Sep 16, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs after catching a pass during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Saints 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
Steve Smith clears 100 yards. We break down the fantasy implications.
Steve Smith didn't look too shabby on Sunday with his 104 yards on three catches in the win over the Saints. He also dealt with some cramps during the game and played through them.
Analysis: Smith was questionable all week, but there was no way he would sit out such a big game against a divisional foe. Smith only saw four targets and ranked second on the team behind Brandon LaFell. Smith ran a lot of deep routes today and he will likely do the same thing next week against the Giants. The short week shouldn't be a problem for Smith as they'll look to take on the defending champs. There's no way fantasy owners can bench Steve Smith as long as he's active for that game.
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