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Jonnu Smith

#2 TE,


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RANK: 47



RANK: 61


27 yrs


6'3'' / 248 lbs


Florida International

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Headed to Falcons

Latest Headline: Published 2023-03-13

The Patriots are slated to trade Smith to the Falcons in exchange for a seventh-round draft pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The move frees up cap space for the Patriots, while leaving Hunter Henry as the team's clear-cut top tight end ahead of free agency and the 2023 NFL Draft. Meanwhile, Smith is in line to provide the Falcons with an experienced pass-catching option to work behind starting TE Kyle Pitts. This past season -- his second with New England -- Smith recorded 27 catches on 38 targets for 245 yards in 14 games.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @MIA Outdoor 91° 6.3 24th
2 @PIT Outdoor 75° 0.0 81st 0.00-3.040.530000.00.00.0100%0009%21%69%8%
3 BAL Outdoor 69° 6.5 23rd 1.632.544.5442506.30.55.80%00013%16%72%6%
4 @GB Outdoor 66° 0.0 88th 0.008.539.500000.00.00.00%0000%12%82%6%
6 @CLE Outdoor 57° 8.1 19th
7 CHI Outdoor 56° 1.4 48th 1.40-8.539.531404.03.01.00%00011%0%94%0%
8 @NYJ Outdoor 57° 4.0 27th 1.33-3.040.5431003.30.33.00%00013%12%74%10%
9 IND Outdoor 78° 5.1 18th 1.70-5.039.5332107.0-3.010.00%11010%18%71%0%
11 NYJ Outdoor 42° 8.5 10th 1.70-3.539.54440010.01.88.30%11015%18%50%9%
12 @MIN Dome 36° 0.0 87th 0.002.542.500000.00.00.00%0000%31%69%0%
13 BUF Outdoor 35° 2.6 38th 1.303.544.522603.00.03.00%0006%41%53%0%
14 @ARZ Dome 54° 0.0 71st 0.00-2.544.520000.00.00.0100%0006%21%68%7%
15 @LV Dome 53° 4.4 30th 2.202.544.53224012.09.03.00%20010%18%79%3%
16 CIN Outdoor 21° 5.1 25th 1.703.041.5432107.03.04.00%00013%34%66%0%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 21 150.41.8244th3.82.5260.310.43.07.55%
Away Outdoor 15 120.41.6770th3.12.1200.
Away Dome 3 21.71.4149th3.72.3280.
Away Retractable Dome 6 40.30.9597th1.80.890.

Career Stats by Season: 2017 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2017 22 TEN 16 13 46 47th301815728.7455%6206%10%79%3%
2018 23 TEN 13 12 64 34th3020258312.95913%8317%11%77%7%
2019 24 TEN 16 14 105 20th4435439312.5585%148110%16%80%3%
2020 25 TEN 15 14 140 16th6541448810.9567%174114%18%72%8%
2021 26 NE 16 11 67 34th4528294110.52813%14509%18%72%6%
2022 27 NE 14 8 52 47th382724509.1277%7317%18%72%6%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Logs 27 catches this season

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-10

Smith (concussion) finished the 2022 season with 27 catches on 38 targets for 245 yards in 14 games.

Since signing a four-year, $50,000,000 deal with the Patriots that runs through the 2024 season, Smith's fantasy impact has been modest while working in a tight end time-share that has tilted in favor of Hunter Henry, whose deal with the team goes through 2023. In that context, Smith's weekly lineup utility next season figures to be limited to deeper leagues, though in the event that Henry is sidelined at any point, Smith -- who missed time down the stretch in 2022 due to a concussion -- could yield dividends as a streaming option.

Downgraded, will not play

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-07

Smith (concussion) was downgraded and will not play Sunday against the Bills.

That's now two consecutive games Smith will miss after suffering a concussion Week 16 against the Bengals. Expect Hunter Henry to see more work with the veteran tight end unavailable. The 28-year-old tallied five receptions and 52 yards in last week's win over the Dolphins with Smith sidelined.

Questionable for Week 18

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-06

Smith (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Smith, who didn't play in the team's Week 17 win over the Dolphins, but he'll have a chance to suit up this weekend. If available, Smith would likely work as the No. 2 option behind fellow tight end Hunter Henry, rendering Smith an unreliable fantasy option. In 14 games to date, Smith has caught 27 of his 38 targets for 245 yards and has yet to record a touchdown.

Returns to limited practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-05

Smith (concussion) returned to a limited practice Thursday.

Smith -- who was inactive Week 17 -- didn't practice Wednesday, but his return to Thursday's session suggests that the tight end could be available Sunday against the Bills. Friday's final injury report will provide added context with regard to Smith's availability for the contest.

Back at practice

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-05

Smith (concussion) was present for practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Smith didn't practice Wednesday, but his return to the field Thursday suggests that the tight end has a chance to return to action in Sunday's scheduled game against the Bills. The Patriots' upcoming injury report will clarify Smith's official participation level.

Misses practice Wednesday

Latest Headline: Published 2023-01-04

Smith (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.

Smith didn't play in the Week 17 win over the Dolphins, and his continued absence from practice clouds his status for this Sunday's game against the Bills. If Smith remains sidelined, Hunter Henry would once again be in line to log added snaps and targets as New England's clear-cut top tight end.

Ruled out vs. Miami

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-30

Smith (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Dolphins, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.

Fellow tight end Hunter Henry (knee) is listed as questionable, but if Henry's able to suit up, Smith's absence may afford him more playing time against a Dolphins defense that's allowed 10 touchdowns to tight ends, which is tied for the most in the league. Smith's last opportunity to return before the end of the regular season will come in Week 18 against the Bills.

Not practicing Thursday

Latest Headline: Published 2022-12-29

Smith (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.

Smith has one more chance to practice ahead of Sunday's game against the Dolphins, but if he's out this weekend, then Hunter Henry would be in line for added tight end snaps for the Patriots, assuming he plays through the knee issue that limited him during Wednesday's practice session.