The Giants activated Smith (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
Smith tested positive for the virus Nov. 20 but has cleared the necessary protocols to return to team activities. The second-year tight end will return to the lineup without missing a game, set to serve as the No. 2 option behind Evan Engram against the Seahawks on Sunday.
Smith (illness) likely will be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list before this Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.
Smith tested positive for the virus Nov. 20, so he's eligible to come off the reserve list Monday. As long as he clears the league's COVID-19 protocols, he's expected to return to team activities Wednesday. Smith has posted 14 receptions for 87 yards over 10 games this season while averaging 31.0 snaps per contest.
Smith (illness) won't be available to play Sunday against the Bengals, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Smith was revealed to have tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 20, and he looks like he won't be ready to play until Week 13 in Seattle at the earliest. His absence this weekend leaves Evan Engram and Levine Toilolo as New York's only available tight ends, though any of Nate Wieting, Rysen John or Nakia Griffin-Stewart could be elevated from the practice squad.
Smith (illness) will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list after testing positive for the virus Friday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Smith's placement on the COVID-19 list amid New York's bye week creates doubt about his availability for the team's next game Nov. 29 against Cincinnati. Levine Toilolo will serve as the top backup to Evan Engram if Smith is indeed forced to miss any time.
Smith corralled both of his targets for 12 receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against Philadelphia.
The 2019 sixth-round draft choice had been forced to exit last Sunday's matchup against Washington because of a concussion, though he was able to return to full practice participation by Thursday. Smith has appeared in all 10 games for the Giants this season, totaling 14 receptions for 87 yards with no touchdowns. New York heads into its Week 11 bye before returning to action Nov. 29 to face a Bengals defense that has surrendered the third-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends on the year (583).
Smith (concussion) isn't listed on the injury report heading into Sunday's game against Philadelphia, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Smith has been cleared for action following back-to-back full practices Thursday and Friday. The Eagles have struggled to defend tight ends this season, but Smith's unlikely to get many opportunities to capitalize on this favorable matchup as the backup to Evan Engram.
Smith (concussion) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.
Smith was diagnosed with a concussion following Sunday's game against Washington, and despite his full participation Thursday, it's not yet clear if he's officially cleared league protocol. If the tight end is able to gain clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Eagles, he'll assume his usual back-up role behind starter Evan Engram.
Smith (concussion) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's matchup against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Smith has been a constant presence in the Giants' lineup through the first half of 2020, appearing in all eight of New York's games while also logging seven starts. He's undergoing evaluation from the team's training staff and will now have to clear the league's concussion protocol before being eligible to return in a future contest. With Smith out, Levine Toilolo heads into the practice week as New York's No. 2 option at tight end behind Evan Engram.
Smith was not targeted on any of his 36 offensive snaps during Thursday's 22-21 loss to Philadelphia.
Smith's snap total was his highest of 2020 thus far, though his passing game involvement remains minimal. The second-year tight end has run a route on 79.3 percent of his passing-down plays, but he has just 10 total catches for 61 yards with no touchdowns. New York ranks 30th with 0.7 passing TDs per game this season, capping Smith's fantasy upside heading into a Week 8 Monday night matchup against Tampa Bay.
Smith caught all three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 20-19 win over Washington.
Smith's numbers don't jump off the page, but the second-year tight end continues to enjoy consistent playing time, as he logged 23 of 48 offensive snaps (48 percent) and tied Evan Engram in targets Week 6. The Stanford product posted a 30-267-3 line with Engram out over the final six games in 2019, but as long as Engram's manning the top spot on the depth chart, Smith's fantasy value will remain negligible.
Smith caught his lone target for a seven-yard gain during Sunday's 37-34 loss to the Cowboys.
With Evan Engram back in the fold after missing eight games last season because of knee and foot injuries, the 23-year-old tight end from Stanford has posted seven total receptions over the first five appearances of his sophomore campaign. Smith has four starts to his name and has also played at least 30 percent of the offensive snaps in every game this season, but he hasn't been heavily involved pass-catching-wise for the Giants' 31st-ranked scoring offense.
Smith caught his only target for a 10-yard gain during Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Rams.
