Jonnu Smith

New England Patriots
Tight End #81
New England Patriots
Tight End #81
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Jonnu Smith News

Catches three passes versus former team

Smith, who was on the field for 34 of a possible 60 snaps in Sunday's 36-13 win over the Titans, caught three of his four targets for 49 yards and ran once for nine yards in the contest, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Hunter Henry saw action on 41 snaps and caught two of his five targets for 16 yards. In each of his three previous games, Smith recorded two targets, but he was a little more involved in Sunday's game plan, while facing his former team. He continues to profile as a marginal fantasy option in Week 13 fantasy lineups, while working in a time-share with Henry.

Nov 29, 2021 9:34 AM EST


Set to face Titans

Smith (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Analysis: The same applies to fellow tight end Hunter Henry (neck). While operating in a timeshare with Henry, Smith has caught 22 of his 36 targets for 210 yards and a TD through 10 games. As long as Henry (33-378-7 in 11 games) is available, Smith will remain a hit-or-miss fantasy option on a weekly basis.

Nov 28, 2021 8:45 AM EST



Looking good for Week 12

Smith (shoulder) remains questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, but the Patriots are expected to make him active for the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Smith is one four New England skill-position players listed as questionable for Week 12, but he, fellow tight end Hunter Henry (neck) and running backs Damien Harris (neck) and Rhamondre Stevenson (knee) are all likely to be available. When both tight ends have played this season, Smith has typically played second fiddle to Henry both in terms of snaps and involvement in the passing attack. Through 10 outings, Smith has tallied 22 receptions for 210 yards and one touchdown across 36 targets.

Nov 28, 2021 6:17 AM EST


Questionable for Week 12

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans after practicing in a limited fashion this week.

Analysis: As is fellow tight end Hunter Henry (neck), with the Patriots having listed a total of 10 players as questionable for the contest. Fortunately, the duo's Week 12 status will be solidified prior to the first wave of games Sunday, with New England and Tennessee kicking off at 1:00 ET. While working in a time-share with Henry, Smith has logged a 22/210/1 stat line through 10 outings. In that context, he profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option when both are uniform.

Nov 26, 2021 2:30 PM EST


Limited practice session Wednesday

Smith (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Smith continues to manage a shoulder issue, but we expect him to suit up Sunday against the Titans and in the process he's slated to continue to work in a tight end time-share with Hunter Henry (neck), who was also listed as limited Wednesday. Per ESPN's Mike Reiss, Smith has logged a 47.8 percent share of the Patriots' offensive snaps thus far, which has resulted in the free-agent acquisition tallying marginal fantasy numbers -- 22 catches (on 36 targets) for 210 yards and a TD -- through 10 games.

Nov 24, 2021 2:15 PM EST



Logs 33 snaps in Week 11

Smith was on the field for 33 of a possible 64 snaps in Thursday's 25-0 win over the Falcons, en route to catching one of his two targets for 17 yards, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Meanwhile, fellow tight end Hunter Henry parlayed his 32 snaps into two catches on three targets for 25 yards. As long as he continues to split work with Henry, Smith -- who has logged two targets in each of his last three games -- remains a risky fantasy option.

Nov 19, 2021 8:51 AM EST


Suits up Thursday

Smith (shoulder) is listed as active for Thursday night's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: The tight end is out there if you need him Thursday after a one-game absence, but his fantasy ceiling is capped while working in a time-share with Hunter Henry. It's an arrangement that has resulted in Smith averaging 2.3 catches for 21.4 yards on 3.8 targets per game, while scoring one TD through nine contests.

Nov 18, 2021 4:04 PM EST


Questionable, traveling to Atlanta

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game in Atlanta and is traveling with the team, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Smith has battled the shoulder injury for almost a month now, finally missing a game Sunday when the Patriots beat the Browns by 38 points. Hunter Henry caught two TD passes in the contest and played 94 percent of offensive snaps before the fourth quarter, but he'll likely lose some of his workload if Smith makes it back Thursday night. Smith has scored just one TD of his own this year, averaging 2.3 catches for 21.4 yards on 3.8 targets per game.

Nov 17, 2021 12:04 PM EST


Another limited practice

Smith (shoulder) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: Smith's practice reps have been capped since picking up a shoulder injury Week 9 at Carolina. Despite getting on the field in every session for Week 10 prep, he was inactive this past Sunday against the Browns. It's unclear if he's facing a similar fate for Thursday's game In Atlanta, but if Smith is unable to play Hunter Henry will be the unquestioned No. 1 tight end for the Patriots.

Nov 16, 2021 2:15 PM EST


Listed as limited on practice estimate

Smith (shoulder) was listed as a limited on Monday's practice estimate.

