DeVonta Smith

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

Underused Sunday

Smith caught two passes for 22 yards on four targets against the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Jalen Hurts struggled as a passer and took Smith down with him, but both players should find a more welcoming matchup when the Eagles face the Jets in Week 13. Smith's disappointing numbers against the Giants mostly occurred because Hurts threw for only 129 yards and three interceptions on 31 attempts, but an outcome like that is far less likely against the Jets.

Nov 28, 2021 2:16 PM EST

Four grabs in win

Smith brought in four of six targets for 61 yards in the Eagles' 40-29 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Smith narrowly missed out on a touchdown grab in the left corner of the end zone late in the first half when he couldn't quite come down inbounds, and he otherwise put together a solid but unspectacular day. The rookie's production continues to be somewhat capped by quarterback Jalen Hurts' overall limitations as a passer, but he's now eclipsed 60 receiving yards in four of the last five games. Smith's Week 12 matchup takes him to New York, where he'll face a Giants secondary that's been much better at home than the road this season.

Nov 21, 2021 2:12 PM EST

Two more TDs in Sunday's win

Smith caught four of six targets for 66 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: After finding the end zone only once in his first eight NFL games, Smith has now scored three TDs in his last two contests while flashing some impressive chemistry with Jalen Hurts. The rookie wideout will look to continue his recent strong stretch of play in Week 11 against the Saints.

Nov 14, 2021 8:22 PM EST

Full practice Wednesday

Smith (elbow) practiced in full Thursday.

Analysis: After one session with a cap on his reps due to an elbow issue, Smith managed to log all individual and team work Thursday. With his health not in question, he's again poised to serve as the Eagles' No. 1 wide receiver Sunday against a Broncos defense that has allowed 162.8 total yards per game and nine touchdowns to the position in nine contests this season.

Nov 11, 2021 1:18 PM EST

Limited with elbow injury

Smith was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to an elbow injury, Tim McManus of reports.

Analysis: Smith should be able to play through the issue Sunday in Denver, following a 5-116-1 receiving line in the Week 9 loss to Los Angeles. He's locked in as Philly's top wide receiver, by a mile, but there is some cause for concern with just nine targets over the past two weeks as the team has quickly shifted from pass-heavy to run-heavy, albeit with a lot of help from matchups.

Nov 10, 2021 1:01 PM EST

Big effort in loss

Smith caught five of six targets for 116 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: While the rookie didn't see big volume, Smith still put together a huge performance as the only receiving option of note for the Eagles. It's his second career game with 100-plus yards, while the TD was his first since Week 1. He'll look to keep building momentum in a Week 10 tilt against the Broncos.

Nov 7, 2021 8:21 PM EST

Just three targets in win

Smith caught one of three targets for 15 yards in Sunday's 44-6 win over Detroit.

Analysis: Smith had just one target in the first half. The Eagles hardly needed to pass in the blowout and mostly played it safe when they did. With what should be a much more competitive matchup ahead with the Chargers, the rookie first-round pick should see a more customary allotment of targets in Week 9.

Oct 31, 2021 3:31 PM EST

Puts headache behind him

Smith (headache) was a full practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: Smith sat out Wednesday due to a headache, which ultimately wasn't serious, as indicated by his bump in activity level. With his status now not in question for Week 8, he'll prepare to face a Lions defense Sunday that has allowed an NFL-worst 10.8 yards per target to wide receivers this season.

Oct 28, 2021 1:30 PM EST

Back at practice

Smith (headache) returned to practice Thursday,Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: A headache caused Smith to sit out Wednesday's session, but his return to practice Thursday suggests that the wideout is on track to play Sunday against the Lions. The Eagles' upcoming practice report will clarify whether Smith was limited or practiced fully Thursday.

Oct 28, 2021 9:54 AM EST

Misses practice with headache

Smith missed Wednesday's practice with a headache, EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Smith likely will be day-to-day and should stand a good chance to rejoin practice by the end of the week. He gets an appealing Week 8 matchup with the Lions, though Philadelphia's passing game hasn't been much better than Detroit's pass defense in recent weeks.

