Jeff Smith

New York Jets
Wide Receiver #6
New York Jets
Wide Receiver #6

Jeff Smith News

Inks tender with Jets

Smith (shoulder) signed his ERFA tender with the Jets on Monday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Smith played a fairly consistent role in New York's offense early last season, but he saw his role completely dwindle down the stretch as the rest of the team's receiving corps got healthier. A shoulder injury also knocked him out early Week 17. He'll spend the offseason competing for a depth spot on the final roster.

Apr 19, 2021 3:47 PM EST


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.

Jan 3, 2021 12:37 PM EST



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.

Jan 3, 2021 8:40 AM EST


Listed as questionable

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

Jan 2, 2021 8:20 AM EST


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.

Dec 27, 2020 8:49 AM EST



Questionable for Week 16

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

Dec 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST


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.

Dec 23, 2020 3:08 PM EST


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.

Dec 20, 2020 3:54 PM EST


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.

Dec 13, 2020 6:44 PM EST


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.

Nov 29, 2020 4:36 PM EST


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.

Nov 22, 2020 7:09 PM EST


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.

Nov 10, 2020 8:49 AM EST


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.

Nov 1, 2020 7:27 PM EST


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.

Oct 25, 2020 5:32 PM EST


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.

Oct 19, 2020 6:51 AM EST


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.

Oct 11, 2020 3:13 PM EST


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.

Oct 1, 2020 10:01 PM EST


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.

Oct 1, 2020 1:40 PM EST


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.

Sep 29, 2020 12:21 PM EST


Shifts to IR

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

Sep 7, 2020 9:55 AM EST


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