Smith has seen an average of 25 offensive snaps and two targets per game through the first quarter of the Giants' regular-season slate, but he has yet to register more than 17 receiving yards in a contest and remains without a touchdown on the year. He's the No. 2 pass-catching tight end in an offense that has only mustered 47 points all season and a measly 18 points the past two weeks. New York's Week 5 opponent, Dallas, has struggled to stop anybody this season, including tight ends. The Cowboys rank among the NFL's 10 worst teams in both receptions (26) and receiving yards (257) allowed to the position.
Smith caught two of three targets for a net loss of one yard during Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Bears.
After corralling both of his targets in the season opener for a total of 17 receiving yards, Smith served as little more than a bail-out option for his sophomore signal-caller Daniel Jones. At his peak, Smith racked up 267 yards and three touchdowns between Weeks 12 and 17 last year, but with Evan Engram now back in the fold after missing the latter half of 2019 due to a foot injury, the 23-year-old Smith has attracted a mere five targets in two games. Smith and the Giants will see a 49ers defense in Week 3 that is without the services of Nick Bosa (knee), Richard Sherman (calf), and Solomon Thomas (knee), though as a whole San Francisco has conceded the second-fewest tight end receptions in the NFL to this point.
Smith hauled in both of his targets for 17 receiving yards during Monday's 26-16 loss to the Steelers.
The second-year tight end out of Stanford actually enjoyed more fantasy production in the opener than did Evan Engram, who only came down with two of seven targets for nine yards. Engram is expected to be featured as the clear No. 1 receiving tight end throughout 2020, but Smith has produced himself when granted the opportunity. Across seven career starts, his most recent of which came Monday night against Pittsburgh, Smith has averaged 4.6 catches and 40.6 receiving yards per game. Week 2 presents a matchup against a Bears defense that surrendered five catches, 56 yards and a touchdown to Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson on Sunday.
Smith filled in for an injured Evan Engram down the stretch and performed surprisingly well for a rookie with 30 catches and three touchdowns over the Giants' final six games.
Engram should be healthy to start the year, but it's hard to ignore how reliable Smith was as a sixth-round rookie, and Engram has hardly been a paragon of health. Don't be surprised if Smith continues to carve out a role in his second year.
Smith caught six of eight targets for 35 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 41-35 win over the Redskins.
Smith averaged just 5.8 yards per catch, but he did significant damage with his touches. The rookie scored a nine-yard touchdown in the third quarter before winning the game with a three-yard score in overtime. Smith has come on in the latter stages of the season and is now averaging 38 receiving yards per game with two touchdowns over the last four contests. He'll look to finish strong next Sunday against the Eagles.
Smith should maintain an expanded role on offense over the Giants' final two games after the team placed Evan Engram (foot) on injured reserve Tuesday, Matt Lombardo of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Smith had already served as the Giants' top tight end for four straight contests while Engram and Rhett Ellison (concussion) were both sidelined, hauling in 16 of 22 targets for 134 yards and one touchdown across that stretch. While Engram is now out of the picture for the remainder of 2019, Smith's role could be threatened to some degree by the potential return of Ellison, who was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Ellison has yet to clear the NFL's concussion protocol, but he may be able to do so before Sunday's game against Washington arrives. Even if Ellison plays, Smith should still retain a decent-sized role, though he may struggle to replicate the 90-plus-percent offensive snap shares he's handled in each of the past four weeks.
Smith hauled in all three of his targets for 38 yards during Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.
Smith once again served as New York's top tight end with Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both sidelined. As long as the Giants' top options are unable to go, Smith will continue to handle the bulk of pass catching work while Scott Simonson works in as a blocking specialist.
Smith is expected to start at tight end and handle a heavy snap count while Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both remain sidelined for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Dan Benton of USA Today reports.
For the second straight week, Engram expressed confidence in his ability to play, but the Giants ultimately weren't willing to give him the green light. With Engram and Ellison headed to the inactive list again, Smith is the next man up on the depth chart, while fourth-stringer Scott Simonson operates as a blocking specialist. Smith has played more than 90 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps in each of the past three weeks, delivering 13 receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown on 19 targets.
Smith caught two of five targets for nine yards during Monday's 23-17 loss to Philadelphia.
Smith got the start again Monday with Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) both still on the shelf. Working with Eli Manning for the first time, Smith fell off from pace he'd set over the prior two games when he caught 11 passes. Returning to that sort of production against Miami's so-so pass defense in Week 15 is probably a long shot -- rookie quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) remains uncertain to play, while Engram figures to have a decent shot to return to action.
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