The injuries are piling up at the wide receiver position for the Saints. Michael Thomas is already on injured reserve thanks to an ankle injury, and Smith was unable to finish last week’s game vs. the Chiefs with an ankle injury of his own. If he’s forced to miss any time, that would leave the Saints without two of their top three options at the position.
Emmanuel Sanders is already serving as their top wide receiver with Thomas out of the lineup, and he could take on an even larger workload moving forward. His five targets vs. the Chiefs trailed only Alvin Kamara’s six, and he finished with 9.6 FanDuel points.
Lil’Jordan Humphrey also figures to see a bump in value if Smith is unable to suit up in Week 16 vs. the Vikings. He was elevated from the practice squad last week and finished with four targets vs. the Chiefs. He managed to catch two passes for 29 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown. Despite the name, Jordan has massive size for a receiver at 6’4” and 210 pounds, but his subpar athleticism forced him to go undrafted in 2019. He ran a 4.75 40-yard dash at the combine, which puts him in the third percentile for NFL wide receivers.
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