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Experts' Pick
 
 
at LV, Sun 4pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
 
 
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Updated: Oct 25th, 2020
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 6-
Best Rank# 6-
Worst Rank# 12-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at LV-
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Stats Allowed   
Rec13.9NAN
Rec Yds171.5NAN
Rec TD0.9NAN
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total27.815.3-
Avg Game4.62.6-
Avg Projection6.3-
Week 613.87.5-
    
Misc 
    
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Expert Ranks 
Rob GronkowskiIrv Smith Jr.Add Player
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
6 m
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Garret PriceG. Price
Dynasty Nerds
18 m
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Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
27 m
#6-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
34 m
#10-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
BettingPros
43 m
#7-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
46 m
#12-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
57 m
#10-
    
Adam PfeiferA. Pfeifer
FTN
1 h
#10-
    
Geoff LambertG. Lambert
Going For 2
2 h
#9-
    
Isaiah SiroisI. Sirois
FantasyPros
2 h
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Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
2 h
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Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
2 h
#6-
    
Neema HodjatN. Hodjat
Real GM
2 h
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Kevin ScottK. Scott
The Intersecting
2 h
#10-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
2 h
#6-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
2 h
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Donkey TeethD. Teeth
Razzball
2 h
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Ben WasleyB. Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
2 h
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Kevin TompkinsK. Tomp...
Fighting Chance Fantasy
3 h
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Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 h
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Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 h
#7-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
4 h
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Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
4 h
#6-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
4 h
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Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
numberFire
4 h
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Chet GreshamC. Gresham
DK Nation
4 h
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Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
The Draft Zone
5 h
#10-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Establish the Run
5 h
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Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
5 h
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Matt MacCoyM. MacCoy
Fantasy Team Advice
5 h
#10-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
5 h
#10-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
6 h
#7-
    
Mundo Fantasy MXM. Fant...
Mundo Fantasy
6 h
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Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
6 h
#6-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Pro Football Focus
6 h
#11-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
6 h
#6-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
6 h
#10-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
6 h
#8-
    
Matthew BetzM. Betz
BallBlast
7 h
#10-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
7 h
#10-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
7 h
#10-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
7 h
#6-
    
Justin DoddsJ. Dodds
Locked In Football
7 h
#8-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoBaller
8 h
#7-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
FTN
8 h
#8-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
8 h
#7-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
9 h
#8-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
9 h
#10-
    
Seth MillerS. Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
10 h
#10-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
10 h
#7-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
11 h
#9-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
11 h
#10-
    
Jamie CalandroJ. Cala...
Fantasy Team Advice
12 h
#10-
    
Michael HauffM. Hauff
Gridiron Experts
12 h
#6-
    
Steven PintadoS. Pintado
The Fantasy Coaches
12 h
#9-
    
Dan McLellanD. McLe...
WBLZ Media
12 h
#10-
    
Justin GeorgeJ. George
Take Your League
12 h
#7-
    
Michael PetropoulosM. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
13 h
#6-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
13 h
#6-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
14 h
#9-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
15 h
#9-
    
Justin SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
16 h
#10-
    
Steven SpaccarotelliS. Spac...
SleeperWire
16 h
#7-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
17 h
#6-
    
Kyle YatesK. Yates
FantasyPros
17 h
#6-
    
Bart WheelerB. Wheeler
Hail to Fantasy Football
18 h
#8-
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
19 h
#6-
    
Christopher DellC. Dell
Betting Predators
22 h
#11-
    
Site ProjectionsS. Proj...
numberFire
23 h
#10-
    
Tal MalachovskyT. Mala...
The Fantasy Scout
1 d
#8-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
1 d
#10-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
1 d
#11-
    
John HestermanJ. Hest...
Dynasty League Football
1 d
#10-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
1 d
#11-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
1 d
#6-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoBaller
1 d
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Kate MagdziukK. Magd...
BallBlast
1 d
#6-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
1 d
#8-
    
