FANTASY FOOTBALL TRADE MARKET:
SSS.r (Steve Smith Sr.)
BEAST DOME NATION.
It happened, Steve Smith Sr. went down way earlier than we wanted. After getting speared in the back by Lawrence Timmons, SSS laid on the ground and could not move. He then was trying to get loose on the sidelines, but the team did not allow him back in the game. Now the reports are four broken ribs and he could miss this week and maybe one more, but probably just this one week. Which is good because going up against Joe Haden is never an easy task, no matter what Haden’s numbers show this season.
So now we have to ask ourselves. Do we trade away SSS, or do we keep him, or for some. Do we trade for him. The answer to that question is you have to grab him in all leagues if you do not not own him already.
Last season SSS declined at the end of last season, while Torrey Smith did all he can to regain all the Fantasy value he was supposed to have outscoring SSS towards the stretch run. With Torrey Smith no longer on the team and Rookie Breshad Perriman still yet to play an NFL snap in Preseason and Regular season. The timing is perfect for SSS to be a perfect buy low candidate. The back injury could of happened to anyone, age has nothing to do with getting speared in the lower back where you have no protection. The Ravens are desperate for their passing game to emerge with weapons, but the reality is SSS is the only weapon the Ravens have.
SSS wants to go out with a Bang this season. He is not going to let broken Ribs hold him back, and the Ravens will not be able to rely on their running game with Justin Forsett like they did against a very overrated Steelers Run Defense, who was also missing Ryan Shazier in that game.
I would not break the bank to acquire SSS, but I would also be willing to give up a strong WR such as Jeremy Maclin to make this trade go through. The season is still young, and without SSS the Ravens Passing game will likely finish last in the NFL. SSS wants the Ravens to be in the Superbowl and he will do whatever it takes to get them there.