Smith caught four of eight targets for 66 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.
While he still saw fewer targets than Alshon Jeffery (12) and Zach Ertz (10), the Eagles made more of an effort to get Smith the ball in this game. However, the high target share was also partly attributable to Philadelphia's inability to get a running game going. The 28-year-old receiver remains hit-or-miss depending on whether he sees the end zone in a given week.
Smith had one reception for thirty yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Washington.
Such is the life of a deep threat like Smith. He will largely be a boom-or-bust receiver each week depending on whether he and Carson Wentz are able to connect on a long route or two. While Alshon Jeffery, Zach Ertz and Nelson Agholor each saw at least seven targets, it's noteworthy that even though Smith's target share was minimal, the two misses were both downfield attempts.
Smith hauled in his only target for a 50-yard touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against Miami.
Smith made the most of his first target of the preseason, though the long touchdown mostly appeared to be the product of a mix-up in Miami's secondary. His usage this preseason portends his likely regular-season role, with Smith setting up as a low-volume deep threat while Carson Wentz primarily hones in on Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz.
Smith (back spasms) returned to practice Wednesday after a one-day absence, ESPN.com's Tim McManus reports.
This will be worth monitoring if the issue crops up again, as Smith also was bothered by back spasms during the 2015 season, though he didn't miss any time. A shoulder injury and concussion combined to cost him four games last season, marking the first absences of his six-year career. The durable speedster has seen regular work with the first-team offense through the first week of training camp, mostly playing alongside Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Jordan Matthews. Jeffery is missing a second straight practice Wednesday.
Smith is dealing with back spasms and won't practice Tuesday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Smith was bothered by back spasms at one point in 2015, but he doesn't have a particularly notable history of similar injuries. He'll likely return to practice in a matter of days, but his absence does give players like Nelson Agholor and Marcus Johnson a chance to prove they're worthy of mixing in with the first-team offense once the regular season begins. While expected to start alongside Alshon Jeffery (shoulder), the 28-year-old Smith could face serious competition for snaps and targets in a revamped receiving corps.
|4||10/1/17||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|6||10/12/17||@ CAR||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/19/17||@ DAL||8:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|15||12/17/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||12||33||663||20.1||76||4||8||5||23|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||12||20||267||13.4||53||3||4||1||14|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||12||0||0||---||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||1||13||13.0||13||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|