Who Should I Draft?

Tyrod Taylor or Alex Smith

Looking for Start/Sit Advice? Go to Who Should I Start

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Alex Smith
QB - WAS
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
 
 
Expert
Recommendation
93%
Recommended by
141 of 151 experts
7%
Recommended by
10 of 151 experts
Add Player
Most Accurate Experts 
    
Top ExpertsTop QB ExpertsTop Player Experts See who the Most Accurate Experts would draft
Upgrade Now
    
Rankings 
    
ECR# 18# 26-
Best Rank# 2# 13-
Worst Rank# 25# 34-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total295.1222.6-
Avg Game19.714.8-
Avg Projection263.3205.8-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank224-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
    
Expert Ranks 
Alex SmithTyrod TaylorAdd Player
    
Marc CavigliaM. Cavi...
Bruno Boys
3 w
#16#28-
    
Rudy GambleR. Gamble
Razzball
3 w
#5#22-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
ScoutFantasySports
3 w
#18#26-
    
Nick MarianoN. Mariano
RotoBaller
3 w
#14#29-
    
Nick ZylakN. Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
3 w
#15#27-
    
Jake CielyJ. Ciely
The Athletic
3 w
#13#28-
    
Brett TalleyB. Talley
Fantasy Alarm
3 w
#15-
    
Muntradamus M.
Beast Dome
3 w
#22#25-
    
Bobby SylvesterB. Sylv...
FantasyPros
3 w
#13#29-
    
Zach GreubelZ. Greubel
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#15-
    
Heath CappsH. Capps
Fake Teams
3 w
#7#27-
    
Allie FontanaA. Fontana
The Fantasy Fix
3 w
#16#28-
    
Kaz KalitaK. Kalita
Big Guy Fantasy Sports
3 w
#21#26-
    
Greg SmithG. Smith
TwoQBs
3 w
#17#31-
    
Mike HarmonM. Harmon
Swollen Dome
3 w
#21#26-
    
Christian BritoC. Brito
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
3 w
#14#27-
    
Richard SavillR. Savill
Fantasy Six Pack
3 w
#19#28-
    
Scott PianowskiS. Pian...
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#15#31-
    
Christopher VentraC. Ventra
RotoExperts
3 w
#19#16-
    
Andrew EricksonA. Eric...
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#18#25-
    
Mike WrightM. Wright
The Fantasy Footballers
3 w
#15#29-
    
Anthony StaggsA. Staggs
Pyromaniac
3 w
#16#28-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Pyromaniac
3 w
#15#28-
    
Andy SingletonA. Sing...
Fantrax
3 w
#16#28-
    
Jeff RatcliffeJ. Ratc...
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#16#28-
    
Anthony CervinoA. Cervino
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#24#22-
    
Patrick ThormanP. Thorman
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#18#28-
    
Jeff BoggisJ. Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
3 w
#16#27-
    
Jason MooreJ. Moore
The Fantasy Footballers
3 w
#16#31-
    
Craig PhillipsC. Phil...
FF Prophet
3 w
#20#26-
    
Derek BrownD. Brown
The Quant Edge
3 w
#21#27-
    
Kevin EnglishK. English
Draft Sharks
3 w
#19#30-
    
Scott BarrettS. Barrett
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#17#31-
    
Jacob GibbsJ. Gibbs
SportsLine
3 w
#16#22-
    
Mike TagliereM. Tagl...
FantasyPros
3 w
#14#22-
    
Doug OrthD. Orth
FFToday
3 w
#18-
    
Elisha TwerskiE. Twerski
Cheesehead TV
3 w
#12#28-
    
Jared SmolaJ. Smola
Draft Sharks
3 w
#15#29-
    
Seth KleinS. Klein
Fantrax
3 w
#14#29-
    
Justin BooneJ. Boone
theScore
3 w
#17#30-
    
Dalton Del DonD. Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#16#30-
    
Bill EnrightB. Enright
FFChamps
3 w
#16#26-
    
Dan ClasgensD. Clas...
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#17#31-
    
