Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
25-Year-Old Tight EndTE
Tennessee Titans
2020 Fantasy Outlook
From a non-fantasy standpoint, Smith took a third-year leap in 2019, enjoying career highs in targets, yards and YPT while leading tight ends in YAC (8.3) and dropping just one pass. He even added four carries for 78 yards, including a 57-yard rumble against Houston. Smith started 14 of his 16 games and played at least 72 percent of snaps every week after Delanie Walker suffered a season-ending injury in October. Unfortunately, the steady playing time and impressive efficiency didn't translate to consistent production, as Smith averaged 30.9 receiving yards on 3.7 targets in nine regular-season games with Walker inactive, before seeing only nine targets in three playoff bouts. Part of the problem was a run-heavy Titans offense that averaged 27 pass attempts in Ryan Tannehill's 10 starts, but there was also the matter of Anthony Firkser poaching some work on passing downs, plus Smith's 79 pass-blocking snaps tied for ninth most among tight ends. While his after-the-catch brilliance seemingly demands more receiving work, there hasn't been much sign of Smith doing damage downfield, with his 5.0-yard average depth of target in 2019 ranking fourth to last among TEs (and up a tick from 4.9 in 2018). There's little doubt Smith would be a reliable producer in a number of NFL offenses; it just isn't clear this is one of them. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $3.11 million contract with the Titans in May of 2017.
Logs four catches, TD in win
TETennessee Titans
September 15, 2020
Smith hauled in four of seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during Monday's 16-14 win against Denver.
ANALYSIS
Entering his fourth NFL season out of Florida International, Smith kicks off 2020 atop Tennessee's tight end depth chart. The 25-year-old already has 39 career starts and 45 appearances to his name, yet he has never surpassed 45 targets, 450 receiving yards, or three touchdowns in any professional campaign. His Week 1 usage indicates a potential season-long increase in all three of those statistical departments, as he was just one target behind Corey Davis and A.J. Brown for the team lead. Next up for Smith is a Week 2 matchup against a Jaguars defense that allowed five catches and 69 yards to opposing tight ends in its season opener.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Jonnu Smith's 2020 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
12.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.20
 
% Team Air Yards
5.2%
 
% Team Targets
17.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.7 Yds
 
Catch Rate
57.1%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.8
 
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How often does Jonnu Smith run a route when on the field for a pass play?
This data will let you see how Jonnu Smith and the other tight ends for the Titans are being used. Some tight ends may have a lot of snaps, but they're not that useful for fantasy purposes because they're not actually running routes. This data will help you see when this is the case.
Jonnu Smith
26 routes   7 targets
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% Routes Run
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87%
24 routes   2 targets
100%
4 routes   1 target
40%
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This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Jaguars pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
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Overall QB Rating Against
51.6
 
Cornerbacks
51.4
 
Safeties
47.9
 
Linebackers
93.1
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jonnu Smith's measurables compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
248 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
127 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.25 in
 
Arm Length
32.88 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2017 draft as a highly athletic tight end. He combined that with strong college production at Florida Atlantic. A pro breakout seemed possible in 2018 after Delanie Walker (ankle) went down for the season in the first game of the campaign, but Smith hardly built on his rookie season numbers by catching 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. With Walker expected to return healthy for the 2019 season and the Titans' adding weapons to their passing attack this offseason, Smith will face an uphill battle to break out despite his untapped upside.
Ironically drawing Delanie Walker comparisons during the pre-draft process in 2017, Smith was ultimately selected by Tennessee in the third round of the draft to play second-fiddle to the 13-year vet. The Florida State product ended up seeing consistent playing time in that role, faring well as both a blocker and receiver. However, with Walker still heading the depth chart, there doesn't appear to be much room for growth for Smith in 2018. That could change if Walker deals with any injuries, but Smith's mentor hasn't missed more than one game in any of his past seven seasons.
Smith is expected to work as the No. 2 tight end behind Delanie Walker from the get-go, as Anthony Fasano's departure leaves just 2014 second-round bust Jace Amaro and blocking specialist Phillip Supernaw to challenge him for that spot. The rookie third-rounder out of Florida International is already a more complete player than either of those options, and is positioned to make an immediate impact for a team that used multiple tight end formations at an above-average clip last season.
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Locked in atop depth chart
TETennessee Titans
July 20, 2020
Smith is the undisputed top tight end in Tennessee, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website reports.
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Shows improvement in 2019
TETennessee Titans
January 23, 2020
Smith hauled in 35 of his 44 targets for 439 yards and three touchdowns across 16 games in the 2019 season.
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Touchdown grab in upset win
TETennessee Titans
January 11, 2020
Smith secured two of three targets for 12 yards and a touchdown in the Titans' 28-12 divisional-round win over the Ravens on Saturday.
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Silent in Week 17
TETennessee Titans
January 2, 2020
Smith was not targeted in the team's Week 17 win over the Texans. However, he did rush the ball once for seven yards.
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Finds end zone on big play
TETennessee Titans
December 22, 2019
Smith hauled in three of his four targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 16 loss to the Saints.
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