Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Tennessee Titans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
From a non-fantasy standpoint, Smith took a third-year leap in 2019, enjoying career highs in targets, yards and YPT while leading tight ends in YAC (8.3) and dropping just one pass. He even added four carries for 78 yards, including a 57-yard rumble against Houston. Smith started 14 of his 16 games and played at least 72 percent of snaps every week after Delanie Walker suffered a season-ending injury in October. Unfortunately, the steady playing time and impressive efficiency didn't translate to consistent production, as Smith averaged 30.9 receiving yards on 3.7 targets in nine regular-season games with Walker inactive, before seeing only nine targets in three playoff bouts. Part of the problem was a run-heavy Titans offense that averaged 27 pass attempts in Ryan Tannehill's 10 starts, but there was also the matter of Anthony Firkser poaching some work on passing downs, plus Smith's 79 pass-blocking snaps tied for ninth most among tight ends. While his after-the-catch brilliance seemingly demands more receiving work, there hasn't been much sign of Smith doing damage downfield, with his 5.0-yard average depth of target in 2019 ranking fourth to last among TEs (and up a tick from 4.9 in 2018). There's little doubt Smith would be a reliable producer in a number of NFL offenses; it just isn't clear this is one of them. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.11 million contract with the Titans in May of 2017.
Closes with poor performance
TETennessee Titans
January 3, 2021
Smith tallied one reception on two targets for eight yards in Week 17 against the Texans.
ANALYSIS
Ryan Tannehill targeted only five players all game, yet the tight end corps commanded only four total targets. That limited Smith to one reception, his fourth game with one or fewer receptions on the season. Though inconsistent, Smith took another small step forward in his fourth professional campaign, racking up career-best marks in receptions, yards, targets and touchdowns despite missing one game. Smith's rookie contract will expire at the conclusion of the 2020 season, but for now his focus will remain on the team's upcoming playoff matchup against the Ravens.
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How do Jonnu Smith's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
22.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.46
 
% Team Air Yards
8.8%
 
% Team Targets
13.9%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
63.1%
 
Drop Rate
3.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.1
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Tennessee TitansTitans 2020 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

77969%
14474%
36032%
3518%
35432%
7036%
27625%
8041%
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How often does Jonnu Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jonnu Smith and the other tight ends for the Titans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jonnu Smith
291 routes   65 targets
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84%
243 routes   53 targets
99%
74 routes   12 targets
56%
44 routes   8 targets
52%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonnu Smith's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
248 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2018
2017
Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft as a highly athletic tight end. He combined that with strong college production at Florida Atlantic. A pro breakout seemed possible in 2018 after Delanie Walker (ankle) went down for the season in the first game of the campaign, but Smith hardly built on his rookie season numbers by catching 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. With Walker expected to return healthy for the 2019 season and the Titans' adding weapons to their passing attack this offseason, Smith will face an uphill battle to break out despite his untapped upside.
Ironically drawing Delanie Walker comparisons during the pre-draft process in 2017, Smith was ultimately selected by Tennessee in the third round of the draft to play second-fiddle to the 13-year vet. The Florida State product ended up seeing consistent playing time in that role, faring well as both a blocker and receiver. However, with Walker still heading the depth chart, there doesn't appear to be much room for growth for Smith in 2018. That could change if Walker deals with any injuries, but Smith's mentor hasn't missed more than one game in any of his past seven seasons.
Smith is expected to work as the No. 2 tight end behind Delanie Walker from the get-go, as Anthony Fasano's departure leaves just 2014 second-round bust Jace Amaro and blocking specialist Phillip Supernaw to challenge him for that spot. The rookie third-rounder out of Florida International is already a more complete player than either of those options, and is positioned to make an immediate impact for a team that used multiple tight end formations at an above-average clip last season.
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Scores eighth touchdown on SNF
TETennessee Titans
December 27, 2020
Smith caught three passes (seven targets) for 30 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 40-14 loss to Green Bay.
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Set to play Sunday
TETennessee Titans
December 25, 2020
Smith (knee) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest at Green Bay, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
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Back at practice
TETennessee Titans
Knee
December 25, 2020
Smith (knee) is slated to return to practice Friday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Added to injury report
TETennessee Titans
Knee
December 24, 2020
Smith (knee) didn't practice Thursday, John Glennon of BroadwaySportsMedia.com reports.
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Hauls in five passes
TETennessee Titans
December 20, 2020
Smith recorded five receptions on five targets for 52 yards in Week 15 against the Lions.
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