Jonnu Smith
Jonnu Smith
24-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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Smith benefitted from another injury-plagued campaign for Delanie Walker (ankle), posting career-best marks in targets, yards and receptions. He also showed a strong rapport with Ryan Tannehill, racking up more than 50 receiving yards in four of the nine games that the quarterback started. However, plenty of questions remain for the fourth-year tight end heading into the 2020 season, particularly the potential return of Walker. Even if Smith were to remain the starting tight end in Tennessee, he may be an inconsistent performer due to the overall lack of passing volume in the Titans offense.
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How do Jonnu Smith's 2019 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
13.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.31
 
% Team Air Yards
5.9%
 
% Team Targets
10.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.5%
 
Drop Rate
2.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.3
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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
224 routes   45 targets
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% Routes Run
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73%
129 routes   24 targets
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88 routes   8 targets
56%
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2019 Jonnu Smith Split Stats
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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
2019
2018
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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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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Tears off 57-yard run
TETennessee Titans
December 15, 2019
Smith caught all five of his targets for 60 yards and picked up 57 yards on his lone rush attempt during a 24-21 loss to Houston on Sunday.
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Finds end zone
TETennessee Titans
December 8, 2019
Smith hauled in three of four targets for 29 yards and one touchdown in the Titans' Week 14 win over the Raiders.
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