Steve Smith will have no problem accepting his role with the Ravens. Torrey Smith is the lead dog in Baltimore's wide receiver group. The elder Smith is no longer considered a No. 1 option, and that's fine with him. He knows exactly where he lies in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's system.
"I don't see myself in Coach Kubiak's system like [Texans wide receiver] Andre Johnson," Smith told the Ravens official website. "I see the complementary dude of [former Texans wide receiver] Kevin Walter.
"[Kubiak] used a lot of guys in his system, and I wanted to go into a system that I could be utilized but I could also benefit from other great players."
This meshes with my expectations for Smith: He is probably a low-end WR3 in 12-team leagues. He is crucial to the Ravens' offense and their success, but fantasy owners shouldn't pay for his name value. In 2007 and 2008, Walter put up about 60 receptions and 800-900 yards as the No. 2 wide receiver in Kubiak's offense. I think Smith will be more productive, but not much more.