Alex Smith
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By Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 Daniel 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 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.

Razzball | Nov 26th
If you don't remember from last week, and since most people don't remember what they had for breakfast I wouldn't be surprised, we discussed that paying down at QB makes sense unless under extreme circumstances if you are using the rule of 5. If you don't remember but wish you did, well, here. The concept revolves directly around how much can you reasonably expect from your QB vs a skill positio...
The Fake Football | Oct 30th
  Be sure to check out the Week 9 DFS CHEAT SHEET before locking in your lineups!   START   Quarterback:   Alex Smith vs. NYJ Not only does Smith  Full Article » The post Start/Sit Week 9 appeared first on Fantasy Football Rankings & more, The Fake Football.
RotoBaller | Oct 28th
BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / Stream in Week 9 Owned in 50% of Fleaflicker Leagues ANALYSIS: In recent weeks, Alex Smith has been quietly impressive in nearly all of his performances. While many of us get distracted with the works of Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Ben Roethlisberger, the 30-year-old QB has been excellent in […]
RotoBaller | Oct 14th
BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues / Streamer for Week 7 Owned in 50% of Fleaflicker leagues ANALYSIS: Okay, so he’s already owned in 50% of leagues. But that still doesn’t mean he should be sitting on the waiver wire in 50% of leagues. Two great signs point to Smith being your quarterback stream of the week. First, I […]