Fantasy Focus- Dog Days Of Summer #88


Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) catches a pass against San Francisco 49ers strong safety Donte Whitner (31) in the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

#88 2012– Torrey Smith WR Baltimore Ravens 49 catches 855 yards 8 TD’s. With Anquan Boldin leaving town it will be Smith’s show and after his sensational playoff run expect Smith to go higher than his production would warrant in most drafts.  Smith is a home run hitter so if you are in a point per reception league he’s not your man.

Retro #88– 2002 Jim Miller 1944 yards passing 13 Td’s 9 Int’s Even though Miller would stick around the NFL for a few years the one time Bears QB threw his last pass in 2002 a year after the Bears improbable playoff run that ended when Hugh Douglas ended Miller’s season in the playoffs.  Miller never was really a fantasy option but of course he was my backup QB in 2002 until he lost his starting job.

A Look Ahead 2013

ESPN-Isaiah Pead RB St Louis Rams- This is purely a guess between him and Darryl Richardson on who will be RB1 in St Louis with the departure of Stephen Jackson.  Pead is suspended for Week 1.

CBS Sportsline-Mikel LeShoure RB Detroit Leshoure should be ready for training camp but now will have to deal with Reggie Bush in the backfield. LeShoure will more than likely be the short yardage guy in 2013 so in TD leagues he could be a valuable backup.