Rodney Smith
Rodney Smith
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Carolina Panthers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rodney Smith in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Panthers in November of 2020.
Earns role down stretch
RBCarolina Panthers
January 9, 2021
Smith finished the 2020 season with 41 carries for 156 yards and a touchdown in seven games played. He also caught nine of 11 targets for 59 yards.
ANALYSIS
Smith, an undrafted rookie from Minnesota, was promoted to Carolina's active roster in November amid superstar Christian McCaffrey's injury troubles. With McCaffrey unavailable, Smith served as veteran Mike Davis' backup, averaging around 30 percent of the offensive snaps. The 24-year-old did a decent job in that role, and he rushed 10 times for 40 yards and a score with Davis missing Week 17 versus the Saints. With Davis an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Smith stands a chance of elevating the depth chart should Davis not return, but as long as McCaffrey is back healthy in 2021, it's unlikely Smith will have much fantasy value.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Rodney Smith's 2020 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
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.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • 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.
Broken Tackle %
17.1%
 
Positive Run %
85.4%
 
% Yds After Contact
50.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.9
 
Rushing TD %
2.4%
 
Touches Per Game
7.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
37.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
0.4%
 
% Team Targets
2.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.8%
 
Drop Rate
9.1%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.2
 
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58156%
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On pace for elevated workload
RBCarolina Panthers
January 3, 2021
Smith is poised for a large workload Sunday versus the Saints with Christian McCaffrey (thigh) and Mike Davis (ankle) unavailable, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Looks likely to start Week 17
RBCarolina Panthers
December 30, 2020
Smith could serve as the Panthers' starting running back Sunday against the Saints with Christian McCaffrey (ankle) ruled out and Mike Davis (ankle) not expected to play, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
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Garners nine touches
RBCarolina Panthers
December 28, 2020
Smith rushed seven times for 23 yards and caught both of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 20-13 win over Washington.
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Gets seven touches
RBCarolina Panthers
December 20, 2020
Smith rushed four times for 23 yards and caught three of four targets for 24 yards in Saturday's 24-16 loss to the Packers.
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Garners four touches
RBCarolina Panthers
December 14, 2020
Smith rushed twice for 10 yards and caught both of his targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 32-27 loss to the Broncos.
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