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Experts' Pick
 
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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140 of 164 experts
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24 of 164 experts
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 68# 90-
Best Rank# 62# 51-
Worst Rank# 84# 169-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LAC vs. PIT-
Matchup RatingThis is a 2 star matchup. WRs perform worse than their average vs LACThis is a 1 star matchup. TEs perform worse than their average vs PIT-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total43.854.3-
Avg Game6.39.1-
Week 61.11.3-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. IND
4 tar, 3 rec, 37 yds, 1 td
2 rush, 10 yds, 0 td
at DEN
7 tar, 4 rec, 36 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at TEN
4 tar, 3 rec, 35 yds, 0 td
5 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
vs. JAC
5 tar, 4 rec, 84 yds, 2 td
Week 3 vs. MIA
6 tar, 5 rec, 33 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
at MIN
8 tar, 5 rec, 61 yds, 0 td
Week 4 at CIN
6 tar, 5 rec, 86 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 5 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 5 at HOU
8 tar, 7 rec, 79 yds, 0 td
vs. BUF
7 tar, 5 rec, 40 yds, 2 td
Week 6 vs. DET
7 tar, 3 rec, 10 yds, 0 td
1 rush, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. HOU
2 tar, 1 rec, 13 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LAC vs. PIT
Week 8BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 9 vs. HOU vs. CHI
Week 10 at GB vs. IND
Week 11 vs. PIT at BAL
Week 12 vs. CLE at IND
Week 13 at MIN vs. CLE
Week 14 vs. TEN at JAC
Week 15 at BAL vs. DET
Week 16 vs. CHI at GB
Week 17 at IND at HOU
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
2020 Points 
Week 110.79.6
Week 27.220.4
Week 33.46.1
Week 49.1
Week 57.916.0
Week 61.11.3
Week 74.40.9
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total43.854.3
Average6.39.1
Player Targets Comparison
 
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
2020 Targets 
Week 147
Week 245
Week 368
Week 46
Week 587
Week 672
Week 734
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Notes for Player Combination
 
at LAC, Sun 4pm EDT
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
TE - TEN
vs. PIT, Sun 1pm EDT
Expert 
Isaiah Sirois
FantasyPros
The Jaguars are a difficult team to evaluate for fantasy purposes. Keelan Cole is a high-volume but short-yardage receiver -- usually -- although he saw some more downfield looks than usual last week. In contrast, Shenault is a long-to-mid range weapon -- usually -- although he saw few downfield looks last week. I'd expect things to get back to normal for the Jaguars this week; Cole is a smart volume-based play at WR3/4 in PPR formats, while Shenault is a strong upside pick against the Chargers' sloppy passing defense.Smith let managers down last week with his worst performance of the year. Before Week 6, Smith had a worst showing of 8.6 points and was averaging 15.28 points per game. It's worth noting that much of that production came without Corey Davis or A.J. Brown in the lineup, however, and they're both back this week. We're still yet to see how much of a role Smith will have in this offense when it's at full health, but he's a good low-end TE1. He's just a bit more touchdown dependent now that his teammates are back, though.
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
 After an early exit in Week 6, it looks like Smith will be ready to roll for this week's matchup with Pittsburgh. In four healthy games this season, Smith has scored five TDs, and he remains an automatic top-5 option each week.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Shenault continues to see targets in this offense, but he wasn't able to produce with them last week. Shenault belongs right back in your starting lineup as a solid FLEX option this week with how much the Jaguars continue to throw the ball.Smith was able to get in a limited practice on Wednesday, but this is a situation worth monitoring heading into the weekend. If he suits up, fire up Smith as a top-5 option. If he sits, Anthony Firkser becomes a very intriguing option as a low-end TE1.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
He had his worst game in the NFL last week, but there was a positive to take away from it. He saw seven targets, which now brings his total to four straight games of six-plus targets, which is typically enough to get into the WR3/4 conversation when he has a good matchup. The Chargers don't qualify as a good matchup for wide receivers, as Shenault plays on Casey Hayward's side of the field most of the time, who happens to be one of the better cornerbacks in the league. The hope would be that they use him to shadow Chark, though that hasn't been their gameplan this year. They've allowed just four wide receivers to finish top-36 against them this year, and every one of those receivers totaled at least seven targets. That's a number that Shenault can get to, though Chark is the one who'd have the best shot. Shenault remains in the WR4 conversation, though I don't think this is a matchup you need to target.It seems that Smith will be a game-time decision this week with his ankle injury, but we'll pay attention as the week goes on. Firkser stepped into his place last week and racked up nine targets, eight receptions, 113 yards, and a touchdown against the Texans. We saw Tannehill throw the ball 40-plus times for just the second time in a Titans uniform, so we can't assume that happens every week, but against the Steelers, we should see more pass attempts than normal. The good news is that the Steelers have faced 8.0 targets per game, which is one of the higher marks in the NFL. The bad news is that that's a decent sample size, and they've allowed just 1.20 PPR points per target on them, which ranks as the second-lowest mark in the league. Was it the competition? Not really. They've played against Zach Ertz, Noah Fant, Evan Engram, Austin Hooper, and Jordan Akins, so there are no Ian Thomas' or Dan Arnold's in there. If Smith plays, you have to play him with how efficient he's been in what should be a pass-heavy day, even if the Steelers have been good against the position. If he sits, Firkser is on the streaming radar, but he's a lot more iffy as a TE2.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
 The Steelers are 7th against fantasy tight ends. As long as Smith's ankle injury continues to be diagnosed as minor, he should be a low-end TE1 at home this week.