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Rob Gronkowski or Irv Smith Jr.

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Player Summaries Comparison
 
Experts' Pick
 
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
 
 
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Recommended by
67 of 104 experts
36%
Recommended by
37 of 104 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 18-
Best Rank# 10-
Worst Rank# 46-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total0.0133.8-
Avg Game9.6-
Avg Projection78.5-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank20-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
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Touchdown Squad Touchdown Squad
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Scott Engel S. Engel
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Ryan Weisse R. Weisse
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Richard King R. King
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2022 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. GB 
Week 2 at PHI 
Week 3 vs. DET 
Week 4 at NO 
Week 5 vs. CHI 
Week 6 at MIA 
Week 7BYE WEEK 
Week 8 vs. ARI 
Week 9 at WAS 
Week 10 at BUF 
Week 11 vs. DAL 
Week 12 vs. NE 
Week 13 vs. NYJ 
Week 14 at DET 
Week 15 vs. IND 
Week 16 vs. NYG 
Week 17 at GB 
Week 18 at CHI 
Player Projections Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
Receiving
   
Receptions50.4
Rec Yards521.6
Rec TDs4.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points78.5
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2021 Points 
Week 121.0
Week 215.9
Week 35.5
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 80.0
Week 9
Week 10
Week 117.1
Week 1212.3
Week 1317.8
Week 146.2
Week 152.9
Week 162.3
Week 1711.5
Week 1813.7
Total0.0133.8
Average9.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2021 Targets 
Week 18
Week 25
Week 37
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 81
Week 9
Week 10
Week 118
Week 129
Week 138
Week 149
Week 1511
Week 162
Week 1710
Week 1810
Notes for Player Combination
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
Expert 
Andrew Erickson
FantasyPros
 I was pretty sure that Rob Gronkowski would retire after Tom Brady made his initial decision to up his cleats, but it seems more likely than not Gronk will also return to Tampa in 2022. The Buccaneers tight end was TE3 in points per game and was unstoppable after returning from his injury in Week 11. From then onward, the big-bodied tight end averaged 8.4 targets and 77 receiving yards per game. He had just one game with fewer than eight targets. If and when he makes the announcement he is back in Tampa, he will be a top-6 tight end in fantasy football.
Derek Brown
FantasyPros
Assuming Irv Smith is at full health to start the season, he could compete with Adam Thielen as the second target in Minnesota behind Justin Jefferson. Let's not forget that Smith was eighth in yards per target and second in QBR when targeted among tight ends in 2020. The Vikings surprised everyone by ranking 12th in neutral passing rate and eighth in neutral pace last year. If that repeats, the volume will be there for Smith. As an unrestricted free agent in 2023, Smith should be heavily motivated to post career-best numbers. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 Gronk missed 5 games with injury and still posted 665 yards from scrimmage and 6 TDs. He should be a TE1, assuming he comes back in 2022, which I expect him to do.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
 W/ Brady back it's all-but-certain he'll return to TB where he was the TE3 in PPG last year and looked completely rejuvenated -- although rumblings are he's "truly undecided" -- can't rank too high til that's settled
Pat Fitzmaurice
FantasyPros
Touted as a potential breakout candidate last summer, Smith missed the entire 2021 season with a torn meniscus. Has the potential to be a significant contributor on a team with a narrow target tree.