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TE MIN

College: Alabama | Rookie
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 242 lbs
Birth Date: 8/9/1998
Depth Chart: TE1.2
2019 Bye Week: 12

Owned: 7.4%
Started: 0.2%
Total Pts: 0
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 215 TE

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Week 21.00Irv Smith Jr. 1 reception (1.00 pts)
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Player Notes
Aug 26 3:10pm ET

Minnesota Vikings rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr., who was taken 50th overall in this year's draft, is extremely athletic and can create mismatches with linebackers or safeties in the middle of the field. He has obvious upside as a pass-catcher but has also shown improvement as a run-blocker in training camp. Smith is expected to have a sizeable role in his rookie season, and the expectation is that he'll develop into a rare complete tight end that will be a "big part" of Gary Kubiak's and Kevin Stefanski's offense, according to general manager Rick Spielman. Tight ends have accounted for an average of 23 percent of targets in Kubiak's offenses in his 21 seasons. However, only two rookie tight ends have had more than 600 yards receiving in the last 16 years, so temper expectations for Smith. He'll also be behind Kyle Rudolph, so consider him merely a dynasty asset for now.

From RotoBaller

Aug 18 11:40pm ET

Minnesota Vikings rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr. had an impressive night on Sunday, at least as far as preseason games go. Smith Jr. caught all five of his targets for 28 yards and a touchdown, and he looks firmly entrenched as the Vikings top backup option at the tight end spot. It's never a good idea to look too deep into how teams are scheming during the preseason, but it does seem fair to assume that Smith Jr. will be getting some opportunities in the passing game this season. He's more of a dynasty stash this year with Kyle Rudolph still in front of him, but he's probably worth keeping an eye on for ultra-deep leagues. Smith Jr. is currently going undrafted at 301 overall (TE32).

From RotoBaller

Aug 7 8:50pm ET

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. recently told ESPN's Courtney Cronin that the Vikings are getting creative with his usage in the passing game, lining him up out wide and even in the backfield on occasion. The rookie second-rounder was listed as the second tight end on the team's first unofficial depth chart, and he offers an intriguing skill set that produced 16.1 yards per catch and seven touchdowns last year at Alabama. While it's encouraging to hear that Kevin Stefanski and Gary Kubiak are utilizing Smith Jr.'s athleticism, incumbent starter Kyle Rudolph stands in his way for fantasy relevance and it's difficult to make a case for Smith Jr. in non-dynasty formats this season. Things can always change, though, so keep an eye out in the preseason. He's currently basically free in drafts, clocking in at 272 overall (TE31).

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 02-May-2019: MIN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2022)
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2019 Season0.001-10200000
Week 1ATL0.00000000000
Week 2@GNB1.001-10200000
Week 3OAK
Week 4@CHI
Week 5@NYG
Week 6PHI
Week 7@DET
Week 8WAS
Week 9@KAN
Week 10@DAL
Week 11DEN
Week 12bye
Week 13@SEA
Week 14DET
Week 15@LAC
Week 16GNB
Week 17CHI