Rodney Smith

Rodney Smith

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Despite going undrafted, Smith earned a depth role for the Panthers over the course of last season. Of course, the development mostly was due to superstar Christian McCaffrey playing just three games, leaving Carolina thin at tailback. In seven games, Smith rushed 41 times for 156 yards and a touchdown and caught nine of 11 targets for 59 more yards. With McCaffrey healthy this year, there will be fewer backfield snaps to go around, and Smith also will have to compete with rookie fourth-rounder Chuba Hubbard and Reggie Bonnafon for positioning on the depth chart. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Panthers in August of 2021.
Released from practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 11, 2021
The Panthers released Smith from the practice squad Monday.
ANALYSIS
With Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) out, Smith was elevated from the practice squad ahead of the Panthers' previous two contests. He operated as the No. 3 running back behind Chuba Hubbard and Royce Freeman and saw 26 offensive snaps in Week 4, but he didn't see the field in Week 5.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Rodney Smith's 2021 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.
  • 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
8.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.44
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
2.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.4
 
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Elevated from practice squad
RBCarolina Panthers
October 9, 2021
Smith has been elevated from the Panthers' practice squad in advance of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.
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Back on practice squad
RBFree Agent
October 4, 2021
Smith reverted to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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Makes five grabs
RBCarolina Panthers
October 4, 2021
Smith caught all five of his targets for 48 yards in Sunday's 36-28 loss to the Cowboys.
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Elevated to active roster
RBCarolina Panthers
October 2, 2021
Smith (undisclosed) was elevated from the practice squad Saturday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.
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Waived by Carolina
RBFree Agent
Undisclosed
August 31, 2021
The Panthers waived Smith (undisclosed) on Tuesday.
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