Early fantasy football predictions for Geno Smith
When it comes to Fantasy Football, quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets is the true definition of a sleeper pick.
Heading into the upcoming Fantasy Football season, it’s never too early to start having predictions for what should be an incredible year for owners everywhere. Many veteran players are expected to breakout and well, the best owners in fantasy football know how to find sleeper picks that nobody would ever really think twice about drafting.
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When it comes to quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets, he’s heading into a major situation this upcoming season. At this point in time, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has yet to re-sign as all indicators point to Smith starting in 2016 for Gang Green.
Should Smith end up being the starting quarterback of the Jets, he will surprise many thanks to the best supporting cast on offense and coaching he’s ever had in his NFL career. With weapons like running back Matt Forte and wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker, Smith has the arm strength and accuracy to really light up the scoreboard this upcoming season.
Combine the fact that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has a knack for turning struggling quarterbacks into respectable players, just like he did last season with Fitzpatrick, Smith could be on pace for his best season yet with the Jets.
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Smith has had a rough transition into the NFL ever since he was drafted in 2013 as he was thrown to the wolves too early.
Not only did Smith struggle but the talent around him, especially the leadership guiding him, was terrible.
Now with everything to prove and entering the final year of his rookie contract, Smith will be playing with such a chip on his shoulder, he’ll truly silence his critics should he get another opportunity to start.
Of course Smith isn’t perfect and will need to work on his turnover issues, but with Gailey working extensively with him and catering the offensive playbook to his strengths, fantasy owners everywhere can be confident in drafting Smith for their lineup.
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Overall, Smith is a strong QB2 and if he does perform to expectations this fantasy season, could very well see action as a QB1 based on favorable matchups. The Jets have one tough schedule in 2016 but if their ground game and defense deliver, Smith will be the catalyst on offense ready to lead them to plenty of victories.