By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Nov 6th 6:51am EST
Former New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith threw 60 passes in practice Wednesday and said he expects to be available to play Sunday against Pittsburgh, barring a setback. Smith injured his right shoulder in the Jets’ loss to Buffalo in Week 8, and he was inactive Sunday at Kansas City. (Source: The Record
Fantasy Impact: With Michael Vick the starter on Sunday against the Steelers and Geno Smith's only real chance of seeing the field is if Vick massively underperforms or gets injured, Smith's fantasy value is extremely limited.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Nov 1st 3:09pm EDT
New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has been listed as 'questionable' for the team's Week 9 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, as he is dealing with a shoulder injury. But head coach Rex Ryan has said that he'll be able to play in relief of Michael Vick if called upon. (Source: The Star-Ledger
Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith's first quarter benching against the Buffalo Bills last Sunday pretty much sealed the signal caller's fantasy football fate. Not only has he not been consistently good enough to be considered as a QB1, but he also lost his starting job this week to Michael Vick. It is definitely best to avoid Geno Smith.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 26th 6:25pm EDT
In the first quarter of the New York Jets' 43-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, quarterback Geno Smith threw three interceptions, which prompted coach Rex Ryan to relegate him to the bench for veteran Michael Vick. Smith threw three picks to Buffalo defenders while only completing two passes to Jets receivers. (Source: National Football Post
Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith should not be owned in fantasy football, as he is not a reliable option at the quarterback position.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Oct 17th 5:59am EDT
Geno Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown as the Jets fell to the Patriots 27-25 on Thursday night. Perhaps most impressively, Smith had his first turnover-free game of the year against a team who is tied first for takeaways, and contributed 47 of the New York Jets' 218 rushing yards on the evening. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith did take a step forward on Thursday night, but his inability to excecute consistently in the red zone - highlighted by New York's four field goals in the first half - prevents him from being a high fantasy scorer. That's true even when he doesn't give the ball away. He's still on the avoid list.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 2:02pm EDT
Geno Smith completed 23 of 43 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns against the Broncos. He remained turnover-free for much of the game, but a pick six thrown to Aquib Talib in the dying embers gave Smith another blemish on his record. (Source: The Star-Ledger
Fantasy Impact: Smith was okay on Sunday, but his lack of play making ability hurts his fantasy production, as does his knack for giving the ball away. He is a quarterback who has no real value even in the deepest of leagues.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Oct 5th 7:52pm EDT
After a disastrous first half, the New York Jets finally made a change at quarterback, benching starter Geno Smith in favor of Michael Vick to start the second half against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium. Smith entered the game on the hot seat after two straight poor performances. He was awful in the first half, completing only four of 12 passes for 27 yards and an interception, which equated to a 7.6 passer rating. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith looked to have some promise as a backup quarterback in bigger leagues and two quarterback leagues this season - but this is a sign that fantasy players can no longer rely on the former West Virginia signal caller to produce this season.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 8:39am EDT
New York Jets fans began chanting for Michael Vick, after a poor performance by Geno Smith helped the team to their third loss this season. Smith completed 17 of 33 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown, and also threw an interception and fumbled the ball. Smith was back in the spotlight after the game when he swore at a fan - although he later apologised in the team's press conference for his actions. (Source: New York Daily News
Fantasy Impact: Smith is unreliable at the quarterback position both for the Jets and in fantasy. His inability to take care of the ball isn't bailed out by his offensive statistics, and so he isn't really a viable fantasy option. The only real value Smith has at this point is as a reserve quarterback in a two-quarterback league, and should only start if he has a favourable matchup.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Sep 23rd 12:25am EDT
Geno Smith threw for over 300 yards and a touchdown as the Jets fell to the Bears 27-19. Smith, however, threw two interceptions - the first of which was returned for a touchdown on the game's opening play - which contributed to the team's loss. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith now has five turnovers through the first three games of the season, which is a worrying sign for a quarterback. But his production in the air and on the ground has seen Smith put up decent numbers. If the second year quarterback can take care of the ball, then he'd make a good backup quarterback, especially in deeper leagues. But as it stands, turnovers are letting his game down and hurting his fantasy value.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Sep 16th 12:41pm EDT
Geno Smith threw for 176 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, as the New York Jets were defeated by the Green Bay Packers. Smith threw another touchdown pass to Jeremy Kerley, only for it to be chalked off, as officials adjudicated the Jets to have called a timeout before the play. (Source: New York Daily News
Fantasy Impact: If it wasn't for sideline confusion, then Geno Smith would've had a solid fantasy outing on Sunday. He did throw a poor interception in the first half, but he is continuing to play at a level which makes him a viable backup option to plug gaps for injury or bye weeks. He is also an option as a QB2 in two quarterback leagues.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 4:20pm EDT
Geno Smith threw an interception and fumbled the ball away in the first half, but recovered to lead the New York Jets to a 19-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders. The sophomore signal caller went for 221 yards through the air and 38 yards along the ground, whilst also throwing a touchdown pass to offseason recruit Chris Johnson. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: This game didn't start off too well for Smith, but he showcased his talent by helping the Jets move to 1-0. If Smith can erase his errors, then he could turn into a solid and reliable fantasy QB2. But don't rush to pick him up if you don't already have him, because Smith's ugly side could turn up next week. It's best to wait and see if he can play at a decent level consistently first.
