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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
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Smith completed 17-of-26 passes for 264 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Chiefs' 21-13, Week 14 win over the Raiders.
Even by Smith's standards, it was a deeply bizarre performance. Smith played like 2011 Aaron Rodgers in the first half, completing 11-of-16 passes for 203 yards and his score. He was legitimately gunslinging, and taking accurate shots deep. It was like he was a completely new quarterback. The switch flipped at halftime. He was picked on an awful throw on his second attempt of the third quarter, and lost a fumble to begin Kansas City's next drive. The game was an atrocious slog from there on out. Despite the rough half, Smith has been playing legitimately better of late thanks to Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill. He'll be a decent QB2 against the Titans in Week 15. Dec 8 - 11:48 PM

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Alex Smith completed 21-of-25 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' 29-28, Week 13 win over the Falcons.

Smith also lost a fumble. It was a crisp game from a player who has been very up and down in 2016, though Smith did leave a 61-yard touchdown on the field. He had Spencer Ware wide open and flat missed him. Otherwise, Smith worked his connection with Travis Kelce, finding him eight times for 140 yards. Smith will have low-end QB2 appeal against the Raiders in Week 14.
Dec 4 - 4:35 PM

Alex Smith completed 26-of-44 passes for 220 yards and a touchdown in Kansas City's Week 12 overtime win over the Broncos.

It was a signature game from Smith, who averaged 5.0 YPA. Smith struggled to get anything going before leading the Chiefs to a game-tying touchdown drive on a three-yard pass to Tyreek Hill. He managed Kansas City to a win in overtime behind two field goals. Smith's running game continued to be a non-factor. He'll be a back-end QB2 for Week 13.
Nov 28 - 12:45 AM

Chiefs co-OC Brad Childress said teams have schemed to take away Alex Smith's rushing ability this season.

"I think they’ve done a nice job of closing up some of those rush lanes," Childress said. "In a couple of cases there’s been somebody standing on the other side accounting for him … we haven’t seen as many of those giant creases." After rushing for 498 yards last season, Smith is on pace for just 90 this year. The lack of rushing has put a damper on his already minimal fantasy upside, but he has rushed for more than 10 yards the last two games and scored a touchdown last week. The upward trend could continue this week in Denver against a Broncos defense which has given up the fifth-most rushing yards to quarterbacks this season, but Smith is still not worth using in any format.
Nov 24 - 9:40 AM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he is not worried about Alex Smith.

"I think Alex is OK," Reid said. "We’ve had a couple of weeks here when we’ve been in a little bit of a slump and we’ve got to pull out of it and get better. That’s all of us." Smith might be able to bust out of his slump down the stretch, but right now his numbers are down across the board from last season. More importantly, the offense has only scored 18 touchdowns this year. If the Chiefs hope to make the playoffs in a stacked AFC West, Smith and the offense will have to play better.
Source: ESPN
Nov 22 - 10:00 AM

Alex Smith completed 24-of-31 passes for 261 yards with one touchdown and one interception and rushed twice for 10 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 11 loss to the Buccaneers.

Fantasy owners can usually count on Smith not to commit turnovers, but his fourth-quarter interception was the difference in Sunday’s game. Smith tried to squeeze a pass into tight coverage but was picked by Chris Conte in the end zone. Chris Conley was Smith’s intended receiver on the play. Smith bounced back with a touchdown throw to Albert Wilson on the ensuing drive, but by then the damage was already done. The veteran supplied an 11-yard rushing score in the second quarter, finding an open running lane with the Bucs in man coverage. Sunday snapped a five-game winning streak for Kansas City. Smith and the Chiefs will head to Denver next week in the Sunday night game.
Nov 20 - 5:10 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-38 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' Week 10 win over the Panthers.

