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Jody Smith

Jody Smith

NFL Correspondent


2012 Most Accurate Expert here at FantasyPros. Member of the Pro Football Writer's of America who covers the Texans for USAToday's Texans Wire. I also contribute to GridironExperts, Fanball, and FantasySharks. Past work includes Pro Football Focus and had articles featured on, Yahoo and many other sites and magazines. I live in Houston and also host a podcast.

Articles From Jody
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 17 photo
For the vast majority of fantasy football players, Week 16 culminated in a championship game that certainly had some memorable performances from a whacky ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Dec 25
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 15 photo
The 2018 fantasy football season came and went at a pace unmatched except by the touchdown-scoring prowess by some of the league's high-octane passing ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Dec 19
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 16 photo
Crank up Europe's The Final Countdown because this is it. All those hours you spent reading and researching fantasy football stats and trends instead of ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Dec 18
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 14 photo
The fantasy playoffs are underway and in most leagues Week 14 was the opening round. If you're concerned about last week's NFL passing targets, ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Dec 12
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 15 photo
Adding and dropping players ahead of Week 15 means that you've done a good job surviving the tumultuous 2018 season, so congratulations on making ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Dec 11
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 13 photo
Evaluating all the passing targets from each NFL game is one of the best ways that we can identify which players are getting the ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Dec 5
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 14 photo
Congratulations on making it this far. Week 14 kicks off the fantasy playoffs in the vast majority of leagues and if you still have enough ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Dec 4
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 12 photo
Week 13 is a transitional week. Bye weeks are over and sadly, all the wonderful Thanksgiving treats were likely finished off during Sunday's NFL ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Nov 28
Latest News From Jody
Rob Gronkowski to strongly consider retirement  photo
Following an injury-marred and disappointing 2018 NFL season, long-time New England Patriots' stand out tight end Rob Gronkowski is expected to "strongly consider retirement," in the weeks and months after New England's season ends. Gronkowski was rumored to be considering retirement before the 2018 campaign began and was also the subject of trade rumors. The nine-year veteran battled a back injury and other ailments that held him to a career-low three touchdowns and only 47 receptions in 13 games.
D'Onta Foreman will play Week 16 photo
Sophomore running back D'Onta Foreman will make his 2018 season debut in Week 16 as the Texans travel to Philadelphia. Foreman has missed a year after tearing his Achilles' last season. He'll slot in behind Alfred Blue for change of pace work.
D'Onta Foreman inactive Week 14  photo
Despite participating in practice during the week, the Texans declared sophomore running back D'Onta Foreman inactive for the club's AFC South showdown with the Colts.
Robby Anderson will play in Week 14 photo
WR Robby Anderson (ankle) is active and will start in Week 14 as the Jets face the Buffalo Bills. Anderson has been limited by an ankle injury and has made little impact in New York's past five games.
T.Y. Hilton active Week 14  photo
T.Y. Hilton (shoulder) is active and will start in Houston Week 14 as the Colts look to remain alive in the AFC South race. Hilton was listed as a game-time decision after a limited week of practice but was cleared in pre-game warmups.
San Darnold will start Week 14 photo
As expected, first-round rookie quarterback Sam Darnold will be back under center for the Jets on Sunday. Darnold got in a full week's worth of practice after sitting out New York's past three games and will be good to go for a tough spot against the Bills.
Mitch Trubisky will start Week 14 photo
After missing two starts with a shoulder injury, Mitchell Trubisky has been removed from the injury report and will be under center this week as the Bears host the NFC's top-seeded Rams. The Bears went 1-1 while Trubisky was sidelined and remain 1.5 games ahead of the Vikings.
DeSean Jackson could miss remainder of 2018 season  photo
According to Tampa Bay Sports Radio, Buccaneers wide receiver DeSean Jackson could miss the remainder of the 2018 NFL season with a thumb injury. On WDAE's afternoon show, ESPN's Jenna Laine said that "I think it's quite possible we don't see [Jackson] the rest of the season." Laine indicated that Jackson's frustration over his current role combined with the thumb injury could mark the end of Jackon's time with the Bucs.
WDAE Tampa BayThu, Dec 6
Aqib Talib will play Week 13  photo
The Rams' ailing secondary will get a boost in Week 13 as cornerback Aqib Talib was activated from IR and will play for the first time since Week 3 with an ankle injury.
Keke Coutee INACTIVE Week 13  photo
Oft-injured Texans' rookie wideout Keke Coutee will not play in Week 13 versus the Cleveland Browns. Coutee has been plagued by a bum hamstring all season and will once again be sidelined by the ailment.