Geno Smith signed as a free agent with the Chargers, and he will be the No. 2 quarterback behind Philip Rivers. Smith has minimal Fantasy value and should not be drafted in the majority of leagues. In 2017, Smith was a backup with the Giants and had minimal playing time. He started Week 13 at Oakland when Eli Manning was benched and completed 21-of-34 passes for 212 yards and one touchdown. Smith would only have value if Rivers were hurt or benched, but you can just add him off waivers in that scenario. We don't expect Smith to make much of a Fantasy impact this year
Smith was 14-of-23 passing for 218 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's preseason loss to Arizona. Smith is battling Cardale Jones for the backup job to Philip Rivers. Jones got the start with Rivers sitting out. While Smith was more impressive, he faced the second- and third-string defenses. The backup quarterback role may not be decided until late in the preseason.
Smith has reached an agreement with the Chargers on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Smith played for the Giants in 2017, starting one game and completing 21-of-34 pass attempts for 212 yards and a touchdown. The move brings depth to the Chargers' quarterbacking corps, with an aging Philip Rivers now backed up by both Smith and Cardale Jones. Whether Smith or Jones will take over as the No. 2 remains to be determined.
Smith has a visit scheduled with the Seahawks on Friday, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Smith started 29 combined games in his first two seasons with the Jets, but he yielded the floor to Ryan Fitzpatrick in 2015 and 2016, appearing in just three more games with the club. Signing on with the Giants last March, Smith proceeded to win the backup job to Eli Manning and even took over under center when former coach Ben McAdoo decided to end Manning's streak of 210 consecutive regular-season starts in Week 13. Prior to his meeting in Seattle, Smith connected with the Chargers on Thursday, so the veteran QB appears to be closing in on his next gig. Both locales have openings, but at least Philip Rivers has another quarterback (Cardale Jones) on the depth chart. The same cannot be said for Russell Wilson after the Seahawks waived Trevone Boykin earlier this week due to an impending legal issue.
Smith (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Redskins. As expected, Smith has yielded backup duty to Davis Webb, but interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo was noncommittal during the week about an appearance for the rookie signal caller. No matter how the QB situation plays out Week 17, Smith may have played his last snap for any squad based in New York City due to his status as a unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Smith is in line to back up Eli Manning during the Giants' game Sunday against the Cowboys, Tom Rock of Newsday reports. The Giants will officially reinstate Eli Manning as the team's starting quarterback Wednesday following the veteran's one-game benching, a change that was set in motion shortly after head coach Ben McAdoo was fired Monday. While Smith, who threw for 212 yards and one touchdown but lost two fumbles during his start in the Week 13 loss to the Raiders, is set to become a free agent this offseason and doesn't appear to have a long-term future with the franchise, he'll likely dress Sunday with third-round rookie Davis Webb apparently not ready for the understudy role just yet. Webb is expected to receive more reps than usual in practice this week, however, potentially setting the stage for Smith to fall to third on the depth chart at some point during the Giants' final three games.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/09||Kansas City Chiefs||25||20.41|
|3||09/23||@Los Angeles Rams||9||16.65|
|4||09/30||San Francisco 49ers||27||21.00|
|15||12/14||@Kansas City Chiefs||25||20.41|
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|3 Year Avg||61.3||201||1||1||18||0||12|