Geno Smith

Geno Smith

New York Jets

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By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Mon, Aug 3rd 5:24pm EDT

Third-year quarterback Geno Smith has had a strong start to the New York Jets' training camp as he attempts to prove his starting-calibre talent. So far, the young signal caller has gone without being intercepted, despite throwing towards a secondary including All-Pro Darrelle Revis. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If this is the beginning of a breakout year for Smith, then he does become a viable option. He's definitely not a QB1, but if he continues as he's started, then Smith should at least be making a bench in every league. He's got talent around him, but it is now up to Smith to take the next step in his development.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Jun 10th 8:06pm EDT

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith responded to a first day horror show at minicamp where he threw three interceptions, by posting a solid showing on Wednesday. Taking most of the first-team reps, he threw the ball quickly and accurately, and avoided any turnovers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This coming season is make or break for Geno Smith, and already he is starting to show the Jekyll and Hyde inconsistency that has plagued his career so far. It's only early, so there is plenty of time for Smith to get things right. But for now, he's not a quarterback you should be drafting for your fantasy teams.


By Jonathan Ebanks, Jets Correspondent, Thu, May 28th 1:51am EDT

Geno Smith is going to receive all the first-team reps during this week's OTA practices. (Source: Dennis Waszak Jr. on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jets coach Todd Bowles said, " If he's playing well, he's the starter." He won't take all the first-team reps in training camp, though. The Jets want someone to compete against him during camp, but all signs point to Smith as the starter come Week 1.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Apr 14th 6:02am EDT

Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole has said that the New York Jets' new regime is ready to move on from Geno Smith at quarterback, hence why they are exploring all avenues when it comes to addressing the position in the draft. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: If what Cole says is to be believed, time could quickly be running out for Geno Smith as a starter for the Jets. Barring an amazing turnaround this offseason, it's likely that Smith will either miss out on the starting role altogether, or won't produce well enough to warrant a spot on any fantasy football roster.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Apr 8th 8:34pm EDT

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has started working out with Tom House, who has also tutored both Tom Brady and Drew Brees in the past. Smith was poor in his sophomore year, and was benched in favor of Michael Vick in Week 8's loss to the Buffalo Bills. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith will have to improve significantly if he is to assume the starting role at quarterback for the Jets in 2015. His competition will be Ryan Fitzpatrick, but beating out the former Texan, or potentially a rookie should the team look to address that need through the draft, will still require Smith to take a big step up. This is a start, but Geno should not figure in your fantasy plans heading into the new season.


By Isaac Leicht, Jets Correspondent, Thu, Apr 2nd 6:58pm EDT

The Jets are bracing for a QB competition between Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick but according to Jets head coach Todd Bowles they want to add another QB to compete. During a conference call with season-ticket holders Thursday, Bowles said: “Ryan is going to compete, as well as Geno is going to compete, and we hope to add somebody else to compete with them...”

Fantasy Impact: This could be a clue that the Jets are targeting Oregon QB Marcus Mariota with the sixth pick. It could also be a smokescreen leading up to the draft. Either way, the eventual starting QB for the Jets has some nice pass catching options in Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall so there could be a little fantasy relevancy for the QB under center.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Fri, Mar 13th 8:28pm EDT

ESPN reports that the Washington Redskins may be in the market to draft Marcus Mariota if he falls to them at fifth overall in next month's NFL Draft. The New York Jets had previously been heavily rumoured to take him at six. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If the Jets don't manage to nab either Marcus Mariota or Jamies Winston in the first round of the draft, then the race for their starting quarterback spot is likely to be between Geno Smith and Ryan Fitzpatrick this offseason. The winner between the two will have new target Brandon Marshall to throw at, and becomes a decent fantasy backup prospect at the position.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 28th 4:11pm EST

Geno Smith had quite possibly the best game of his career, as he overcame an early fumble to complete 20 of 25 passes for 358 yards and three touchdowns en route to a 37-24 victory over the Miami Dolphins.His performance also earned the second-year signal caller a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: It may be a case of too little, too late for Geno Smith in New York. Whether he stays in the Big Apple as a starter for 2015 still remains to be seen, chances are he won't. But if Smith could post numbers like he did against the Miami Dolphins on a consistent basis for either the Jets or someone else, then he could end up being a viable fantasy asset. But chances are that will not happen.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 4:30pm EST

Geno Smith completed 17 of 27 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown, and was intercepted once as the New York Jets fell to the New England Patriots 17-16. A late sack conceeded by Smith also contributed to a missed field goal by kicker Nick Folk, which would have put the Jets ahead. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Since returning from his benching in favour of Michael Vick, the Jets' signal caller has been solid under center. Today was another example of that, but Smith doesn't do enough to be a viable fantasy starter, or a starting NFL quarterback for any of the 32 teams.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 7:25pm EST

Geno Smith completed 16 of 28 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown, while also managing to remain turnover free as the New York Jets got their first road win of the season. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Geno Smith's inability to take his game to anything above mediocre keeps him from being a fantasy starter in any format, and despite guiding the Jets to victory on Sunday, it appears that the Geno Smith era in New York is almost at an end.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 4:58pm EST

Geno Smith played well as he completed 18 of 29 passes for 254 yards, a touchdown, and one interception in the New York Jets's 30-24 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Smith's performance showed that he can be a servicable quarterback for the Jets. But the lack of spectacular numbers - namely touchdowns - lets him down as a viable fantasy option.


By Cole Patterson, Jets Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 1:07pm EST

Geno Smith was 7 of 13 for 65 yards and an interception in the Jets' Monday night loss to Miami. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Through 58 minutes Smith only threw 8 passes (completing 4). The game plan was obviously to hide Smith behind an aggressive run game. This will likely be the approach to finish out the season, despite John Idzik's desire to evaluate the young QB. Rex Ryan and Marty Mornhinweg clearly have a different game plan. Geno Smith (and by default his receivers) are not even on the fantasy radar at this point.


By Tom Woods, Jets Correspondent, Wed, Nov 26th 8:14am EST

Geno Smith has reclaimed the starting quarterback role for the New York Jets after Michael Vick's lacklustre performance against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Smith ended up replacing Vick in the third quarter of the team's 38-3 in Detriot, and completed ten passes for 89 yards without turning the ball over. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Smith wasn't a viable fantasy option when he was originally the starter, and so he doesn't represent anything more as a starter now. Avoid, avoid, avoid.


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:

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:

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:

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:

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 ( ))

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:

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.

The NY Times | Aug 5th
Smith the likely starter to enter the season, but the hook could come by week five if he fails to impress.
WalterFootball | Aug 4th
Smith is a somewhat intriguing player now that he has Brandon Marshall lining up opposite of Eric Decker. That's not going to make him Aaron Rodgers light, but he has had nice fantasy stretches in the past and if he can smooth out the horrendous fantasy stretches he could be useful, especially in 2QB leagues.
Breaking Football | Aug 4th
Smith is definitely talented. It's his decision-making that needs work. For now he's the guy, so with extra talent around him, there is a CHANCE he progresses.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
With Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, at least he's got a chance to be a decent fantasy option in two-quarterback leagues. And you never know, if he can put it together in year three, he could crack the top 20.
Coach Esser | Jul 28th
No excuses for Geno not to play better this year with Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker lined up on the outside. Of course he was extremely turnover prone and looked like a QB that did not prepare so that's why he's down here.