Lee Smith

Lee Smith

34-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Atlanta Falcons
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Lee Smith in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Falcons in March of 2021.
Non-factor in season finale
TEAtlanta Falcons
January 12, 2022
Smith played four offensive snaps but didn't record any counting stats during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.
ANALYSIS
Smith, who is known more for his blocking, wasn't a factor in Week 18, as the Falcons fell behind early and had to turn primarily to the passing attack. He finished the 2021 campaign with nine catches (11 targets) for 65 yards and one touchdown across 16 appearances. The 34-year-old tight end is set to be a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear what type of market the veteran will draw.
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How do Lee Smith's 2021 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.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Air Yards Per Game
2.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.13
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
2.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
3.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
81.8%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.7
 
% Targeted On Route
0.2%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.01
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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Atlanta FalconsFalcons 2021 TE Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

74068%
6164%
39236%
2223%
29527%
2122%
11611%
3435%
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How often does Lee Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Lee Smith and the other tight ends for the Falcons 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.
Lee Smith
34 routes   11 targets
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12%
45 routes   6 targets
39%
213 routes   31 targets
54%
494 routes   110 targets
67%
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Lee 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' 6"
 
Weight
269 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.01 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.13 sec
 
Vertical Jump
29.0 in
 
Broad Jump
108 in
 
Bench Press
25 reps
 
Hand Length
9.75 in
 
Arm Length
34.38 in
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Lee Smith
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62 days ago
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Target Breakdown: Week 9 WR/TE Recap & Week 10 Sleepers
71 days ago
Rashod Bateman, Pat Freiermuth and Elijah Moore are suddenly thriving, but playing time could be an issue for all three rookies as veteran teammates return from injuries.
Target Breakdown: Week 5 WR/TE Recap & Week 6 Sleepers
99 days ago
Brown TE David Njoku made a splash this past weekend, but RotoWire's Jerry Donabedian will need to see more routes and snaps before truly buying in.
Target Breakdown: Week 4 WR/TE Recap & Week 5 Sleepers
106 days ago
While Cordarrelle Patterson has been hogging all the highlights, Calvin Ridley's usage suggests a huge game is right around the corner.
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The blocking tight end signed a three-year contract extension with the Raiders this offseason, so his roster spot behind starter Jared Cook appears to be secure. Smith is slated to compete for snaps with Derek Carrier, so don't expect either to reach fantasy relevance for as long as Cook remains healthy.
Smith, who suffered a season-ending leg injury in October of 2016, notched just six receptions for 29 yards on six targets through the Raiders' first four contests. At 6-6 and over 260 pounds, the 29-year-old serves primarily as a blocking tight end, so Jared Cook's arrival won't have much of an impact on his usual involvement in the offense. Smith won't reach fantasy relevance in most formats, but he'll provide real-life value as a blocker next to Oakland's already impressive offensive line.
Smith hasn't topped 12 receptions nor 78 yards receiving in any one of his five-season career, and that may be since his daunting 6-6, 265 pound frame profiles him as more of a blocking specialist than receiving threat. With Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera both more capable in the passing game, Smith is unlikely to suddenly become a fantasy option in 2016.
Smith is entering his first season in Oakland after playing the first four years of his career with the Bills. The 27-year pass-catcher hauled in just 20 passes in those four years combined and will likely end up as the third-string tight end if he makes the Raiders' 53-man roster.
Smith will compete with Chris Gragg as the third tight end on this roster. As such, he is not expected to be a source of fantasy production.
Smith is more of a traditional blocking tight end than a receiver. He is not expected to be a contributor to fantasy in 2013.
Smith might make the team, but he's well below Scott Chandler in the pecking order for passes. And even if Chandler were to get hurt, Smith is known more for his good blocking skills than anything he can offer in the passing game.
Smith, who figures to earn most of his keep as a blocker, adds another young prospect to a New England TE corps that added pass-catching threats Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez last season. He'll essentially replace Alge Crumpler. UPDATE: Smith was waived by the Patriots and claimed by the Bills a day later, where he'll work as a third tight end to start.
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Full practice Tuesday
TEAtlanta Falcons
November 16, 2021
Smith (back) was a full participant at Tuesday's practice.
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Won't play in Week 10
TEAtlanta Falcons
Back
November 13, 2021
Smith (back) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Dallas, Michael Rothstein of ESPN reports.
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Doubtful against Dallas
TEAtlanta Falcons
Back
November 12, 2021
Smith (back) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Scott Bair of the Falcons' official site reports.
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Non-participant Wednesday
TEAtlanta Falcons
Back
November 10, 2021
Smith (back) was listed as a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
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Catches all three targets
TEAtlanta Falcons
October 11, 2021
Smith caught all three of his targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 27-20 win over the Jets.
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