Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith is coming off his best performance of the season. Last week, Smith hauled in five of his six targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Smith has been a surprisingly strong contributor to the Falcons offense this season. He has 34 receptions, 422 yards, and two touchdowns heading into the Week 10 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. A defense that normally struggles, but has defended well against the tight end position. Despite that, Smith should still be able to do some damage this week. He should be considered a playable TE2 for this upcoming Week 10 matchup.
Nov 10, 2023 11:27 AM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith put together a strong performance versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 9. The big tight end hauled in five of his six targets for 100 yards and a touchdown in the loss. A majority of his yardage came on a 61-yard catch and run for a score in the second half. At this point, Smith is looking like a better fantasy option than Kyle Pitts in this offense. Fantasy managers should consider Smith a playable TE2 for the Week 10 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.
Nov 5, 2023 9:39 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) practiced in full the last two days and was removed from Friday's final Week 6 injury report. He will suit up and play on Sunday against the visiting Washington Commanders. Smith has become a TE2 streamer in recent weeks, even though Kyle Pitts isn't hurt. The 28-year-old didn't see a single target in the season opener but has caught 21 of 27 targets for 246 yards in four games since and has overshadowed the disappointing Pitts for the most part. Smith played eight more offensive snaps than Pitts in last week's win over the Houston Texans and isn't going away. He has yet to find the end zone in 2023, but Smith has low-end TE1 upside in Week 6 in a great matchup against Washington's defense.
Oct 13, 2023 2:20 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) was a full participant in practice on Thursday. It comes a day after Smith was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. It sets the 28-year-old up to be active for the Week 6 game this Sunday against the visiting Washington Commanders. Smith has gotten involved in the offense as the Falcons look to improve their passing attack alongside teammate Kyle Pitts in recent weeks and has surprisingly caught 17 of his 21 passes for 199 yards from Weeks 3 through 5. He's had at least five receptions in each of those games and has become a sneaky TE2 streamer in deeper leagues. However, the Commanders have allowed the fourth-fewest half-PPR fantasy points per game to the position.
Oct 12, 2023 11:25 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith (ankle) finds himself on the Week 6 injury report with an ankle injury that kept him limited in practice on Wednesday. Smith's status is worth watching as Atlanta heads into a Week 6 tilt against the Washington Commanders at home on Sunday, but as long as he doesn't suffer a setback, he should be good to go. Believe it or not, the 28-year-old has put up better numbers than fellow tight end Kyle Pitts through the first five games of 2023. Smith heads into Week 6 with 21 receptions for 246 yards and no touchdowns on 27 targets. However, as long as Pitts remains healthy, Smith will be more of a touchdown-dependent TE2 for fantasy managers.
Oct 11, 2023 8:25 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith has turned into a viable fantasy option over the last few weeks. On Sunday, Smith hauled in six of his seven targets for 70 yards in the win over the Houston Texans. The Falcons continue to favor their tight ends as Smith and Kyle Pitts combined for 13 receptions on 20 targets in this game. It appears the Falcons are going to continue feeding the ball to Smith. He has 16 receptions over his last three games. That being said, Smith should be a useful streaming option against the Washington Commanders in Week 6.
Oct 8, 2023 7:25 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith has surprisingly been productive early in the season. He posted his best game of the season last week with six receptions for 95 yards in the loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smith has four receptions in each of his last three contests. He has been the most consistent receiving option on this offense to begin the season. That being said, Smith should have some streaming value for the upcoming Week 5 matchup against the Houston Texans. Smith could be worth a look in PPR formats for tight end needy fantasy managers.
Oct 5, 2023 6:48 PM EST
Atlanta Falcons tight end Jonnu Smith was the leading receiver for this offense during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Falcons continue to struggle to move the ball on offense, but have been able to get the ball to Smith. In Week 4, Smith hauled in all six of his targets for 95 yards in the loss to the Jaguars. Smith has now posted over 40 yards receiving in back-to-back weeks. He appears to be the No. 3 option in this offense, but has made the most of his chances. Smith should be able to hold TE2 value for the Week 5 matchup against the Houston Texans.
Oct 1, 2023 7:00 PM EST
The Atlanta Falcons have tight end Jonnu Smith listed as a co-starter alongside Kyle Pitts on their depth chart as they prepare to face off against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. Smith is embarking upon his first season with the team after spending the past two years with the New England Patriots. It is unlikely that Smith will see enough work to become fantasy-relevant as a fifth or sixth option in what is expected to be a run-first Falcons offense in 2023.
Sep 5, 2023 9:01 PM EST
Smith has been held out of practice this week with a minor injury but should return soon, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Aug 2, 2023 8:45 AM EST
Smith finished the 2022 season with 27 catches on 38 targets for 245 yards in 14 games.
Jan 10, 2023 9:35 AM EST
Smith (concussion) was downgraded and will not play Sunday against the Bills.
Jan 7, 2023 10:57 AM EST
Smith (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing in a limited fashion Thursday and Friday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Jan 6, 2023 2:02 PM EST
Smith (concussion) returned to a limited practice Thursday.
Jan 5, 2023 2:00 PM EST
Smith (concussion) was present for practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Jan 5, 2023 9:54 AM EST
Smith (concussion) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Jan 4, 2023 2:05 PM EST
Smith (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Dolphins, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
Dec 30, 2022 12:53 PM EST
Smith (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site reports.
Dec 29, 2022 10:44 AM EST
Smith (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday.
Dec 28, 2022 1:52 PM EST
Smith (head) wasn't spotted at Wednesday's practice, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
Dec 28, 2022 10:13 AM EST