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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
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
2018 Kicker Rankings (Fantasy Football) photo
The second-class citizen status of place-kickers likely began a long time ago, when scrawny, unathletic part-time players trotted onto the field with those single-bar ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, Jul 11
Available Target Analysis: AFC (Fantasy Football) photo
Most efficiency and opportunity-based football metrics start with an analysis of targets. Chances are that players that are commanding a healthy amount of intended ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyFri, Jun 29
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 FantasyThu, Jun 21
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 FantasySat, Jun 16
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 FantasyWed, Jun 13
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 FantasyFri, Jun 8
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 FantasyThu, May 31
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.