Making his return to the lineup after a Week 9 absence, Smith was flat-out bad. He missed several throws, especially in key situations, and averaged a pitiful 4.7 YPA. Smith didn't even see Travis Kelce standing wide open in the end zone for a would-be 18-yard touchdown, and then badly overthrew Chris Conley in the end zone on the next play. Smith later again missed Kelce on a touchdown pass, throwing five yards over his head in the end zone. His interception was an under-thrown deep ball to Tyreek Hill. Smith will be a mere QB2 next week against the Bucs, even in a tasty matchup at home.
Nov 13 - 4:30 PM

Alex Smith (concussion) will return for Week 10 against the Panthers.

"He'll be back in as long as there are no setbacks," coach Andy Reid said Monday. He did not specify what he could suffer a "setback" from, as the Chiefs never publicly decided if their quarterback was concussed or not. (He was.) Smith will be a QB2 against a leaky but improving Panthers pass defense.
Nov 7 - 1:07 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Alex Smith (out, concussion?) is expected to start Week 10 against the Panthers.

The fact he is expected to start suggests his absence this week is injury related despite the Chiefs playing coy with his status. Nick Foles does bring a downfield element to the passing game which is missing with Smith under center, and there could be rumblings of a quarterback controversy if Foles is able to move the offense again this week. Still, Smith should be the starter when healthy.
Nov 6 - 9:48 AM

Alex Smith (concussion) will not play Week 9 against the Jaguars.

He's practicing on a limited basis Wednesday, running the scout team. The Chiefs said Monday that Smith didn't even suffer a concussion last Sunday, and they continue to say he's symptom-free. This would suggest he's actually injured and a bit foggy after getting his head slammed to the turf Sunday. Nick Foles will get the start against Jacksonville, but is only a mid-range QB2.
Nov 2 - 12:58 PM

The Chiefs are now claiming Alex Smith didn't suffer a concussion in Sunday's win over the Colts.

Speaking Monday, trainer Rick Burkholder claimed the only reason Smith was held out against the Colts was because he was put in the protocol two separate times. It's a flimsy explanation, but it's pretty clear the Chiefs are planning on Smith starting Week 9. The league continues to be far too cavalier with head injuries. It's stunning how little impact mounting public pressure and concussion data ultimately seems to have made.
Oct 31 - 1:17 PM

Alex Smith left Week 8 against the Colts with a concussion.

Smith was checked for a concussion in the first-half but returned. He left the game for good after taking another hit in the third quarter. Smith competed 9-of-19 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown to Jeremy Maclin before exiting. He'll be in a race to get cleared for Week 9.
Oct 30 - 3:14 PM

Alex Smith left Week 8 against the Colts with a possible concussion.

Alex Smith was shaken up trying to slide on an opening drive scramble. He was taken to the locker room, but cleared the concussion protocol.
Oct 30 - 1:15 PM

Alex Smith completed 17-of-24 passes for 214 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions and rushed four times for seven yards Sunday in the Chiefs' Week 7 win over the Saints.

Smith was aggressive in the first half, shredding the Saints’ patchwork secondary for 142 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-15 passing. Once the Chiefs built a comfortable lead, he was able to kill clock by handing off to Spencer Ware. Smith’s first touchdown of the afternoon came on a short screen that Ware took 46 yards to house. His second came on a deep ball to Tyreek Hill, who blew past an overmatched Ken Crawley for the 38-yard score. Smith has another plus matchup on tap next week against the Colts.
Oct 23 - 5:08 PM

Alex Smith completed 19-of-22 passes for 224 yards in the Chiefs' Week 6 win over the Raiders.

With the Raiders presenting very little fight, the Chiefs rode their running game to victory with three rushing touchdowns. One was actually a pass to Dontari Poe at the goal line, but it was ruled a lateral by Smith on a screen pass. Smith will be on the streaming radar next week at home vs. the Saints.
Oct 16 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Alex Smith
2Nick Foles
3Tyler Bray
RB1Spencer Ware
2Charcandrick West
3Knile Davis
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Knile Davis
3RB1Charcandrick West
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Tyreek Hill
3Demarcus Robinson
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3De'Anthony Thomas
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3James O'Shaughnessy
4Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1Zach Fulton
C1Mitch Morse
2Mike Person
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos