Smith caught two of his three targets for 20 yards in Week 3 against Jacksonville.
Smith continues to work behind Delanie Walker -- who led the team in targets -- but drew his most significant work of the season on Thursday. While the Titans heavily targeted tight ends in 2018, the additions of Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown have shifted target distribution. That said, Smith won't see enough volume to be fantasy relevant unless Walker suffers an injury.
Smith caught his lone target for seven yards and added a 10-yard carry during Sunday's 43-13 win over the Browns.
Smith ended Sunday with 37 offensive snaps, eight more than Delanie Walker, but those snaps weren't nearly as valuable as Walker's for fantasy purposes. Walker averaged one touch per 5.6 snaps and scored twice, while Smith ended with a touch every 18.5 snaps and no scores. Walker has a well-established rapport with quarterback Marcus Mariota that Smith doesn't share. He's a poor option week to week.
Smith (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
It has been a long road to recovery for Smith, who suffered a season-ending MCL injury in December. He finally shed his knee brace Monday and is working at full speed now. Smith was a solid tight end before the injury, hauling in 20 of 31 targets for 258 yards and three scores, although he's the clear No. 2 behind Delanie Walker.
Smith (knee) isn't wearing a brace over his leg Monday at practice, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Removed from the PUP list two weeks ago, Smith didn't play in any preseason games but seems to have a shot at suiting up for Week 1 in Cleveland. With Delanie Walker back in good health, Smith profiles as the second tight end in a run-first offense.
Smith (knee) was taken off the PUP list Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Limited to side work throughout training camp, Smith passed a physical and now can return to practice. It isn't clear if he'll make an appearance in the preseason or be active for Week 1, but the decision to remove him from the PUP list suggests he's expected to play at some point in September. With Delanie Walker making a full recovery from his own season-ending injury, Smith's playing time mostly will be limited to multi-TE formations.
Smith (knee) worked on a side field Sunday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Smith remains on the PUP list but was seen working with Derrick Henry (calf) as well as head coach Mike Vrabel during practice. The team has stated they hope Smith will be ready for Week 1, though he'll have to ramp up his work soon to make that goal realistic.
Smith (knee) ran routes Friday on a separate field with trainers, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Smith opens training camp on the PUP list, wearing a brace to help stabilize his knee. The season-ending injury he suffered last year was reported as an MCL sprain, but the lengthy recovery hints at a more serious issue, or else some type of setback in the rehab process. Either way, a recent report suggested Smith should be ready for practice at some point in August, giving him a chance to be ready for Week 1. Fellow tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is practicing without restriction.
Smith (knee), who was able to do light rehab work during minicamp, "should be ready to roll in August," Travis Haney of The Athletic reports.
Smith enters training camp on the Titans' PUP list as a result of a knee injury he sustained during Week 14 action last season. The tight end's injury is believed to be related to his MCL, but added clarity on that front could come in the subsequent weeks. Once healthy, Smith provides the Titans with a complementary option behind starter Delanie Walker, who is bouncing back from an ankle injury of his own. Walker is evidently further along in his recovery than Smith, given that the former was not placed on the team's preseason PUP list.
Smith (knee) has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.
Smith's knee injury in December initially was reported as an MCL sprain, but his absence from offseason practices suggests it may have been something more serious. He won't be eligible to practice until he's removed from the PUP list, while starting tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) appears ready for some level of participation. Smith failed to take advantage of Walker's absence last year, catching just 20 passes on 611 offensive snaps.
Smith (knee) hasn't practiced all offseason, which results in Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site being noncommittal about the tight end's Week 1 status.
Wyatt notes that coach Mike Vrabel "hasn't provided any insight on (Smith's) condition," though added clarity on that front could arrive once training camp commences. Smith's status is relevant considering that starting tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) is bouncing back from an injury of his own. It looks like Walker should be ready to go in time for the Titans' season opener, but if he misses any time inseason, Smith could enter the fantasy equation in deeper formats.
Smith (knee) was seen running after practice Wednesday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.
Smith is on the mend from a sprained MCL and it doesn't sound like he's been very involved in the Titans' offseason program. While Thursday marks the last day of OTAs, Smith will have a chance to participate in drills during mandatory minicamp June 11-13. Even if he doesn't, the third-year pro at least seems to be trending in the right direction in advance of training camp.
Smith (knee) didn't practice Tuesday at the start of OTAs, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports.
