Vyncint Smith

Vyncint Smith

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

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

Vyncint Smith: Signed to Texans' practice squad

The Texans signed Smith to their practice squad Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Smith was let go as part of the final cuts Saturday and rejoins the team he played for as a rookie in 2018. He made the Texans last season as an undrafted free agent and caught five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown. If Keke Coutee's ankle injury lingers, Smith could find his way back to the 53-man roster.

September 1, 2019 7:46 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Let go by Texans

Smith was waived by Houston on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Smith appeared in seven games for Houston last season, catching five passes for 91 yards and a touchdown over 179 snaps. The 23-year-old will have to look for another opportunity elsewhere in the league.

August 31, 2019 6:33 PM EST

Vyncint Smith: Scores in preseason Week 2

Smith hauled in a 31-yard touchdown pass from Joe Webb in Saturday's preseason Week 2 win over Detroit.

Analysis: The touchdown was Smith's lone catch in four targets. He started the game with Will Fuller sitting out and Keke Coutee (ankle) unavailable. If the Texans suffer injuries at wideout this season, Smith and DeAndre Carter are leading candidates to fill in.

August 18, 2019 4:40 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Developing chemistry with Watson

Smith is making a good impression on Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports. "[Smith]'s a guy who has improved mentally, physically, just all-around," Watson said. "He's been doing a great job. He's handled every challenge."

Analysis: Smith caught on with Houston as an undrafted rookie last season, handling a top-three role for Week 17 and the playoffs after Demaryius Thomas suffered a torn Achilles. The team should have better injury luck with its wide receiver in 2019, but Smith will at least be in the mix for the fourth spot on the depth chart, competing against DeAndre Carter and a slew of other young, undrafted players. Houston might still consider adding a veteran, given that Will Fuller (knee) and Keke Coutee combined for just 13 appearances last season.

July 2, 2019 8:00 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Heavy snap count, little usage

Smith did not catch either of his two targets in Saturday's 21-7 wild-card round loss to the Colts.

Analysis: Smith filled in for the injured Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) and played 90 percent of the offensive snaps, but was largely avoided after failing to come up with a catchable deep ball in the first quarter. The 2018 undrafted free agent made a couple of plays this season but was inactive most weeks, playing only when injuries hit. In an ideal world, the Texans will have Will Fuller (knee) available in 2019 and won't have to rely on someone like Smith, who is under contract through 2020.

January 6, 2019 7:18 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Plays 84 percent of snaps

Smith caught three of five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 20-3 win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Houston's depleted wideout corps has given Smith an opportunity. He played 65 of 77 snaps (84 percent) has a fill-in for the injured Demariyus Thomas (Achilles). Thomas will not be available for next Saturday's playoff game against the Colts, and Keke Coutee (hamstring) is questionable, so Smith could play an important role in the playoffs.

December 31, 2018 5:30 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Fills in for Thomas

Smith caught his lone target for a 35-yard touchdown catch in Sunday's 32-30 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Smith made a remarkable catch, getting both knees down in bounds before sliding out the back of the end zone to give Houston a lead late. It was Smith's first career touchdown and second career reception. The unheralded rookie from Limestone College (South Carolina) was in the game because Demaryius Thomas left due to an Achilles injury. Adding Thomas to the injury pile, already occupied by Keke Coutee (hamstring), who missed a fourth straight game, means Smith and DeAndre Carter take on significance for Houston in Week 17 against Jacksonville and beyond into the postseason.

December 24, 2018 5:56 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Inactive Sunday

Smith is a coach's decision inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Analysis: Smith was active for Houston's last two games, playing 11 snaps and not catching a pass. He appears to be last on the team's wide receiver depth chart. The Texans picked up DeAndre Carter two weeks ago and are giving him the nod in place of Smith.

November 18, 2018 8:58 AM EST

Vyncint Smith: Moves up depth chart

Smith is among the options to fill in for the injured Will Fuller (knee) for the remainder of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Smith and Sammie Coates should get an uptick in playing time, although it was Smith who got more snaps earlier in the season when Keke Coutee was sidelined. The wideout picture for Week 9 becomes further unsettled by Coutee's hamstring injury, which could prevent him from playing against Denver. The most likely scenario to play out is that Smith and Coates have a minimal impact. Coach Bill O'Brien sees the Broncos' 27th-ranked rushing defense and is expected to feature Houston's resurgent ground game, which has compiled 329 yards the last two weeks.

October 30, 2018 5:11 AM EST

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