Derek LoflandD. Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
3 w
#22#34-
    
David BiggsD. Biggs
Drink Five
3 w
#17#27-
    
Andy HollowayA. Holl...
The Fantasy Footballers
3 w
#17#23-
    
Jeff ZimmermanJ. Zimm...
FanGraphs
3 w
#2#29-
    
Andrew FerrisA. Ferris
Fantasy Hot Read
3 w
#17#26-
    
Brad RichterB. Richter
Going For 2
3 w
#6#30-
    
Dylan ChappineD. Chap...
White Wolf Sports
3 w
#19#28-
    
Mike RandleM. Randle
Dynasty Trade Calculator
3 w
#25#20-
    
Dan HarrisD. Harris
FantasyPros
3 w
#16#28-
    
Raju ByfieldR. Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
3 w
#17#21-
    
John PaulsenJ. Paulsen
4for4.com
3 w
#16#27-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FantasyOMatic
3 w
#16#29-
    
Mauricio GutierrezM. Guti...
Estadio Fantasy
3 w
#19#28-
    
Michael TomlinM. Tomlin
SoCalledFanEx
3 w
#13#28-
    
Tyler LoechnerT. Loec...
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#18#28-
    
Mike RigzM. Rigz
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#22#25-
    
Donald GibsonD. Gibson
Fantasy Fusion
3 w
#18#21-
    
Jason WillanJ. Willan
Gridiron Experts
3 w
#21#29-
    
Dennis EsserD. Esser
Coach Esser
3 w
#17#28-
    
Matthew FreedmanM. Free...
The Action Network
3 w
#18#26-
    
Chris RaybonC. Raybon
The Action Network
3 w
#16#27-
    
Sean KoernerS. Koerner
The Action Network
3 w
#17#28-
    
Adam RankA. Rank
NFL.com
3 w
#16#27-
    
Jason LongfellowJ. Long...
Razzball
3 w
#18#28-
    
Ryan NoonanR. Noonan
The Quant Edge
3 w
#19#30-
    
Matthew HillM. Hill
DataForce Fantasy Football
3 w
#18#29-
    
3 w
#12#22-
    
Tozzi BrothersT. Brot...
Legion Report
3 w
#12#29-
    
TJ CalkinsT. Calkins
DFS Power Hour
3 w
#18#27-
    
Brandon FunstonB. Funston
The Athletic
3 w
#21#29-
    
Armando CrespoA. Crespo
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
3 w
#20#13-
    
