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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.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:35:52 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Devonta Freeman will be groomed into the team's three-down back of the future, and he might battle RB Steven Jackson for playing time this year if he continues to look good. The battle for the third running back will be between RBs Antone Smith and Jacquizz Rodgers.
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:08:57 -0700
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is optimistic that RB Steven Jackson will bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season in which he played in only 12 games due to a hamstring injury and averaged a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Jackson finished the year with six touchdowns in the final six games, however. Atlanta uses a committee at running back with Jackson and RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith.
Fantasy Tip: Jackson has always been injury-prone, and now that he's on the wrong side of 30, that'll become more of an issue. More usage of Rodgers and Smith would be wise if the Falcons want to keep S-Jax healthy over the full season. His numbers from last year should be what you should expect moving forward, especially in a committee backfield.
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 16:13:49 -0800
Atlanta Falcons WR Darius Johnson (ankle) and SS Zeke Motta (hand, neck) have been ruled out for Week 16. RB Antone Smith (knee) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) are listed as questionable. FS Thomas DeCoud (concussion) is listed as probable. DeCoud fully participated in practice Saturday, Dec. 21. Smith was limited during practice while the other three players did not participate in practice.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:44:17 -0800
Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 20. RB Antone Smith (knee) was limited in practice. WR Darius Johnson (ankle), S Zeke Motta (hand, neck) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) all did not practice.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:57:42 -0800
Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) fully practiced Thursday Dec. 19. S Zeke Motta (hand) was limited in practice. WR Darius Johnson (ankle), RB Antone Smith (knee) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (knee) all did not practice.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:32:14 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons have declared RB Antone Smith, TE Chase Coffman, LB Omar Gaither, OT Sean Locklear, OL Terren Jones, FS Thomas DeCoud, DL Travian Robertson inactive for Week 15.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 13:03:31 -0800
Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud and RB Antone Smith (knee) both did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and have been ruled out. S Zeke Motta (hand) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) both were limited and are questionable. LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) fully practiced and is probable.
Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:52:33 -0800
Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) and RB Antone Smith (knee) both did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 12. S Zeke Motta (hand), LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) all were limited in practice.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:09:07 -0800
Atlanta Falcons S Thomas DeCoud (concussion) and RB Antone Smith (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 11. S Zeke Motta (hand), LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder) and LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder) all were limited in practice.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 12:18:35 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) is considered day-to-day because of a knee injury he suffered Week 14. Head coach Mike Smith said he expects Smith to practice at some point this week.
Sun, 08 Dec 2013 17:02:08 -0800
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Week 14 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:00:47 -0800
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said the team likely will look to get RB Antone Smith more involved in the offense. "I think it's going to be imperative that we try to get him incorporated into our offense. You saw his speed and his ability to make people miss. He's a guy who should (get) and deserve some touches (based off) what he did on Sunday afternoon," Smith said.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 06:34:53 -0800
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith signed a two-year, $1.425 million deal with a $65,000 signing bonus.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 12:09:51 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Mar. 5. Terms of the contract extension were not available.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:32:05 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) all fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 26, and are probable for the team's Week 8 game.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:38:01 -0700
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (groin), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder), G Garrett Reynolds (back) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) were all limted in practice Thursday, Oct. 25.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:17:18 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (ankle) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Sun, 14 Oct 2012 08:38:04 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons have declared RB Antone Smith, DL Cliff Matthews, QB Dominique Davis, LB Jonathan Massaquoi, OT Lamar Holmes, TE Michael Palmer, CB Terrence Johnson inactive for Week 6.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:39:59 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) and TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 12, and have been ruled out of the team's Week 6 game.
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 15:20:23 -0700
Atlanta Falcons TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 11.
Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:07:26 -0700
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle), TE Michael Palmer (shoulder) and RB Antone Smith (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:04:09 -0700
Atlanta Falcons RB Antone Smith (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury Week 5 and was not able to return.