Jacob W. DunneJ. W. D...
New Life Fantasy
1 d
#9-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
1 d
#10-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
1 d
#6-
    
Jason PetropoulosJ. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
1 d
#10-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
FTN
1 d
#12-
    
David ZachD. Zach
FantasyPros
1 d
#12-
    
Elliot Berkovits E. Berk...
Packer Report
1 d
#7-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
1 d
#6-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
1 d
#13-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
1 d
#7-
    
Lawrence JacksonL. Jackson
Fantasy Football Lord
1 d
#10-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
1 d
#10-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
2 d
#9-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
2 d
#13-
    
Drew DeLucaD. DeLuca
NFL Spinzone
2 d
#8-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#6-
    
Husein ShabazzH. Shabazz
SleeperWire
2 d
#11-
    
Nick HumphreysN. Hump...
Fantasy Victors
2 d
#6-
    
Andy VandaA. Vanda
Take Your League
2 d
#9-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
2 d
#10-
    
Nathan JahnkeN. Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
2 d
#6-
    
Dave MajorD. Major
XN Sports
2 d
#8-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
The Fantasy Footballers
2 d
#6-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
FTN
2 d
#6-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
2 d
#5-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyData
2 d
#7-
    
Ryan SkolrudR. Skolrud
SkullKing Sports
2 d
#8-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#6-
    
Mike KruegerM. Krueger
FFToday
2 d
#11-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Get Sports Info
2 d
#6-
    
Tyler OrginskiT. Orgi...
Fantasy Hot Read
2 d
#6-
    
Scott AtkinsS. Atkins
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#6-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
FantasyPros
2 d
#6-
    
The FFGhostT. FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
2 d
#6-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
2 d
#6-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
2 d
#10-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
2 d
#9-
    
Todd D ClarkT. D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
2 d
#6-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
2 d
#4-
    
Thor AkerleyT. Akerley
Fantasy Team Advice
2 d
#6-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
Sports Illustrated
2 d
#10-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
FantasyPros
2 d
#10-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Important Nonsense
2 d
#7-
    
Eric MoodyE. Moody
FantasyData
2 d
#10-
    
Brian StraitB. Strait
FTLS Fantasy Football
2 d
#7-
    
Tim JablonskiT. Jabl...
The Hateful 8
2 d
#6-
    
Mick CiallelaM. Cial...
Fantrax
2 d
#7-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
2 d
#6-
    
Dennis SosicD. Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#6-
    
Mike MacGregorM. MacG...
Draft Buddy
2 d
#8-
    
Tim PetropoulosT. Petr...
BRoto Fantasy
2 d
#9-
    
2 d
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Michelle MagdziukM. Magd...
BallBlast
2 d
#6-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
FullTime Fantasy
2 d
#6-
    
Huseyin AksuH. Aksu
Fantasy Couch
2 d
#9-
    
Chris KennedyC. Kennedy
The Fantasy Headliners
2 d
#10-
    
Justin WeigalJ. Weigal
FantasySharks
2 d
#6-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Expand The Boxscore
2 d
#6-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
2 d
#9-
    
Zachary HanshewZ. Hanshew
FantasyPros
2 d
#9-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
2 d
#7-
    
Doug NorrieD. Norrie
Daily Fantasy Sports Rankings
2 d
#6-
    
Jonathan StoneJ. Stone
The Hateful 8
2 d
#6-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
2 d
#7-
    
Morgan ColbyM. Colby
The Fantasy Champions
2 d
#7-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
Fantasy Six Pack
2 d
#7-
    
Peter RogersP. Rogers
Fake Teams
3 d
#8-
    
Richard KingR. King
King Fantasy Sports
3 d
#12-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 d
#12-
    
Jason SablichJ. Sablich
5th Down Fantasy
3 d
#6-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
RotoExperts
3 d
#7-
    
