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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
7 Wide Receiver Sleepers (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
Value is the name of the game. In fantasy football, identifying those mid-to-late round value players is one of the most important, and most ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Aug 29
5 Wide Receiver Busts (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
Finding the hidden gems and value picks in fantasy football drafts is always popular, but knowing which players are likely to bust is equally ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyThu, Aug 23
5 Running Back Busts (2018 Fantasy Football) photo
Most people would rather gloss right over bad news to get to the positives--the good stuff. That's why reading about fantasy football sleepers tends to ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyMon, Aug 20
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 FantasyWed, Aug 15
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 FantasySat, Aug 11
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 FantasyFri, Aug 10
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 FantasyFri, Aug 3
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 FantasyTue, Jul 24
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.