RB - NYG
Week 17 Outlook
Rod Smith signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Saturday.
Smith will provide depth at running back for the Raiders behind Josh Jacobs and Jalen Richards. He played one offensive snap in 2019. Smith was signed for depth purposes and should not be on the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues.
The Raiders have signed RB Rod Smith.
While Smith isn't fantasy relevant, this does signal that the team could have longer-term concerns about rookie RB Josh Jacobs. It seems like there's a very real chance Jacobs is out for the remainder of the fantasy football playoffs, but his status isn't clear at this point.
The Giants are placing running back Rod Smith on injured reserve with an adductor injury, according to a report from Dan Duggan on Twitter.
Smith had been on the roster bubble in New York as he battled for the third running back job, but his placement on injured reserve allows the team to retain his rights while he gets healthy.
Giants running back Rod Smith rushed five times for eight yards and a touchdown in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Smith is battling for the third running back spot with the Giants, behind Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman, but he is facing competition from Paul Perkins and Jonathan Hilliman, who have both flashed in the preseason.
Cowboys running back Rod Smith rushed 12 times for 35 yards and a touchdown while catching two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the New York Giants.
Smith was filling in for Ezekiel Elliott in a meaningless Week 17 game and, while he did not have a great day from a production standpoint, he did find the end zone for fantasy owners who rolled with him in a spot start.