In 2018, Smith didn’t do much as a second-year player after Delanie Walker went down in Week 1, but finished pretty strong, posting 2-33-1, 3-45-1, 6-44 and 2-63-1 in a four-game stretch from Week 9 to Week 12. Last year, Walker went down in Week 7, and that’s when Smith’s playing time spiked. He gained 60+ yards and/or scored a touchdown in five of his last 10 games, and posted the No. 8 yards per route run among tight ends, per PFF. From Week 7 on, he basically played at a low-end TE1 pace. He’s a fantastic athlete and the Titans are desperate for a productive No. 2 option to complement A.J. Brown, so an 80- to 90-target role is a real possibility for Smith. He just needs targets.
Dec 25, 2020 · 7:29 PM EST