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TE TEN

College: Florida International | 2 years
Height: 6'3" | Weight: 248 lbs
Birth Date: 8/22/1995
2019 Bye Week: 11

Total Pts: 63.8
Avg Pts: 3.99
Rank: 34 TE

Free Agent

2019 RTSports Outlook

An injury to Delanie Walker opened the door for Smith to grab more playing time. Smith didn't exactly take advantage of the extra work. He did have three games with more than 40 yards but his season high in yards was just 63. He had 20 catches in 13 games. His season ended because of a MCL injury, which required surgery. Smith will challenge for the top backup job this season with the Titans. Smith is a solid all-around talent at tight end. He can make plays in the passing game but also does well as a blocker along the line. Smith does well after the catch, showing big-play ability in the passing game. He does lack some polish with his route running and will drop some passes.

FANTASY OUTLOOK: Smith probably won't get enough work as long as Delanie Walker is around. He could get around 25 receptions or 250 yards with a few scores.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

If Delanie Walker is back and healthy then Jonnu Smith has no value in fantasy leagues. This may seem like a simple statement. It is. But its also a true statement.Even with Walker out for the season in 2018, Jonnu Smith was only able to catch 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Even in a time of terrible tight end play this is bad for a starting tight end. With Walker now back Smith is likely back to being irrelevant for the Titans.With all the weapons the fantasy world wants Mariota to make a star and a limited number of pass attempts to do it, Smith will be the first to go bye-bye. Corey Davis is going to be the main target in the passing game. Follow that closely with rookie A.J. Brown and Adam Humphriesand you see where this is going. Now that Walker is back, we have to assume he will again be the security blanket for Marcus Mariota as he has been in past seasons. Throw in Derrick Henry looking to make his own mark and the tap is dry.Smith can be an in-season add if Walker is unable to come back healthy. But based on last seasons numbers in the same situation he is not a very interesting one. When looking for a secondary tight end who might pop, a player like Dallas Goedert on the Eagles is the type of player to look for. The team loves to use two tight end sets and he will not rely on an injury to Zach Ertz to provide fantasy numbers. But in a low-volume pass attack like Tennessee you should not want to go anywhere close to Smith for 2019.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 12.20Jonnu Smith 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Jonnu Smith 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 20.00
Week 31.90Jonnu Smith 9 receiving yds (0.90 pts)
Jonnu Smith 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 40.00
Week 50.00
Week 62.20Jonnu Smith 12 receiving yds (1.20 pts)
Jonnu Smith 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 73.10Jonnu Smith 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Jonnu Smith 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 8
Week 911.30Jonnu Smith 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Jonnu Smith 7 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Jonnu Smith 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 1013.50Jonnu Smith 45 receiving yds (4.50 pts)
Jonnu Smith 4 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Jonnu Smith 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 1110.40Jonnu Smith 44 receiving yds (4.40 pts)
Jonnu Smith 6 receptions (6.00 pts)
Week 1214.30Jonnu Smith 63 receiving yds (6.30 pts)
Jonnu Smith 61 yd TD reception (6.00 pts)
Jonnu Smith 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 134.90Jonnu Smith 29 receiving yds (2.90 pts)
Jonnu Smith 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Player Notes
Jun 11 2:43pm ET

Tennessee Titans TEs Delanie Walker (ankle) and Jonnu Smith (knee) were not at mandatory minicamp Tuesday, June 11.

Jun 11 2:30pm ET

Tennessee Titans tight ends Delanie Walker (ankle) and Jonnu Smith (knee) were both not practicing at minicamp on Tuesday. Both Walker and Smith suffered serious and season-ending injuries last year. Walker's came in Week 1, while Smith suffered his in Week 14. Walker, going into his age-35 season, has the much more established career and has been a productive TE1 for fantasy owners in the past with a 1,000-yard season under his belt (2015), but you might want to temper your expectations with him coming off a serious injury. Smith also showed that he could more than fill Walker's shoes in 2018. Walker should be looked at as a low-end TE1 in a run-first offense.

From RotoBaller

Jun 6 9:33pm ET

Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) was able to do some running on the field after practice Tuesday, June 4.

May 26 9:53pm ET

Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) has been unable to participate in OTAs as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

May 22 11:10pm ET

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith (knee) didn't take part in organized team activities on Tuesday but got some work in off the jugs machine after practice. The 23-year-old tore his MCL last year and caught just 20 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games before his injury in 2018. As long as veteran Delanie Walker, who is also returning from an injury, stays healthy, Smith's fantasy upside will be limited in Tennessee's run-first offense.

From RotoBaller

Apr 12 9:33pm ET

Tennessee Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) was unable to participate in offseason throwing sessions with QB Marcus Mariota.

Player Transactions
  • 04-Feb-2019: TEN - Off IR - knee
  • 11-Dec-2018: TEN - On IR - knee
  • 16-May-2017: TEN - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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