Irv Smith
Irv Smith
22-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Minnesota Vikings
Doubtful
Injury Groin
Fri Practice: DNP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Rookie tight ends are supposed to drop passes, miss blocks, commit penalties and run poor routes. The Vikings are glad nobody sent the memo to Smith, a 2019 second-round pick who turned 21 a month before Week 1. The Alabama product stepped right in as the No. 2 TE behind Kyle Rudolph, averaging 38.3 snaps per game in an offense that used multiple tight ends on 55 percent of its plays (second highest rate in the league). Rudolph maintained his three-down role for most of the year and scored six touchdowns, but he also saw 77 snaps as a pass blocker, compared to only 21 for Smith. Rudolph finished with small advantages in routes (361 to 322), targets (48 to 47), catch rate (83.0 to 76.6), aDOT (6.5 to 5.8) and YAC average (4.9 to 4.1), with both tight ends serving as reliable but nonexplosive options for Kirk Cousins. The difference, of course, is that Smith is a young guy with 4.63 speed, while the 30-year-old Rudolph ran a 4.78 40 at his pro day nine years ago. By the end of last season, it was often Rudolph rather than Smith coming off the field on third downs. The trend figures to continue in 2020, and with rookie Justin Jefferson replacing Stefon Diggs at wide receiver, there's a nice opportunity for Smith to emerge as Option B or C in the Minnesota passing game. Read Past Outlooks
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#184.97
ADP
$Signed a four-year, $5.8 million contract with the Vikings in May of 2019.
Unlikely to play
TEMinnesota Vikings
Groin
November 27, 2020
Smith (groin) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Carolina.
ANALYSIS
Smith sat out Week 10 with the groin injury, but he returned for the Week 11 loss to Dallas and played 53 percent of snaps on offense. His likely absence could benefit Kyle Rudolph, who had season highs for targets (five) and yards (63) in the previous game Smith missed, though it was No. 3 TE Tyler Conklin who took on most of the vacated snaps.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Irv Smith's 2020 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
19.9
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.52
 
% Team Air Yards
7.5%
 
% Team Targets
9.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
7.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
62.5%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.9
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
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#% of Team Snaps

45172%
18374%
34255%
9639%
12921%
9338%
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21%
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How often does Irv Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Irv Smith 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
166 routes   23 targets
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92%
51 routes   2 targets
88%
166 routes   27 targets
79%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
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Overall QB Rating Against
84.7
 
Cornerbacks
79.0
 
Safeties
88.0
 
Linebackers
91.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Irv 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' 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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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.
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No practice Thursday
TEMinnesota Vikings
Groin
November 26, 2020
Smith (groin) was listed as a non-participant on Thursday's practice report.
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Limited to start week
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Groin
November 25, 2020
Smith (groin/back) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
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Two receptions Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
November 23, 2020
Smith had two receptions for 23 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss to Dallas.
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Active in Week 11
TEMinnesota Vikings
November 22, 2020
Smith (groin) is active for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Cowboys.
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Expected to play Sunday
TEMinnesota Vikings
Groin
November 22, 2020
Smith (groin), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, is expected to play, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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