Liz LozaL. Loza
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#17#18-
    
Robert WaziakR. Waziak
Pyromaniac
3 w
#19#26-
    
Jody SmithJ. Smith
FantasyPros
3 w
#20#22-
    
Jamey EisenbergJ. Eise...
CBS Sports
3 w
#20#23-
    
Pierre CamusP. Camus
RotoBaller
3 w
#21#32-
    
Jeff JohnsonJ. Johnson
Fantasy Insiders
3 w
#17#29-
    
Pat FitzmauriceP. Fitz...
The Football Girl
3 w
#18#27-
    
Curtis PatrickC. Patrick
Pro Football Focus
3 w
#16#28-
    
Kevin WheelerK. Wheeler
NFL Mock
3 w
#16#29-
    
Jon CollinsJ. Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
3 w
#16#29-
    
Frank StampflF. Stampfl
RotoExperts
3 w
#17#23-
    
Dave RichardD. Richard
CBS Sports
3 w
#20#24-
    
Heath CummingsH. Cumm...
CBS Sports
3 w
#14#15-
    
Adam RonisA. Ronis
ScoutFantasySports
3 w
#18#29-
    
Dariyan MayburyD. Maybury
Fantasy Football Advice
3 w
#22#27-
    
Andrew SeifterA. Seifter
FantasyPros
3 w
#16#26-
    
Dominick PetrilloD. Petr...
Fantasy Hot Read
3 w
#9#21-
    
Andy BehrensA. Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
3 w
#19#28-
    
Brendan DonahueB. Donahue
EDSFootball
3 w
#17#27-
    
Walter CherepinskyW. Cher...
WalterFootball
3 w
#21-
    
Jack DelaneyJ. Delaney
Just Fantasy Football
3 w
#24#29-
    
Davis MattekD. Mattek
Fantasy Insiders
3 w
#18#29-
    
Dale DeMottD. DeMott
Eat.Sleep.Fantasy
3 w
#21#17-
    
Ken ZalisK. Zalis
Pressbox
3 w
#20#29-
    
Kyle AugustK. August
FF Fellas
3 w
#22#23-
    
Jeff PaurJ. Paur
RTSports
3 w
#18#30-
    
Rich PiazzaR. Piazza
Fantasy Shed
3 w
#20#30-
    
Brent NamejkoB. Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
3 w
#12#28-
    
Scott EngelS. Engel
RotoExperts
3 w
#22#19-
    
Wayne BretskyW. Bretsky
BretskyBall
3 w
#19#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
Fantasy Knuckleheads
3 w
#15#24-
    
Emil KadlecE. Kadlec
Football Diehards
3 w
#18#26-
    
Des BielerD. Bieler
The Washington Post
3 w
#14#28-
    
Kevin RobertsK. Roberts
Breaking Football
3 w
#20#22-
    
David GonosD. Gonos
The Athletic
3 w
#20#24-
    
Michael FlorioM. Florio
Fantrax
3 w
#18#25-
    
Chris MeyersC. Meyers
Athlon Sports
3 w
#16#36-
    
Matthew BoweM. Bowe
Razzball
3 w
#15#26-
    
Michael BellerM. Beller
Sports Illustrated
3 w
#19#26-
    
Kyle RichardsonK. Rich...
RotoBaller
3 w
#21#18-
    
Joe BondJ. Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
3 w
#15#30-
    
Bill DubielB. Dubiel
RotoBaller
3 w
#18#24-
    
Site RankingsS. Rank...
FFToday
3 w
#21#28-
    
Brandon MurchisonB. Murc...
RotoExperts
3 w
#18#21-
    
Andrew GouldA. Gould
FantasyPros
3 w
#14#24-
    
Chris MeaneyC. Meaney
Fantrax
3 w
#17#24-
    
Joseph DolanJ. Dolan
Fantasy Guru
3 w
#24#34-
    
Zach BrunnerZ. Brunner
Flurry Sports
3 w
#19#22-
    
Anthony AmicoA. Amico
RotoViz
3 w
#12#31-
    
Matt CampM. Camp
Bleacher Report
3 w
#18#32-
    
Kevin HansonK. Hanson
EDSFootball
3 w
#13#29-
    
Jacob HubmanJ. Hubman
The Fantasy Headliners
3 w
#20#19-
    
Kyle KontosK. Kontos
Double K Football
3 w
#16#25-
    
Nando Di FinoN. Di Fino
The Athletic
3 w
#16#11-
    
Corey ParsonC. Parson
RotoExperts
3 w
#19#22-
    
Seth McKinleyS. McKi...
FF Fellas
3 w
#16#27-
    
George KurtzG. Kurtz
RotoExperts
3 w
#16#25-
    
Matt De LimaM. De Lima
ScoutFantasySports
3 w
#18#29-
    
Jeremy MawJ. Maw
Going For 2
4 w
#21#25-
    
Mike AlexanderM. Alex...
Friends With Fantasy Benefits
4 w
#12#25-
    
John HalpinJ. Halpin
RotoWire.com
4 w
#18#31-
    
Sablich BrothersS. Brot...
5th Down Fantasy
4 w
#16#23-
    
Jake ArthurJ. Arthur
Colts.com
4 w
#20#21-
    
Brad EvansB. Evans
Yahoo! Sports
4 w
#14#23-
    
Ben StandigB. Standig
The Sports Capitol
4 w
#16#29-
    
Tim McCulloughT. McCu...
FantasyPros
4 w
#16#27-
    
James HatfieldJ. Hatf...
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
4 w
#19#27-
    
