Tre'Quan Smith
Tre'Quan Smith
25-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New Orleans Saints
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The Saints were expected to be in the market for wide receivers after cutting Emmanuel Sanders in March. But outside of taking Kawaan Baker in the seventh round of this year's draft, they didn't add much competition for the No. 2 role behind Michael Thomas. That leaves Smith as the favorite for the job because he clearly operated as the third option in 2020 and had a two-touchdown playoff performance against Tampa Bay. While it's possible Marquez Callaway, Deonte Harris or another undrafted holdover impresses this summer, it would raise more than a few eyebrows if Smith isn't second fiddle to Thomas, who could miss the early part of the season after having ankle surgery in June. In addition to Thomas' injury rehab, investors will need to keep tabs on the Saints' quarterback competition, as the speedy Smith would have a different outlook with the strong-armed Jameis Winston under center than with the dual-threat Taysom Hill. Read Past Outlooks
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#198.16
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$Signed a four-year, $3.42 million contract with the Saints in May of 2018.
Set for expanded role
WRNew Orleans Saints
July 25, 2021
Smith should step into a bigger role early on during the upcoming season with Michael Thomas (ankle) expected to miss at least the first four games, Mike Triplett of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Despite an inconsistent beginning to his professional career, Smith reportedly is secure in his role as the No. 2 receiver behind Thomas, and the fact that Thomas is set to miss some time means that Smith will serve as the Saints' de facto No. 1 wideout in the short term. Even though Alvin Kamara will remain the focal point of the passing game overall, it's not a stretch to think that Smith could begin the season by at least doubling the average number of targets he saw per game (3.6) last season.
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How do Tre'Quan Smith's 2020 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
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
33.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.69
 
% Team Air Yards
14.5%
 
% Team Targets
9.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
9.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
68.0%
 
Drop Rate
8.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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1119%
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Tre'Quan Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Tre'Quan Smith's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
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' 2"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.49 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.50 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.97 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
130 in
 
Bench Press
12 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
The speedy wideout has been a big-play threat throughout his two-year career, though he's seen a very low-usage role in that span, grabbing just 46 of 69 targets. Even with the low volume, Smith has scored five touchdowns both years, making him a true boom-or-bust fantasy option. Now entering his third season, he faces even more competition for targets in the form of new addition Emmanuel Sanders. Smith is likely to be fifth in the pecking order at best, behind Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara, Sanders and Jared Cook. The emergence of Taysom Hill as a legitimate situational option in the passing game only hurts Smith's chances of achieving fantasy relevance in 2020.
Smith's rookie year was a success - to the extent one can be successful on only 44 targets. He averaged 15.3 YPC and 9.7 YPT, marks that would put him among the league's top receivers had he qualified. He also scored five times and had a 40-yard catch. At 6-2, 210, and running a 4.49 40, Smith has good size and above-average speed for a bigger wideout. He's also athletic - 130-inch broad jump, 37.5-inch vertical - and has a wide catch radius, providing a nice advantage over smaller defensive backs. The problem for Smith is the Saints, once the most prolific passing team in the league, have morphed into a balanced offense. That means fewer passes to go around, and with target-hog Michael Thomas, newly acquired tight end Jared Cook and pass-catching tailback Alvin Kamara accounting for most of Drew Brees' volume, Smith is probably no better than the team's fourth option. And keep in mind veteran speedster Ted Ginn is slated to be the team's primary field stretcher. On the bright side, Year 2 is when receivers often break out, coach Sean Payton expressed confidence in Smith this offseason, and Drew Brees' presence should ensure Smith will get the most out of whatever opportunities he sees.
Drafted by the Saints in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Smith consistently excelled in his three years at Central Florida. While not necessarily an elite athlete, the 6-2 receiver has the size and speed to play on the outside. A "late bloomer" who didn't start playing football full time until he was a junior in high school, Smith will likely begin the year behind Michael Thomas, Ted Ginn and Cameron Meredith on the depth chart, but the rookie receiver will have every opportunity to compete for snaps in a high-yield Saints offense.
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Clear path to starting role
WRNew Orleans Saints
May 3, 2021
Smith seems poised to start at wide receiver in 2021, Katherine Terrell of the Athletic reports.
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Scores twice in return
WRNew Orleans Saints
January 17, 2021
Smith (ankle) caught all three of his targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns Sunday in the Saints' 30-20 divisional-round loss to the Buccaneers.
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Returns from IR
WRNew Orleans Saints
January 16, 2021
The Saints activated Smith (ankle) from injured reserve Saturday.
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Returning to practice
WRNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 13, 2021
The Saints designated Smith (ankle) for return from injured reserve Wednesday, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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Teammate expects return from IR
WRNew Orleans Saints
Ankle
January 10, 2021
Smith (ankle) could be ready to return for the NFC divisional round, per teammate Deonte Harris, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.
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