Rod Smith
Rod Smith
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Oakland Raiders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Signed by the Giants, Smith will vie with Wayne Gallman for the job of backing up Saquon Barkley. Smith had long been Ezekiel Elliott's backup in Dallas, so he knows the drill - inconsistent and modest usage barring an injury to the starter. At 6-3, 235, Smith is a big back, but he averaged only 2.9 YPC on 44 rushes and caught only nine passes last year. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Raiders in December of 2019.
Heads to Oakland
RBOakland Raiders
December 10, 2019
Smith signed with the Raiders on Tuesday.
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Josh Jacobs is tending to a fractured shoulder and his status is uncertain for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, so Smith will join the Raiders to add depth to the backfield. DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard carried the load during Week 14's loss to the Titans, posting 96 and 46 yards from scrimmage, respectively, while the former scored a rushing touchdown. It's unclear whether Smith will have a role in the offense if Jacobs sits out, but it'll likely be minimal at best.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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With only four touches through his first two seasons, Smith seemed destined to remain a special teams player, but he opened eyes with a 45-yard run in Week 7 against the 49ers, then got a chance to shine when Elliott served a six-game suspension. Smith scored five touchdowns in a four-game stretch sharing work with Alfred Morris, and his 160 scrimmage yards against the Giants in Week 14 cemented his spot as the No. 2 back when Elliott returned for Week 16. The 24-year-old doesn't have a lot of speed or quickness, but he has the size and power to grind out extra yards between the tackles. The Cowboys replaced Morris with seventh-round pick Bo Scarbrough and also traded for Tavon Austin, but it appears Smith would still be first in line for the lead job if anything were to happen to Elliott.
Smith's willingness to do whatever the Cowboys ask of him -- whether it's convert to fullback, play special teams, or act as a cheerleader for his brother Jaylon's rehab from knee surgery -- kept him on the roster last season, but only one touch (a four-yard reception) in seven games gives a clear idea of his fantasy upside. He may fill a depth role again in 2017, but that's his ceiling.
The older brother of 2016 second round pick Jaylon Smith, Rod played in one game with the Seahawks as a rookie before being cut and catching on with the Cowboys for the remainder of last season as primarily a special teams player. Converted to fullback in the offseason due to his size and willingness to lay a hit, Smith could see plenty of snaps in 2016 if he can win a starting role at that position but his touches would remain very limited as he's tasked with opening holes for Ezekiel Elliott and keeping Tony Romo upright rather than getting yards on his own.
An undrafted free agent out of Ohio State, Smith has no chance of making the roster. His best hope is the practice squad, and that might not even happen.
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Works out with Raiders
RBFree Agent
November 18, 2019
Brown had a tryout with the Raiders on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.
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Waived by Titans
RBFree Agent
November 12, 2019
Smith was waived by Tennessee on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Absent from injury report
RBTennessee Titans
October 16, 2019
Smith (groin) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Draws questionable tag
RBTennessee Titans
Groin
October 11, 2019
Smith (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
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Lands with Tennessee
RBTennessee Titans
October 8, 2019
Smith (groin) signed a contract with the Titans on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
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