Tre'Quan Smith

New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #4
New Orleans Saints
Wide Receiver #4
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Back with Saints

Smith has signed a two-year deal with the Saints, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Per Yates, Smith's deal to remain with the Saints carries a base value of $6 million, with the chance to earn the wideout another $4.5 million through incentives and escalators. The 26-year-old is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he caught 32 of his 50 targets for 377 yards and three TDs in 11 games. This coming season, the 2018 third-rounder is in line to compete for targets behind Michael Thomas (ankle) with the likes of Marquez Callaway (thumb) and Deonte Harris in the team's Jameis Winston-led offense. Moreover, there's chance that New Orleans could add further wide receiver depth via free agency or the draft.

Mar 28, 2022 10:41 AM EST


Closes season with big game

Smith recorded five receptions on seven targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-20 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Smith returned from a one-game absence to lead the Saints' receiving corps in receptions and yards. His longest gain of the day went for 34 yards on a slant over the middle of the field, which he then turned up the field for a big play. Later in the contest, Smith hauled in an acrobatic grab in the end zone from 13 yards away to tally his third touchdown of the campaign. Smith battled injuries throughout the season, which limited him to 11 games during which he produced 32 receptions, 377 yards and three touchdowns.

Jan 9, 2022 7:52 PM EST



Cleared for Sunday

Smith (chest) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Atlanta, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Smith missed last week's win over the Panthers but apparently isn't in danger of back-to-back absences. He was a limited practice participant Wednesday through Friday and now figures to take back his role as a starting wideout across from Marquez Callaway, with both catching passes from dual-threat QB Taysom Hill.

Jan 7, 2022 1:16 PM EST


Limited again Thursday

Smith (chest) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.

Analysis: One week removed from not practicing at all before being ruled out for this past Sunday's game against the Panthers, Smith has managed back-to-back capped sessions while contending with a chest injury. Friday's practice report may provide some insight into whether he's trending toward a return Sunday in Atlanta. If he is able to play, Smith would be in line for the 4.8 targets per game he averaged during nine healthy performances between Weeks 7 and 15.

Jan 6, 2022 1:53 PM EST


Returns to practice Wednesday

Smith (chest) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: After picking up a chest injury Week 16 against the Dolphins, Smith didn't log any practice reps last Wednesday through Friday and was ruled out for this past Sunday's contest against the Panthers. His return to on-field work during the first session of Week 18 prep is a sign that he's trending in the right direction, but his activity level over the next two days will be key to determine whether game action his possible Sunday in Atlanta.

Jan 5, 2022 1:49 PM EST



Not available Week 17

Smith (chest) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday's game against the Panthers, Katherine Terrell of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Smith will miss his first game since being sidelined for the first six weeks of the season after injuring his hamstring in training camp. He picked up the chest injury in the first half of Monday's loss to the Dolphins and wasn't able to practice in any capacity Wednesday through Friday, so the Saints' decision to rule him out for Week 17 comes as little surprise. On a positive note for the Saints' passing attack, Deonte Harris was restored from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, and he appears on track to step back into a prominent role at receiver in his return from a three-game suspension.

Dec 31, 2021 3:48 PM EST


Officially doesn't practice Thursday

Smith (chest) didn't practice Thursday.

Analysis: After he was estimated as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report, Smith upheld that listing on the practice field one day later. A chest injury is to blame and may be threatening his first absence since Week 5. Friday's injury report could provide some insight into whether or not Smith is poised for his sixth DNP of the campaign.

Dec 30, 2021 1:38 PM EST


DNP on Wednesday

Smith (chest) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.

Analysis: One week removed from dealing with a shoulder injury, Smith is tending to a chest issue that knocked him from Monday's loss to the Dolphins. Despite logging 14 snaps on offense before his departure, he wasn't targeted in a game for the first time all season. Working on a short week, the Saints may not hold much more than a walkthrough or two before Sunday's contest against the Panthers, after which Smith's availability for Week 17 could receive some clarity.

Dec 29, 2021 12:59 PM EST


Suffers chest injury

Smith is questionable to return to Monday's game against the Dolphins with a chest injury, John Hendrix of SI.com reports.

Analysis: Smith exited the first half early to go to the locker room and was not seen on the sideline to begin the second half. He has yet to earn a target from Ian Book, and if he is unable to return it would mark the first time this season he failed to record a catch in any of his 10 games. Marquez Callaway has stepped up as Book's primary option with Smith sidelined.

Dec 27, 2021 7:15 PM EST


Active in Week 16

Smith (shoulder) is listed as active Monday against the Dolphins.

Analysis: After a week in which his practice reps were limited by a shoulder injury, Smith has been deemed able to play through the issue. With Deonte Harris (COVID-19) serving the last of this three-game suspension Monday, Smith, Marquez Callaway, Ty Montgomery, Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Kenny Stills, Easop Winston and Kawaan Baker will be the wide receivers available to rookie quarterback Ian Book, who is filling in for Taysom Hill (COVID-19) and Trevor Siemian (COVID-19).

Dec 27, 2021 3:54 PM EST


Status in question for Monday

Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Dolphins.

