Irv Smith Jr.
Irv Smith Jr.
21-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Minnesota Vikings
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Although Smith's Alabama resume didn't match up with O.J. Howard's, the Vikings thought highly enough of Smith to select him with the 50th overall selection. Smith gets marks for pedigree - his father was an NFL tight end in the 90s - and he was considered the best pass-catching tight end in the talent-rich SEC last year. Minnesota isn't expected to keep Kyle Rudolph much longer, it's just a matter of whether or not Rudolph is jettisoned before the 2019 season. It's a mistake to expect Smith to rip up the league right away, especially since he turns 21 right before the season, but he'll probably settle in as a Minnesota staple in the next couple of years. He has interesting upside. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $5.8 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Falls back down to earth
TEMinnesota Vikings
October 1, 2019
Smith caught a single pass for a five-yard gain during Sunday's 16-6 loss to Chicago.
ANALYSIS
The rookie looked promising in Week 3's beatdown of Oakland with three catches for 60 yards. Up against a stouter defense in Chicago, the picture wasn't as pretty. Smith, outside of Week 3, has just two catches for four total yards, and tempers flared a bit after Sunday's game with the Vikings struggling to get their passing game going. The Giants' 25th-ranked pass defense may be the cure to Smith and Minnesota's ills Sunday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Irv Smith Jr.'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
6.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
4.0%
 
% Team Targets
5.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
83.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.4
 
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How often does Irv Smith Jr. run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Irv Smith Jr. and the other tight ends for the Vikings 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.
Irv Smith Jr.
66 routes   8 targets
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102 routes   11 targets
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Eagles pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Sunday, Oct 13th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
77.6
 
Cornerbacks
89.1
 
Safeties
72.1
 
Linebackers
48.2
 
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2019 Irv Smith Jr. Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Irv Smith Jr.'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' 2"
 
Weight
242 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.63 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.33 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.32 sec
 
Vertical Jump
32.5 in
 
Broad Jump
110 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Three receptions Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 23, 2019
Smith had three receptions for 60 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Oakland.
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Gets first career reception
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 16, 2019
Smith lost a yard on his only reception and had two targets in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.
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No targets Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
September 9, 2019
Smith played 26 snaps on offense Sunday, but was not targeted in the passing game.
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Hits paydirt Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 18, 2019
Smith Jr. caught all five of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason win over the Seahawks.
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Blocking well
TEMinnesota Vikings
August 15, 2019
Vikings assistant Gary Kubiak said Smith has impressed the coaching staff with his blocking, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.
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