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.
Could have meaningful role
TENew York Giants
January 3, 2020
Smith filled in for an injured Evan Engram down the stretch and performed surprisingly well for a rookie with 30 catches and three touchdowns over the Giants' final six games.
ANALYSIS
Engram should be healthy to start the year, but it's hard to ignore how reliable Smith was as a sixth-round rookie, and Engram has hardly been a paragon of health. Don't be surprised if Smith continues to carve out a role in his second year.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Kaden Smith's 2019 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
26.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.54
 
% Team Air Yards
5.0%
 
% Team Targets
7.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.6%
 
Drop Rate
2.4%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.0
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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
227 routes   42 targets
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% Routes Run
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86%
290 routes   68 targets
91%
10 routes   1 target
56%
10 routes   0 targets
56%
10 routes   0 targets
56%
16 routes   1 target
52%
16 routes   0 targets
52%
16 routes   0 targets
52%
21 routes   2 targets
40%
21 routes   2 targets
40%
0 routes   0 targets
0%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 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
252 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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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.
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Catches two TDs in OT win
TENew York Giants
December 22, 2019
Smith caught six of eight targets for 35 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.
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Opportunity arises with Engram out
TENew York Giants
December 18, 2019
Smith should maintain an expanded role on offense over the Giants' final two games after the team placed Evan Engram (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Matt Lombardo of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Logs three catches
TENew York Giants
December 16, 2019
Smith hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.
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Should stick as starter in Week 15
TENew York Giants
December 13, 2019
Smith is expected to start at tight end and handle a heavy snap count while Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Benton of USA Today reports.
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Nabs two passes
TENew York Giants
December 10, 2019
Smith caught two of five targets for nine yards during Monday's 23-17 loss to Philadelphia.
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