DeVonta Smith

Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #6
Philadelphia Eagles
Wide Receiver #6
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DeVonta Smith News

Seven grabs in Sunday's win

Smith caught seven of eight targets for 67 yards in Sunday's 22-16 win over the Giants.

Analysis: The second-year wideout led the Eagles in receptions in Jalen Hurts' return from a shoulder strain, as the team locked up the top seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Smith finishes the regular season with 95 catches on 136 targets for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns, and with Hurts getting another week to heal up, he and A.J. Brown could be headed for very big postseasons.

Jan 8, 2023 7:52 PM EST

Targeted 13 times in loss

Smith recorded nine catches on 13 targets for 115 yards in Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Smith paced the Eagles' receiving corps in targets and receptions and turned in his third consecutive 100-yard performance. His effort was highlighted by long receptions of 28 and 25 yards, though he was also peppered with targets in the short areas of the field by Gardner Minshew. After beginning the season with a volatile target rate, Smith now has at least eight targets in each of his last nine contests.

Jan 1, 2023 1:53 PM EST

Notches two touchdowns in Week 16

Smith posted eight catches (on 12 targets) for 113 yards and two touchdowns during Saturday's 40-34 loss in Dallas.

Analysis: Like fellow Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown, Smith now has surpassed 100 yards receiving three times in the last four games, a stretch in which he's compiled a 23-405-4 line on 36 targets. The timing is great in the midst of the fantasy playoffs, and Smith put together such a performance with backup signal-caller Gardner Minshew filling in for MVP candidate Jalen Hurts (shoulder). If Hurts requires another absence Week 17 against the Saints on Sunday, Jan. 1, Smith's outlook doesn't appear to be diminished too much with Minshew running Philadelphia's offense.

Dec 24, 2022 5:10 PM EST

Over 100 yards in Week 15 win

Smith caught five of eight targets for 126 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Bears.

Analysis: Smith's 45-yard reception in the second quarter set up a field goal, and he added a 38-yard catch in the two-minute drill to go over the 100-yard mark in the first half. A.J. Brown took over after halftime and finished with a team-leading 181 receiving yards, as the pair of productive wideouts accounted for 307 of Jalen Hurts' 315 passing yards. After topping 100 receiving yards only thrice in his first 28 NFL games, Smith has done so in two of the past three. The 2021 first-round pick is blossoming into a force to be reckoned with heading into a Week 16 trip to Dallas.

Dec 18, 2022 1:38 PM EST

Another touchdown in Week 14 win

Smith secured five of eight targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 48-22 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Smith led the Eagles in targets while checking in second in both receptions and receiving yards. The second-year speedster also recorded a team-long 41-yard grab, which came on an early second-quarter touchdown that was Smith's fifth trip to the end zone this season. Now boasting a career-best 66 catches, Smith will aim to continue his surge on the road versus the Bears in Week 15.

Dec 11, 2022 3:03 PM EST

Tops 100 yards, scores

Smith recorded five receptions on eight targets for 102 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-10 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Smith recorded three receptions of at least 20 yards to top the century mark for the second time on the campaign. He also chipped in his fourth receiving touchdown of the season on a 34-yard reception only three minutes into the game. Smith has been out-performed by teammate A.J. Brown for much of the season, though he's still on pace to surpass the production from his rookie campaign in nearly every metric heading into a Week 14 matchup against the Giants.

Dec 4, 2022 4:59 PM EST

Cleared to play

Smith (groin) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: Smith upgraded to full participation Friday after back-to-back limited practices. He's seen eight or more targets in three straight games and is only seven behind A.J. Brown for the team lead this season (86-79), but Brown has a much larger share of the deep passes and red-zone looks, while Smith has gotten far more his targets near the line of scrimmage than he did last season. In any case, both get a decent matchup this week, as Brown's former team has given up the third most PPR points to wide receivers despite playing solid defense on the whole.

Dec 2, 2022 1:09 PM EST

Remains limited Thursday

Smith (groin) was limited at practice Thursday.

Analysis: The Eagles again are holding Smith back during Week 13 prep as he tends to his third listed injury of the season. He hasn't had an issue playing through the previous health concerns, earning at least 86 percent of snaps in 10 of 11 contests. Smith also has seen at least eight targets in three consecutive games on his way to 16-167-1 line during that span. Friday's practice report will reveal whether or not he enters the weekend with a designation for Sunday's outing against the Titans.

Dec 1, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Tending to groin issue

Smith was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough practice due to a groin injury.

Analysis: Smith has tended to back and knee issues this season, the latter of which has impacted his practice reps the previous two weeks. Now, a new health concern has arisen, placing a cloud over his status prior to Sunday's contest against the Titans. Note that Smith hasn't missed a game on the campaign and has earned an 86 percent snap share or better in 10 of 11 outings, so assuming he's out there this weekend, he'll remain a regular target of quarterback Jalen Hurts.

Nov 30, 2022 1:18 PM EST

Leads receivers with 50 yards

Smith caught four of nine targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 40-33 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Smith led the Eagles in receiving for the second week in a row while the rushing attack continued to carry the team to its 10th win. The 2021 first-round pick hasn't taken the big step forward in his sophomore campaign that many had hoped, but he is still producing at levels close to his strong rookie debut. Look for Smith to see his usual healthy share of targets against Tennessee in clash of conference contenders Sunday.

