Fantasy Slant: Torrey Smith to the Philadelphia Eagles

By Matt Johnson on Friday, March 10th 2017
Fantasy Slant: Torrey Smith to the Philadelphia Eagles

Just when a reunion between Torrey Smith and the Baltimore Ravens seemed close, the Philadelphia Eagles swooped in and picked up the veteran receiver to add another weapon for second-year quarterback Carson Wentz. The move came just a few hours before the team signed Alshon Jeffery, adding a No.1 receiver to the Eagles' core as well.

Smith is certainly well past his days of being a No.1 receiver, but the benefit of having Jeffery and Jordan Matthews is nice. Their games should complement each other very nicely as Smith serves in the deep threat role that the Eagles really lacked consistently last season. 

There are some concerns for Smith's fantasy value as a deep threat. Wentz's 31 percent completion rate on deep balls last season was 20th amongst qualified quarterbacks and he attempted the 12th-most last season as a rookie. But he does have an upgrade in that department now and while Smith's hands certainly aren't the best in the NFL, he will find success deep down the field more than he did in San Francisco.

You'll want to certainly avoid him in all PPR leagues, but Smith could have some nice value and turn in some big games in standard-scoring leagues with his big-play ability.

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