Kaden Smith
Kaden Smith
24-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Smith had a strong rookie year in 2019, recording 31 catches and scoring three times in only nine games. But despite playing 15 games last year, he did little, hauling in only 18 passes, none of which were in the end zone. Smith thus appeared to be on the roster bubble this summer, especially after the Giants signed Kyle Rudolph in the offseason. However, Rudolph is working his way back from foot surgery, and Evan Engram could miss the start of the season with a calf injury. As such, Smith may default into a Week 1 starting role, though he'd return back to part-time work as soon as Rudolph or Engram got healthy. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
$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.
Totals two receptions Thursday
TENew York Giants
September 20, 2021
Smith secured both of his targets for 24 yards in Thursday's 30-29 loss to Washington.
ANALYSIS
Smith had a starting role alongside Kyle Rudolph on Thursday with Evan Engram (calf) sidelined, and he played 46 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Although he wasn't targeted in the season opener, the 2019 sixth-rounder generated modest production in the narrow loss to Washington. Smith's role should decrease once Engram is cleared to make his season debut.
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New York GiantsGiants 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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How often does Kaden Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Kaden Smith
17 routes   2 targets
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24 routes   7 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
126.4
 
Cornerbacks
134.4
 
Safeties
68.8
 
Linebackers
127.8
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kaden Smith's measurables compare to other tight ends?
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2019
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.
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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Not targeted in loss
TENew York Giants
September 14, 2021
Smith failed to record a target in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Broncos.
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Set to play Sunday
TENew York Giants
September 10, 2021
Smith (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's contest against the Broncos, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Another limited session
TENew York Giants
Knee
September 9, 2021
Smith (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Limited Wednesday
TENew York Giants
Knee
September 8, 2021
Smith practiced on a limited basis Wednesday due to a knee injury, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
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Could start Week 1?
TENew York Giants
August 30, 2021
Smith caught both his targets for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 22-20 preseason loss to New England, while fellow Giants tight end Evan Engram left early with a calf injury.
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