ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Receiver Torrey Smith #82 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates with Dennis Pitta #88 after catching a pass for a touchdown during the 1st quarter of the game against the St. Louis Rams on September 25, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
With veteran WR Lee Evans already listed as "out" for the Baltimore Ravens game when they host the Houston Texans tomorrow afternoon, it means another wide receiver will have the chance to shine in his place. The first time this happened earlier this season, rookie WR Torrey Smith broke out with a three-touchdown, 152-yard performance in the team's 37-7 beatdown on the St. Louis Rams.
So will Smith repeat his week three record-setting day or will another receiver put up the great stats to get noticed and figure into the mi form now on? Of course, when you say "receiver," it might not be a wide receiver as it could just as easily be a tight end with the Ravens Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta being match-up nightmares for defenses so far in 2011. Both guys are big and fast with great hands, too fast for linebackers to cover and too big to be handled by defensive backs.
Torrey Smith figures to start and get the most reps and therefore the best chance to shine once again. However, that still opens up a slot for either rookie Tandon Doss or David Reed, who is back from his shoulder injury, to get a chance to prove they deserve more snaps on offense.
Look for either Doss or Reed to get their chance to compete with Smith or one of the tight ends and be the fantasy football "Sleeper of the Week."