By Jim Cunningham, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 8:31am EDT
Geno Smith put up good numbers against the Giants first-team offense, throwing for 137 yards and a TD to rookie TE Jace Amaro.
Fantasy Impact: Geno looked very poised in the pocket Friday night, using his feet only when flushed out of the pocket and sliding at the end of every play. He is looking more and more like what the Jets were hoping he would be when they drafted him last year. He won't be a QB you should count on starting every week but for those of you who like to stream QB's and/or if you play daily fantasy football, pay attention to his match-ups. He could have a couple of big games against some of the weaker defenses in the NFL.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 7:25am EDT
Rex Ryan named Geno Smith as the Jets' Week 1 starting quarterback, following their 35-24 loss to the Giants. Despite the loss, Geno Smith played well, completing 9 of 14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown, helping the team to a 10-7 halftime lead. Smith also took care of the ball as he avoided any turnovers. (Source: Bleacher Report
Fantasy Impact: Smith's performance Friday night was impressive, and he was helped out by the reliability of the receiving corps. If Smith continues to impress and comes into his own under center for the Jets, then he could well be a midseason pickup. As it stands, however, he'll go undrafted in most standard leagues.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 10:31pm EDT
Geno Smith completed 10 of 13 passes for 98 yards and an interception, and picked up 20 rushing yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 25-17 preseason victory over the Bengals. He gained more yards than Michael Vick, who went 5-for-9 with 70 passing yards and a touchdown. (Source: NFL.com)
Fantasy Impact: Smith did little to distance himself from Vick in the 'competition' for the Jets' starting quarterback role, but he still played okay. He may not completely outperform Vick in either of the Jets' remaining preseason games, but he'll probably end up starting Week 1 for the team - barring a massive collapse, or an injury. It's probably best to avoid drafting Smith, perhaps monitoring his progress over the season to see if he's worth picking up at any point.
By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Aug 5th 3:26pm EDT
The New York Jets have announced Geno Smith as the starter (over Michael Vick) against the Indianapolis Colts. Rex Ryan said he has been "happy with the way [Smith has] looked, his command." (Source: The Star Ledger (NJ.com )
Fantasy Impact: Smith being named the starter is just the next step in this "competition." All signs point to Smith being named the week one starter over Vick. While some improvement can be expected from Smith, he is still not QB1 material. Until Smith shows marked differences in level of play, his weapons (Eric Decker, Jeremy Kerley, Jeff Cumberland, etc.) should be limited fantasy options as well.
By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 3:34pm EDT
Michael Vick followed up comments he made in May about the lack of open competition for the starting quarterback position in New York, by suggesting that it is already known Geno Smith is the Jets’ starter. Vick made the comments as the team reported for training camp on Wednesday: “I think that’s already been addressed as far as who the starter is. There’s no more speculation about that.” Barring a freak occurence, Geno Smith will beunder center in Week 1. (Source: NFL.com
Fantasy Impact: If Vick's words are to be believed, then Geno Smith's fantasy stock immediately improves. He still isn’t projected as a starter, even in a two quarterback league, but he could be used to plug holes on a bye week, or if a team’s QB1 goes down with injury. In most eight and ten team leagues, Smith should be available on waivers, but he will be worth keeping an eye on as the season progresses.
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FantasySharks | Oct 10th
Projecting any offensive points at all for the Jets does seem to be
fools gold. For years now I've marveled at the bumbling, stumbling
approach the Jets have had and continue to believe there are
compromising pictures and that heads don't roll because of their
existence. If we took a poll today, how many people
really would vote for Geno Smith as the future of this franchise and how many w...
Rotoworld | Oct 6th
Patrick Daugherty breaks down the week that was, including the struggles of Geno Smith and Jake Locker.