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Alex Smith | Quarterback | #11

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 217
College: Utah
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 1 (1) / SF
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Alex Smith completed 29-of-50 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 27-20, Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, adding nine rushes for an additional 44 yards.
Smith averaged as many yards per carry as yards per attempt (4.9). With Jeremy Maclin (high-ankle sprain) severely limited, Smith dinked and dunked even more than usual, and pulled down the ball to run at the first sight of pressure. If he didn't have it already, Smith earned his doctorate in game management this afternoon. Going on 32, Smith is signed through 2018. Everyone knows how low his ceiling is, but the Chiefs will take his floor in a league starved for quarterbacks. 2015 was easily Smith's best year in a Chiefs uniform. He needs another weapon or two for 2016. Jan 16 - 7:58 PM

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Alex Smith completed 17-of-22 passes for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' Wild Card win over the Texans.

He added 27 rushing yards on five scrambles and had one 64-yard scamper called back on a holding penalty by WR Albert Wilson. Smith left one big play on the field, though, missing a streaking Wilson wide-open down the middle of the field in the first quarter on a would-be 58-yard score. Wilson roasted rookie CB Kevin Johnson on a double-move and beat him by about five steps. Smith's nine-yard touchdown went to Chris Conley on play-action after Jeremy Maclin went down with a knee injury. With Maclin likely out for the Divisional Round, look for the Chiefs to try and lean on the run game even more.
Jan 9 - 8:07 PM

Alex Smith completed 14-of-24 passes for 156 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions Week 17 against the Raiders.

Smith added 61 yards on the ground and is now averaging 42 over his last nine games. Smith threw two uncharacteristic interceptions on back-to-back throws at the end of the first half including a pick-six, but he rebounded with a beautiful 15-yard touchdown to Demetrius Harris in the second half. The Chiefs' offense has not been clicking on all cylinders recently, but they keep doing just enough to win. Smith will try to keep that going next week against the Texans.
Jan 3 - 8:35 PM

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher said the team may pull their starters if the result of their game or the Broncos' game becomes obvious.

The Chiefs need a win and a Broncos loss to improve their playoff position. If the Broncos are up by 30 at halftime against the Chargers, then Kansas City may simply decide to rest their starters for the second half. This makes some sense, but a loss could knock the Chiefs back to the No. 6 seed if the Jets win earlier in the day, which would likely mean a trip to Cincinnati instead of Houston in the first round. The chances of Kansas City risking the win and the No. 5 seed simply to rest their players is small.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 9:57 AM

Coach Andy Reid "left himself some wiggle room" Monday when asked if the Chiefs will rest starters in Week 17.

Reid said the "plan" is "playing to win, at least for now." At 10-5, Kansas City will have a chance to win the AFC West if Denver loses either of their final two games. Reid has been willing to rest starters in meaningless games in the past. He started Chase Daniel in Week 17 of the 2013 season when Kansas City had nothing left to gain in terms of playoff seeding.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 15-of-22 passes for 125 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' 17-13, Week 16 win over the Browns.

With their ninth-straight win and the Steelers' loss, the 10-5 Chiefs have clinched a Wild Card spot after opening the season 1-5. Smith dominated the first half with two red-zone touchdown passes and 54 rushing yards, but the Chiefs squatted on the ball in the second half, almost blowing the game with conservative play-calling and only running 14 plays. The defense was on the field at one point for a 21-play, 12:01-minute Cleveland drive. Kansas City will end the regular season with a home tilt against the Raiders.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 04:11:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 21-of-25 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 15 win over the Ravens.

As the Chiefs led this game from start to finish, coach Andy Reid was generally able to keep his foot off the gas and limited Smith to high-percentage quick throws. Kansas City scored twice on defense, while Cairo Santos accounted for 10 points on his own. Expect another game-manager type effort from Smith when the Chiefs take on the Browns in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 04:03:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 191 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 10-3, Week 14 win over the Chargers.

Smith added 40 rushing yards on five carries. The Chiefs have now won seven games in a row to move to 8-5. Smith's interception hurt, as it came deep inside Chargers territory in the red zone, but Smith came back later and hooked up with Albert Wilson for a 44-yard touchdown on a slant pattern, beating a Chargers defense that was playing Cover-0 with no safety help. Smith will be on the high-end QB2 map next week at the Ravens.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 04:20:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 16-of-22 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 13 win over the Raiders, adding 23 rushing yards and a third touchdown on five carries.

