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
Available Target Analysis: NFC (Fantasy Football) photo
Opportunity is everything in fantasy football. More specifically, today's passing-heavy offenses have led to the passing target as being perhaps the most relevant stat ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy4 days ago
2018 Fantasy Football Expert's PPR Mock Draft photo
In May we are all excited about the NFL Draft so it made sense to gather some of the best fantasy football minds in ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy1 wk ago
Jody Smith's 2018 Fantasy Football Rankings vs. ECR photo
The early part of summer is often the most frustrating time of the year for football fans and especially for fantasy football fans. Sure, ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 wks ago
Impact of Players Changing Teams: NFC (Fantasy Football) photo
Each of the NFL's 32 franchises has different views on player evaluation, roster construction, and salary cap management. Some teams are known to annually ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 wks ago
Impact of Players Changing Teams: AFC (Fantasy Football) photo
The growing popularity of fantasy football has helped lead to the booming global success of professional football, and the NFL has widely embraced this ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy4 wks ago
Why I'm Avoiding Derrick Henry (Fantasy Football) photo
Summer has yet to officially kick off, but the 2018 fantasy football season has been well underway for some time. Dynasty drafts seem to ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy4 wks ago
Latest News From Jody
Chris Ivory to be Buffalo's short-yardage back  photo
While previewing the team's 2018 positional groups, Buffalo News writer Vic Carucci thinks that free-agent addition Chris Ivory is likely to replace LeSean McCoy in short-yardage and goal-line situations. Weighing 223 pounds, Ivory is a punishing power runner who had a lot of success rushing inside the five-yard line in both 2015 and 2016, the last time he had a significant opportunity to produce in that role.
Buffalo News3 days ago
Bradley Chubb signs four-year deal with Broncos  photo
The Broncos have come to terms with No. 5 overall pick Bradley Chubb on a four-year, $27.2 million dollar contract. The deal includes the team's fifth-year option and comes with just under $18 million guaranteed.
Hayden Hurst signs four-year deal with Ravens  photo
The Baltimore Ravens signed No. 25 overall pick TE Hayden Hurst to a four-year deal that includes a fifth-year team option. Hurst joins a crowded group of Ravens' tight ends but looked like a solid pass-catcher and developing blocker at South Carolina.
Willie Snead 'looking to have huge rebound year' photo
The Baltimore Ravens will have a completely revamped receiving corps in 2018, and according to the Baltimore Sun, "if this minicamp is any indication, he's looking to have a huge rebound year." Snead joins Michael Crabtree and John Brown as new veteran acquisitions and the positive reports on the play of quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson could mean Snead will have a prominent role as Baltimore's slot receiver.
Mike Gesicki inks four-year deal with Dolphins  photo
The Miami Dolphins wrapped up their 2018 draft class by coming to terms with No. 42 overall pick Mike Gesicki on a four-year deal.
Kerryon Johnson 'a good bet to carve out a nice role' photo
Albert Breer of MMQB wrote that second-round rookie running back Kerryon Johnson has "flashed competitiveness and great run instincts," in OTAs and minicamp. Breer thinks that Johnson is "a good bet to carve out a nice role in the fall," if he can get up to speed as a pass blocker, where he's reportedly shown big improvements.
SI.com7 days ago
Braxton Miller the odd man out?  photo
Entering his third season with just 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns, Braxton Miller could be the odd man out of Houston's receiving corps. The Texans drafted Keke Coutee in the fourth round and re-signed Bruce Ellington. With more pressing injury concerns at both running back and tight end, the Texans may choose to keep five receivers, leaving Miller to battle for a roster spot with Tyler Ervin.
Rashaad Penny shows improvements as pass blocker photo
Even though OTAs and minicamp practices don't involve full pads, head coach Pete Carroll thinks that first-round rookie running back Rashaad Penny showed enough improvement as a pass blocker that the team feels comfortable using the No. 27 pick in any situation, including third downs. “We don’t have any hesitation that he is going to be fine in that area,’’ said Carroll.
Ronald Jones to get 15-20 touches? photo
Tampa Bay Times staff writer Rick Stroud wrote about the Bucs' first- and second-year players and surmised that second-round rookie running back Ronald Jones "could post the biggest numbers since he should get 15 to 20 touches per game." That would translate out to 240-320 touches in a 16-game season, which is a substantial workload for a rookie rusher that is expected to also cede some carries to Peyton Barber and passing-down work to Charles Sims.
Zach Pascal signs with Colts  photo
One day after being waived by the Tennessee Titans, the Indianapolis Colts claimed former Old Dominion wide receiver Zach Pascal off waivers. Pascal went undrafted and signed with Washington last year before eventually joining Tennessee's practice squad.