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Posted: 1/20/2019 5:08pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith stepped up and had a giant game against the Philadelphia Eagles in the regular season, showing his speed and good hands. However, with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. healthy, he was an afterthought in the offense. Perhaps in 2019 if he can rise to No. 2 status behind Thomas he'll be a solid fantasy sleeper, but it all depends on if Ginn is back, offseason personnel moves and the draft.
Posted: 1/13/2019 5:36pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith has flashed big-play ability this year, but now that Ted Ginn Jr. is back and healthy, he doesn't see enough volume to warrant a flier from fantasy owners participating in playoff contests. Smith has been held to 30 yards or less in his last six games, catching one pass or less four times in that stretch.
Posted: 12/30/2018 4:13pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith was seeing added work with Ted Ginn Jr. resting and getting ready for the playoffs. The rookie finished with 28 catches, 427 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season and he will be a nice sleeper heading into the 2019 campaign.
Posted: 12/23/2018 8:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith saw his playing time and targets dry up with Ted Ginn Jr. back from a lengthy absence. While he stunk this week from a fantasy perspective, he might be used frequently in Week 17. The Saints locked up the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, but Smith could play more if the team elects to rest guys like Michael Thomas, perhaps Ginn, etc. Watch the news closely this week.
Posted: 12/22/2018 1:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith has played outside, which is where Ginn is expected to be slotted upon his return. Neither Smith nor Ginn are recommended fantasy options at this critical juncture of the season.
Posted: 12/17/2018 8:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith exploded for 157 yards and a touchdown on 10 grabs back on Nov. 18 and looked like a fantasy star in the making. Then, the past two games he was blanked with just one target each, and then this egg laying. He simply cannot be trusted at this juncture of the fantasy season, even if it is tempting to use him in Week 16 in a potential shootout against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Posted: 11/29/2018 8:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Whether it was the toe injury he has been dealing with or the lack of production from the offense in general, Smith laid an egg for fantasy owners. He's flashed a ton of upside, but he's likely to remain an all-or-nothing option moving forward.
Posted: 11/28/2018 12:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith exploded two weeks ago before being inactive on Thanksgiving. Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara remain the Saints' top two receiving options, but Smith's ceiling is in the WR2 range this week.
Posted: 11/27/2018 2:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Unless Smith is downgraded and misses practice tomorrow he should be able to take the field Thursday night. Assuming he does, he'll be in WR3 territory coming off the injury.
Posted: 11/26/2018 1:56pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith was inactive last week, so starting off with a limited status is a good start even with a short week. As the Saints' No. 2 wide receiver behind Michael Thomas, Smith possesses low-end WR2 to high-end WR3 upside.
Posted: 11/21/2018 2:45pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith blew up in last Sunday's blowout of the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles, posting a career-high 157 yards and a score on 10 grabs. He could have another big game against a leaky Falcons pass defense if he is active.
Posted: 11/20/2018 4:26pm ET
Huddle Up: The upgrade is a good sign that Smith will be able to take the field on Thanksgiving Day. After a breakout outing in which he caught 10 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown, he has WR2 potential in a scrumptious matchup versus the Atlanta Falcons.
Posted: 11/19/2018 3:07pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith went off for 10 catches and 157 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets yesterday, so his absence would be a big loss for the Saints this Thanksgiving. If he misses practice over the next couple days then we could be looking at an unfortunate doubtful status.
Posted: 11/18/2018 7:34pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith posted his second 100-yard game of the season, and he found the end zone for the fourth time in the past six games. He has emerged as a strong WR3 or flex fantasy play in the high-octane New Orleans offense heading into Week 12 against the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving night.
Posted: 11/4/2018 7:25pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith has posted 11 receptions over the past four games and a total of just 85 yards across the past three. However, he has three scores in the last four outings and he remains a decent WR4 or flex fantasy option in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Posted: 10/28/2018 10:41pm ET
Huddle Up: There is no question Smith has talent, but he is locked into Ted Ginn's old role as the deep threat in an offense in which he trails Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram in terms of priority. If defenses choose to play it safe and keep everything in front of them like Minnesota did in this game, Smith is going to struggle to pay off in fantasy. He'll be a high-upside, low-floor WR4 again in Week 9 when the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams.
Posted: 10/8/2018 8:33pm ET
Huddle Up: Sean Payton finally kicked off the training wheels and let Smith show what he can do, and he showed off his speed. His 62-yard touchdown was the score which sent Drew Brees over the hump for the NFL's all-time passing yardage record. Smith will be a hot property off of the waiver wire this week, and it's hard to imagine Smith falling back behind Ted Ginn when he returns from injury.
Posted: 9/19/2018 11:32am ET
Huddle Up: Drew Brees' first reads will almost always be to Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, but the athletic rookie does deserve more attention after only being targeted twice in two games. We know the Saints will be throwing plenty all season, making Smith a worthwhile pickup.
Posted: 8/28/2018 3:18am ET
Huddle Up: With Michael Thomas being the only receiver locked into a position on the depth chart, there's a chance Smith works his way up the ladder to earn significant snaps at the onset of the season. That would mean tremendous value if the 2018 third-round draft pick is regularly lining up alongside Drew Brees. He's worth a late selection in fantasy drafts as a result.
Posted: 8/25/2018 8:00pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith has enjoyed a strong preseason, and Drew Brees has made plenty of receivers useful fantasy options over his career. Smith is worth picking up in dynasty formats at this point.
Posted: 8/9/2018 7:06pm ET
Huddle Up: It's only the preseason, but the rookie made a solid first impression. He has built some buzz in dynasty formats and is worth a flier late in rookie drafts.
Posted: 7/12/2018 7:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Drew Brees has made a lot of receivers relevant over the years, and Smith is worth a third-round flier in rookie drafts. He can be left alone in redraft leagues for now.
Posted: 4/27/2018 7:19pm ET
Huddle Up: Smith really improved his stock with a strong showing at the Senior Bowl. He is a deep threat who also showed well in the AAC Championship Game, rolling up six receptions for 161 yards and two scores. He is a strong receiver with long arms, and he has really stepped up on the biggest stage. Working with Drew Brees will really help him develop.
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