Vyncint Smith will compete to be a reserve receiver for the Jets this season, but he has minimal Fantasy value in all leagues and should not be drafted. The Jets don't have the deepest of receiving corps, but Smith will open the season behind Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, rookie Denzel Mims and Quincy Enunwa at best - and likely Josh Doctson as well.
Smith caught three of four targets for 36 yards and added a 20-yard run in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Bills. Smith finishes the season with 17 catches for 225 yards as well as 52 yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts. The 23-year-old receiver has also contributed as a return man on special teams and carries a cap his of just $660,000 in 2020, so the Jets will likely retain Smith for depth.
Smith caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers. Smith did his best imitation of a defensive back on the lone incomplete pass thrown his way, knocking the ball out of the defender's hands to prevent an interception. His 32 receiving yards put Smith in a three-way tie for second on the team for the afternoon. The undrafted receiver will close out his second NFL season against the Bills in Week 17.
Smith secured three of five targets for 40 yards and returned three kickoffs for 86 yards in the Jets' 42-21 loss to the Ravens on Thursday. Smith did a solid job as the No. 3 receiver with Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) out of action, as the speedy wideout generated his second multi-catch tally of the last three games. Smith also was impressive on kickoff returns and could continue enjoying an expanded role in the offense over the final two games with the Jets in evaluation mode for next season. Smith's penultimate opportunity to make an impression in 2019 will come in a Week 16 matchup against the Steelers, a week from Sunday.
Smith could take on an expanded role in the Jets' receiver corps Thursday against the Ravens, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Smith is facing a notable opportunity with Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) listed as doubtful and top receiving tight end Ryan Griffin (ankle) ruled out. The second-year pro boasts big-play ability -- he's averaged 16.0 yards per catch for his career -- but he doesn't normally draw consistent enough target volume to warrant fantasy consideration. With more snaps likely headed his way Thursday, Smith's fantasy upside could be higher than usual, though his floor is still dangerously low.
Smith caught one of three targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 22-21 win over the Dolphins. Smith's lone catch was a huge one, as it came on the first play of New York's final drive, which the Jets started down two with 1:33 remaining. He's shown big-play ability, but Smith isn't seeing nearly enough volume to consistently put that ability to use.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||1||12.76|
|3 Year Avg||20||11||158||0||7||14.36||17|