Alex Smith
Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Thu, Aug 18th 6:06pm EDT
Year in and year out, Smith scores more points than big names like Big Ben, Mariota, Dalton and Andrew Luck (as he did in 2015), but is somehow ranked as a QB3. Smith is never going to win you a championship, but if you need a steady QB2, he is a great value late in drafts.

Alex Smith played the entire first half versus the Bears completing 20-of-30 passes and finishing with a 82.8 quarterback rating. He also reminded us of his scrambling ability on a 17 yard scramble to keep a scoring drive alive. To close out the first half, showing great leadership, he marched his offense 70 yards downfield, which ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware.

Fantasy Impact: Smith is a model of consistency, a great system quarterback, but no reason to look his way on draft day. You can add points for his scrambling ability, but he is still a QB2 at best with limited upside.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Smith has guided the Chiefs first-team offense to much success, so far this preseason. The former first-round pick has posted a 75 percent completion percentage this preseason, going 12-for-16 in two games. The offense has managed 204 yards in only 33 plays, good for a 6.1 yard per play average. (Source: Chiefs.com)

Fantasy Impact: He finished as the No. 13 quarterback last season in standard leagues and was just three points short of being a top twelve option. With a 139.9 quarterback rating last Sunday, he reminds us that he can be a serviceable QB2 or a solid bye week fill in.


The NY Times | Aug 9th
Coming off career highs in rushes and rushing yards (498) but Charles set to return.
Coach Esser | Jul 18th
Love Alex Smith as my QB2 in 2QB leagues. Steady as they come.
Breaking Football | Jul 5th
Curbed upside but Smith does have weapons and has top-20 potential if everything breaks right.
WalterFootball | Jun 15th
Like the other so-so fantasy quarterbacks I've dragged to the bottom of this list, Smith is competent, and with his running ability, sometimes can put together a good fantasy game, but his upside is so low that a slug's belly hasn't reached those depths.