Vyncint Smith

Vyncint Smith

Wide Receiver #81
Team: Houston Texans
Ht / Wt:6'3" / 195 lb.
Drafted:2018 / UDFA

Vyncint Smith: Limited to special teams work

Smith contributed a pair of special teams tackles and didn't touch the ball on offense in Sunday's 18-10 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Smith was replaced by Ty Johnson as the kick returner after muffing a catch last week, and he still doesn't have a role on offense for the Jets.

October 25, 2020 6:18 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Drops kickoff in season debut

Smith (abdomen) had a seven-yard kickoff return and didn't touch the ball on offense in Sunday's 24-0 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Making his season debut after being taken off IR, Smith dropped the ball on a kickoff and was smothered soon after picking it up, forcing the Jets to start that drive from their own nine-yard line. Smith was involved in some gadget plays that capitalized on his speed last season, but he only played five snaps on offense and wasn't targeted in this one.

October 19, 2020 7:01 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Lifted from IR

The Jets activated Smith (abdomen) from injured reserve Saturday.

Analysis: Smith underwent surgery in August but returned to practice last week and is expected to make his season debut Sunday versus the Dolphins. Breshad Perriman (ankle) is expected to suit up, so Smith will operate as a rotational receiver. Last year, the 24-year-old caught 17 of 31 targets for 225 yards while adding three carries for 52 yards and a score over 13 games.

October 17, 2020 3:20 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Cleared to practice

Smith (abdomen) was designated to return to practice Wednesday, setting him up to come off IR before Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Analysis: The Jets are finally getting some of their injured skill position players back but they'll be without starting quarterback Sam Darnold (shoulder) against Arizona. Smith is returning from Aug. 18 core surgery. If Smith suits up against the Cardinals, he'll be catching passes from backup quarterback Joe Flacco and could factor in on special teams as a kick returner.

October 7, 2020 11:20 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: May return Week 5

Coach Adam Gase said Smith (abdomen) may return from IR in Week 5 against the Cardinals, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Smith has been practicing without pads, so Gase said he won't be ready for this Thursday's game versus the Broncos. However, he's optimistic that the 24-year-old receiver could be healthy by Week 5. He'll likely serve in a depth role upon return to the lineup.

September 29, 2020 12:25 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Lands on IR

The Jets placed Smith (abdomen) on injured reserve Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Smith underwent surgery to repair a core-muscle injury in mid-August and was expected to miss the first couple of games anyway. The league's altered rules allow Smith to return to practice after three weeks on IR, and according to Connor Hughes of The Athletic, the Jets believe he'll be ready to play in Week 4's matchup versus the Broncos.

September 7, 2020 10:28 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Will miss start of season

Smith will require surgery to address a core-muscle injury and is expected to be sidelined for 5-to-8 weeks, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Before sustaining the injury over the weekend, Smith had been competing with rookie Denzel Mims for the Jets' No. 3 receiver job. With Smith's recovery from surgery set to extend into the regular season and Mims having yet to practice due to a hamstring issue, newly signed veteran Chris Hogan is now well positioned to contend for a regular spot in three-receiver sets alongside Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder.

August 17, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Sustains core injury

Smith is battling a core-muscle injury and will visit a specialist Monday, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: There's no report on the severity of Smith's injury, and the Jets will likely release more after his doctor visit. Smith is expected to work as a depth receiver -- like he did last year -- with the Jets, and he'll likely have most of his impact as the team's top kick returner if he's healthy.

August 16, 2020 11:51 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Could earn starting spot

Smith should be in the mix for a starting job, potentially competing with rookie second-round pick Denzel Mims, ESPN.com's Rich Cimini reports.

Analysis: Jamison Crowder and Breshad Perriman are locked in for regular snaps, leaving one starting spot up for grabs. The Jets would like to see Mims step up to the challenge, but it's Smith -- a 2018 UDFA -- who has the benefit of a full year spent in Adam Gase's offense. Smith started four of his 13 games for the Jets last season, hauling in 17 of 31 targets for 225 yards while playing 318 offensive snaps. He also played 132 snaps on special teams, including 10 kick returns for 299 yards, so he should have a spot on the Week 1 roster even if Mims wins the starting job.

