For Fantasy Football owners, wide receiver Devin Smith is a very questionable and risky player to take on your team in just his second season with the New York Jets.
In just his second season, wide receiver Devin Smith will have a huge question mark over him in how he will play this upcoming season coming back from a major knee injury. Smith is someone who you shouldn’t risk a draft pick over because it is unsure of when exactly he will be back on the field.
Smith does have the ability to make the Jets’ offense be more explosive with his speed and ability with his sensational catches. Last season he was not that productive as he wasn’t used as much. In 10 games, Smith had one touchdown, 115 total yards and averaged 12.8 yards per catch.
Even though Smith had very low productive numbers, he could change things around this season. If he works on his skills and can be healthy, he could make himself into a surprise option with his fantasy football value but it’s unlikely. Smith might not be the same player because of his torn ACL injury which might inhibit his overall speed that made him famous in college.
The Jets could possibly use him as a kickoff/punt returner but the competition so far in training camp is stacked for the opening spot. He has the speed and agility to be a game changer but it will be difficult to be patient enough to see if he turns things for the better once he returns in 2016.
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If the Jets allow him to heal correctly and don’t rush him to come back, then he could be worth taking a risk on via waivers.
It’s best for fantasy owners to look elsewhere to round out their lineups as Smith won’t be worth spending a draft pick on in the grand scheme of things.
His fantasy use will be very limited and he could be probably used as a backup on the Jets.
Overall, Smith just isn’t worth taking a risk on come draft time. While the Jets did re-sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, the receiving corps of the team is stacked with talent. Smith will more than likely be lost in the shuffle and even if he does come back ready to play, might find himself on the lower part of the depth chart.