Alex Smith
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By Steve Painter, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Jun 7th 6:03pm EDT

This should be interesting. On the one hand. Smith threw over 35 yards on only four occasions last year. But with the addition of Jeremy Maclin, that may indeed change. It's not like the Chiefs had a deep threat last year. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Even if Smith changes his DNA and goes deep more often, expect the Chiefs to still rely on the running game. Maclin makes Smith an intriguing option but certainly not your starting QB.


By Cody Warner, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Dec 26th 2:08pm EST

Alex Smith suffered a lacerated spleen in week 16 and will be forced from his starting job for likely the remainder of the season. (Source: Chiefs Website)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was hurt in his first 300 yard passing game as a Chief, and will hand the reigns over to Chase Daniel for the regular season finale. Daniel performed well last season in a week 17 start against the Chargers, but is not a high-upside option this week. Daniel could be a decent spot start in two-QB leagues, but is not a reliable QB1 in the final week of a fantasy Super Bowl.


By Brian Bockelman, Chiefs Correspondent, Sat, Dec 20th 12:58pm EST

Alex Smith faces the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, who give up the 6th most fantasy points to quarterbacks. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith is coming off his second highest point total of the year, posting 21.58 points against the Raiders in standard formats, and draws another favorable match up this week. Andy Reid has said that he wants to focus on winning the time of possession battle against the Steelers, so you can expect a low-risk game plan for Smith involving screens to the backs and quick routes to his receivers. Regardless of how short the throws may be, Jamaal Charles is always a threat to take a screen all the way. Smith also may be more inclined to tuck the ball and run rather than throw the ball away if nothing develops down field in order to keep the clock running.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Dec 14th 5:16pm EST

After a terribly disappointing second half against the Raiders in the Chiefs Week 12 loss, Alex Smith redeemed himself in the Chiefs victory in Week 15. Smith threw for 297 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception.

Fantasy Impact: Althougth Alex Smith is still not a top fantasy QB play, he did have himself an impressive Week 15. Going forward, you likely have not used Smith to get to this point so there is no reason for you to switch now. In deep two QB formats Smith could hold some value as a QB2 but he has a low ceiling.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Dec 10th 8:46pm EST

In the second half of the Chiefs Week 12 loss to the Raiders, Alex Smith struggled quite a bit. He was 14-26 (after going 12-13 in the first half) and was sacked four times. He attempted more passes down-field in the second half without much success. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that Alex Smith is not able to throw the ball down the field and is still yet to throw a touchdown to any WR in 2014 seriously limits his ability to be a productive fantasy quarterback. He has the most success when throwing the ball within five yards of the line of scrimmage. Although the Raiders are ranked just 18th against opposing QBs, Alex Smith likely hasn't gotten you to where you are today and there is no reason, except in a pinch, to go with Alex Smith on your quest for the championship.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 7:37pm EST

Alex Smith was 26/39 for 293 yards, adding a touchdown and interception in the loss to the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Although Alex Smith threw for a season high in yards, he was unable to lead the Chiefs to victory. He completed a team high seven receptions to for 110 yards to TE Travis Kelce. Smith is still yet to throw a touchdown to a WR on the season. You've likely not used Alex Smith as your QB to get this far in the fantasy season and there is no reason to start now.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Tue, Dec 2nd 8:39pm EST

Alex Smith was not the biggest problem in the Chiefs loss to the Broncos, but he did not help the cause much either. On several occasions the Chiefs had opportunities to get back in the game but Smith either missed open receivers or did not get the ball out on time. (Source: Fox Sports)

Fantasy Impact: So far on the season Alex Smith has thrown just 15 touchdown passes to a respectable five interceptions. His job in the offense is to manage the game which he does a fairly good job at. As a fantasy quarterback however, Smith is just a run of the mill QB2 with limited upside. As the playoffs begin, Smith should not be started except in deep two QB leagues at best.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 9:12am EST

Alex Smith was 15-23 for mere a 153 yards in the Chiefs loss to the Broncos on Sunday night. Smith did throw two touchdown passes and added an interception, his first since Week 5.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith did what fantasy owners have come to expect. His two touchdowns were about as good as it gets for him in the Chiefs Jamaal Charles based offense. He has only thrown three touchdown passes in a game twice all year and has yet to break the 300 yard mark in a game. Smith should be a QB2 going forward as there are far better fantasy options as owners head into the playoffs.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Tue, Nov 25th 8:11pm EST

Alex Smith is not a flashy quarterback but is a great game manager. Since week two, Smith has only turned the ball over twice. Any turnovers the Broncos can create will go a long way in changing the outcome of the game. (Source: The Denver Post)

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith typically does not put up the numbers a typical QB1 does. The offense the Chiefs run under coach Andy Reid doesn't allow for it most of the time and they have a tough match up against the Denver Broncos in Week 13. In a game that the Chiefs may have to keep pace with the Broncos offense, Alex Smith is a decent QB2 option in two quarterback leagues though.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Fri, Nov 21st 9:18am EST

