Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Wide Receiver #6
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:6'0" / 192 lb.
College:Boston College
Drafted:2019 / UDFA

Jeff Smith: Done for the day

Smith (shoulder) will not return to Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Smith wasn't targeted before leaving Sunday's regular-season finale with a shoulder injury. Through 11 appearances in 2020, Smith secured 17 of 37 targets for 167 yards. He also played 30 snaps on special teams.

January 3, 2021 12:37 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Active for Week 17

Smith (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game versus the Patriots.

Analysis: Smith enjoyed a consistent role earlier in the season, but he didn't play an offensive snap over the last two weeks. A similar role can be expected in Week 17, as Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios are all healthy.

January 3, 2021 8:40 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Listed as questionable

Smith (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Smith played through this injury last week. He was a limited participant in practice this week, so he's trending in the right direction for the season finale. His status shouldn't concern fantasy managers, as Smith didn't play a snap on offense over the last two weeks.

January 2, 2021 8:20 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Available against Browns

Smith (shoulder) is active Week 16 against Cleveland.

Analysis: Smith was able to participate in practice all week on a limited basis despite a shoulder injury sustained in Week 15, so he was likely leaning more on the "probable" side. Nonetheless, Smith likely isn't a fantasy option, as the last time he secured more than one catch was back in Week 8. In the Week 15 contest where Smith suffered the injury, he had seen 10 special teams snaps and zero on offense prior to exiting.

December 27, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Questionable for Week 16

Smith (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old sustained the injury during last week's win over the Rams, and his status remains in doubt for Sunday's contest. Smith was able to practice as a limited participant all week, so he should have a decent chance of suiting up this weekend.

December 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Logs limited practice Wednesday

Smith (shoulder) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Smith suffered the shoulder injury during the second half of Sunday's win against the Rams and was unable to return to the contest. The limited practice Wednesday gives him a shot to suit up in Sunday's clash with Cleveland, though much will depend on his participation level the remainder of the practice week. Smith has a combined three catches on four targets over his last five games, so he isn't a critical component in the team's passing attack.

December 23, 2020 3:08 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Sustains Week 15 shoulder injury

Smith (shoulder) is considered questionable to return to Sunday's matchup against the Rams.

Analysis: After collecting a reception in three consecutive appearances between Weeks 11 and 14, the Boston College product remained without a reception upon his second-half exit. Given that Jamison Crowder, Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Braxton Berrios were all active for the cross-conference showdown, Smith found himself relegated to the No. 5 slot in the WR pecking order.

December 20, 2020 3:54 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Quiet in Mims' absence

Smith caught one of two targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Smith saw extra work on the outside with Denzel Mims (personal) unavailable but didn't do much with the opportunity. He hasn't caught multiple passes in a game since Week 8 and is unlikely to reverse that trend in Week 15 against the Rams.

December 13, 2020 6:44 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Held to one catch again

Smith caught his only targets for seven yards in Sunday's 20-3 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Smith has caught more than one pass only three times this season and has failed to do so since Week 8. He'll likely remain an afterthought in New York's underwhelming passing game against the Raiders in Week 13.

November 29, 2020 4:36 PM EST

Jeff Smith: One catch after bye

Smith caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.

Analysis: Smith has been a non-factor since the rest of New York's receiving corps healed up. He has topped 30 yards only once all season and will continue to work in a depth role against the Dolphins in Week 12.

November 22, 2020 7:09 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Non-factor in Week 9

Smith wasn't targeted in Monday's 30-27 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Smith was relegated to the No. 5 wide receiver role with all three of Denzel Mims, Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder healthy for the first time. He played just two offensive snaps as a result and will likely remain a non-factor moving forward barring further injuries up the depth chart.

November 10, 2020 8:49 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Eight targets in Week 8 loss

Smith caught three of eight targets for 29 yards in Sunday's 35-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Smith's starting on the outside with the Jets beat up at wide receiver, but he hasn't demonstrated the skills necessary to make the most of these opportunities. Despite being targeted at least eight times on three different occasions this season, Smith has topped 30 yards only once. Even if New York doesn't get any of its injured receivers back against New England in Week 9, Smith's impact figures to remain minimal.

