Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | RB
2012 Experience: 5th season
Fantasy Football Outlook: One thing I’ve never questioned about Kevin Smith (unlike Chris Johnson) is his heart. While Smith has struggled with injuries throughout his career, the Lions gave him another shot, mid-season and he made the most of it, with a huge performance against the Panthers.
With Jahvid Best’s concussion problems and Mikel Leshoure’s health / off the field problems, it seems certain that Smith will find his way into the starting job at some point. In deep leagues Smith is a respectable hold, and he’s worth a late round selection, if Leshoure is suspended to start the year.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Maybe all the work Kevin Smith took on in college hurt his ability to stay healthy at the pro level because the last two seasons have been problematic. This offseason the Lions decided to part ways with Smith as they landed Mikel Leshoure in the draft to take his role in the offense. Smith will probably land with a new team but I’m not sure if he will break camp on a roster if his knee problems continue to be an issue.
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Kevin Smith suffered a nasty knee injury late in the season and the door is wide open for a new starting tail back in Detroit. Look for Smith to contribute at some point next year, but he will probably need a year before he’s ready to play at his best.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Kevin Smith gave everything he had to the Lions once again as he continued to fight for yards and showed heart. In the end, he just couldn’t breakthrough for enough success on a bad team to be a weekly fantasy option as the year went on. In the final month of the season Smith tore his ACL against the Ravens and was done for the year.
This injury proved to be a major setback to the second year runner, and he wasn’t in a position to be this teams starter coming into 2010.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: The Lions needed themselves a new running back this year, and they acquired just that in the first round of the draft by selecting Jahvid Best. With Smith in no position to be the teams’ starter it will be Best that should enjoy the feature role with this team.
Smith will help out at times this year, but he’s going to need another year before he can make the best of his career. Some feel Smith may not be the same player upon his return to full health, but we won’t know that for sure until next season. For now Smith is a backup on the Lions and has zero fantasy value early on.
- Plays With Passion
- Good Hands
- Backup To Best
- Recovering From ACL Injury
- Won’t Receive Enough Work To Be A Factor