Alex Smith completed 20 of his 36 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs upset loss to the Raiders on Thursday night. Although Smith played well, he was unable to take the Chiefs down the field late in the fourth quarter to complete a game winning drive.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith is a consistent QB2 for fantasy owners. He rarely puts up huge numbers, but typically is efficient. He is averaging 12.8 fantasy points, 20th among quarterbacks, in a standard scoring league on the season. With the bye weeks over after this weekend, Smith should be stashed on the bench for an emergency if you like to hold onto two quarterbacks, or monitored on waivers if you are desperate for a quarterback down the stretch.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Nov 20th 4:55pm EST

Alex Smith, who has thrown just one interception since week two, looks to continue to lead the Chiefs efficient offense Thursday night. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith, who threw for a career high five touchdown passes last December against the Oakland Raiders, faces their 15th ranked defense against opposing QB's to kick off week 12. In this Chiefs offense, Smith rarely puts up big QB1 numbers. He is consistent and efficient, but is no more than a QB2 against a Raiders defense that has not played as bad as their record shows.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:22pm EST

Alex Smith was an efficient 11/16 for 108 yards with no touchdowns in Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: The running game led the way, as it normally does, in Sunday afternoon's win against the Seahawks. Alex Smith was efficient and unspectacular as is his norm. He is nothing more than a low-end QB2 at best in Andy Reid's offense.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 1:25pm EST

Alex Smith completed 17 of 29 passes for 177 yards, while adding four rushes for 25 yards and a score.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith was able to find the end zone using his legs against the Bills on Sunday. He did not, however, throw for a touchdown and is still yet to throw a touchdown pass to a receiver this season. Smith is a low-end QB2 going forward.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Sun, Nov 2nd 4:30pm EST

Alex Smith completes 21 of 31 passes for 199 yards and two scores.

Fantasy Impact: While Alex Smith is not a fantasy stud, he was consistent and efficient as he typically is. Smith is a quality QB2 in most match ups, but should be relegated to just a QB2 role.


By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Oct 29th 5:07pm EDT

Alex Smith practiced on Wednesday in the portion of the practice open to media. He looked good passing the football. (Source: Herbie Teope on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith fully intends to play against the Jets on Sunday. With the number of teams on bye this week he should be a popular bye week replacement.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Oct 29th 12:14pm EDT

Alex smith played the Chiefs week eight game dealing with a shoulder sprain and threw only one pass more than 10 yards down field. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It's worth keeping an eye on Alex Smith's shoulder injury going into week 10. If he is not able to throw the ball down field, his ability to be a bye week replacement has to be questioned.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 9:21am EDT

Alex Smith was 17/31 with two touchdowns and a late INT ending the Chiefs chances of completing a game winning drive.

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith took a step back from his week four performance, completing just 55% of his passes in week five. The two touchdowns helped make for a mediocre fantasy performance though. Smith should be viewed as a QB2 or decent bye week replacement based on his match up.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Wed, Oct 1st 9:11pm EDT

Alex Smith was 20-26 for 248 yards and three touchdowns in a very effective week four.

Fantasy Impact: Smith has three touchdown passes in each of his last two games and has quietly been putting up quality numbers. His fantasy value falls somewhere in the QB2 range in a run first offense under Andy Reid. He is a solid bye week replacement, based on his match up, and is a decent add if you're in need of a fill-in quarterback.


By Mark Horn, Chiefs Correspondent, Mon, Sep 29th 10:38pm EDT

Alex Smith led the Chief's to 303 yards total offense against the New England Patriots in the first half. This is the most yards ever gained against New England in a half of football. The onslaught would continue after the half with the Chiefs winning 41-14. Smith went 20/26 with 248 yards and three passing touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is beginning master this offense, and his ability to distribute the ball effectively should make him a solid play moving forward.


By Dan Lucia, Chiefs Correspondent, Thu, Sep 25th 8:45pm EDT

The Patriots are averaging a league best 7.3 fantasy points per game for opposing quarterbacks so far this season. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Alex Smith is off to a rocky start with an 81.5 passer rating through three games. He has also been sacked 11 times so far on the young season. The Patriots are tied for the league lead in team interceptions with six and have only given up 506 yards passing in three games. Alex Smith is not a viable fantasy option this week except for maybe in 2QB leagues as a low-end QB2.


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, 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.

FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
Jeremy Maclin finally gives Alex Smith a legitimate wide receiver. For now, all we know is that the Chiefs will have a WR that catches a TD in 2015. That cannot be said for 2014.
The NY Times | Jul 31st
Finished 18th QB overall in 2014 despite not throwing a TD pass to a wide receiver.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
Smith is better than he's given credit for, but he's no fantasy ace. Finishing inside the top-20 is a win for him, so don't expect the world.
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Smith is extremely conservative, which of course keeps him from big games, but this season we should see KC throw the ball more than they have in the past with Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce both top receivers. Add in Jamaal Charles' ability to catch the ball and Smith's floor looks higher this year.
Coach Esser | Jul 28th
Smith got some shiny new wide receivers on the outside, but it's all for nothing when he can't, or won't throw the ball down the field or outside the numbers. I expect him to once again work the middle of the field and perhaps make Travis Kelce a Pro Bowler.
Gridiron Experts | Jun 23rd
When it comes to fantasy football it’s a lot easier to love players than hate them, especially when you’re coming off OTAs where we are constantly shoveled the usual tropes such as, “[insert formerly injured player] is 100% healthy and has never felt better,” or “[insert veteran player] is in the best shape of his life.” How about my favorite, “Alex Smith ...