber technically got the start Thursday, the Bucs have now lost their top four running backs to injuries of various degrees. There has been nothing lately to suggest Doug Martin (hamstring) is near a return, Charles Sims (knee) is on IR and Jacquizz Rodgers is nursing a sprained foot he suffered in Week 7. For now, the Bucs will go forward with Barber and Mike James, both of whom figure to see some work next week versus the Chicago Bears if Rodgers cannot make it back in time.
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 22:00:49 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Antone Smith carried five times for 25 yards in the Week 9 game against the Atlanta Falcons Thursday, Nov. 3, and he added three receptions for 27 yards on four targets.
Fantasy Tip: Smith was seeing a larger workload with Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers missing the game due to injury. Still, Smith isn't likely to see much fantasy appeal going forward, as Martin and Rodgers are nearing a return.
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:35:31 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter suggested that the team might employ a running back committee in the next game Thursday, Nov. 3, against the Atlanta Falcons. "When you have three guys who have been here short-term, other than Peyton [Barber], your roles aren't very clearly defined right now," Koetter said. "We'll try to patch it together one week at a time until we get some reinforcements back."
Fantasy Tip: With Doug Martin and Jacquizz Rodgers likely out for Week 9, that means the Bucs will only have the likes of Peyton Barber, Antone Smith and Mike James in the backfield, making it a situation to avoid for fantasy owners. Even in deep leagues, it's tough to gauge what each tailback will provide. Barber had a strong game two weeks ago versus the 49ers, collecting 84 rushing yards on just 12 carries, but was then limited to just one touch in last week's contest while being significantly out-snapped by Smith.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:17:13 -0700
Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Bears) was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Monday, Oct. 17. Terms were not disclosed. WR Donteea Dye, WR Freddie Martino and TE Tevin Westbrook were also re-signed to the practice squad.
Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:37:59 -0700
The New York Jets have released RB Antone Smith.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:32:56 -0700
Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Bears) was signed by the New York Jets Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Sun, 27 Dec 2015 08:53:08 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Christian Jones, DB Jacoby Glenn, OT Nick Becton, OT Tayo Fabuluje inactive for Week 16.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:20:33 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Antone Smith was waived Tuesday, Dec. 22.
Sun, 20 Dec 2015 08:39:44 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, LB Christian Jones, DB Jacoby Glenn, OT Nick Becton, OT Tayo Fabuluje inactive for Week 15.
Sun, 13 Dec 2015 08:42:04 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, CB Bryce Callahan, WR Cameron Meredith, OT Nick Becton, LB Pernell McPhee, DL Ziggy Hood inactive for Week 14.
Sun, 06 Dec 2015 08:39:31 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, DL Bruce Gaston, WR Eddie Royal, DB Jacoby Glenn, WR Marquess Wilson, OT Nick Becton inactive for Week 13.
Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:12:46 -0800
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is expected to start in Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9, with RB Matt Forte (knee) dealing with a knee injury. Forte is a long shot to play Monday night, according to a source informed of the team's plans. RB Antone Smith could take on the role of the pass-catching back in obvious down and distances.
Fantasy Tip: The Bolts allow the second-most PPR fantasy points (30.8) to running backs per game this year, so Langford ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) isn't a bad value play if you're looking to go cheap with one of your runners on FantasyScore.
Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:59:58 -0700
The Chicago Bears have declared RB Antone Smith, FS Antrel Rolle, DL Bruce Gaston, OT Jermon Bushrod, OT Nick Becton, LB Shea McClellin, CB Terrance Mitchell inactive for Week 6.
Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:53:10 -0700
Free-agent RB Antone Smith (Falcons) signed with the Chicago Bears Monday, Oct. 12. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 13:38:07 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) was waived with an injury settlement Saturday, Sept. 5. TE Tony Moeaki, WR Carlton Mitchell, TE D.J. Tialavea and RB Jerome Smith were also waived.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:47:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (toe), LB Justin Durant (foot), CB Desmond Trufant (shoulder), RB Antone Smith (hamstring), TE Tony Moeaki (ankle), OT Jake Matthews (back) and LB Brooks Reed (groin) have been ruled out for the final preseason game.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:22:56 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and SS William Moore (calf) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:08:56 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) will not play in the second preseason game Friday, Aug. 21.
Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:04:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:15:46 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) is out of practice Monday, Aug. 17.
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:37:28 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during the first preseason game Friday, Aug. 14. Head coach Dan Quinn said the team hopes Smith will be able to return in the near future.
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:41:21 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) was happy about being able to return to the practice field Tuesday, June 2, for organized team activities (OTAs).
Fantasy Tip: Smith is not currently expected to be in the battle for the top spot, as Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman fight it out. However, there could be plenty of scraps for Smith if he is 100 percent healthy. He had a penchant for long scoring plays last season despite limited touches.
Mon, 25 May 2015 15:57:13 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is still recovering from a broken leg, but he hopes to be back in the mix by the start of training camp in late July. "The recovery is going pretty good," Smith said. "I'm up and running. I'm almost full force, but not quite where I need to be. In time, that will take care of itself," said Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Smith was a major big-play threat in 2014. RBs Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman are likely to be ahead of Smith on the depth chart, but he did some value last season as a cheap, flier in GPP tournaments.
Thu, 21 May 2015 05:33:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) has began running during his rehabilitation from a fractured right leg he suffered Nov. 16, 2014. Smith said he is almost running full force. It is unlikely he will be cleared for the beginning of organized team activities Tuesday, May 26, though.
