Irv Smith Jr. Fantasy Predictions, Rankings, & Odds: Week 17 Vikings vs Lions

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on December 31, 2020

Irv Smith Jr. and the Minnesota Vikings (6-9) bring a three-game losing streak into a meeting with the Detroit Lions (5-10) on Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Ford Field.

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Week 17 Projections

Smith is projected to score 5.9 fantasy points in Week 17 against Detroit. The Lions are the 32nd-ranked team in fantasy points allowed and 19th-ranked against tight ends. Smith ranks 13th among tight ends for the upcoming week, fantasy owners might be better off looking elsewhere for a TE this week. The Lions have allowed opposing offenses to throw for 291.7 yards per game, placing them 30th in the league.

Tight End Projected Fantasy Ranks for Week 17
Rank Name Week 17 Projected Fantasy Points
1 Darren Waller 10.1
2 Travis Kelce 9.3
3 George Kittle 8.8
12 T.J. Hockenson 5.9
13 Irv Smith Jr. 5.9
14 Mike Gesicki 5.8

Projected fantasy points and data in this article reflect data from SportsData.io as of December 30, 2020, 6:20 AM ET.

Season Fantasy Ranking

Smith is the 180th-highest scoring player overall in fantasy football this season, far higher than his average draft position of 315. He goes into the matchup as the 92nd-ranked tight end, 72 spots below his No. 20 ADP among TEs. On the field this season, Smith has hauled in 28 passes for 335 yards and scored five touchdowns.

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Irv Smith Jr. Weekly Performance

Week Opponent Opp. Pos. Rank Fantasy Points
16 NO 18 17.3
15 CHI 29 3.7
14 TB 21 12.3
13 JAX 31 0
12 CAR 20 0
11 DAL 22 2.3
10 CHI 24 0
9 DET 12 13
8 GB 8 1.6
6 ATL 31 7.5
5 SEA 3 6.4
4 HOU 21 0
3 TEN 29 0
2 IND 1 0.3
1 GB 18 (2019) 1.1

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