Jonnu Smith Fantasy Football News 2020

The Titans have released TE Delanie Walker. Walker racked up 381 catches across 7 seasons with Tennessee but played in just 8 total games over the past 2 seasons because of injuries. He has said he plans to play again in 2020 but will turn 36 in August. Jonnu Smith stands as the lead TE with Walker gone and will carry upside from his TE2 ADP if he remains in that spot. Tennessee also released K Ryan Succop.

Titans HC Mike Vrabel announced Monday that WR Corey Davis is in the concussion protocol. That makes him iffy for this weekend's must-win game against the Texans. Davis' absence would open up a few extra looks for WR A.J. Brown, WR Tajae Sharpe and TE Jonnu Smith.

1:11pm EST 11/27/19

The Titans have placed TE Delanie Walker (ankle) on IR. The 35-year-old has played in just 8 games over the past 2 seasons and might be at the end of his road. Jonnu Smith will operate as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE the rest of the way, although he's tough to trust in Week 13 fantasy lineups after going target-less last week.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Jaguars. Jonnu Smith will continue to serve as Tennessee’s lead TE and is a lower-end TE1 play in fantasy lineups.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) returned to limited practices this week but is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. So Jonnu Smith gets another game as Tennessee's lead TE. He's averaged 6 targets in his last 3 outings and is a low-end TE1 option.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. That gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Jaguars after missing the previous 3 games. It's unclear how Tennessee would divvy playing time between Walker and Jonnu Smith.

11:11am EST 11/10/19

Titans WR Corey Davis (hip) is inactive for today’s game against the Chiefs. WR A.J. Brown, WR Adam Humphries and TE Jonnu Smith will serve as Tennessee’s top 3 options in the passing game.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) remained sidelined all week and is out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. TE Jonnu Smith remains on the TE1 radar, especially with WR Corey Davis (hip) out.

Titans WR Corey Davis (hip) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. His absence will push more targets to WR A.J. Brown, WR Adam Humphries and TE Jonnu Smith.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. That keeps Jonnu Smith in TE1 territory after last week’s 6-78-1 line.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. That doesn't bode well for his chances of returning for this weekend's game against the Panthers. Walker's absence would keep Jonnu Smith in TE1 territory.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. That leaves lead duties to TE Jonnu Smith, who played 82% of the snaps last week and posted a 3-64 line. He’s squarely on the Week 8 spot-start radar vs. Tampa’s 31st-ranked TE defense.

Titans TE Delanie Walker (ankle) was sidelined for Wednesday's practice. He's been banged-up for most of the season and lasted just 5 snaps last weekend. It'd make sense for Tennessee to hold him out until he's back to 100%. Walker's absence on Sunday vs. the Bucs would make TE Jonnu Smith a viable spot starter.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) has been activated from the PUP list. He'd been sidelined since tearing an MCL back in December. Smith has flashed at times through 2 NFL seasons but figures to need another Delanie Walker injury to have a shot at 2019 fantasy value.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith has been placed on the PUP list to open training camp. He's still recovering from a torn MCL suffered last December. It's unclear if he's in danger of missing the start of the 2019 campaign. Smith has a shot at fantasy relevance this season if soon-to-be 35-year-old Delanie Walker struggles returning from his broken ankle, but he's not worth spending a pick on in fantasy drafts.

Titans TE Delanie Walker tells ESPN's Turron Davenport that his goal is to be ready to run and catch footballs at OTAs. Walker fractured and dislocated his right ankle in the 2018 season opener and missed the rest of the year. Walker will be 35 when the 2019 season begins. Tennessee will be incorporating a new OC, but Arthur Smith spent the past 6 years coaching Titans TEs. At TE18 in PlayDraft best-ball ADP right now, Walker is a fine shot to take in early drafting. TE Jonnu Smith proved inconsistent in Walker's absence last year.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith will miss the rest of the season with an MCL injury suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Smith suffered an MCL injury in last year's playoff loss to the Patriots, although it's unclear if this is the same knee. Anthony Firkser will serve as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE the rest of the way.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith injured his knee on RB Derrick Henry's 2nd-quarter, 99-yard TD run on Thursday night and did not return. He finished with a goose egg. Anthony Firkser stepped in as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE, hauling in all 3 of his targets for 27 yards. We'll look for an update on Smith's status.

Titans TE Delanie Walker dislocated his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins and suffered an "associated fracture," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "His season is almost certainly over," Rapoport tweeted. That's certainly the way it looked when the injury happened. Jonnu Smith figures to take over as Tennessee's top TE. Expect him to be more of a TE2 in fantasy until/unless he proves otherwise.

Titans TE Delanie Walker suffered a serious-looking injury to his right ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game at Miami. His foot looked displaced after the play, and he left the field in a boot and on a cart. We'd bet on this being a season-ender. That would immediately raise the fantasy profile of 2nd-year TE Jonnu Smith, who's coming off his own MCL tear in January's playoff loss at New England.

 
 
 

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