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Irv Smith Jr. sidelined to start regular season with meniscus injury

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. is expected to be sidelined to start the NFL regular season with a meniscus injury (per Tom Pelissero)

Fantasy Impact: This is TOUGH news to hear as Smith Jr. was a favorite on this site to be a breakout tight end candidate for fantasy football this year. With his timeline unknown, it’s best to leave him undrafted in your fantasy drafts and look elsewhere at tight end. With Smith Jr. out, Tyler Conklin is next in-line to start at the position for the Vikings.