Player News

Review the latest player news for a specified group of players.
Steve Smith Sr. Bal - WR
News: Coach Ron Rivera revealed Monday that Smith -- who has a sprained posterior cruciate ligament -- will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, the Charlotte Observer reports. (Dec 23)
Impact: Smith is viewed as "highly doubtful" to play in Week 17, which is bad news for his owners, but the Panthers were relieved that the wideout's injury wasn't something more sinister. "It was very good news considering the alternative," Rivera indicated Monday. "Where he sprained it and how lack of severity there was, that was all positive news. It really was." For those scrambling to replace Smith this week, note that Ted Ginn will replace him in the Panthers' starting lineup opposite Brandon LaFell. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:10p ET)
Overall Rank: 50 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 86.1
Steve Smith Sr. Bal - WR
News: Smith (knee) will not return to Sunday's game against New Orleans, the Associated Press reports. (Dec 22)
Impact: Smith originally hurt his knee in the first quarter. After spending some time in the locker room, he attempted to return, but lasted just one play, before leaving the game and returning to the locker room. This is obviously a significant loss for the Panthers, especially if it turns out to be a multi-week problem. He was able to notch one 44-yard reception, before the injury, so at least fantasy owners aren't left with a goose egg. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 2:18p ET)
Overall Rank: 50 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 86.1
Steve Smith Sr. Bal - WR
News: Smith (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. (Nov 29)
Impact: Smith's knee ailment is a non-issue, as he practiced fully Friday and is ready for Sunday's game. He was held to four catches for 42 yards the last time he faced the Buccaneers, but hopefully he'll be better this week, particularly with Darrelle Revis questionable with a groin injury. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:38p ET)
Overall Rank: 50 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 86.1
Steve Smith Sr. Bal - WR
News: Smith (knee) took part in Friday's practice, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports. (Nov 29)
Impact: Smith sat out Thursday's practice with a knee injury for one reason or another, but his participation in Friday's session is a sign he will be good to go for this week's matchup with the Buccaneers. It's not clear how much work Smith was able to get in Friday, but expect the Panthers to update his status when they release Friday's injury report. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:36a ET)
Overall Rank: 50 Position Rank: 18
% Started: 1.3 % Owned: 86.1
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