Who Should I Start? Dallas Goedert or Irv Smith Jr.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
11.9 0.0 0.0 4.6 51.1 0.4

Dallas Goedert News

Eagles Expect Dallas Goedert To Get Going

Tuesday, October 3, 11:06 AM

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert ranks 28th among NFL tight ends in yards (88) through four games of the season and hasn't scored a touchdown yet. Since 2021 Goedert ranks fifth among NFL tight ends in receiving yards with 1,620, which makes his slow start this year more alarming. He leads the league since 2021 in average yards after the catch (6.8) and ranks second in yards per catch (13.1). The 28-year-old is currently averaging a career-low 6.8 yards per touch. The Eagles coaching staff wants to get Goedert more involved and expect him to get going soon. "Trust me I promise you he's still part of the plan of us wanting to get him the football. We need to get him the football," head coach Nick Sirianni said.

Week 5 Projections

Fant. Pts. Rush. Yds. Rush TD Rec. Rec. Yds. Rec TD
10.4 0.0 0.0 4.0 43.1 0.3

Irv Smith Jr. News

Irv Smith Jr. Practices On Wednesday

Wednesday, October 4, 6:28 PM

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Irv Smith Jr. (hamstring) returned to practice on Wednesday. It's worth noting that he practiced in a limited capacity after not practicing at all last week. The fourth-year tight end missed the Bengals' previous two games with a hamstring issue but he's trending in the right direction to suit up in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals. Smith has just five catches for 27 scoreless yards across two games this year but the Bengals are more than likely going to be missing wide receiver Tee Higgins (ribs), which could open up more targets. Still, given how poor the Cincinnati offense has looked so far coupled with Smith's limited practice time, he's more of a dart throw--if he ends up playing-- for fantasy purposes.

Dallas Goedert vs. Irv Smith Jr.

Still trying to decide between Goedert and Smith Jr.? Check on the latest news to make sure both players are active and healthy. Our PPR projections show that Dallas Goedert is projected to score 11.9 points this week while Irv Smith Jr. is projected to score 10.4 points.