Oct 27, 2021 12:49 PM EST

Not at practice

Smith isn't present for the start of Wednesday's practice, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: The Wednesday injury report will reveal if the wideout is dealing with an injury or absent from practice due to a personal issue or illness. Smith and the Eagles get a friendly Week 8 road matchup with the Lions.

Oct 27, 2021 11:32 AM EST

Five grabs against Raiders

Smith caught five of nine targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 33-22 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: The rookie wideout led the Eagles in receptions and targets, although Dallas Goedert hauled in more yardage. Smith has caught at least five passes in three of the last four games as he continues to build chemistry with Jalen Hurts, which will give him some intriguing upside in Week 8 against a Lions secondary that just got carved up by Cooper Kupp.

Oct 24, 2021 6:34 PM EST

Two catches in loss

Smith secured two of four targets for 31 yards in the Eagles' 28-22 loss to the Buccaneers on Thursday night.

Analysis: Despite the Buccaneers playing with a short-handed secondary that was further depleted when Richard Sherman was forced from the contest with a hamstring injury, Smith couldn't make an impact on a night when the entire Eagles passing attack underwhelmed. The speedy rookie did record his fourth catch of over 20 yards on the season, but his total tally on the night was a considerable disappointment after Smith had turned in a 14-199 effort on 19 targets over his previous two games. Smith will look to bounce back against the Raiders in Week 7 road battle a week from Sunday.

Oct 14, 2021 9:29 PM EST

Fumbles in win

Smith caught seven of eight targets for 77 yards but lost a fumble in Sunday's 21-18 win over the Panthers. He also hauled in a successful two-point conversion.

Analysis: Smith saw a touchdown nullified in the first half and later lost the first fumble of his career, but he still rallied to prove influential in the Eagles' comeback victory. The rookie drew a pass-interference call in the end zone to set up a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter, then Smith caught a crucial two-point conversion to put the Eagles up three late. In the end, he led Philadelphia across the board in receiving, building on last week's seven-catch, 122-yard showing. With back-to-back team-leading performances, Smith carries good momentum into a tough Thursday night matchup versus the Buccaneers in Week 6.

Oct 10, 2021 4:11 PM EST

First 100-yard game in Week 4 loss

Smith caught seven of 10 targets for 122 yards in Sunday's 42-30 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Smith successfully created separation throughout the game against the struggling Chiefs defense. The 10th-overall pick still made some rookie mistakes, including running a wrong route that almost led to a Jalen Hurts interception late in the first half, but there's no question that Smith has the talent to thrive in the NFL. Smith's 122 receiving yards in this one topped the 115 he had compiled over his first three games combined, and he'll look to build on this performance in Week 5 against the Panthers.

Oct 3, 2021 2:01 PM EST

Slips on interception

Smith caught three of six targets for 28 yards in Monday night's 41-21 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Smith had a long gain of 19 yards in the first half, but he opened the second by slipping on a target from quarterback Jalen Hurts, allowing college teammate Trevon Diggs to intercept the ball and run 59 yards for a touchdown. Despite the score getting lopsided at that point and the Eagles consequently being forced to pass, Smith still couldn't muster much production, failing to top 30 yards for the second straight week. This year's tenth-overall pick will now strive for improvement in Week 4 against the Chiefs defense that has struggled so far this season.

Sep 27, 2021 9:32 PM EST

Makes little of seven targets

Smith recorded two receptions on seven targets for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the 49ers.

Analysis: Smith was the favorite target of Jalen Hurts, but the pair didn't find the same connection they showcased in Week 1. The Eagles' offense struggled overall, with Quez Watkins being the primary member of the offense to post notable production. While it's a positive that Smith remained the top target in the offense, his down performance highlights the volatility that the Eagles' offense could experience throughout the season.

Sep 19, 2021 4:15 PM EST

Scores in regular-season debut

Smith secured six of eight targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' 32-6 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: The spectacular rookie paid immediate dividends in his regular-season debut, running under a pretty Jalen Hurts pass from 19 yards out in the first quarter for the Eagles' first points of the afternoon. Smith ultimately went on to co-lead the team in receptions while pacing the squad in both receiving yardage and targets, a highly encouraging sign for the apparently rapidly burgeoning connection between him and Hurts. Smith will look to build on the quick start to his career in a Week 2 home showdown against the 49ers.

Sep 12, 2021 2:36 PM EST

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