Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith made four catches for 66 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Eagle’s upset win over the Denver Broncos in Week 10, but the breakout has been a long time coming.
Smith has seen six or more targets in three of his last four games, and he’s ranking amongst some of the best wide receivers in the NFL when it comes to target share, air yardage share and yards per route run.
His targets have fallen off a bit in recent weeks compared to the start of the season, but Smith is doing more with those targets, catching three scores over the past two games and totaling his second 100-yard game of the season in Week 9.
On top of that, the Eagles have one of the easier schedules the rest of the season, which means Smith could finish strong in his rookie campaign. Philly may not be sold on Jalen Hurts as its franchise quarterback, but Smith is a great piece for any quarterback on the outside. In fact, over the last four weeks he's the top-rated wide receiver in the NFL.
Through 10 games, Smith has accumulated 68 targets for 42 catches and 603 yards. He’s found the end zone four times, but he hadn’t caught a touchdown from Weeks 2 to 8 before finding it three times in the past two games.
Smith may not be a Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite at WynnBET, but he’s made some serious noise so far this year. He and Philly are one-point favorites at home against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11.