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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
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 FantasyTue, May 29
Finding Dynasty Gems on the Waiver Wire (Fantasy Football) photo
Fantasy football tends to be a results-driven, "what have you done for me lately?" hobby. Even dynasty football zealots aren't immune to giving up ...
by Jody Smith in FantasySat, May 26
2018 Fantasy Football Expert Rookie Draft photo
It might seem a tad early to be kicking off fantasy football drafts, but for dynasty leagues, May and June are a great time ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, May 23
2018 Dynasty Start-Up Strategy (Fantasy Football) photo
Much like each NFL Draft differs in quality and approach, drafting a successful dynasty fantasy football roster can vary wildly from year-to-year. While the ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyWed, May 16
Jody Smith's First Round 2018 NFL Mock Draft photo
For football months, the long wait for the 2018 NFL Draft is nearly over. We are now just a day away from all 32 teams ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Apr 24
2018 NFL Draft Needs by Team: NFC North photo
We're now rapidly approaching the long-awaited arrival of the 2018 NFL Draft, and the daily rumor mill is in midseason form. It can be hard to ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Apr 17
2018 NFL Draft Needs by Team: AFC West photo
April truly is one of the best times of the year for sports fans. Baseball is back, The Masters takes place, the NBA postseason ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyFri, Apr 13
2018 NFL Draft Needs by Team: AFC North photo
Spend any amount of time in the fantasy football community or just absorbing daily NFL news and you'll know that the entire focus for ...
by Jody Smith in FantasyTue, Apr 10
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.