November 1, 2020 7:27 PM EST

Jeff Smith: No catches in Week 7

Smith failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: Smith didn't get much attention from starting quarterback Sam Darnold, who threw for just 120 yards in his return from a shoulder injury. Fellow wide receiver Breshad Perriman exited with a possible concussion, so Smith could have a path to more playing time in Week 8 against the Chiefs, but he's unlikely to turn that potential increase in snaps into much production based on what we've seen from the Jets so far.

October 25, 2020 5:32 PM EST

Jeff Smith: One catch in Miami

Smith caught one of four targets in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Smith started on the outside opposite the returning Breshad Perriman (ankle) but did little with the opportunity. Chris Hogan (ankle) and Denzel Mims (hamstrings) are on IR, but the latter could be nearing a return and will likely push Smith down to a depth role at that point.

October 19, 2020 6:51 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Does little with big volume

Smith caught only three of 11 targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals.

Analysis: After a big showing last week, Smith led the Jets in targets in this one, but the second-year receiver did very little with his opportunities. His workload over the last two games (20 targets) is primarily a result of Breshad Perriman (ankle) being unavailable, so there's no guarantee Smith's burst of relevance will continue in Week 6 against the Chargers.

October 11, 2020 3:13 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Strong showing in season debut

Smith brought in seven of nine targets for 81 yards in the Jets' 37-28 loss to the Broncos on Thursday.

Analysis: The Boston College product had been activated off injured reserve earlier in the day, and he was put right to work with Breshad Perriman (ankle) out of action for Thursday's game. Smith, who recorded just one reception for 12 yards during his rookie 2019 campaign, ended up co-leading the team in receptions alongside Jamison Crowder, while his receiving yardage tally checked in second only behind his teammate. It remains to be seen if this performance will garner Smith a solid role in a Week 5 home battle against the Cardinals even if Perriman is back in uniform for that contest.

October 1, 2020 10:01 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Comes off IR

Smith (shoulder) has been activated off IR in advance of Thursday night's game against the Broncos, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

Analysis: He'll bolster a Jets' wideout corps that will be without Breshad Perriman (ankle) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) this week. The team also has a couple of players who head into Thursday night banged up, in Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Chris Hogan (ribs). It remains to be seen how heavily Smith will be used in his return to action, but he has a chance to be involved in the offense right away, considering all the injuries the Jets are dealing with.

October 1, 2020 1:40 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Coming off IR soon

Coach Adam Gase said Smith (shoulder) should come off injured reserve soon, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: It sounds like Smith has a chance to play in Thursday's game versus the Broncos. The Jets pass catchers are still banged up, as Breshad Perriman (ankle) is already ruled out and Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and Chris Hogan (ribs) still haven't logged full practices. If the latter two sit out, Smith could log a decent workload in Week 4.

September 29, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Jeff Smith: Shifts to IR

The Jets placed Smith (shoulder) on injured reserve Monday, Rich Cimini of reports.

Analysis: Smith received good news from an MRI in late August, but the Jets will give him additional time to recover, as the wideout isn't eligible to return until Week 4. The team's receiver corps is riddled with injuries, but at this time, Jamison Crowder (lower leg), Breshad Perriman (knee) and Denzel Mims (hamstring) are all projected to start in three-wide sets to begin the year.

September 7, 2020 9:55 AM EST

Jeff Smith: Expected to miss two weeks

Smith (shoulder) is expected to miss two weeks but could be back even sooner after receiving encouraging MRI results on the injury he suffered Saturday, Rich Cimini of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Analysis: It sounds like Smith should be back just in time for the Sept. 13 season opener. With New York's already thin receiving corps also battling the injury bug, Smith could play a bigger role than expected if he's healthy for the opener. On the other hand, he's not even a lock to make the roster at the moment.

August 29, 2020 5:54 PM EST

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