Geno Smith is primed for a big performance against the Raiders

Yahoo Sports’ Andy Behrens explains why Smith’s return from a bye week is crucial for fantasy managers in week 12.

Video transcript

[AUDIO LOGO]

ANDY BEHRENS: It's time for a Spiced Take presented by Captain Morgan.

[AUDIO LOGO]

Oh, it was tough getting through Geno Smith's bye week, but we made it. Now we're on the other side. Geno Smith has thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. He's leading the NFL in completion percentage right now. He's also the guy who gets to throw to DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, which is a pretty nice way to make a living. He's been an effective rushing threat on the season too.

This week Geno Smith faces the Raiders, that is a bottom third pass defense. They never take the ball away from an opponent, very friendly matchup. Vegas, on the season, allowing the fourth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. So yes, of course I expect a big week from Geno. I'm gonna give him 288 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, no picks, 35 yards on the ground.

The NFL's third annual Fan of the Year contest presented by Captain Morgan celebrates original and extraordinary fans. We're proud to announce the 32 team nominees who spice up the game through their love of football. Visit nfl.com/fanoftheyear to discover their stories and vote for the ultimate NFL Fan of the Year.