Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 217 lbsAge: 34College: UtahDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by San Francisco)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
Draft Rank (ECR) #114
Best / Worst #78 / #146


Alex Smith signs a four-year contract extension with the Redskins

The Washington Redskins have agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension with Alex Smith.

Fantasy Impact

Smith will average 23.5 million dollars per year on his new deal and take home 70 million dollars in guaranteed money. The Redskins could never come to terms with a long term deal with Kirk Cousins after franchise tagging him for two consecutive seasons, The Redskins ultimately decided that Cousins' level of play did not match his asking price. Cousins will likely be seeking 30 million per year on the open market so the Redskins will be saving a significant amount of money per year. The Redskins do not have dynamic skill players like Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Kareem Hunt so Smith will likely struggle to replicate his career-best 2017 fantasy season in Washington.

Matthew Fox3 weeks ago
Alex Smith traded to the Washington Redkins

Alex Smith has been traded to the Washington Redskins.

Fantasy Impact

Alex Smith's departure from the Chiefs was expected but the timing of this news is certainly unexpected. The Chiefs will receive a third round pick from the Redskins and corner back Kendall Fuller. Smith is coming off a career-best campaign at the age of 33 but the Chiefs will save 17 million dollars by trading away the remainder of his contract. This move indicates that Kirk Cousins will be hitting free agency and he will most likely become the league's highest paid quarterback. With Smith leaving town the Chiefs will hand over the keys to the franchise to Pat Mahomes.

Matthew Fox3 weeks ago
Alex Smith reportedly traded to the Redskins

The Chiefs have reportedly traded Alex Smith to the Redskins, according to Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star. The return is currently unknown.

Fantasy Impact

This is obviously a monstrous deal that has fantasy repercussions for several players. The Patrick Mahomes era will officially begin in Kansas City next season, while Kirk Cousins will be a free agent. The trade can't be official until 3:00 p.m. on March 14th, when the new league year begins, but for all intents and purposes, the Chiefs, the Redskins, and whichever team lands Cousins, will have a new quarterback next season.

Dan Harris3 weeks ago
Browns could possibly trade for Chiefs' QB Alex Smith

Browns' beat writer Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Cleveland Browns will be in the market for a veteran quarterback and could trade for Chiefs' QB Alex Smith.

Fantasy Impact

The Browns are loaded with draft picks in the 2018 draft and they have the money to absorb the remainder Alex Smith's contract. Smith has one year remaining on his deal but the Chiefs have expressed their interest in trading him and handing over the starting job to Pat Mahomes. Kabot reports that Smith would be a bridge quarterback and provide veteran leadership to whichever rookie quarterback the Browns select with either their first or fourth overall pick in the draft. Nothing is official at the moment but it seems likely that Smith will be wearing a new uniform in 2018. The Browns have some talented skill players but Smith's fantasy value would likely take a hit if a trade is agreed upon between the two teams.

Matthew Fox3 weeks ago
Alex Smith and the Chiefs squander a 17 point first half lead

Alex Smith completed 24-of-33 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns during the Chiefs' 22-21 playoff loss to the Titans.

Fantasy Impact

It was a tale of two halves for Alex Smith and the Chiefs on Saturday. Smith started off red-hot, completing 19-of-23 passes for 231 yards and two scores in the first half. Things took a turn for the worst when Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce left the game late in the second quarter with a concussion. Without Kelce, the Chiefs' offense sputtered and Smith threw for just 30 yards in the second half. Ultimately, the Chiefs were shut out in the second half entirely and they ended up blowing a 17 point lead. Alex Smith had the best fantasy season of his career in 2017 but this could very well be the last time we see him in a Chiefs uniform. Smith is under contract for next season but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported that the Chiefs are willing to trade Alex Smith in the off season and hand over quarterbacking duties to Pat Mahomes. This will be a very interesting story line to monitor in the off season. Smith is still a very capable NFL quarterback but his 2018 fantasy outlook will depend entirely upon what uniform he is wearing next season.

Matthew Fox6 weeks ago