Nov 27, 2022 11:19 PM EST

Cleared from injury report

Smith (knee) has been cleared from the injury report for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Analysis: Smith was listed with the same injury last week and caught six of nine targets for 78 yards. He was then limited in practice this Thursday, while A.J. Brown sat out due to an illness, but both have been cleared to face the Packers this weekend.

Nov 25, 2022 12:45 PM EST

Limited by knee injury

Smith (knee) was listed as limited on Thursday's practice report.

Analysis: Smith tended to a knee injury last week, so the cap on his reps this week may be maintenance-related to keep him as close to 100 percent as possible. Meanwhile, fellow wide receiver A.J. Brown was a DNP on Thursday due to an illness, a reality that could bump up Smith to No. 1 on the WR depth chart for the Eagles if the former is limited or sidelined this weekend. In the end, Friday's report may clarify the statuses of both Brown and Smith for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Nov 24, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Leads team in receiving yardage

Smith caught six passes for 78 yards on nine targets against Indianapolis on Sunday.

Analysis: Smith seemed to draw more usage than usual with Dallas Goedert out and A.J. Brown (seven targets) drawing most of the defensive attention. The resulting box score isn't overly impressive at a glance, but it was a crucial contribution to the Eagles offense on a day where Jalen Hurts threw for only 190 yards on 25 attempts. Smith should continue to see escalated target shares while Goedert misses time, and a big game could result if Hurts' passing yardage volume exceeds the figure from this game. A Week 12 matchup with Green Bay could be a productive one for Smith.

Nov 20, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Cleared to play in Indy

Smith (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Colts, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Smith and A.J. Brown (ankle) both were limited practice participants Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. They avoid injury designations and thus are set to do battle with a tough group of cornerbacks led by Stephon Gilmore.

Nov 18, 2022 1:17 PM EST

Limited again Thursday

Smith (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: Smith logged a second consecutive capped session to begin Week 11 prep, as did fellow wide receiver A.J. Brown (ankle). There's been no indication that Smith is in danger of sitting out Sunday at Indianapolis due to a knee issue, but Friday's injury report may provide a clearer picture of his upcoming availability.

Nov 17, 2022 1:29 PM EST

Dealing with knee injury

Smith was limited at Wednesday's walkthrough practice due to a knee issue.

Analysis: Playing alongside a hobbled A.J. Brown on Monday versus the Commanders, Smith had his most productive performance in weeks (6-39-1 on eight targets). Now, though, Smith is tending to an injury of his own. As such, the status of both wide receivers should be watched as the week goes on to get a sense of their availability for Sunday's contest at Indianapolis.

Nov 16, 2022 1:41 PM EST

Scores TD on bittersweet birthday

Smith caught six of eight targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 32-21 loss to the Commanders. He also lost a fumble.

Analysis: Playing on his 24th birthday, Smith gave himself a reason to celebrate in the third quarter, finding the end zone from 11 yards out. Back in the first, Smith drew a 30-yard pass interference penalty to set up Dallas Goedert's touchdown on the ensuing play. The second-year wide receiver appeared to hurt his hand on the play and spent some time in the blue medical tent but rejoined the game shortly. While Smith enjoyed a productive night, the Eagles ultimately came away with their first loss of the season. His fumble came on the final play, as Smith's attempt at a lateral was scooped up by a defender and returned for a Washington touchdown. Smith's inconsistent usage will make him a risky Week 11 fantasy option against the stout Colts secondary, though his ceiling remains high in the high-flying Eagles offense.

Nov 14, 2022 9:51 PM EST

Quiet night in Week 9 win

Smith brought in both his targets for 22 yards in the Eagles' 29-17 win over the Texans on Thursday night.

Analysis: Smith put together another quiet performance while Dallas Goedert and A.J. Brown set the pace of the pass-catching corps. The second-year speedster actually recorded all his yardage on one of his two catches, and he's now been under 50 receiving yards in three straight games. Smith's 11.1 yards per reception also represents a notable drop from the 14.3 figure he put up as a rookie, but he'll aim to exploit a favorable matchup against a Commanders defense that's given up plenty of big plays this season when he faces Washington in a Week 10 matchup in Monday night, Nov. 14.

Nov 3, 2022 8:48 PM EST

Complementary role against Steelers

Smith recorded five receptions on eight targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 35-13 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Smith was heavily involved in the offense, as his eight targets were good for second on the team. However, he was used almost exclusively in short areas of the field -- in direct contrast to teammate A.J. Brown. Smith's production remains inconsistent, as he has at least 80 receiving yards in three of seven games this season, but he has only 84 yards combined across the remaining four contests.

Oct 30, 2022 7:59 PM EST

Strong results from five targets

Smith hauled in all five of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 26-17 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Smith finished with a nearly identical line to fellow starter A.J. Brown, as both receivers were able to eat despite Jalen Hurts finishing with a new season low of 155 passing yards. The talented sophomore has been on a roll since his zero-point dud back in Week 1, accruing a receiving line of 33/397/2 for fantasy managers over his last five games. Smith will continue to be a must-start wideout when Philadelphia returns from its bye week to take on the Steelers on Oct. 30.

Oct 16, 2022 10:18 PM EST

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