Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 217 lbsAge: 33College: UtahDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by San Francisco)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
29th easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #184
Best / Worst #114 / #228
ADP #224


Alex Smith to remain Chiefs' starter in 2017

Kansas City Chiefs general manager John Dorsey reiterated to the media Thursday that quarterback Alex Smith will remain the team's starter in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

It appears that Smith will remain Kansas City's starting quarterback next season, as both general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid reinforced in the early portion of the offseason. However, Smith's job is far from safe despite leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in three of the past four seasons. With passing numbers that are underwhelming -- he produced a 3,502-15-8 quarterback stat line in 2016 -- Smith could be on thin ice in Kansas City, especially with Nick Foles waiting in the wings for his shot at the starting job.

Alex Smith to remain Chiefs' starter next season

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Rei told the media Alex Smith will remain the team's starting quarterback in 2017. “Alex is our quarterback — there’s no question about that or anything else,” Reid said via the Kansas City Star. “I surely didn’t want to insinuate that (was not the case) at all.”

Fantasy Impact

Although Smith threw for more yards than he did the previous year by a meager 16, he regressed in touchdowns -- from 20-to-15 -- and threw for one more interception (8) in 2016. The former top overall pick in the 2005 draft could be running out of time as Kansas City's starter. If he can't bring a Super Bowl to the Chiefs next year, 2017 could be his final season with the club.

Alex Smith plays like Alex Smith against Steelers

Alex Smith threw for 172 yards with one touchdown and one interception on Sunday Night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He completed 22 of his 34 passes and ended the night with a 5.1 yards-per-attempt average.

Fantasy Impact

This is pretty much who Alex Smith is. He is an average quarterback who will take what is given to him but does not often push the ball down the field, as evidenced by his low yards-per-attempt average. Unfortunately for Smith and the Chiefs, his performance last night was not enough to beat the Steelers. Smith remains a quarterback who is not a viable option for fantasy owners.

Mike Maher27 weeks ago
Alex Smith finishes the regular season strong

Alex Smith completed 21 of 28 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and an interception on Sunday against the Chargers. He also gained 21 yards on six rushing attempts, and scored a rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

Smith accounted for three touchdowns for only the second time this season, and both games came against the Chargers. Smith is not a viable fantasy quarterback in the regular season, given how conservative the Chiefs are, but he has had some huge playoff performances, making him an intriguing DFS play in the divisional round, regardless of opponent.

Dan Harris29 weeks ago
Alex Smith solid in win over Broncos

Alex Smith completed 25 of 36 passes for 244 yards with one touchdown and an interception on Sunday against the Broncos. Smith also gained 46 yards on four carries and ran for a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact

Smith played extremely well in what should have been a tough matchup, and could have had a bigger game if the Chiefs weren't so far ahead. Although he played well, Smith is really just a game manager and doesn't provide much fantasy production. He should be left on your bench next week against the Chargers.

Dan Harris30 weeks ago