St. Louis Rams
Name  Steve Smith
Born  5/6/1985
Height  5-11
Weight  195
College  USC
5/29/2013 6:12:00 PM
Description: Buccaneers receiver Steve Smith has retired from the National Football League.
Insight: The 28-year-old signed with Tampa Bay this offseason. The former USC Trojan had 107 receptions and 1,220 yards in 2009 with the New York Giants but suffered a major knee injury the following season and has caught just 25 passes in 18 games over the last two seasons.
4/2/2013 12:58:00 PM
Description: Former St. Louis Rams receiver Steve Smith has signed a one-year deal with Tampa Bay, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Insight: Due to injuries, Smith hasn't been relevant for fantasy owners since 2009 when he caught 107 balls for 1,220 yards and seven TDs for the Giants. He'll be behind Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and Kevin Ogletree in Tampa, so barring injury, his fantasy value is minimal.
8/22/2012 12:04:00 AM
Description: According to Nick Wagoner of, Rams receiver Steve Smith has ascended to the top of the depth chart and looked much more like the 2009 Pro Bowler. Smith, playing for the Giants, caught 107 balls that season for 1,220 yards and seven scores.
Insight: With a bunch of unproven receivers on the roster, quarterback Sam Bradford may rely heavily on Smith and the returning Danny Amendola early on in the season. Smith could be a nice late-round draft choice to provide fantasy owners with WR depth.
8/4/2012 8:19:00 PM
Description: Rams receiver Steve Smith is showing more speed than anticipated in camp, according to ESPN's John Clayton.
Insight: With a bunch of unproven receivers on the roster, quarterback Sam Bradford may rely heavily on Smith and the returning Danny Amendola early on in the season. Smith could be a nice late-round draft choice to provide fantasy owners with WR depth.
3/26/2012 4:18:00 PM
Description: Steve Smith is switching cities again. Today, he signed a free agent deal with the St. Louis Rams.
Insight: Smith was useless in 2011 because of a pesky knee injury (11 catches, 124 yards in nine games) but remember, he's just a couple of seasons removed from a glorious 107-catch, 1,220-yard 2009 campaign. With Brandon Lloyd in New England now, expect Smith to get plenty of targets from Sam Bradford.
8/25/2011 9:59:00 AM
Description: Conflicting with an earlier report, Jeff McLane from the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets that newly acquired WR Steve Smith likely WON'T start the season on the PUP list. SOURCE: TWITTER
8/10/2011 7:15:00 PM
Description: Eagles signed WR Steve Smith, formerly of the Giants, to a one-year contract. Source: Reuben Frank via Twitter
Insight: It was assumed that the Giants would sign him, but there was too much risk involved with his knee. The Eagles seem to be a bit more positive on Smith's outlook for 2011. There's still a good chance he lands on the PUP and it remains to be seen whether he can beat out Jason Avant. It's best not to draft him.
4/5/2011 3:59:00 PM
Description: The Giants are expected to re-sign free agent WR Steve Smith. SOURCE: ESPN NEW YORK
Insight: Both sides want a reunion, but Smith won't get that big contract he was hoping for. If anything, he could sign a one-year "prove it" deal so he can show he is fully recovered from extensive knee surgery. We don't like Smith's fantasy value very much as of now. He could end up starting the season on the PUP list if brought back.
3/31/2011 3:54:00 PM
Description: After undergoing microfracture knee surgery, free agent WR Steve Smith is concerned about losing his explosiveness. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: As he should be. Smith's knee injury couldn't have come at a worse time with his contract up. The team has said they would like to bring Smith back, but it won't be for the money he was hoping for. There is still a chance Smith won't be ready for the start of the regular season.
3/2/2011 1:41:00 PM
Description: Free agent WR Steve Smith (microfracture surgery) says the team will "reward" him with a long-term contract this offseason. SOURCE: NEW YORK POST
Insight: "They told me that." Smith won't get it anytime soon. After coming off major knee surgery, the team will be able to wait until the summer to get a deal done once they see how his rehab is looking. Smith was extended an original-pick (2nd) restricted free agent tender, a pick no team is going to cough up.
