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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 25-of-33 passes for 237 yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 3 win over the Jets.
Smith's touchdown came on an easy short throw to Travis Kelce, who did the rest with a dive for the pylon. Smith was on pace for a bigger game at halftime, but the Jets’ inability to do anything on offense allowed the Chiefs to just sit on the ball and limited him to just 11 passes in the second half. More concerning for his fantasy value, Smith had zero rushing attempts outside of three kneel-downs and has just 14 yards on the ground through three games. If he is not running, he is not worth using in standard leagues. He will be a low-end QB2 on Sunday night against the Steelers. Sep 25 - 7:52 PM

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Alex Smith said the chemistry was off with his wide receivers in the Week 2 loss to the Texans.

"There were a lot of plays that would have changed the day," Smith said. "We’ve got to get it figured out and get back to our old selves and connect. Certainly, there were a lot of plays out there that I think we make routinely that didn’t get made." Coach Andy Reid agreed the receivers were not "on the same page," but Smith's inaccuracy played a much bigger role in the struggles than chemistry. If he plays better, the chemistry should magically improve.
Sep 22 - 8:26 AM

Alex Smith completed 20-of-37 passes for 186 yards and zero touchdowns in the Chiefs' Week 2 loss to the Texans.

Smith struggled in the first half, consistently throwing off target and losing two fumbles. It did not get much better in the second half, but he did manage to lead three field-goal drives late in the game to give the Chiefs a chance. Smith should be sharper most weeks, but he will not continue to throw it 40 times a game. He is nothing more than a low-end QB2.
Sep 18 - 4:30 PM

Alex Smith brought the Chiefs back from the dead by completing 34-of-48 passes for 363 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while rushing four times for 15 yards and a touchdown in a Week 1 victory over the Chargers.

Smith looked lethargic in the first half, overthrowing his receivers on routine passes and panicking whenever the Chargers brought any semblance of a pass rush. Fortunately for the Chiefs, he was a different player in the second half. 269 of his passing yards came after halftime as Smith orchestrated three straight scoring drives to force overtime. He punched in the game-winning touchdown on a third-and-goal from the two-yard-line. Smith is still one of the more conservative passers in football but he can dish it out when he needs to and certainly has a strong supporting cast around him in Kansas City. He’ll be a QB2 next week against the Texans.
Sep 11 - 5:53 PM

Alex Smith completed 20-of-30 passes for 181 yards and rushed twice for 25 yards Saturday against the Bears.

Smith was surgical against Chicago, meticulously moving the ball down the field and routinely converting third downs. He did not take many shots downfield, but that did not stop the Chiefs from piling up yards in the first half. Smith finishes the preseason 32-of-46 for 354 yards and a touchdown. Although his legs make him interesting, Smith does not have the fantasy upside to be a real option in standard leagues.
Aug 27 - 3:08 PM

Chiefs coaches agree that Alex Smith is having his best training camp.

Like a fine wine, Smith has gotten better with age. The former No. 1 overall pick has had a dominant camp so far while working the ball downfield more and showing a new level of aggressiveness. Smith ripped the defense apart in red-zone drills on Saturday, a far cry from last season when he struggled to finish drives. "His decision making is great," said co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. "There's no second-guessing." Smith has some interesting weapons around him but we'd still hesitate to endorse him as anything more than a mid-level QB2 in fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 7 - 9:05 AM

Alex Smith averaged more than eight yards per attempt and completed more than 72 percent of his passes when the Chiefs lined up in three-tight-end formations last season.

With arguably a better group of weapons at tight end than receiver, the Chiefs have been practicing with three tight ends at OTAs. "It’s been nice to get those three tight ends on the field and do stuff with them, especially in the passing game," Smith said. "Once we can get the pads on and run out of that personnel, I think they’ll be a weapon for us." Travis Kelce is the star of the group, but James O'Shaugnessy and Demetrius Harris are intriguing prospects as well. If the receivers behind Jeremy Maclin cannot take a step forward, the Chiefs could lean more heavily on the tight-end group this season.
Jun 11 - 9:26 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Nick Foles
3Tyler Bray
RB1Jamaal Charles
2Spencer Ware
3Charcandrick West
4Knile Davis
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Jamaal Charles
3RB1Jamaal Charles
2Charcandrick West
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2De'Anthony Thomas
3Demarcus Robinson
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3Tyreek Hill
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3James O'Shaughnessy
4Ross Travis
LT1Eric Fisher
2Bryan Witzmann
LG1Parker Ehinger
2Zach Fulton
C1Mitch Morse
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
K1Cairo Santos