Alex Smith

Alex Smith

QB - WAS
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 213 lbsAge: 35College: UtahDrafted: #1 (1st Rd. by San Francisco)

2019 Outlook

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QB Rank: 2nd (easy)
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Alex Smith plans to return to football

In a recent interview with Fox 5 DC’s Angie Goff, Smith talked about his recovery from a leg injury, subsequent infections, and his plan to play football again.

Fantasy Impact

In the interview, Smith opened up about the gruesome leg injury he suffered in Week 11 of last season and all of the struggles he’s gone through to get healthy again. When asked if he plans to play football again, Smith answered, “that’s the plan.” It’s yet unclear if Smith will ever actually be able to return to the game, and Washington drafted Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins with the 15th pick in this year’s NFL Draft.

Zachary Hanshew4 weeks ago
Alex Smith expected to miss all of 2019

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Redskins are operating as if Alex Smith (leg) will miss the entire 2019 season.

Fantasy Impact

Rapoport adds Washington will be pleasantly surprised if Smith is able to contribute next year. The 34-year-old suffered a gruesome leg injury and then dealt with infections that led to more surgeries. It's possible the Redskins could draft a quarterback. They'll also certainly explore their options in free agency.

Alex Smith's leg injury is "going to take some time"

Redskins GM Bruce Allen says Alex Smith (leg) is on the road to recovery but that it's "going to take some time".

Fantasy Impact

Smith was recently seen wearing a massive leg brace. He suffered compound and spiral fractures in his leg and then dealt with infection during surgery, which led to more surgeries. It's highly unlikely the 34-year-old is ready for Week 1 of 2019. His football career could be in jeopardy as well.

Alex Smith battling possibly career-threatening complications from surgery

Alex Smith is battling an infection after having surgery on his leg. According to Eric Bickel, the "chances of him playing again [are] in real jeopardy."

Fantasy Impact

This is a sad and unfortunate development for Smith, someone who has been a quality quarterback for multiple playoff teams over his lengthy career. For fantasy purposes, this is obviously a relevant development for dynasty leagues, but the prognosis is far from clear. For now, the best thing fantasy owners should do is to just keep Smith in their thoughts and hope he recovers well.

Dan Harris32 weeks ago
Alex Smith suffers broken tibia and fibula

Alex Smith suffered a broken tibia and fibula Sunday afternoon and underwent immediate surgery. He will miss the remainder of the season according to head coach Jay Gruden.

Fantasy Impact

It was pretty clear to anyone who saw the play that Smith had suffered a severe injury. With his season complete, Colt McCoy is the current backup for Washington. The receivers on the team already offered little fantasy value with Smith under center and the team will likely continue to lean on the run game and their defense to keep them in games.