Posted: 8/18/2020 11:20 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith is impressing Matthew Tabeek of AtlantaFalcons.com with his ability to change directions. 'If you blink at the wrong moment you can lose sight of Smith in a hurry,' said Tabeek.
Huddle Up: Todd Gurley will need to be handcuffed this season and Smith is seemingly the top candidate. He has rushed for just 421 yards and five touchdowns through his first two seasons, with another 239 yards coming as a pass-catcher. The Falcons are desperate for a rushing attack after last year's poor team performance and will need as many helping bodies as they can get. Smith could be a late-round target in deeper leagues.
Posted: 6/28/2020 6:02 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith said he has completely recovered from the neck injury he suffered during the 2019 season.
Posted: 11/09/2019 6:02 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) on Saturday, Nov. 9, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: This is notable chiefly for handcuff purposes as Brian Hill now replaces Smith as the No. 2 back behind Devonta Freeman.
Posted: 11/08/2019 6:10 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) on Friday, Nov. 8, was ruled out of the team's Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: The neck issue lingers on for Smith, who sat out Week 8 and wasn't able to heal during the team's Week 9 bye. Smith had been spelling starter Devonta Freeman, but that role now belongs to Brian Hill.
Posted: 11/07/2019 10:12 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 7.
Huddle Up: Smith should be avoided in all fantasy leagues even if he is active for the game.
Posted: 11/06/2019 10:16 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Smith likely would only see a handful of touches if he is active for the game and can be benched if fantasy players have better options available.
Posted: 11/06/2019 9:57 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (neck) was removed from the concussion protocol Wednesday, Nov. 6, but is now dealing with a neck injury.
Huddle Up: Smith is an option in only very deep leagues as a desperation flex option. His value lies mostly in dynasty leagues as the potential replacement to Devonta Freeman in Atlanta.
Posted: 10/21/2019 7:52 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (concussion) was ruled out by head coach Dan Quinn for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Oct. 21.
Posted: 10/20/2019 7:25 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (head, neck) suffered head and neck injuries during the Week 7 game and will not return.
Posted: 10/20/2019 5:53 pm UTC
Atlanta Falcons RB Ito Smith (head) left the Week 7 game early and is being evaluated for a head injury. He is considered questionable to return.