Matt SchaufM. Schauf
Draft Sharks
08/26
#16#27-
    
Chet GreshamC. Gresham
WalterFootball
3 w
#15#24-
    
Nick VertucciN. Vert...
Sundays Are For Football
08/25
#20-
    
Dave McKayD. McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
08/22
#15#28-
    
Scott WhitfieldS. Whit...
Roto Rankings
08/20
#18#27-
    
Staff RankingsS. Rank...
QB List
3 w
#12-
    
James RapienJ. Rapien
Get Sports Info
07/28
#21#27-
    
Scott SmithS. Smith
RotoViz
08/22
#17#28-
    
SmittyS.
SleeperU
07/09
#28#8-
    
Kelly SmelserK. Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
05/23
#21#27-
    
  Alex Smith
QB - WAS
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at ARI vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. IND at NO
Week 3 vs. GB vs. NYJ
Week 4BYE WEEK at OAK
Week 5 at NO vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. CAR vs. LAC
Week 7 vs. DAL at TB
Week 8 at NYG at PIT
Week 9 vs. ATL vs. KC
Week 10 at TB vs. ATL
Week 11 vs. HOUBYE WEEK
Week 12 at DAL at CIN
Week 13 at PHI at HOU
Week 14 vs. NYG vs. CAR
Week 15 at JAC at DEN
Week 16 at TEN vs. CIN
Week 17 vs. PHI at BAL
  Alex Smith
QB - WAS
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
Passing
   
Pass Att532.5429.8
Pass Cmp343.2260.4
Pass Yards3,914.12,788.3
Pass TDs24.115.8
Ints9.17.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts58.064.8
Rush Yards259.0342.9
Rush TDs1.72.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.82.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points263.3205.8
   
