In this weekly column, I typically explore some young players who haven’t made much of a consistent impact to date on their fantasy football teams. Some players may be available on your waiver wire, some may be available via a cheap or moderate trade. Acquiring or not acquiring one of these players could decide how well your dynasty or keeper team does for the next few years. This week I take a look at Jets quarterback Geno Smith and Bengals wide receiver Mohammed Sanu:
QB-Geno Smith, NYJ- This might have been the best game I saw from the second year signal caller, but it’s a far cry to say that he is more polished right now. Against the Patriots, he made quicker decisions early on by finding an open receiver on his first or second read or deciding to scramble after the pocket crumbled around him. I’m not sure if we will ever see him use the patience to scan the entire field before making a decision though. The quarterback is improving on the little things: selling fake handoffs and pump fakes to slow down the rush. I really like when the Jets roll him out to the right, this cuts the field in half for him which either opens up something downfield or creates a running lane for him to exploit. The times Smith decided to run, he protected the ball, switching the pigskin to the arm nearest the sideline, and chose not to take unnecessary punishment.