Torrey Smith Leads Ravens Receivers Against Jaguars: Fantasy Implications

August 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith (82) is tackled following a catch by Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback William Middleton (29) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

More than 10 players caught a pass for Baltimore on Thursday night, but Torrey Smith led all receivers with eight catches. We break down the fantasy implications.

Torrey Smith put in a solid rookie campaign a year ago, and now he's being picked by many experts to have a breakout season in 2012. This could be true with more performances like tonight, as Smith led the Ravens with eight receptions for 103 yards against the Jaguars.

Analysis: Known as terrific deep threat, Smith led the Ravens with seven receiving touchdowns in 2011. He's the most explosive weapon in Joe Flacco's arsenal, and his stats should only go up from here. Smith was targeted 11 times on Thursday night, six more than any other receiver in action. While he still needs to work on his route running closer to the ball, it's a good sign to see him meshing well with his quarterback in the dress rehearsal game before the regular season. Smith is a good buy heading into his second year in the league.

For more on Smith and the Ravens, check out Baltimore Beat Down.

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