Analysis: Though Smith was able to practice in a limited fashion last week, he was inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns. With that in mind, we'd expect him to approach this Thursday night's game against the Falcons listed as questionable, and if he remains out in Week 11, Hunter Henry would be in line to continue to head the Patriots' tight end corps, with Devin Asiasi and Matt LaCosse in reserve.

Nov 15, 2021 2:21 PM EST


Won't play Sunday

Smith (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Analysis: With Smith inactive Sunday, look for Hunter Henry to see added snaps and looks versus the Browns, while Devin Asiasi and Matt LaCosse are on hand to handle the team's complementary tight end duties in Week 10.

Nov 14, 2021 8:39 AM EST


Listed as questionable for Week 10

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Browns after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

Analysis: Smith has been managing a shoulder issue of late, but we'd still expect him to be available for Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. That said, the tight end remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option, while continuing to work in a timeshare with Hunter Henry.

Nov 12, 2021 2:23 PM EST


Limited at practice Wednesday

Smith (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Smith was forced out of this past Sunday's game against the Panthers after logging 28 snaps and one catch on two targets for four yards. The fact that he practiced Wednesday, however -- albeit in limited fashion -- bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Browns and continuing to work in a time-share will fellow TE Hunter Henry.

Nov 10, 2021 4:01 PM EST


Hurts shoulder Sunday

Smith exited Sunday's game against the Panthers with a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Smith has been managing a shoulder injury of late, so his departure from Sunday's contest may be due to an aggravation of the issue. Prior to his exit, Smith caught one of his two targets for four yards. In his absence, added tight end looks are available for Hunter Henry.

Nov 7, 2021 12:38 PM EST


Active versus Panthers

Smith (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

Analysis: The tight end has been managing a shoulder issue of late, but he'll continue to work though it Sunday. In last week's win over the Chargers, Smith logged 49 of a possible Patriots' 77 snaps on offense, while catching both of his targets for 13 yards. Given that he continues to work in a timeshare with Hunter Henry (50 snaps in Week 8), Smith remains a hit-or-miss fantasy option.

Nov 7, 2021 8:55 AM EST


Listed as questionable

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers after practicing in a limited fashion this past week.

Analysis: The tight end was also limited in practice last week before suiting up for the Patriots' Week 8 win over the Chargers, en route playing 49 of the Patriots' 77 snaps on offense and catching both of his targets for 13 yards. We'd expect him to suit up this weekend as well, though in the context of working in a timeshare with Hunter Henry, Smith continues to profile as a hit-or-miss fantasy option.

Nov 5, 2021 3:58 PM EST


Limited at practice Wednesday

Smith (shoulder) logged a limited practice session Wednesday.

Analysis: Smith was limited at practice last week as well before suiting up for this past Sunday's win over the Chargers, en route to logging 49 of a possible 77 snaps on offense and catching both of his targets for 13 yards. With no reported setbacks in that contest, we'd expect him to continue to work in a timeshare with Hunter Henry this weekend against the Panthers, but Smith will need to practice fully be the end of the week in order to avoid a Week 9 injury designation.

Nov 3, 2021 2:54 PM EST


Two catches in Week 8

Smith was on the field for 49 of a possible 77 snaps on offense in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Chargers, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: In the process, Smith caught both of his targets for 13 yards, while fellow tight end Hunter Henry (50 snaps) recorded one catch for 33 yards on three targets. In the context of working in a time-share, Smith continues to profile as a hit-or-miss fantasy option as this coming Sunday's game against the Panthers approaches.

Nov 1, 2021 12:36 PM EST


Suits up Sunday

Smith (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Analysis: Smith, who logged limited practices this past week, will be out there if you need him Sunday, but his weekly fantasy ceiling has thus far has been capped while operating in a timeshare with Hunter Henry. Through seven contests, Smith has caught 18 of his 30 targets for 176 yards and a TD, while Henry has recorded a 24/264/4 stat line in that span.

Oct 31, 2021 11:51 AM EST


Questionable for Week 8

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chargers after logging limited practices this past week.

Analysis: Smith, who was forced out of this past Sunday's win over the Jets after suffering a shoulder injury, is one of 14 players listed as questionable by New England this week. Per Zack Cox of NESN.com, though Smith's scheduled Friday news conference was canceled, he did travel with the team to Los Angeles in advance of Week 8 action. Official confirmation of Smith's game status will thus arrive when the Patriots' inactives are posted ahead of Sunday's 4:05 ET kickoff, but if he's limited or out this weekend, Hunter Henry would be in line for added looks.

Oct 29, 2021 2:39 PM EST


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