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Top Keith Smith News

  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Plays primarily on special teams

    Smith played 29 snaps (10 offensive) and recorded an assisted tackle during Sunday's 24-10 win over the Panthers.

    As expected, Smith played primarily on special teams during the season opener and didn't see any touches on offense. Coach Arthur Smith may have a few plays dialed up for the fullback this season, but Keith won't be involved enough offensively to have fantasy relevance.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Signs new deal

    The Falcons re-signed Smith on Monday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Smith is now slated to stay put in Atlanta for at least one more year following Monday's transaction. The 30-year-old fullback is heading into his 10th NFL season and saw 246 offensive snaps and 261 special-teams snaps this past campaign.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Serves as blocker in '22

    Smith finished the regular season with two yards on one carry and an eight-yard reception on two targets while playing in all 17 of the Falcons' games during the 2022 season.

    In his fourth season with Atlanta, Smith once again saw a near-even split between offense and special-teams work. The fullback played 246 offensive snaps on the campaign, compared to 261 on special teams, where he served as a key member of Atlanta's coverage and return units. Smith is headed for unrestricted free agency this offseason, but the Falcons will presumably be interested in retaining him if head coach Arthur Smith continues to include a fullback as part of his offensive scheme in 2023.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Filling blocking role

    Smith went without a carry or target while playing nine of the Falcons' 57 snaps on offense in Sunday's 19-13 loss to the Commanders.

    The fullback has appeared in all 12 of the Falcons' games this season, but he continues to be utilized almost exclusively as a blocker on the limited occasions he takes the field with the offense. Both of his touches for the season -- a two-yard carry and an eight-yard reception -- came in a Week 6 win over the 49ers.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Totals 10 yards in win

    Smith tallied one carry for two yards and reeled in his only target for eight yards during Sunday's 28-14 victory versus the 49ers.

    Smith played 28 offensive snaps and garnered his first two touches of the campaign. The fullback remains irrelevant in standard fantasy leagues, but he is likely to see periodic touches in Arthur Smith's downhill running scheme.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Plays 24 offensive snaps in opener

    Smith didn't record any counting stats during Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Saints.

    Smith played 24 offensive snaps but failed to make his mark on the box score. Over the last three seasons in Atlanta, the veteran fullback has totaled 18 rushes for 46 yards while catching 21 passes for 128 yards. He figures to garner a similar workload in 2022.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Returns to practice

    Smith (knee) practiced with the team Tuesday, Matt Urben of Falcons Wire reports.

    Smith underwent knee surgery this offseason then missed part of camp due to the birth of his son. The 30-year-old veteran is headed into his fourth season with the Falcons and has no real competition at fullback on the current roster.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Rehabbing from offseason surgery

    Smith underwent offseason knee surgery, but he's expected to be ready for training camp, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Smith appeared in all 17 games for the Falcons last year and finished with career highs in rushing attempts (nine) and rushing yards (31), while adding nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback hasn't missed a game since 2015 and has garnered a consistent role for Atlanta over the past three seasons.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Hauls in only target Sunday

    Smith caught his only target for three yards during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.

    Smith finished his third season in Atlanta with nine rushing attempts for 31 yards and nine receptions for 56 yards. The veteran fullback is under contract for one more season, so he's expected to return with a similar role during the 2022 season.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Two catches in win

    Smith caught both of his targets for 16 yards during Sunday's 21-14 win over the Jaguars.

    Smith continues to have a marginal role in Atlanta's offense, totaling seven touches for 40 yards over his last three games. However, barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Four touches in Week 11

    Smith ran three times for eight yards and caught his only target for 11 yards during Thursday's 25-0 loss to the Patriots.

    With Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out, Smith saw multiple rushing attempts for the first time since Week 2. On the season, the fullback has appeared in every game, totaling nine carries for 31 yards (career-high) and five receptions for 35 yards. Barring a touchdown, Smith will likely remain unplayable in standard formats.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Records five touches Week 1

    Smith ran two times for 13 yards and caught all three of his targets for 18 yards during Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

    During Smith's seven years in the league he amassed 20 total rushing yards, but he started out his eighth season with a career-high 13 rushing yards in Week 1. He also finished fifth on the team in receiving. While Smith's career-high performance was exciting, his fantasy value is certainly limited and he will be a touchdown-dependent streaming option moving forward.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Logs 15 touches in 2020

    Smith, who went without a rush attempt or a target during Sunday's 44-27 loss to the Buccaneers, concluded the 2020 season with 11 receptions (on 15 targets) for 59 yards and four carries for seven yards.

    The 28-year-old ranked fifth in the NFL in total snaps among fullbacks, setting a career high with his 15 offensive touches during the 2020 campaign. Smith has been one of the more heavily utilized players at the position during his time with Atlanta over the past two seasons, but it remains to be seen what his role will be playing for a new head coach next season. He's under contract with the Falcons for two more seasons at an average cap hit of $1.5 million per year. However, Atlanta has the option to part ways with the fullback this offseason if willing to absorb a $733,000 dead cap hit, per Spotrac.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Enjoys career receiving day

    Smith reeled in all three of his targets for 32 yards during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.

    Smith more than doubled his previous single-game career high in receiving yards (14), as he got his afternoon started with two catches in a three-play sequence during a Falcons touchdown drive in the second quarter. The San Jose State product has garnered five targets over the past two weeks after attracting a total of five in nine appearances between Weeks 4 and 13.

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  • Falcons' Keith Smith: Not restricted by knee issue

    Smith (knee) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice session, Jason Butt of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The 28-year-old has thus far been able to avoid injury this season, suiting up for all 11 of the Falcons' games while accumulating 19 scrimmage yards on eight touches. His knee issue came to light on Wednesday's injury report, but a full practice session means he should be ready to go for a Week 13 matchup against New Orleans, barring any setbacks.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Pomona, CA
Age: 31
School: San Jose St.
Experience: 10