By Derek Brown (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 1st 2022, 10:27am EDT
Jonnu Smith's talent didn't disappear overnight. Whether he struggled to pick up the playbook or the team shifted their preconceived notions on personnel usage in season, the fact remains that Smith didn't get the playing time that we projected entering 2021. Last season Smith still popped in per route metrics ranking eighth in yards per route run and first in YAC per reception (minimum 20 targets, per PFF). When he was on the field, the team did make it a point to get the ball in his hands as he led all tight ends in target per route run rate. Sadly, he eclipsed 60% of snaps played in only three games. If Smith can earn more snaps in 2022, there's still a ceiling to chase in the final rounds of your fantasy drafts.