Analysis: Since missing the first five games of the season due to a hamstring issue, Smith has been a regular target of Saints quarterbacks over the last nine contests. Having that said, he's topped out at five catches, eight targets, 64 yards and one TD in any given contest. Smith was limited in practice all week, so he at least has a chance to extend his streak to 10 straight appearances.

Dec 25, 2021 2:08 PM EST


Limited in practice again

Smith (shoulder) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

Analysis: Smith may be able to play, but between his recent lack of production and the Saints' COVID-19 outbreak, he doesn't hold a ton of fantasy appeal ahead of the Monday night matchup with Miami. Even if his shoulder turns out to be a non-issue, Smith may have to catch passes from third-string quarterback Ian Book.

Dec 24, 2021 1:07 PM EST


Opens week as limited participant

Smith was listed as a limited participant on Thursday's estimated practice report due to a shoulder injury, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Analysis: Due to a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak that resulted in nine players landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, New Orleans opted not to hold a traditional practice as it begins Week 16 prep. If the team had held a workout, Smith's reps would have been capped due to the shoulder issue, but the Saints haven't provided any indication that the injury will jeopardize his availability for Monday's game against the Dolphins. Assuming he's cleared to play this week, Smith won't have a rosy fantasy outlook. In addition to potentially being shadowed by three-time Pro Bowl cornerback Xavien Howard, Smith will likely be working with third-string quarterback Ian Book, who is expected to make his NFL debut Monday with both Taysom Hill (illness) and Trevor Siemian (illness) unlikely to be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Dec 23, 2021 1:46 PM EST


Three targets against Bucs

Smith caught two of three targets for 17 yards during Sunday's 9-0 win over the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Smith watched as Marquez Callaway led the way with six catches on nine targets for 112 yards. While the absence of Deonte Harris (suspension) brought the possibility that Smith could be used more down the field, that hasn't materialized through two weeks. While Harris is set to miss one more game, Smith is not much of a fantasy option entering a Week 16 matchup with Miami.

Dec 20, 2021 5:15 PM EST


Three catches against Jets

Smith secured three of three targets for 33 yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Analysis: Smith saw a normal level of playing time but still matched his season low in targets. With Taysom Hill playing through a hand injury, production will likely be boom or bust for Smith down the stretch as the offense revolves around Kamara's and Hill's rushing abilities.

Dec 13, 2021 10:18 AM EST


Does little with seven targets

Smith caught two of seven targets for 15 yards during Thursday's 27-17 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: Smith and Marquez Callaway again paced Saints wideouts in snaps, but both were outdone by Deonte Harris, who logged just 40 percent of the snaps but caught four of eight targets for 96 yards and a score. However, Smith easily could have had a better stat line if his passes were more catchable -- Taysom Hill (hand) tore a ligament in the middle finder on his throwing hand early in the first quarter and played through it the rest of the game. Considering the dual-threat Hill wasn't the greatest passer to begin with, Hill playing through a finger injury on his throwing hand would make his pass catchers even less desirable fantasy assets.

Dec 5, 2021 2:50 PM EST


Modest Thanksgiving output

Smith caught four of five targets for 31 yards during Thursday's 31-6 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Smith led Saints receivers in snaps but his upside was again capped by the limitations of Trevor Siemian. While things may not get much better if New Orleans moves to Taysom Hill at quarterback, Hill may actually give the offense a chance to consistently get into scoring position before garbage time. Next up is a Week 13 home matchup against Dallas.

Nov 25, 2021 9:53 PM EST


Leads team in receiving

Smith secured five of eight targets for 64 yards in the Saints' 40-29 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Smith co-led the Saints in receptions and targets in what was another solid albeit unspectacular performance. The speedster has now encouraging drawn 15 targets over the last two games while working with Trevor Siemian, and both his catch and yardage totals Sunday were season highs. Smith could have a difficult time generating an encore performance next time out, however, as a Week 12 home matchup against the Bills on Thanksgiving Night awaits.

Nov 21, 2021 2:48 PM EST


Commands seven targets

Smith recorded four receptions on seven targets for 61 yards in Sunday's 23-21 loss to the Titans.

Analysis: Smith tied for the team lead with seven targets, which also served as his best mark for the season. He delivered with receptions of 21 and 11 yards, the latter of which went for a touchdown early in the second quarter. Smith has now topped 50 yards in each of the two games that Trevor Siemian has started heading into a Week 11 matchup against the Eagles.

Nov 14, 2021 5:43 PM EST


Three more catches

Smith caught three of four targets for 53 yards during Sunday's 27-25 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Since returning from injury in Week 7, Smith has seen a handful of targets per game, but he'll need to see a few more in order to have fantasy utility with Trevor Siemian under center. Even if Taysom Hill gets the starting nod at quarterback in Week 10, the season-ending loss of Jameis Winston (knee) was a hit to Smith's value and it will be hard to get excited about his outlook unless he starts becoming a favorite target of either Siemian or Hill. Until then, there are probably better fantasy options to roll the dice on.

Nov 7, 2021 7:06 PM EST


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