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Antone Smith Injury: Dynamic Back "Going to be Fine" After Suffering Stinger Vs. Lions

Good news for the dynamic but chronically under-utilized back.

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Antone Smith suffered a neck injury against the Lions, leading to fears that one of the team's biggest bright spots might miss significant time. Thankfully, it's "just" a neck stinger for Smith, who will hopefully be back in action Week 10 against the Buccaneers.

This may surprise you, but I'm bullish on Antone's chances of getting more touches in the second half. He was getting more snaps than usual in the first half of the Lions game, and while I don't anticipate this team is ever going to give him more than 10 in a given game, I think that's within reach.

If he's healthy, expect him to rain fire upon the Buccaneers in Week 10. The Bucs are a little better than they were when the Falcons last faced them and Atlanta's on the road, but Antone Smith cares not for such trivial matters. He'll be rolling as usual.

What are your expectations for Antone Smith the rest of the way?