Data as of January 26, 2022.
|16||Away||Green Bay Packers|
Smith finished the 2021 regular season with 28 catches (on 45 targets) for 294 yards and a TD to go along with nine carries for 40 yards in 16 games.
Analysis: Smith, who agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Patriots this past March, worked in tandem with fellow free-agent addition Hunter Henry, who inked a three-year, $37.5 million pact with the team. The resulting time share tilted in Henry's favor (he logged a 50/603/9 stat line), while Smith's output as a receiver in his first campaign with New England was modest. While an uptick in production is a plausible outcome for Smith in 2022, as long as he and Henry share snaps, the 2017 third-rounder may continue to see inconsistent volume.
January 26, 2022 8:58 AM EST
Wilkerson finished the 2021 regular season with four catches (on eight targets) for 42 yards and two TDs in three games.
Analysis: All of those catches occurred in Week 17, when Wilkerson -- who spent most of the season on the Patriots' practice squad -- filled in for Nelson Agholor, when he was sidelined by a concussion. The team recently re-signed Wilkerson to a future contract for 2022, which sets the stage for the 25-year-old to compete for a roster spot this coming summer.
January 25, 2022 10:37 AM EST
Succop drilled field-goal attempts of 45 and 31 yards, missed wide right on a 48-yard try, and connected on all three PATs during the Buccaneers' 30-27 loss to the Rams in their NFC divisional-round matchup Sunday.
Analysis: Succop's miss came early in the second quarter but loomed large later, considering the Buccaneers' final margin of defeat. The veteran was otherwise productive in the season-ending loss and drilled nine of his 10 postseason kicks following a reasonably successful regular season in which he posted the second-highest point tally of his career (131). Succop is under contract for 2022 at a cap hit of $4 million, but if the Tampa Bay offense is helmed by a quarterback other than Tom Brady, the 35-year-old could certainly see his fantasy value take a hit.
January 24, 2022 2:35 PM EST
The Titans signed Kinsey to a reserve/future contract Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Analysis: Kinsey failed to make the Titans' 53-man roster to begin the 2021 campaign, and he appeared in just one game while spending most of the season on the practice squad. The 23-year-old will continue to develop with the organization during the offseason.
January 24, 2022 1:39 PM EST
Brown recorded five receptions on nine targets for 142 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 19-16 divisional-round loss to the Bengals.
Analysis: Brown matched his counterpart Ja'Marr Chase with several explosive plays, highlighted by a one-handed 33-yard touchdown reception late in the third quarter. Prior to that, he also logged catches of 41 and 40 yards to account for the majority of his production. Though the campaign ends in disappointing fashion for the top-seeded team in the AFC, Brown recorded either a touchdown or topped 100 receiving yards in three of his last four games. His overall numbers fell in his third professional season -- in large part due to missing four games with hamstring and core injuries -- but he appears to be heading into the offseason healthy and will return to be the top receiver in Tennessee in 2022.
January 22, 2022 6:07 PM EST