The Baltimore Ravens held off the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon as they put together a strong offensive performance to win 31-24. The big star of Sunday's game was rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith, who caught six passes for 165 yards and a touchdown to equal Vincent Jackson in fantasy points for non-PPR leagues.
Smith has been a bit inconsistent at times in his rookie season, but that inconsistency has included some monster performances. He made his way onto the fantasy stage with five catches for 152 yards and three touchdowns in week three. He's been up and down but this performance book-ends that and raises the hopes of folks who spent a waiver claim on him over Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz the same week.
The Ravens face the 49ers on Thanksgiving this week in a matchup that will be a tough one for Smith. The 49ers and Ravens both have strong defenses and we could be looking at a low-scoring game with ground-oriented offensive attacks. Smith remains a huge upside guy as the 49ers secondary has been torched on occasion.