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Tagged: Irv Smith (16 Results)

Around the NFL: Irv Smith

I see that Kevin O’Connell is talking up Irv Smith. The Vikings need a third option behind Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen, and Smith should be the guy, I think.  more »



Vikings bringing TE Smith back slowly from injury

Minnesota Vikings tight end IRV SMITH suffered a season ending knee injury before the season even got started in 2021. Head coach Kevin O’Connell said this week that the team wantsMore to have Smith back and fully healthy by training camp, but the focus for now is learning the playbook. O’Connell added that the team does not want to push Smith early in the offseason, instead the Vikings will await the green light from the doctors. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Around the NFL: Minnesota tight ends

Irv Smith had seemed like a potential sleeper tight end all offseason, with Kyle Rudolph gone from the Vikings. But now it's not certain Smith will play at all this season, and the Vikings' trade for Chris Herndon yesterday highlights that. Is there value in the situation?  more »


Ian Allan: Breakout tight ends

What are the ingredients for a breakout tight end? That is, when you have a tight end suddenly showing up in the top 5 statistically, where do those players tend to come from?  more »


Around the NFL: Irv Smith

I'm not sure how I feel about the Minnesota tight ends this year. Kyle Rudolph is gone, setting up a possible breakout player in 2019 second-rounder Irv Smith. The problem is that it's a two-tight end offense, and Smith's own coach has downplayed the idea of the youngster seeing a greatly expanded role.   more »

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Mailbag: June 10, 2021

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. Special kickoff edition. How to handle the 18th week. Are Gronk and D'Andre Swift viable keepers? Travis Kelce's relative value. Special bonus trivia question. And more. more »


Around the NFL: Fantasy tight ends

Last year was a down one for the tight end position. Only 11 averaged double-digit fantasy points in PPR scoring, making it difficult to find quality weekly starters in many leagues. But there has been and will be some movement at the position around the league this fall, which should increase the number of viable starters. The Irv Smith-Kyle Rudolph tandem is the latest example.   more »


Podcast: December 18 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Ian Allan and Justin Eleff preview Week 15 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Fantasy Index Weekly and RotoWire.  more »


NFL Injury Report: Monday night injuries

The Bears and Vikings play on Monday night, and both teams will be without notable skill-position players. And four other running backs were downgraded to “out” by other teams.  more »

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Podcast: October 27 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Moishe Steigmann and Justin Eleff work the waiver wire after Week 7 of the NFL regular season. Sponsored by Affordable Trophies.  more »


Factoid: Irv Smith Jr.

I have some interest in Irv Smith. He’s not as heralded as the other second-year tight ends (T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant) but he has some of the same selling points.  more »

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Around the NFL: Vikings sign Rudolph

Things seemed so different as we were finishing up the magazine last week. Contract-year tight end Kyle Rudolph was likely headed out of Minnesota, maybe by trade or release, freeing up second-rounder Irv Smith to have sleeper potential at tight end. Well, nope.   more »


Around the NFL: Rudolph on the move

Kyle Rudolph is on the trading block, and it looks like he’ll be moved sooner rather than later. The Vikings probably would like to get something for him before his contract expires at the end of the season, and they’re also squeeze up against the salary cap. Moving Rudolph would get them a little wiggle room.  more »


Podcast: May 10 episode of the Fantasy Index Podcast available now

Aaron Bland and Justin Eleff discuss the immediate fantasy potential of 2019 rookie tight ends and running backs. New content available daily at; pre-order your copy of Fantasy Football Index magazine today!  more »

Factoid: Rookie tight ends

There are some really good tight ends coming out of college this year. Probably a first-rounder, and perhaps three in the first two rounds. The possibility of one of those guys being drafted by the Patriots (and their six picks in the first three rounds) is particularly enticing after Rob Gronkowski's retirement.   more »


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