Lee Smith signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension to remain with the Raiders, and he will be the No. 3 tight end behind Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera. Smith is more of a blocker than receiver, and he had 12 catches for 70 yards and one touchdown in 2015. The catches and yards were career-best numbers, so don't expect much more from Smith this year. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
Smith (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans. Smith missed last week's game against the Lions due to the wrist injury, marking the first time he's sat out all season. Although he'll be available Sunday, Smith won't see much activity as a receiver. He's yet to see more than two targets in any game this season.
Smith (wrist) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Tennessee. A full participant throughout the week of practice, Smith doesn't seem to be in any danger of missing Sunday's game. He's mostly used as a blocker and only has 10 targets in nine games.
Smith (wrist) is officially inactive for Sunday's game at Detroit. Smith is not much of a factor in the passing game, so this is not a major loss in fantasy terms.
Smith caught both of his targets for one yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers. Smith is considered more of the blocking tight end for the Raiders, but he hauled in two passes in this contest. Smith will continue to split time with Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera, and he doesn't represent much in terms of a fantasy option.
The Raiders announced the signings of defensive tackle Dan Williams and tight end Lee Smith on Wednesday. Williams spent the previous five years with the Cardinals, where he started 40 of the 70 games he played in. Williams totaled 116 tackles and two sacks. He recorded a single-season best 45 tackles a year ago. Smith spent the past four seasons with the Bills and is predominantly a blocking tight end. He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round in 2011 before being placed on waivers — which is how the Bills acquired him.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@New Orleans Saints||33||12.38|
|5||10/09||San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|6||10/16||Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|8||10/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||11||6.50|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|15||12/18||@San Diego Chargers||22||8.00|
|3 Year Avg||10||8||63||1||4||7.88||12|