In the end, it was rookie quarterback Geno Smith who shone as he continued to emerge as a rising fantasy football star.
Geno Smith: 1st rookie in the Super Bowl era to go on road and throw for 3 TD passes, 0 INT, with an 80% completion rate
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 8, 2013
Impressive is a fine word to use for the rookie.
Smith was 16-of-20 for 199 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He also had three carries for 21 yards, helping to fight off a ferocious Falcons pass rush.
Keep in mind, Smith was once considered to be a candidate to go No. 1 overall in the 2013 NFL draft.
Smith now has thrown for 1,090 yards, seven touchdowns and eight interceptions with 106 rushing yards and a score. He’s topped 250 passing yards in three of his first five games and has led New York to a 3-2 record.
Unfortunately, turnovers have been an issue for Smith, which hurts his fantasy value. He’s displayed flashes of brilliance throughout the season, but as he plays with a wide receiver corps that has its fair share of question marks, the numbers won’t always be consistent.
Until he does this on a weekly basis, it’s too soon to start the former West Virginia Mountaineers star. Just don’t be hesitant to sign-and-stash Smith.