Geno Smith, QB, Jets
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2014 Outlook: Deep-league OnlyLast updated on Jul-13-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith
In his rookie season, Geno Smith showed why he slipped out of the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Much like his day at West Virgina, Smith was wildly inconsistent and was a turnover machine. Smith threw just 12 touchdowns to go along with 21 interceptions and seven fumbles. These numbers resulted in a 35.9 QBR. While Michael Vick is clearly the superior quarterback, Smith is expected to be the Jets' starter. He has been taking 75-percent of the snaps with the starting unit this offseason. His passing numbers are miserable; however, Smith is a decent runner. He carried the ball 72 times for six TDs and 366 yards. He lacks elite speed, yet defenses have to respect his ability to take off out of the pocket. Smith did have a few big fantasy weeks against Buffalo, Atlanta and a tough Cleveland defense. He also went from October 20th to December 8th without throwing a single touchdown pass and that just can't happen again if he wants to keep his job. With awful play like this, Smith can't be trusted to put up respectable numbers. Even with new weapons like free agent WR Eric Decker and rookie TE Jace Amaro, Smith is at best a desperation fill-in; and if he falters, don't be surprised if the Jets call upon Vick. Rex Ryan wants to win now and he most likely won't hesitate to move on from Smith if he has another bad season.
Jets head coach Rex Ryan said on Monday that Eric Decker's hamstring injury is getting better. "He feels better today than he did this time last week," Ryan said. After catching just one ball for 19 yards in Week 3 before taking himself out of the game, Decker played nearly 80 percent of the Jets' snaps in Week 4 and managed four catches for 48 yards and a touchdown.Fantasy Analysis:
Decker should be at close to full strength for the Jets' Week 5 matchup in San Diego. Decker's touchdown saved his fantasy value last weekend, but his owners should feel good about plugging him in as a WR2 in the coming week. The Jets' passing game is badly lacking playmakers, and Decker should see a high volume of targets as a result. His value will be somewhat limited by the play of QB Geno Smith, but Decker is a solid fantasy option as long as his recovery continues unimpeded.
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