News: 1 day agoSmith (groin) returned to practice Sunday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Spin: Smith picked up the groin injury late last week and ultimately was sidelined for the Eagles' preseason opener after missing a few practices in a row. However, as expected, the issue wasn't severe, and the second-year wideout appears on track to suit up for Sunday's exhibition game against the Browns.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Smith didn't quite match the fantasy output of fellow top rookie WRs Ja'Marr Chase and Jaylen Waddle last season, but the 2021 10th-overall pick performed pretty well for a vertical target in a run-heavy scheme. Smith ranked eighth at the position in average depth of target (14.0) and finished in the 80th percentile or better in both catch rate and yards per target over expected. Smith looks the part of a star receiver, but he'll be hard-pressed to see a big boost in targets after the acquisition of A.J. Brown and with the Eagles seemingly committed to the run with Jalen Hurts under center. The 23-year-old is best viewed as a WR3/flex and can be upgraded a bit in non-PPR formats.