Kaden Smith
Kaden Smith
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Smith seemingly came out of nowhere last season, a rookie sixth-round pick who had run a 4.92 40-yard dash and been cut in September by the team that drafted him (49ers). He lingered at the bottom of the Giants' depth chart for a couple months after he was claimed on waivers, eventually landing in the starting lineup after Rhett Ellison and Evan Engram suffered season-ending injuries. Smith responded with 30 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns in his six starts, averaging 6.8 targets while playing at least 91 percent of snaps in each game. Smith was essentially a competent dump-off target and nothing more, which actually is pretty good for a rookie at a position with a steep learning curve. The Giants added Levine Toilolo as their blocking specialist to replace the retired Ellison, but it likely will be Smith serving as the top pass catcher if/when Engram misses more time with an injury. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2019. Waived by the 49ers in September of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Giants in September of 2019.
Minor role
TENew York Giants
January 11, 2021
Smith caught only 18 passes (on 21 targets) for 112 yards in 15 games in 2020.
ANALYSIS
He was stuck behind Evan Engram, who stayed healthy for the first time in his career. Engram, despite his many disastrous gaffes, is still under contract for 2021, so Smith is likely looking at a backup role again.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kaden 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
2.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
1.1%
 
% Team Targets
4.2%
 
Avg Depth of Target
2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
4.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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#% of Team Snaps

83783%
45345%
25926%
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How often does Kaden Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Kaden Smith and the other tight ends for the Giants 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.
Kaden Smith
136 routes   21 targets
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% Routes Run
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68%
497 routes   109 targets
92%
233 routes   37 targets
79%
42 routes   6 targets
44%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2020 Kaden Smith Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kaden 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' 5"
 
Weight
249 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.92 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.47 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.08 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.0 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
32.25 in
 
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174 days ago
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The 49ers used a late-round pick on one of the slowest tight ends in the draft, but what Smith lacks in speed, he makes up for in pure blocking ability and sure hands. The Stanford product appears to be an excellent complement to George Kittle's explosive offensive style. For now, Smith may have to compete for the third spot on the depth chart with Levin Toilolo, who possesses a similar skill set to Smith.
More Fantasy News
Untargeted against Ravens
TENew York Giants
December 29, 2020
Smith did not receive a target during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Ravens.
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In Week 15 lineup
TENew York Giants
December 20, 2020
Smith (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Browns, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Questionable for Sunday night
TENew York Giants
Knee
December 18, 2020
Smith (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Browns, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Returns to active roster
TENew York Giants
December 1, 2020
The Giants activated Smith (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
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May return Week 13
TENew York Giants
Illness
November 30, 2020
Smith (illness) likely will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list before this Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
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