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Irv Smith Jr.

Irv Smith Jr.

Height: 6' 2"Weight: 242 lbsAge: 22College: AlabamaDrafted: #50 (2nd Rd. by Minnesota)

2020 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
TE Rank: 5th (easy)
Draft Rank (ECR) #168
Best / Worst #136 / #291
ADP #211


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I'm not certain how many people know Smith saw just one fewer target than his teammate Kyle Rudolph in 2019, but that was the case. The difference was their touchdowns, as Rudolph scored six times compared to Smith's two touchdowns. Will that change in 2020? Well, it wasn't due to lack of opportunity, as Smith saw 10 targets in the red zone compared to Rudolph's 11 targets. Touchdowns are a very fickle thing and they can flip-flop this year. Smith is the one ascending up, while Rudolph is moving towards the end of his tenure.

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Irv Smith to have an expanded role in 2020?

Courtney Cronin of ESPN writes that Vikings tight end Irv Smith could have an expanded role in 2020.

Fantasy Impact

The rookie impressed at times last season, hauling in 36 passes for 311 yards and two touchdowns while playing in all 16 games. Stefon Diggs is no longer with the Vikings, which could open up targets for the 21-year-old tight end. However, just keep in mind that for now Smith is still behind Kyle Rudolph on the team's depth chart.

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Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between - Tight Ends (2020 Fantasy Football) photo
Mike Tagliere highlights the consistency of each position in his signature 'Boom, Bust, and Everything In Between' series, this time at the tight end position.
by Mike Tagliere in Fantasy4 days ago
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
DraftTE #23TE #17TE #3651
Dynasty ----
Tight Ends#22#23#23#19#27
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Projections (2020)
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week11011.1
Last 3 Weeks7.
Season to Date19.
Game Log
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Game Log
OPPRec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Week 17vs. CHI11011.1
Week 16vs. GB4020.4
Week 15@ LAC8126.8
Week 14vs. DET21032.1
Strength of Schedule
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. GB12th easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesIND, TEN, HOU8th easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)TB, CHI, NO12th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--5th easiest remaining opponents
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2.Nick ZylakTE #26
3.Greg SmithTE #20
4.Kevin WheelerTE #23
5.Alan Harrison-
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