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Experts' Pick
 
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Sep 25th, 2020
99%
Recommended by
160 of 162 experts
1%
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2 of 162 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 8# 17-
Best Rank# 6# 14-
Worst Rank# 17# 27-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at MIN vs. WAS-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs MINThis is a 4 star matchup. TEs perform better than their average vs WAS-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rec1716.7
Rec Yds192.7185.3
Rec TD1.71
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total30.03.7-
Avg Game15.01.9-
Avg Projection7.45.1-
Week 220.42.2-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
WeatherIndoor76 F, Partly Cloudy-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at DEN
7 tar, 4 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
at BAL
2 tar, 2 rec, 15 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. JAC
vs. CIN
4 tar, 2 rec, 22 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at MIN vs. WAS
Week 4 vs. PIT at DAL
Week 5 vs. BUF vs. IND
Week 6 vs. HOU at PIT
Week 7BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 8 at CIN vs. LV
Week 9 vs. CHIBYE WEEK
Week 10 vs. IND vs. HOU
Week 11 at BAL vs. PHI
Week 12 at IND at JAC
Week 13 vs. CLE at TEN
Week 14 at JAC vs. BAL
Week 15 vs. DET at NYG
Week 16 at GB at NYJ
Week 17 at HOU vs. PIT
Player Projections Comparison
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Receiving
   
Receptions4.13.6
Rec Yards47.439.7
Rec TDs0.50.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points7.45.1
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Points 
Week 19.61.5
Week 220.42.2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total30.03.7
Average15.01.9
Player Targets Comparison
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
2020 Targets 
Week 172
Week 254
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
  Jonnu SmithJ. Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
at MIN, Sun 1pm EDT
Austin HooperA. Hooper
TE - CLE
Austin Hooper
vs. WAS, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
The overall TE1 through two weeks of the season, Smith has posted a strong 12/120/3 receiving line and draws an excellent matchup with Minnesota's lackluster defense. He's a no-brainer TE1 in Week 3.WFT has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing TEs this season, but it's really tough to get excited about a dude who's gone a pathetic 4/36 through the first two games of the season. The plus matchup boosts his value slightly, but that's a low bar. Hooper should be rolled out as a middling TE2 here.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
You want to hear something crazy? Smith has exactly 12 air yards on the season. The ball has traveled 12 yards from the line of scrimmage to his hands on 12 targets. He's making everything happen after the catch. His 87 yards after the catch is the most among tight ends, while the closest one has 74 yards after the catch. That's my only concern with Smith, who ranks 11th among tight ends in targets. But make no mistake about it - he's a physical specimen who creates after the catch. The Vikings were the worst matchup in the league for tight ends last year, but last year seems so long ago for this defense that continually loses pieces. They lost linebacker Anthony Barr last week, and it didn't help them slow down Mo Alie-Cox who racked up six catches for 111 yards against them. There was a game last year where they allowed Darren Waller, another athletic tight end, to rack up 13 catches for 134 yards, too. This defense is going through some changes and it's not like you're going to sit Smith, who's currently the No. 1 tight end in half PPR formats.We thought Hooper would be much more involved in the gameplan with David Njoku going to IR, but four targets is not something to get excited about. The Browns decided to involve rookie Harrison Bryant and give him two targets, so this is bound to be a timeshare no matter what. Unless we see a game where the Browns are expected to throw the ball 35-plus times, it's going to be tough to trust Hooper as anything more than a touchdown dependent TE2. In this game against Washington, it's tough to see that being the case with the Browns favored by almost a full touchdown. The one positive for Hooper, however, is that of the production Washington has allowed to skill-position players, 28.5 percent of it has gone to tight ends, which ranks as the third-highest mark in the league. He's far from a guarantee with the limited targets, but Hooper may be better than expected this week as a high-end TE2.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Smith is currently the TE1 in all of fantasy football and has now moved into weekly must-start territory. In a matchup that should see Tennessee put points up on the board, Smith should easily return TE1 value yet again.Hooper had a great opportunity in front of him last week with David Njoku sidelined, but he failed to deliver with a 2-21-0 line. Unfortunately, Hooper can't be trusted for fantasy football right now. He's a high-end TE2 moving forward that you're hoping finds the end zone if you're forced into starting him.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Smith had 84 yards receiving and 2 receiving touchdowns in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He should be a TE1 against the Vikings 12th ranked fantasy tight end defense.