Smith didn't have to do a whole lot with his arm. He got the scoring started with a three-yard rushing score in the first quarter before hooking up with Jeremy Maclin for two short passing touchdowns of one and 13 yards. Smith also tossed a two-point conversion to Travis Kelce. Smith could've had a bigger day if he hadn't overthrown Albert Wilson on a potential 43-yard touchdown where Wilson roasted the cornerback down the sideline. Smith will be a mid-range QB2 next week in a home date with the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:23:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 19-of-30 passes for 255 yards and two touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 12 win over the Bills.

He added 35 rushing yards. The 255 passing yards were Smith's fourth-most of the season and it was just his third multi-touchdown game. Smith averaged 8.5 YPA, and it was actually earned this time, as coach Andy Reid dialed up a number of deep shots to Jeremy Maclin with the Bills playing aggressive on defense and leaving Maclin in single-coverage. Smith found him for gains of 41 (touchdown) and 37 yards. Smith's second score went to Travis Kelce from 11 yards out. Smith will be a mid-range QB2 next week against the Raiders.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:26:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 20-of-25 passes for 253 yards and rushed seven times for 33 yards in the Chiefs' Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Smith was his usual low-risk self, mostly settling for check-downs and screens while occasionally calling his own number and scrambling. He got a little bit of a yardage boost from Charcandrick West, who turned a catch-and-run into a 48-yard gain in the first half. Smith didn’t throw for any touchdowns, but he wasn’t intercepted either, which has been a theme for him this year. He hasn’t been picked off since Week 3. The Chiefs are actually starting to make some noise in the AFC. At 5-5, they’re right in the Wild Card hunt. Smith gets the Bills in Week 12.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 08:17:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 17-of-31 passes for 201 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's 29-13, Week 10 win over the Broncos.

Smith added six rushes for 33 yards. Although the Chiefs dominated today's game, it had nothing to do with Smith. Smith's drives continually bogged down, but Broncos turnovers kept setting the Chiefs up with unimpeachable field position. Smith's score was an 80-yard strike where Charcandrick West did all the work after the catch. Conservative to the point of embarrassment, Smith now has 11 total touchdowns in nine games. That's inexcusable for any NFL quarterback, no matter the offense. Smith will be a low-end QB2 against the Chargers' leaky defense in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 07:55:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 18-of-26 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns and rushed five times for 78 yards and another score Week 8 against the Lions.

Smith destroyed the Lions with his legs in the first half, gashing the defense for a 49-yard gain on a drive he capped with a 12-yard score in the second quarter. Smith did more damage with his arm in the second half, hooking up with Travis Kelce on a screen pass for a two-yard score the third quarter before finding Jeremy Maclin in the middle of the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown in the fourth. Smith was his usual cautious self all game and missed Travis Kelce for at least two touchdowns in the first half, but he got the job done against Detroit's overmatched defense. Despite the solid performance, Smith will not be a recommended option against the Broncos following the bye. At the halfway point of the season, Smith is on pace for 3,938 yards, 18 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 12:36:00 PM

Alex Smith completed 21-of-32 passes for 251 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Steelers.

Smith took only two sacks and scrambled three times for five yards. His play was typical; largely sticking to short, easy completions while rarely testing downfield. Smith's touchdown was good to a wide receiver -- believe or not -- connecting with rookie WR Chris Conley for a six-yard score in the second half. Even against a swiss-cheese Lions pass defense in Week 8, Smith will remain a low-ceiling QB2 in fantasy leagues. This was the Chiefs' first victory since Week 1.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 04:05:00 PM

The Chiefs have allowed the second-most sacks in the league this year.

Only the Seahawks have allowed more sacks. Alex Smith has been getting buried all year and it's starting to affect his accuracy. Over the last two weeks, Smith has completed just 56.7 percent of his passes, well below his career average of 60.5. With two of his best weapons either hurt or out for the season, Smith should be in for a bumpy ride Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 09:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Aaron Murray
3Kevin Hogan
4Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
3Spencer Ware
4Knile Davis
5Darrin Reaves
GLB1Jamaal Charles
2Spencer Ware
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Demarcus Robinson
4Frankie Hammond
5Tyreek Hill
WR21Albert Wilson
2Chris Conley
3Rod Streater
4Mike Williams
5Kenny Cook
WR31Chris Conley
TE1Travis Kelce
2James O'Shaughnessy
3Demetrius Harris
4Brian Parker
LT1Eric Fisher
2Reid Fragel
LG1Zach Fulton
2Parker Ehinger
3Jarrod Pughsley
4Garrick Mayweather
C1Mitch Morse
2Drew Nowak
3Daniel Munyer
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Jordan Devey
3Zach Sterup
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos