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July 16, 2019 04:24 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Week 1 status not yet clear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 in-season, Smith could enter the fantasy equation in deeper formats.

June 6, 2019 05:36 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Resumes running
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (knee) was seen running after practice Wednesday, Turron Davenport of 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.

May 22, 2019 03:24 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 12, 2019 04:40 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Still working back from injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 11, 2018 10:36 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Officially out for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 10, 2018 11:48 AM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Not ruled out for season yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 7, 2018 05:28 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2018 10:16 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 6, 2018 09:32 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Questionable to return Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 2, 2018 11:12 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Kept quiet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 27, 2018 03:20 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Scores long touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 19, 2018 07:24 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hauled in six of eight targets for 44 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Colts.

Though Smith could not extend his touchdown streak to three games, he set a new career-best mark in both targets and receptions. He appears to be in the midst of a breakout, though his success in the two weeks prior to this game were driven exclusively by his ability to find the end zone. It's unclear who the quarterback for the Titans will be in Week 12 against the Texans, but Smith saw four targets each from Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert. While it would almost certainly be better for Smith's potential production if Mariota (stinger) were able to return for next week's action, his role in the offense Sunday suggested that he could emerge in the later portion of the season.

November 12, 2018 01:04 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Scores for second straight game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith caught all three of his targets for 45 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 34-10 win over the Patriots.

Don't look now, but Smith has a touchdown in consecutive weeks after previously being blanked in that category this season. He opened the scoring from four yards out in this one. The second-year tight end is gaining momentum ahead of his team's Week 11 meeting with the division-rival Colts.

November 6, 2018 10:20 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Hauls in touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith caught both of his targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 28-14 win over the Cowboys.

Smith caught what was ultimately the game-winning touchdown on a shovel pass from Marcus Mariota with just under six minutes remaining in the third quarter. It was his third career touchdown, but first of the season. Overall, it has been a disappointing campaign for Smith, who was expected to see an increased role due to the absence of Delanie Walker (ankle). However, lack of passing volume in the Titans offense has held him back, and though the touchdown will provide some reason for optimism, Smith still saw only two targets. That makes it safe to leave him on the waiver wire in nearly all seasonal formats, despite the lack of quality options at tight end.

October 23, 2018 06:32 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Two catches in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith brought in two of three targets for 11 yards during Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Chargers.

Smith logged 79 percent of Tennessee's offensive snaps and remains the team's No. 1 tight end, but has yet to step into the role left by Delanie Walker (ankle). The second-year pro has yet to eclipse three targets in a game and has only logged a total of 44 receiving yards in the last six games. Smith does not warrant weekly fantasy consideration in the Titans' low volume passing attack.

October 15, 2018 12:16 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Records one catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hauled in his lone target for 12 yards in Sunday's 21-0 loss against the Ravens.

Smith made his first catch since Week 3 and has just three receptions through six games this season. Though it was assumed he would step into the role of injured Delanie Walker, that hasn't been the case. Smith has failed to command more than three targets in a game this season.

October 8, 2018 11:20 AM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Held without catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith failed to haul in either of his two targets during Sunday's 13-12 loss to Buffalo.

Smith drew two targets for the third consecutive game but has converted just one of those six into a reception. He has just two catches for 21 yards on the season, and the optimism he would fill in for Delanie Walker should be abandoned until he proves to have a consistent role in the offense.

October 3, 2018 12:32 AM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Held catchless in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was targeted twice but did not record a catch during Sunday's 26-23 win over the Eagles.

Smith continues to struggle filling in for Delanie Walker, a favorite target of Marcus Mariota. The Titans have, instead, concentrated their attention toward receivers Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor, plus running back Dion Lewis, who collectively account for 63.7 percent of the team's targets. Smith is only in his second year and has an opportunity to shine against a bottom-10 Buffalo defense in Week 5, but don't pay him much attention until he shows some evidence of improvement and a larger role in the offense.

September 23, 2018 11:08 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Another quiet performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hauled in one of his two targets for nine yards Week 3 against Jacksonville.

Smith remained quiet and has totaled only two catches on five targets for 21 yards through three weeks. While he was expected to take on at least part of Delanie Walker's role, that has yet to come to fruition in the early going. Jacksonville presented a difficult matchup as they have one of the best secondaries in the league, but the Titans will have to get more aggressive in the passing game for Smith to emerge.

September 17, 2018 09:49 PM
Titans' Jonnu Smith: Not targeted Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith did not see a target Week 2 against Houston.

Smith was on the field for 59 offensive snaps but did not appear on the stat sheet after being pegged to fill in for the injured Delanie Walker (ankle). Backup quarterback Blaine Gabbert attempted only 20 passes, so there weren't an abundance of opportunities for any Titans receivers. As the team gets healthier -- they were without starting quarterback Marcus Mariota and key members of the offensive line -- Smith may become more involved, but that role isn't imminent after Smith's disappointing Week 2 showing.

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