Fantasy Tip: Smith was a weekly big-play threat in 2014, as he scored five touchdowns on just 36 touches before suffering his season-ending injury. When healthy, he'll compete for touches with Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman, but with a new coaching regime in Atlanta, Smith may have difficulty carving out the role he had last season in 2015. Freeman and Coleman are mid-round selections in drafts, with Freeman receiving the edge in PPR formats. Smith is a late-round flier in cavernous leagues, and he is likely best left to the waiver wire in the majority of formats.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 23:20:28 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith will make $1.4 million with his one-year contract, including a $1.2 million salary and a $200,000 bonus.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:37:59 -0700
Free-agent RB Antone Smith has re-signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:49:49 -0800
Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent RB Antone Smith is a priority for the team to re-sign this offseason, but the Falcons could add another running back in free agency instead.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:02:41 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) was placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Monday, Nov. 17, with a broken leg.
Fantasy Tip: Steven Jackson will still see starter repetitions with Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers likely seeing increased playing time, particularly on passing downs.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:39:07 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (leg) is out for the remainder of the season with a broken leg, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Fantasy Tip: This should mean more playing time for Devonta Freeman and Jacquizz Rodgers, but neither is worth starting at this point. Steven Jackson is still the running back to own and start from Atlanta.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:09:42 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) left the locker room after the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers on crutches. He suffered a right knee injury Sunday, Nov. 16.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:31:12 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:46:45 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 7, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.
Fantasy Tip: Smith should have a role in the offense in Week 10, but likely will not receive most of the work. Smith has a price of $3,500 on FantasyScore but probably should not be in starting lineups this week.
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:19:47 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 6.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has not done much in his last two games but likely will have a role in the offense in Week 10. Smith has a price tag on $3,500 on FantasyScore, but he is not a strong starting option this week.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:09:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) is going to be fine after suffering a stinger in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: The Falcons are on a bye this week and face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 10.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:10:39 -0700
Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and will not return.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Steven Jackson to shoulder the load in the running game as the Detroit Lions have climbed back into it late in the fourth quarter.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:16:39 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (neck) left the game Sunday, Oct. 26, with a neck injury and is questionable to return.
Fantasy Tip: If he can't return, it would be a tough break for his fantasy value. The Falcons are cruising with a 21-0 lead early in the third quarter, and they figure to run the ball often to eat some clock.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:21:28 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith is ranked 10th among running backs in non-PPR scoring leagues despite having just 23 total touches (13 carries, 10 receptions). What's helped Smith so far is his ability to break long touchdowns. He has five so far on the season.
Fantasy Tip: Smith won't be able to keep up this production with such a small volume of plays. He's still a flex option in PPR leagues, but he's bound to fizzle.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:09:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith hauled in a 41-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Tip: Smith continues to produce big-time, lengthy scores. He has been in the league five years, posting seven career scores and each has been at least 38 yards or longer. He still doesn't get many touches, but when he does get one, he makes the most of it.
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:14:16 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has averaged 17.2 yards per touch in the offense in five years with the team, and he is the only player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with six offensive touchdowns of at least 35 yards in his first 25 career touches. Smith had the second-most snaps of his career (11) last week, and head coach Mike Smith conceded this week that the back has earned more touches.
Fantasy Tip: At $4300 in FantasyScore (or 8.6 percent of the cap), Smith is a decent low-end play with some upside. However, he isn't really built for a featured back role, and is unlikely to see more than 10 to 15 touches per game at any point, so keep that in mind.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 20:45:25 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has earned more touches because of his play this season, head coach Mike Smith said Monday, Oct. 6.
Fantasy Tip: Smith has been a big-play weapon for the Falcons, piling up 277 total yards on just 17 touches. He is currently a boom-or-bust fantasy option, but more touches could add some consistency to his stat lines. However, you may want to wait and see just how many more touches he has earned before gambling on him at FantasyScore.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 11:22:20 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has four touchdowns so far this season on just 17 touches. He is averaging 16.29 yards per touch.
Fantasy Tip: It will be tough for the Falcons not to get Smith the ball more often due to his playmaking ability. Still, Steven Jackson comes first in Atlanta's hierarchy of fantasy relevance.
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 14:55:36 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith had a 74-yard touchdown reception in the Week 5 game against the New York Giants. He finished with one carry for two yards, and three catches for 83 yards and the score. Smith has averaging 50.3 yards per scoring play this season.
Fantasy Tip: Smith is a very risky fantasy option, despite the recent long scoring plays, as he doesn't get enough touches. If Steven Jackson or Devonta Freeman were to suffer a long-term injury, Smith would then be worth using in most formats.
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 17:02:00 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith has scored every 4.3 times he has touched the football this season, yet he is fourth among the team's tailbacks with 13 touches on the season. Offensive coordinator Dick Koetter said the team is deep at tailback and they feel good about all of their backs. He went on to note that Smith is making the most of his playing time. "Guys earn their touches and he's doing a good job. You can make a great argument that he deserves more," Koetter said. Smith has three touchdowns in four games this year. He averages 16.4 yards per touch during his career.
Fantasy Tip: Smith costs just $3,300 in FantasyScore, but his limited touches hold back his potential. He definitely has upside vs. cost in his favor, but his production will likely be feast or famine until the Falcons opt to give him consistent playing time.
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:35:41 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester (ankle), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully practiced and are probable for Week 4.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:45:53 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (foot), LB Prince Shembo (calf) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 13:19:16 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Prince Shembo (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. WR Devin Hester (ankle) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) practiced in full.
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:53:19 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith will get more work in the coming days in an effort to get into the offense.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 18:03:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons OT Jake Matthews made his debut in the preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8, against the Miami Dolphins. He was called for two penalties in 19 snaps, including a holding penalty which negated a 76-yard touchdown run by RB Antone Smith. His other penalty was an illegal use of hands.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:17:54 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith may need to perform well on special teams if he wants a chance to make the final roster.