Dan YanotchkoD. Yano...
EDSFootball
3 d
#6-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 d
#12-
    
3 d
#10-
    
Gerson AguirreG. Aguirre
Going For 2
3 d
#6-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
3 d
#6-
    
Frank BonincontriF. Boni...
Fantasy Wire HQ
3 d
#6-
    
Jordan RainsJ. Rains
Expand The Boxscore
4 d
#14-
    
John FergusonJ. Ferg...
FantasyData
4 d
#8-
    
Matt HarmonM. Harmon
Yahoo! Sports
4 d
#8-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
4 d
#9-
    
Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at NO
3 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
vs. GB
1 tar, 1 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
Week 2 vs. CAR
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
at IND
4 tar, 1 rec, 3 yds, 0 td
Week 3 at DEN
7 tar, 6 rec, 48 yds, 0 td
vs. TEN
0 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 4 vs. LAC
3 tar, 1 rec, 29 yds, 0 td
at HOU
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at CHI
6 tar, 3 rec, 52 yds, 0 td
at SEA
5 tar, 4 rec, 64 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. GB
8 tar, 5 rec, 78 yds, 1 td
vs. ATL
5 tar, 4 rec, 55 yds, 0 td
Week 7 at LVBYE WEEK
Week 8 at NYG at GB
Week 9 vs. NO vs. DET
Week 10 at CAR at CHI
Week 11 vs. LAR vs. DAL
Week 12 vs. KC vs. CAR
Week 13BYE WEEK vs. JAC
Week 14 vs. MIN at TB
Week 15 at ATL vs. CHI
Week 16 at DET at NO
Week 17 vs. ATL at DET
Player Projections Comparison
 
at LV, Sun 4pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Receiving
   
Receptions3.7
Rec Yards49.1
Rec TDs0.2
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.0
Rush Yards0.0
Rush TDs0.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points6.3
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Points 
Week 11.11.1
Week 20.00.3
Week 34.80.0
Week 42.90.0
Week 55.26.4
Week 613.87.5
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Week 13
Week 14
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
Total27.815.3
Average4.62.6
Player Targets Comparison
 
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
2020 Targets 
Week 131
Week 214
Week 370
Week 431
Week 565
Week 685
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
 
at LV, Sun 4pm EDT
Irv Smith Jr.
TE - MIN
BYE WEEK
Expert 
Zachary Hanshew
FantasyPros
After a slow start to the season, Gronk has gone for 8/130/1 across the last two weeks. With OJ Howard out and a growing role, Gronk is crossing over into TE1 territory. 
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
Gronk has emerged as the main receiving option in this offense that we were expecting heading into the season. Gronk led the Bucs in targets last week and he put up a top-6 performance last week off of it. Brady obviously trusts Gronk and is going to look his way frequently in this one. Fire up Gronk as a top-10 option in week seven. 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was good to see Gronkowski get into the end zone for the first time since Week 11 of 2018 last week. Is he back? We've talked about his growing role in the offense, as he's now seen at least six targets in three of the last four games, including a season-high eight of them last week in a game where Brady threw the ball just 27 times (that's a 29.6 target share). The Raiders have been what most would describe as a below average matchup for tight ends, as they've allowed a 59.4 percent catch-rate (5th-lowest), 6.50 yards per target (9th-lowest), and a touchdown every 16.0 targets (19th-lowest). The only tight end who's totaled more than 16 yards against them was Travis Kelce when he racked up 8/108/1 in their last game. The other competition was Ian Thomas, Jared Cook, Ryan Izzo, and Dawson Knox, so can we really take much from that sample? I'd say they're an average matchup for tight ends based on what we saw out of them in the same scheme last year, so knowing Gronkowski's role continues to grow, he should be on the low-end TE1 radar this week. 
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Raiders are 11th against fantasy tight ends, Gronk should be a low-end TE1 on the road this week.