Geno Smith
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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.

ProFootballTalk | Aug 28th
Geno Smith will be the starting quarterback for the Jets against the Raiders in the season opener, but he’s not guaranteed all that much beyond that if he doesn’t show clear improvement over his rookie season. Quarterbacks coach David Lee thinks that Smith has already showed real progress in one area. Lee said Smith had…
Breaking Football | Aug 27th
Geno has the talent to succeed, but there's something off about him. He isn't likely to play a full season with Vick in town.
Fantasy Team Advice | Aug 27th
Although he should be the starting QB for the Jets, Geno still has some developing to do, and shouldn't be targeted outside of 2 QB leagues
The Football Girl | Aug 27th
Last year got ugly at times, but some intriguing potential here.
Fantasy Sports LR | Aug 26th
Per M. Mehta; Smith plans to use his legs this season... a late discovered asset in 2013, he averaged 46 YPG over final four. Those 4-5 points per week help build a solid baseline.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 25th
The positive note on Geno Smith is that despite the struggles that he incurred during his rookie season, he has made no excuses nor has he wavered much in confidence. The Jets brought in Michael Vick to act as a veteran role model and backup to Smith, but make no mistake, this is Smith's job to lose. The Jets brought in wide receiver Eric Decker and running back Chris Johnson to help add some quality elements to a very stagnant 2013 offense. Will it be money well spent? The jury is still out on that. None-the-less, while Smith may find it hard to become a QB2 this season, he doesn't have much competition in fantasy football keeping him outside the top-24.
Breaking Football | Aug 6th
Geno Smith is quarterbacking the New York Jets again in 2014. That’s just fantastic. New York Jets fans everywhere are contemplating changing their favorite team and have one hand preparing a noose. It’s hell on earth for Gang Green, part deux. The best part? Smith is “winning” a quarterback competition over the aging, sacktastic Michael Vick. Winning that battle is like ac...