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Irv Smith
Bye: 7
Experience: 3 Yr(s)
Age: 24.3
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 242
40 Time: 4.63
Speed Score: 102.00
SPARQx (Rank): 108.90 (61%)
Burst Score (Rank): 111.90 (26%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.65 (38%)
Catch Radius (Rank): 9.88 (26%)

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Irv Smith's 2022 Projections & Outlook


#8 Tight End

110.1 Projected Points

ADP Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs 100 Fum
Not Available 59.3 699.3 6.7 1 0

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Basic StatsIrv Smith's Preseason Player Analysis

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What You Need to Know:

  • Smith ended 2020 strong: He ranked as a top-8 fantasy TE over his final 6 games.
  • Overall, Smith showed promise that year by ranking 14th in PFF receiving grade among 38 TEs with 40+ targets. (Smith saw 41 targets.) That ranking placed him right behind Dallas Goedert and T.J. Hockenson.
  • His 2021 season ended before it even began. He suffered a torn meniscus in August. Surgery followed, along with a trip to IR.
  • Recall that Smith was a Round 2 pick back in 2019. The ‘Bama product is undersized (6’2, 242) but brings plus speed and pass-catching ability.
  • The Vikings lost 87 targets with the departure of Tyler Conklin. No serious competition for targets was added at TE or WR.
  • The nucleus of Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen all return for another season.
  • New HC Kevin O’Connell talked up Smith in May. "I've said this before, going back and watching some of his tape even before the injury, I know there was a lot of folks excited about him last fall before that injury happened," O'Connell said. "Some of the success he's had -- both with how we're going to use him and ultimately where he is at in his career -- he's ready to absorb all of this and be in a position to go play fast, go play with a bunch of confidence that he's going to be a major part of what we do."
  • Entering a contract year, Smith has been a participant in May/June OTAs and minicamp. The goal is for him to be a full-go for training camp.
  • Vikings TE Irv Smith underwent thumb surgery, HC Kevin O'Connell said. O'Connell expects Smith to be ready for the start of the season.
  • Smith’s 73.3% catch rate (and low 4.2% drop rate) shows he can be a reliable target for accurate QB Kirk Cousins. He elevated Tyler Conklin to a TE17 finish last season, despite only 3 TDs.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Irv should see close to a full-time role under new HC Kevin O’Connell. There’s some mystery as to how he’ll play after missing all of 2021 with a knee injury. Clearly, though, the young TE was on the rise prior to a lost 3rd season.

With an ADP in the 11th round — and an outside chance at 100 targets — Smith makes for an enticing, low-risk pick.

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Irv Smith, TE MIN

12:25pm EDT 11/1/22

Smith expected to miss multiple games

Vikings TE Irv Smith suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that he's expected to miss "multiple weeks." Smith shouldn't expect to find starter opportunities when he returns, after his team traded multiple draft picks for T.J. Hockenson. Smith can be dropped in all non-dynasty fantasy football formats.

Update: Smith is expected to be out 8-10 weeks, per Schefter.

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Vikings TE Irv Smith suffered a high-ankle sprain in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, insider Chris Tomasson reports. Smith is getting an MRI on Monday to get a better look at the damage, but he figures to miss multiple games. He's droppable in standard-sized fantasy leagues. Smith's absence leaves lead TE duties to Johnny Mundt, who owns just 22 career catches, with 12 of them coming this season. We should see more volume funneled to WRs Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn with Smith out.

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Irv Smith, TE MIN
Dynasty MVP 68.8
Position Rank #22 TE
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Smith ended 2020 strong, then missed all of the 2021 season following meniscus surgery. He should be 100% well ahead of Week 1. The catch-first TE will turn 24 in August. 2022 turns up a contract year.

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