Smith was placed on injured reserve after suffering an MCL sprain Week 14 of last season. He may be dealing with an injury more severe than what was initially reported, as the typical recovery timeline for an MCL sprain would have seen him return to health before the start of the Titans' offseason program. Meanwhile, fellow tight end Delanie Walker (ankle) went through individual drills Tuesday and said afterward that he's back to about 85 percent strength. Smith likely will have to settle for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart once he's healthy.
Smith (knee) is still recovering from an MCL sprain and didn't participate in a recent throwing session with teammates, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official website reports.
Marcus Mariota (neck) organized the sessions with wide receivers Corey Davis, Tajae Sharpe, Taywan Taylor, Darius Jennings and Cameron Batson, as well as reserve tight end MyCole Pruitt. The Titans' top options at tight end are both working their way back from season-ending injuries, with Smith coming off an MCL sprain and Delanie Walker rehabbing a broken ankle. It isn't clear if Walker will be available for offseason practices, but the Titans seemingly expect him to retain the starting job in his age-35 season. There's potential for Smith to gain a degree of fantasy relevance if Walker doesn't look like his old self or suffers another injury.
The Titans placed Smith (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.
Smith suffered a season-ending MCL injury in the Week 14 win over the Jaguars, but coach Mike Vrabel had maintained optimism as recently as Monday that the tight end could avoid such a fate. The Titans' decision to move Smith to IR a day later implies follow-up scans weren't as promising as the team had hoped. Smith should be ready to go for the start of the 2019 campaign, but a Tennessee squad already short on quality pass-catching options will now find itself down another key body for the final three contests of this season. Anthony Firkser and Luke Stocker are expected to handle most of the reps at tight end the rest of the way, with the former likely to see the greater involvement of the two in the passing game.
Coach Mike Vrabel said he's still waiting to find out if Smith (knee) has a shot to return this season, Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean reports.
Smith's MCL injury was previously reported as the season-ending variety, but the Titans apparently still have some hope he can return, even if it's only for Week 17 or a possible playoff run. The team will rely on Anthony Firkser as its top pass-catching tight end Week 15 against the Giants.
Smith (knee) was diagnosed Friday with a season-ending MCL injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
The report doesn't specify if a playoff run would change the outlook; it's within the realm of possibility Smith could be ready for the postseason, given the recovery timetable of 2-to-4 weeks that often accompanies MCL injuries. With Smith sidelined for at least the remainder of the regular season, Tennessee will turn to some combination of Anthony Firkser, Luke Stocker and MyCole Pruitt at tight end. Stocker led the group with 39 snaps in Sunday's 31-9 win over the Jaguars, but Firkser is far more likely to contribute in the passing game, boasting 16 catches for 201 yards and a touchdown on just 16 targets this year.
Smith (knee) is out for the remainder of Thursday's game against the Jaguars, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Smith was seemingly injured on Derrick Henry's 99-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. The injury immediately appeared as though it could be serious, but tests on the knee will ultimately determine the severity in the near future. Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt stand in line to see additional tight end reps with Smith out.
Smith is questionable to return to Thursday's contest against the Jaguars with a knee injury, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Smith headed to the locker room almost immediately after Derrick Henry's historic 99-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, a sign that the injury could be serious. With the Titans already down Delanie Walker (ankle), Anthony Firkser and MyCole Pruitt should fill in for Smith as long as he is out.
Smith caught two of three targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 26-22 win against the Jets.
Smith's second-year breakout was slowed as he was overshadowed by Anthony Firkser as the team's most productive tight end against the Jets. Though Smith had posted solid fantasy lines in recent weeks, that was heavily reliant on his ability to find the end zone. However, that production was never likely to continue based on Smith's limited volume -- he's seen three or fewer targets in four of his past five games -- leaving him as only a desperation option moving forward.
Smith caught both his targets for 63 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 34-17 loss to the Texans.
Smith started the game with a bang, taking a short pass 61 yards down the middle for a touchdown. While that flashed his great athleticism, Smith was hardly involved in the passing game beyond that and struggled on multiple occasions trying to protect his quarterback. From a fantasy perspective, though, it still marked his best performance of the campaign, boosting his stock slightly ahead of the Titans' Week 13 game versus the Jets.
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|6||10/13/19||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|9||11/3/19||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
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|14||12/8/19||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|17||12/29/19||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
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