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
Running Back Sleepers (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
Not that long ago, running backs dominated the fantasy landscape so much that the overall accepted rules for both scoring and lineups were changed ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy3 days ago
5 Quarterback Sleepers (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
No position in fantasy football is as deep as the quarterback, which also happens to be the highest-scoring slot on most rosters. This leads ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy7 days ago
5 Quarterback Busts (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
In today's NFL game, you're not going anywhere without a quality quarterback. The speed of today's athletes, rule changes that favor offenses, and overall ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy1 wk ago
Evaluating Committee Backfields (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
Many different factors led to the running back position being devalued. Not only in the NFL game, but especially in fantasy football where PPR ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy2 wks ago
Fantasy Points Per Opportunity (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
In a simpler time, gauging a player's fantasy scoring prowess was as easy as tracking how many yards and touchdowns they scored. Today's metrics-driven ...
by Jody Smith in Fantasy4 wks ago
Jody Smith's Top-10 Deep Sleepers for 2018 (Fantasy Football) photo
Just like the NFL, fantasy football has evolved as its popularity has soared. You can find on any number of 'fantasy sleeper' articles online ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Jul 17
Latest News From Jody
Jamaal Williams 'fine' after minor ankle sprain photo
Presumptive Green Bay starting running back Jamaal Williams was knocked out of the Packers' 51-34 preseason victory over Pittsburgh with what is now being called a minor ankle sprain. Williams isn't expected to miss much, if any time at all.
Jake Kumerow has sprained SC joint  photo
Packers' wide receiver Jake Kumerow escaped a major injury but sprained the SC joint in his shoulder during the team's 51-34 victory over Pittsburgh. Kumerow was praised by Aaron Rodgers during training camp and has exploded in two preseason games, catching 6 of 10 targets for 190 yards and a pair of touchdowns from 52 and 82-yards out. The sprained SC shouldn't keep Kumerow out for very long.
James Conner looks terrific against Packers  photo
Taking advantage of Le'Veon Bell's absence, sophomore running back James Conner put on a show against the Packers first-team defense, busting loose for gains of 24 and 26-yards for a touchdown. Conner showed excellent burst and ran through several tacklers. After losing a yard on his first two totes, Conner busted off gains of 8, 24 and the 26-yard house call.
James Conner looks terrific against Packers  photo
Taking advantage of Le'Veon Bell's absence, sophomore running back James Conner put on a show against the Packers first-team defense, busting loose for gains of 24 and 26-yards for a touchdown. Conner showed excellent burst and ran through several tacklers. After losing a yard on his first two totes, Conner busted off gains of 8, 24 and the 26-yard house call.
1 day ago
Samaje Perine leaves game with ankle injury  photo
Washington running back Samaje Perine was forced out of the Redskins' second preseason game of the year after just one carry. Perine injured his ankle after busting loose for a 30-yard gain off right tackle in the first quarter.
Ben Roethlisberger out of league's concussion protocol  photo
After leaving the field following a scary collision with right tackle Marcus Gilbert, Ben Roethlisberger passed the baseline tests and was cleared from the concussion protocol. Roethlisberger will travel with his teammates to Green Bay, but won't play in the team's second preseason game against the Packers, as planned. He should be back on the field for the team's scheduled Saturday practice.
Marcus Mariota lights up Bucs' secondary for four straight TDs photo
In a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before their Saturday night preseason matchup, Titan's QB Marcus Mariota "picked apart" Tampa's secondary, completing a touchdown pass on four consecutive plays. The plays did occur during goal-line drills, with Mariota connecting with RB Dion Lewis, and tight end Jonnu Smith, Anthony Firkser, and Luke Stocker.
The Tennessean 2 days ago
Geoff Swaim is Cowboys' 'undisputed' No. 1 tight end  photo
Kristi Scales of The Dallas Morning News reported that fourth-year veteran Geoff Swaim "is the undisputed No. 1 on the Cowboys' tight end depth chart." Blake Jarwin is the current No. 2, followed by rookie Dalton Schultz, who is viewed as more of an in-line blocker, while Jarwin is a potential downfield receiving threat. The article also speculates that Dallas will only keep three tight ends and that Rico Gathers is currently on the outside looking in.
Josh Gordon 'flirting with jail time' over failure to pay child support? photo
TMZ is reporting that troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon "could be flirting with jail time" for failure to pay child support. According to the article, Gordon missed an August 1st deadline to pay child support for his 3-year-old daughter, but Gordon's attorney has argued that the wide receiver "won't get his first paycheck until September 9 -- Week 1 of the NFL season."
TMZ 2 days ago
Calvin Ridley expected to return kicks in Atlanta's second preseason game photo
First-round rookie wide receiver Calvin Ridley is expected to get some kick and punt return opportunities as the Falcons host the Chiefs for the club's second preseason game. Ridley only returned a pair of punts at Alabama but has been catching them throughout training camp and spent some time with the kick return unit on Wednesday. Fellow rookie Ito Smith has also been returning kicks and Isaiah Oliver and Marvin Hall returned punts last week.