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October 19, 2020 01:56 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Reels in three passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 14, 2020 09:52 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Another one-catch showing Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 7, 2020 06:00 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Catches lone Week 4 target
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 23, 2020 11:20 AM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Minimal involvement Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 15, 2020 10:52 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Two catches in Week 1 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 3, 2020 09:56 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Could have meaningful role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 22, 2019 07:12 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Catches two TDs in OT win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 19, 2019 01:40 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Opportunity arises with Engram out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2019 12:32 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Logs three catches
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 13, 2019 01:32 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Should stick as starter in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 11, 2019 01:16 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Nabs two passes
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 8, 2019 09:56 AM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Slated for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is expected to fill in as the Giants' primary pass-catching tight end Monday against the Eagles after Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) were both ruled out for the contest, Jordan Raanan of reports.

Smith capitalized in garbage time during the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Packers, tallying most of his 70 receiving yards with New York trailing by multiple scores. Still, it was a positive performance for the rookie tight end, who'll get an opportunity to take advantage of an inconsistent Eagles secondary which just allowed Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki to post a 5-79-1 line. Smith will be catching passes from a new starting quarterback in Eli Manning, who will replaced the injured Daniel Jones (ankle) in Week 14.

December 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Gains 70 yards in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith caught six of eight passes for 70 yards during Sunday's 31-13 loss to Green Bay.

Getting the start in place of the injured Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion), Smith tallied some impressive yardage, though almost half of it came on a 32-yard garbage-time shot down the field late in the fourth quarter. Combined with his touchdown against Chicago in Week 12, the rookie tight end has been a bright spot in what has been a rough season for the Giants. Even if he doesn't get the start in a Week 14 Monday night matchup against a struggling Philly team, expect the Giants to try to find ways to keep Smith involved.

November 29, 2019 05:44 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Primed for another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith is in line to start Sunday's game against the Packers, Tom Rock of Newsday reports.

Smith caught five of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in last week's 19-14 loss to the Bears, playing 98 percent of snaps with both Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) inactive. Engram and Ellison have been ruled out for another game, likely leaving Smith in an every-down role at tight end for a second time in as many weeks. With Golden Tate (concussion) also unavailable, it won't come as any surprise if Smith matches his target total from Week 12. That said, the Sunday weather forecast for East Rutherford doesn't look especially promising for passing and receiving production, as the game could be impacted by a mixture of snow, rain and wind.

November 25, 2019 11:00 AM
Giants' Kaden Smith: First career TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith hauled in five of six targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.

Smith tied with Sterling Shepard for the team lead in receptions, and both receivers were used mainly on short passes, as Shepard totaled just 15 yards. The 22-yeard old tight end was fortunate enough to catch a three-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter, though, marking the rookie's first score of his career. Smith's usage should last as long as Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) are out of the lineup.

November 24, 2019 11:56 AM
Giants' Kaden Smith: In starting lineup Sunday
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Smith will enter the starting lineup for Evan Engram (foot) for Sunday's game in Chicago, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Sans Engram and Rhett Ellison (concussion) in Week 12, the Giants will be forced to roll with Smith and veteran Scott Simonson at tight end. A 2019 sixth-round pick of the 49ers, Smith received the first target of his career in the Giants' last game Nov. 10 versus the Jets, hauling it in for a one-yard grab. It remains to be seen what he can do with a larger snap share.

November 12, 2019 07:20 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Makes first career catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith caught his only target for one yard in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.

Smith -- who was picked in the sixth round by the 49ers last April -- was afforded 41 of a possible 72 offensive snaps (57 percent) since Evan Engram (foot) was inactive and Rhett Ellison suffered a concussion during the contest. Engram and Ellison will both have the upcoming bye to get ready for Week 12's matchup against the Bears, otherwise, Smith could make his first career start.

September 17, 2019 08:32 PM
Giants' Kaden Smith: Claimed by New York
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants claimed Smith off waivers Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Smith will provide New York with tight end depth behind uncontested No.1 option Evan Engram. To make room for Smith on the 53-man roster, the Giants waived Paul Perkins.

September 14, 2019 05:00 PM
Kaden Smith: Hits waivers
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The 49ers waived Smith on Saturday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The 49ers needed to make space on the active roster for RB Jeff Wilson since RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) won't play Sunday versus the Bengals. Smith was the casualty in this situation, but if the rookie sixth-round pick clears waivers he'll likely land on the practice squad.

April 27, 2019 11:16 PM
49ers' Kaden Smith: Staying within California
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers selected Smith in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 176th overall.

Smith is a former five-star recruit out who possesses favorable size at 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds. While he seemingly has upside as both a blocker and receiver, Smith didn't record any explosive metrics at the combine and wasn't particularly productive in the red zone at Stanford. With the 49ers, Smith seems to have decent odds of making the 53-man roster with little competition for the No. 3 tight end role behind George Kittle and Garrett Celek.

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