Jody Smith

Jody Smith

NFL Correspondent

Bio

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 NFL.com, Yahoo and many other sites and magazines. I live in Houston and also host a podcast.


Articles From Jody
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 6 photo
Targets continue to reign supreme as the ultimate indicator of which pass-catcher are being put in the best position to have the opportunity to ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy13 hrs ago
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 7 photo
It's hard to believe that six weeks of the 2018 football season are already in the rearview mirror. After this upcoming slate of games, the ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 days ago
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 5 photo
The passing numbers being put up in today's NFL seem to keep getting more and more insane. Quarterbacks are now hitting the 400-yard passing ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy1 wk ago
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 6 photo
It's hard to believe this, but a full one-third of the 2018 football season is now behind us. Points have been the main takeaway ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy1 wk ago
Fantasy Football Target Analysis: Week 4 photo
The passing numbers being put up in today's NFL seem to keep getting more and more insane. Quarterbacks are now hitting the 400-yard passing ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 wks ago
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups: Week 5 photo
Week 4 is in the books and that mean's we've already hit the one-quarter mark of the 2018 fantasy football season. The positive of ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 wks ago
Latest News From Jody
Nick Vannett inactive for Week 6 photo
The Seattle Seahawks listed tight end Nick Vannett as out for the club's Week 6 tilt in London against the Raiders. Vannett had been dealing with a back issue, which tend to be problematic when not allowed to heal properly.
Paul Richardson active for Week 6 photo
Adam Caplan reported that Washington Redskins wideout Paul Richardson, who was listed as questionable with knee and shoulder ailments, will start against Carolina in Week 6.
Ito Smith expected to have expanded role in Week 6 photo
With Devonta Freeman (foot, groin) ruled out for Week 6, fourth-round rookie Ito Smith should see an expanded role in an excellent matchup. With Freeman out of the lineups from Weeks 2-4, Smith played about 30% of Atlanta's snaps and was particularly involved in the red zone. Smith only got 10 rushes in the past two Falcons' games but has punched in a pair of touchdowns.
Tyler Kroft ruled out for Week 6  photo
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Kroft (foot) has been ruled out for the club's Week 6 home tilt versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Kroft injured his foot last week against the Dolphins and never returned. His absence will make C.J. Uzomah an interesting streamer.
Chris Hogan unable to participate in practice  photo
Patriots' wide receiver Chris Hogan was downgraded from limited Wednesday to did not practice on Thursday. Hogan is dealing with a thigh injury that is becoming a concern towards his Week 6 availability. Rob Gronkowski and Josh Gordon have also been limited but are expected to play.
Rhett Ellison inactive for Week 6  photo
The Giants will host the Eagles on Thursday Night Football and be without their top two tight ends. Evan Engram is still recovering from a knee injury and backup Rhett Ellison will miss the game with a foot ailment. The G-Men are down to Scott Simonson and Garrett Dickerson.
Eric Ebron misses another practice  photo
NFL tight end touchdown leader Eric Ebron missed a second consecutive practice session for the Colts Thursday and is listed as questionable for the team's Week 6 game against the Jets. Ebron is battling several leg ailments, including an injured quad, ankle, and knee. It's possible the Colts are simply being cautious here but we'll have a better indication of Ebron's Week 6 availability if he's able to participate in Friday's practice session.
Cooper Kupp misses practice Wednesday  photo
Cooper Kupp still hasn't cleared the league's concussion protocol and was held out of Wednesday's practice session. Kupp was able to participate in a walk-thru, which bodes well for his potential availability for Sunday's matchup with the Broncos in Denver. Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News tweeted "[Brandin] Cooks and Kupp took part in Rams’ walk-thru today. McVay said he feels good about both being able to play Sunday, but they remain in concussion protocol."
Brandin Cooks (concussion) misses practice  photo
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks did not practice Wednesday and has still not cleared the league's concussion protocol. Cooks was, however able to participate in a walk-thru and seems to be recovering well. Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register tweeted that head coach Sean McVay feels good about Cooks and Cooper Kupp's chances of playing Sunday in Denver.
Marvin Jones officially active  photo
Listed as questionable all week with an ankle injury, Marvin Jones is officially active and will start against the Packers in Week 5.