Irv Smith Jr. Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 240 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- August 9, 1998 (24)
- 4th Season
- 2019 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 50 (MIN)
Irv Smith Jr. News
The Minnesota Vikings placed tight end Irv Smith Jr. (ankle) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, which will keep him out for at least the next four games. He's expected to be sidelined eight to 10 weeks after suffering a high-ankle sprain in the Week 8 win over the Arizona Cardinals. On top of the injury, the Vikings went out and acquired T.J. Hockenson from the Detroit Lions on Tuesday, so he'll now step in as the team's top pass-catching tight end with Smith sidelined. The 24-year-old Smith might not play again in 2022, so he's not worth holding in single-year fantasy leagues, especially with Hockenson now in town. Smith missed all of last season due to injury and might finish 2022 with just seven games played for the Vikings.
The initial belief is that Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (ankle) suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Week 8 win over the Arizona Cardinals, according to sources. The Vikings are still sorting out Smith's timetable, but there's a good chance that he'll miss some game action moving forward. High-ankle sprains can sideline players anywhere from two to six weeks, so fantasy managers should expect to be without Smith at least for Week 9 against the Washington Commanders. The 24-year-old caught all four of his targets for 28 yards before leaving on Sunday. Johnny Mundt, who caught his only pass for a touchdown, could become an interesting touchdown-dependent TE2 streamer if Smith misses any time, but Jacob Hollister could be involved as well at the position in Minnesota.
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. (ankle) will need an MRI after injuring his ankle late in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. Smith didn't impress in Week 8, amassing only four receptions for 28 yards. Overall, the 24-year-old hasn't done much on the fantasy end this season outside his two touchdown catches. While managers can look to Smith as a desperation fantasy option from week to week based on his small upside, he's easily replaceable if he can't go in Week 9 versus the Commanders.
Entering 2021, Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. held a lot of promise because of his opportunity for targets, high draft capital (50th overall in 2019), and athletic profile. Unfortunately, he suffered a season-ending meniscus injury during the preseason, ending his chance to breakout. While the 23-year-old is still recovering from the injury, the expectation is that he will be healthy for Week 1 and could be ready for training camp in late July. In 2020, Smith Jr. played behind Kyle...