  Alex Smith
QB - WAS
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2017 Points 
Week 131.018.8
Week 216.110.5
Week 315.117.8
Week 427.312.5
Week 526.98.9
Week 615.1
Week 725.720.0
Week 813.416.7
Week 918.426.9
Week 102.9
Week 117.918.1
Week 1213.514.0
Week 1337.63.8
Week 1411.1
Week 1518.523.2
Week 1617.512.8
Week 1715.7
  Alex Smith
QB - WAS
Alex Smith
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
Expert 
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 Already in a better spot by having Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry to throw to. I would have him higher if I knew for sure he wouldn't be giving the reigns over to Mayfield at some point during the season.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
A boring fantasy contributor throughout his career, Smith finished QB4 during a year in which he led the NFL in AY/A (8.6). He joins forces with Jay Gruden, who squeezed a QB5 campaign out of Andy Dalton in 2013. Smith had never eclipsed 4,000 passing yards before barely clearing the benchmark in 2017, but he should steer clear of the game-manager label in a pass-heavy Washington offense that lost rookie RB Derrius Guice for the season. Smith also tallied the fifth-most rushing yards (355) at the position last year. He can regress and still provide considerable value at his cynical going rate.It's time to find out how much Buffalo stifled Taylor. Over the last three years, the dual-threat QB has ranked 24, 25, and 25 in pass attempts. Although rarely effective, the Browns aired it out 39 times per contest last year. Taylor also tallied 1,575 rushing yards and a 1.3 INT % over those three seasons, so it's not far-fetched for him to blossom into a legitimate fantasy starter. It's also possible Baker Mayfield replaces him in September. He's ideally someone to carefully monitor on the waiver wire in standard leagues, especially in light of a dislocated pinky suffered in the preseason.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Checkdown Alex will have no shortage of checkdown options in WashingtonWould be higher if not for suspicion Mayfield will make starts before year is over; will be a top-15 option many of the weeks he starts
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most people say that 2017 was an outlier year for Smith, and while it's hard to disagree that it was better than the rest, he's been doing this for a while now. Since 2011, Smith has thrown 132 touchdowns compared to just 43 interceptions. In that period, there are just two quarterbacks who have a better TD:INT ratio than him: Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. You don't do that over a seven-year period if you're a mediocre quarterback. With Jay Gruden's history with Kirk Cousins, it's very possible that we're underestimating Smith's fantasy potential. If you're the type to grab two quarterbacks in a draft, Smith would make an excellent No. 2 who has top-10 upside. I'm usually a big proponent of drafting Taylor in fantasy football, but this has more to do with him potentially losing the job to Baker Mayfield at some point. If you could guarantee he'd start the entire season, he'd probably rank inside my top 15 quarterbacks. As of now, I'm projecting Mayfield to take over for the final six games, which really hurts Taylor's overall projection. But if you're one to stream the quarterback position, you can snag Taylor and pair him with Jameis Winston, who returns in Week 4.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Don't forget that Smith posted more fantasy points per game last year than Cam Newton, Tom Brady and even Aaron Rodgers while he was healthy. His new weapons aren't quite as good, but with that production, Smith has to be in the conversation as a QB1, especially considering he may finally throw more than 505 passes this season.Tyrod has never had weapons like this, yet has always managed to be a sufficient fantasy asset. Feel free to use him until his time as the starter runs out, especially in two-qb leagues. He will go undrafted in most leagues, but will definitely make for a great streamer at times.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Smith is a good quarterback. Is he as good as last year's numbers? Probably, but he will be on a new team and the risk due to that change is high. The good news is that he'll be given more volume to compensate for lost efficiency.Taylor ends up with the Browns, but it's not as bad as it sounds. Cleveland has improved its roster and Taylor will have Landry, Gordon, Coleman, Johnson, and Njoku to throw to, and that ws before the 2018 NFL Draft. The Browns drafted Baker Mayfield, but Taylor will be the starter Week 1, and if he can be successful, he will remain there this season.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Alex Smith was the prototypical high-floor, low-ceiling quarterback for a lot of his career in Kansas City. He did a good job of not turning the ball over but he rarely threw the ball deep at all, opting to keep the game short and safe. All of that changed last year, and Smith completely reinvented himself. He still did a good job of not turning the ball over, but he started getting a lot more aggressive, throwing a lot more deep balls and taking chances in one-on-one matchups, and it paid off big time. About 12% of Smith's throws last year were on go-routes, and when he threw the ball to a receiver running that route, he had a QB rating of 136.8. Overall, on deep passes, Smith led the league in adjusted completion percentage at 56.5%, total yards at 1,344, and passer rating at 129.6, and tied for the lead in touchdowns at 12. Now, Smith moves to Washington into a Jay Gruden team that saw plenty of fantasy productivity from Kirk Cousins. Smith doesn't exactly have a top-quality receiver like he did in Tyreek Hill last year, nor does he have a running back as talented as Kareem Hunt or a tight end as consistently excellent as Travis Kelce, but that doesn't mean Washington is bereft of talent. Josh Doctson and Jamison Crowder have shown plenty of flashes of talent, and Jordan Reed is as good as just about any tight end in football when he's healthy (and that's a big caveat). Smith isn't going to repeat the season he had last year, but if he continues being aggressive and playing like he did last season, he can still put up some quality fantasy numbers. 
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Smith proved last year he's a baller and his weapons in DC really aren't bad at all. I love him as a top-20 guy again this year and there is upside for a top-10 finish if all goes wellThe Browns actually have a lot of nice weapons, so a dual threat like Taylor possesses nice upside if he can start hot and stave off Baker Mayfield
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Smith's impressive passing numbers last season stick out as a tad fluky. Moving on to a new system, with a lesser supporting cast leads Smith's projections to plummet. Taylor can actually approach QB1 numbers with an underrated Cleveland offense, but we can't be sure that No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield won't be installed or taking starts at some point, so Taylor comes with a bit of uncertainty.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Only thing holding him back from top-20 at the position is that I'm not sure he starts all 16 games.