Fantasy Football: What to do with Kevin Smith?
BEAST DOME NATION.
Many of you, including myself. Were shocked to see Mikel Leshoure get 26 carries. He looked powerful, he looked angry, and most importantly. The Lions were more than satisfied with what he was doing on the field. Leshoure finished with 100 Yards Rushing, he even added 4 receptions for 34 Yards.
Take everything you wish Kevin Smith was, and you have that in Leshoure with nothing to worry about. Nothing to worry about if you own Leshoure, not Smith. Mikel is a possible RB#1 Potential moving forward.
If you own Kevin Smith, it is time to re-evaluate your situation with him. His upside is capped completely. To make things even worse, Joquie Bell was the only backup RB who had 5 carries for 23 Yards, as well as 4 receptions for 44 Yards. Bell is notoriously known to Kevin Smith owners as the player who vultured one of Kevin Smith’s TDs in Week 1. Now that Bell is the clear #2, Leshoure is the clear #1. Well hopefully you took my advice earlier in the season when I told you to trade. Because now Smith’s value is worthless.
If you did not trade him, you might as well look for other options. Kevin Smith is nothing in Fantasy Football these days as he appears to not only lost his starting job, but his backup job as well.
So now you ask…Who do I pick up?
The solution is a simple one.
You can take my advice that I have been giving all year and add JacQuizz Rodgers if it is not too late. Chances are Daniel Thomas has been snatched by another owner. Nor is he worth anything when Reggie Bush is healthy.
Or you can look at my bold predictions from the start of the season, and still notice a RB by the name of Bilal Powell who is still on the waiver wire.
BILAL POWELL – RB – NYJ
All of preseason, and now the past two games. Powell has been a far more effective RB than Shonn Greene. Powell has burst, he has some power, but most importantly he can catch the ball. Greene does not fit this offense so well as the Jets really need a playmaker, not a three yard gain RB. The Jets truly love Powell and want to give him more carries. This week he out shined Greene, and even had a possesion to himself in Overtime today where he had 3 consecutive carries for 19 Yards. Below is the comparison of the two RBs in Week 3.
SHONN GREENE – 19 Carries 40 Yards. 2 Receptions 9 Yards.
BILAL POWELL – 10 Carries 45 Yards. 2 Receptions 24 Yards.
Powell could potentially be this years Kevin Smith down the line in the season. I would make the move now before it becomes more clear to all owners that Powell should truly be the guy for the Jets. Shonn Greene is in for TWO TERRIBLE WEEKS (Back-to-Back). He plays SF and Houston, which will put a brighter light on the Jets needing to go with Powell after those games.
Huge Week Ahead in Fantasy Football here at BEAST DOME. We all want to make our teams Better, and my only Goal is to see all of you win your championship. Stay Tuned for more content including the Waiver Wire article tomorrow.
Muntradamus is a Fantasy Sports Expert who specializes in Fantasy Football/Baseball/Basketball. He is currently in his first season as a Pro on FantasyPros where he is the only expert to have Adam Dunn, Mike Aviles, Mark Trumbo, Ian Desmond, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Wilin Rosario in his top 20 at each position. Muntradamus not only leads many to championships with his great advice, and outlooks into the future. He is also consistently on the top of leaderboards in DraftStreet. He was also the #1 Fantasy Football Expert of IDP & Overall Rankings in one week, first time in Fantasy Sports History.