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Geno Smith worth waiver wire add to fantasy football lineups after strong Week 5

The Seahawks QB continues to get better week after week. Is he worth a pickup?

Geno Smith #7 of the Seattle Seahawks reacts after a touchdown during the first half of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Caesars Superdome on October 09, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

While Smith didn’t continue his 300-plus passing yard streak this week, he did put up good numbers in the Seahawks’ loss to the New Orleans Saints, going 16-for-25 for 268 yards and a season-high three passing touchdowns. Smith hasn’t thrown an interception in two weeks.

Seahawks QB Geno Smith: Week 5 waiver wire

Smith is currently averaging more fantasy points each week than Trevor Lawrence, Matthew Stafford, and even Aaron Rodgers, yet is rostered in just 32.2% of fantasy leagues on ESPN and in 33% on Yahoo.

If you drafted an underperforming QB (read: Russell Wilson) or someone who is out for the time being with an injury, Smith is a reliable pickup. He’s clearly found his groove with this Seattle offense after getting off to a slow first two weeks, and is facing the Cardinals’ less-than-stellar pass defense twice in the next four games. Smith is a solid pickup off the waiver wire if you’ve been shopping for a QB replacement.