Posted: 12/26/2020 1:29 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith caught six passes for 53 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16. He was targeted nine times during the game.
Huddle Up: Smith has become a bigger factor in the passing game over the last several weeks and his nine targets were a season high for him. He should have a favorable matchup next week and can be a No. 1 tight end in most fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/14/2020 2:27 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. had four receptions for a game-high 63 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 14 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: Smith was filling in for the injured Kyle Rudolph (foot), and he showed what he can do as a starter and it was quite impressive. Smith is the future in Minneapolis, and he could be a sneaky fantasy play in seasonal leagues and DFS heading into Week 15 against the Bears if he starts again.
Posted: 12/13/2020 3:05 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. However, his injury could limit the number of offensive snaps that he sees.
Huddle Up: Smith had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week. He makes a very risky fantasy play this afternoon because he will not be at 100 percent, although he could see more snaps than the Vikings are initially planning to give him since TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) will probably be inactive for this game.
Posted: 12/11/2020 7:30 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) was a limited participant in practice Friday, Dec. 11, and is listed as questionable on the team's Week 14 injury report.
Huddle Up: Smith was able to get in back-to-back limited practices to end the week, increasing his chances of playing Sunday. He's a TE2 if active.
Posted: 12/11/2020 2:24 am UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 10.
Huddle Up: Smith appears to have a chance to play this week and could see a decent amount of targets if Kyle Rudolph is not able to play. Fantasy players may be able to find a better option and can keep Smith on the bench.
Posted: 12/04/2020 11:36 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 13.
Huddle Up: Kyle Rudolph will receive most of the work at tight end and should see some targets in the passing game. He could be a low-end No. 1 fantasy tight end because of the favorable matchup.
Posted: 12/04/2020 5:49 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) remained out of practice Friday, Dec. 4.
Huddle Up: Smith hasn't practiced all week, making him likely to miss a third game in the last four weeks. If so, that puts fellow TE Kyle Rudolph on the streaming radar again for Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars.
Posted: 12/03/2020 11:13 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 3.
Huddle Up: It appears like Smith will miss at least one more game because of an injury. Kyle Rudolph should see a decent amount of targets and can be a low-end No. 1 tight end because of the matchup.
Posted: 11/29/2020 2:49 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back, groin) was downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 12's game against the Carolina Panthers Saturday, Nov. 28.
Huddle Up: TE Kyle Rudolph could see more targets this afternoon in Smith's absence but is not a recommended option in any fantasy format, with 30 or fewer receiving yards in seven of his 10 games this season.
Posted: 11/27/2020 10:32 pm UTC
Minnesota Vikings TE Irv Smith (back, groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 27, and is listed as doubtful for Week 12.
Huddle Up: Kyle Rudolph probably will see a few more targets with Smith still sidelined. He has been held to under 30 yards in seven of 10 of his games this season and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.