August 13, 2020 8:39 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Ends 2019 with 17 catches

Smith caught three of four targets for 36 yards and added a 20-yard run in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Smith finishes the season with 17 catches for 225 yards, as well as 52 yards and a touchdown on three rushing attempts. The 23-year-old receiver has also contributed as a return man on special teams and carries a cap his of just $660,000 in 2020, so the Jets will likely retain Smith for depth.

December 29, 2019 3:54 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Three catches in win

Smith caught three of four targets for 32 yards in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Smith did his best imitation of a defensive back on the lone incomplete pass thrown his way, knocking the ball out of the defender's hands to prevent an interception. His 32 receiving yards put Smith in a three-way tie for second on the team for the afternoon. The undrafted receiver will close out his second NFL season against the Bills in Week 17.

December 22, 2019 6:58 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: 126 all-purpose yards in loss

Smith secured three of five targets for 40 yards and returned three kickoffs for 86 yards in the Jets' 42-21 loss to the Ravens on Thursday.

Analysis: Smith did a solid job as the No. 3 receiver with Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) out of action, as the speedy wideout generated his second multi-catch tally of the last three games. Smith also was impressive on kickoff returns and could continue enjoying an expanded role in the offense over the final two games with the Jets in evaluation mode for next season. Smith's penultimate opportunity to make an impression in 2019 will come in a Week 16 matchup against the Steelers, a week from Sunday.

December 12, 2019 9:48 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Increased opportunity on tap

Smith could play a key role in New York's receiver corps during Thursday's tilt against the Ravens, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Smith is facing notable opportunity with Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) listed as doubtful and top receiving tight end Ryan Griffin (ankle) ruled out. The second-year pro boasts big-play ability -- he's averaged 16 YPC in his NFL career -- but he doesn't normally draw consistent enough target volume to warrant fantasy consideration. The 23-year-old could be a high-upside fantasy option Week 15, though his floor remains dangerously low.

December 11, 2019 3:44 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Key catch on game-winning drive

Smith caught one of three targets for 37 yards in Sunday's 22-21 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: Smith's lone catch was a huge one, as it came on the first play of New York's final drive, which the Jets started down two with 1:33 remaining. He's shown big-play ability, but Smith isn't seeing nearly enough volume to consistently put that ability to use.

December 8, 2019 6:53 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Remains afterthought on offense

Smith caught two of three targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 22-6 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Smith had a limited impact as usual in his role as a depth receiver. There's still time for the 23-year-old undrafted free agent out of Limestone College to gain fantasy relevance as his career unfolds, but Smith can be ignored in all formats at this stage.

December 1, 2019 6:14 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: One catch in blowout win

Smith caught his lone target for 22 yards in Sunday's 34-3 win over Oakland. He also returned one kick for 19 yards.

Analysis: Smith continues to get the occasional look on offense, but his involvement isn't great enough to warrant fantasy consideration at this point. His 22 receiving yards represent a new career high in that category.

November 24, 2019 6:47 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Fumbles away return opportunity

Smith didn't catch his lone target and fumbled at the end of his lone kick return in Sunday's 34-17 win over the Redskins.

Analysis: Smith had a decent 27-yard return going when he put the ball on the ground. He didn't get another opportunity to return a kick in the game.

November 18, 2019 10:04 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Takes over kick return duties

Smith caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 24-22 win over Dallas.

Analysis: Smith also returned three kickoffs for 73 yards, taking over as the kick returner with Trenton Cannon (foot) sitting. The Jets clearly like what they have in the 23-year-old wide receiver, but Smith's role will have to grow substantially before he gains any real fantasy value.

October 14, 2019 8:28 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Makes most of lone touch

Smith scored a 19-yard rushing touchdown on his only touch in Sunday's 31-6 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Smith delivered New York's only points of the game on an end-around. He's still buried deep down the wide receiver depth chart, but Smith likely earned himself a larger role moving forward by making the most of his opportunity here.

October 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Picked up by Jets

The Jets signed Smith off the Texans' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Smith suited up in seven games for the Texans last season. He wasn't used often on special teams, but his offensive upside was limited to five catches for 91 yards and a touchdown. However, he did have two catches of over 20 yards, and Smith should add solid depth if Demaryius Thomas (knee/hamstring) misses additional time.

September 23, 2019 8:25 AM EST

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