By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 5:26pm EDT
Alex Smith and the Chiefs had a dismal day in the opener, losing 26-10 to the Titans. He went 19/35, for 178 total yards with 1 TD and 3 INTs. (Source: ESPN
Fantasy Impact: It's just one game, and the opener at that, but Alex Smith, who has always protected the ball well, threw 3 picks against the Titans. Reports have said that the Chiefs want Alex to take more chances downfield, but they may have to walk that back a bit after today.
By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 10:27am EDT
Alex Smith is projected to have 224 yards passing and 1 touchdown in the game against Tennessee. (Source: FantasyPros)
Fantasy Impact: Smith is a prudent, cautious game manager who is being coached to take more chances downfield. Clearly, Andy Reid likes Smith, as he just signed an extension, but he does need to trust his instincts and skills in order to increase production.
By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Aug 31st 11:18pm EDT
Smith was owed $8 million for 2014, so the deal is actually worth $76 million over 5 seasons, or an average of $15.2 million per year, with $45 million guaranteed. (Source: Terez Paylor on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This seems to be a fair deal for both parties. Smith has improved under Andy Reid and seems more willing to make or attempt tough throws. He remains a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.
By Kevin Steele, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 12:25am EDT
Alex Smith was mostly ineffective in the Chiefs preseason opener against the Bengals. Smith only played the 3 series for the Chiefs, in which he went 3-5 for 19 yards and a lost fumble on his second series of the game.
Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs need Smith to build on the success he had last year to have a chance to compete in 2014. Smith is a QB2, or a bye week filler at this point. Smith is hoping to land a contract extension, but the Chiefs do not seem willing to overpay for him.
By Clinton Ho, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 3:34pm EDT
Smith, who has one year left on his contract, wants to sign an extension and continue his career in Kansas City. The Chiefs, with about $9.4 million of salary cap space available, are facing a quandary with Smith, 30, and outside linebacker Justin Houston, 25, entering the final years of their contracts before they can become unrestricted free agents. (Source: Kansas City Star
Fantasy Impact: Smith continues to act with professionalism and admits that while he would like a long term deal, he says, "there’s still plenty of time. I still have a whole year left. And who knows what will happen?" Smith is the ideal quarterback to have while looking for an heir. That being said, a 2-3 year contract wouldn't be surprising.
EDSFootball | Sep 1st
The Kansas City Chiefs and quarterback Alex Smith have agreed to a four-year extension worth $68 million that includes $45 million in guaranteed money, per Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star.
As he was entering the final year of his contract, that means he is now under contract through the 2018 season.
In his first season in Kansas City with Andy Reid, Smith threw for 3,313 yards and 23 t...