1/6/2011 11:03:00 AM
Description: The NY Daily News reports Smith (left knee-microfracture surgery) may not resume running until mid-June.
Insight: With a nine-month timetable after his December surgery, June can be considered ahead of schedule for Smith. He is slated to become a free agent. (
12/22/2010 10:05:00 AM
Description: Despite initial reports, Giants WR Steve Smith did not need a mosaicplasty when he underwent microfracture surgery Tuesday. SOURCE: ESPN NEW YORK
Insight: The mosaicplasty involved putting "plugs" of cartilage in the damaged area of Smith's knee. The surgery wasn't as involved as earlier speculated, but his rehab still figures to take up to nine months. A free agent in 2011, his future is still pretty blurry.
12/22/2010 12:02:00 AM
Description: ESPN New reports Smith (left knee) underwent microfracture surgery on Tuesday, but it did not involve a mosaicplasty as initially expected.
Insight: Smith's status for the start of the 2011 season is still in question, but this is good news. (
12/16/2010 4:05:00 PM
Description: Multiple reports suggest Smith (left knee) underwent complex microfracture surgery on his left knee, and that will leave his return for the start of the 2011 season in doubt.
Insight: Smith is a pending free agent, so this hurts his potential value on the open market. Assuming we have NFL football next season. (
12/16/2010 3:08:00 PM
Description: There is belief that Giants WR Steve Smith's complex microfracture procedure will leave his 2011 season in doubt. SOURCE: NEWSDAY
Insight: The surgery still isn't career ending, but the lengthy rehab (6-9 months) will be a cause for concern amongst the Giants and other teams. Smith could eventually play during the season, but he will have to sign a "prove it" deal to show he is the same player as before the surgery. For now, the unknown status of the Collective Bargaining Agreement may have cost Smith millions.
12/16/2010 1:57:00 PM
Description: Giants WR Steve Smith will reportedly need to undergo microfracture surgery and a mosaicplasty on his left knee. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: The injury happened to a non-weight bearing area of Smith's knee, so this won't be career ending. However, Smith is a free agent in 2011, so his status as a Giant is blurry at the moment. There is no doubt he is valuable when healthy, but Smith won't cash in like he originally hoped. He's too good to drop from dynasty/keeper rosters.
12/16/2010 1:51:00 PM
Description: The NY Giants placed WR Steve Smith on season-ending I.R. with cartilage damage in his left knee.
Insight: Depending on what type of surgery he has will determine his fantasy value in future years. Non-invasive types of surgery could give him a chance to return as early as next year, but if the knee damage is more severe it could lead to a type of surgery that ends his career. Smith is a free agent at the end of the year. Expect Mario Manningham (if healthy) and Derek Hagan to start opposite Hakeem Nicks the rest of the season.
12/15/2010 12:01:00 PM
Description: Updating a previous item, Paul Schwartz of the NY Post reports Smith (left knee) will have season-ending surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee.
Insight: Smith is a pending free agent, so his future with the Giants may be up in the air. (
12/15/2010 10:47:00 AM
Description: A knee injury suffered against the Vikings Monday night could knock Giants WR Steve Smith out for the season. SOURCE: NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Insight: It was initially thought to be a hamstring injury, until an MRI revealed a tear to the meniscus cartilage. Smith's season isn't officially over, but it doesn't look good. With Mario Manningham also questionable for Week Fifteen with a hip flexor, Kevin Boss could have great value against the Eagles, who just got torched by Cowboys TE Jason Witten. Hakeem Nicks will also see more targets.
12/15/2010 10:41:00 AM
Description: The New York Post's Paul Schwartz reports that Giants WR Steve Smith is officially done for the year and will need surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee.