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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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Speaking at Monday's season-ending presser, Chiefs coach Andy Reid committed to Alex Smith as his 2017 quarterback.
"Do I still think we can win with Alex?," Reid asked rhetorically. "Yeah, we were right there." It's not exactly the most ringing endorsement, but due $13.3 million between salary and bonuses, Smith will almost certainly be back under center for a fifth season in Kansas City. Smith has made no progress as a Chief, stubbornly minding the store while trying to avoid mistakes at all costs. With Smith going on 33, the Chiefs at the very least need a plan-of-succession in mind. Jan 16 - 1:34 PM

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Alex Smith completed 20-of-34 passes for 172 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 18-16, Divisional Round loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

The Chiefs scored the only two touchdowns of this game, but it still wasn't enough to overcome Steelers K Chris Boswell's six field goals. Smith and the Chiefs got the scoring started with a five-yard touchdown pass to Albert Wilson out of the wishbone formation on a play-action boot to the left. Predictably, Kansas City's offense went into a shell after the score and couldn't do much of anything before laboring for a fourth-quarter touchdown to bring the score to 18-16. On the ensuing two-point conversion, Smith hit Demetrius Harris to tie the game, but it was called back on a hold by LT Eric Fisher. They failed on the next attempt from the 12-yard line. Smith threw for a career-high 3,502 yards in 2016, but only threw 15 touchdowns to eight picks. He's not -- and never will be -- a fantasy asset.
Jan 15 - 11:53 PM

Due to inclement weather in Kansas City, the start time of Sunday's Divisional Round game between the Steelers and Chiefs has been moved back from 1:05 PM ET to 8:20 PM ET.

The forecast in Kansas City calls for some nasty weather this weekend with an ice storm expected on Sunday morning/afternoon. Chiefs/Steelers already had the lowest game total of the week at 44.5 and that was before weather concerns. Hopefully conditions will clear up with the new start time, though It's something for DFS players to keep in mind as they fill out their weekly lineups.
Jan 13 - 3:08 PM

Alex Smith completed 21-of-28 passes for 264 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception as the Chiefs locked up the No. 2 seed with a Week 17 win over the Chargers.

Smith added 21 yards and another touchdown on the ground, giving him three rushing touchdowns total in the last three weeks. Aside from the scores, Smith has started to use his legs more to get out of trouble late in the season, a trend which should continue in the playoffs. Smith was also solid through the air, hooking up with Charcandrick West for two short scores on almost identical plays and making a couple great throws to Chris Conley. He did throw a pick-six, but that pass was tipped at the line. Smith is playing very well heading into the postseason, and the offense has been shockingly explosive. With a first-round bye and at least one home game, the Chiefs have a good shot at a Super Bowl run.
Jan 1 - 7:37 PM

Alex Smith completed 25-of-36 passes for 244 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Chiefs' 33-10, Week 16 win over the Broncos.

Smith got the scoring started with a 10-yard touchdown run around the left edge. It's easy to forget that Smith actually is one of the more athletic quarterbacks in the league. But the Chiefs devise ways to take the ball out of his hands. His touchdown pass was an 80-yard hookup with Travis Kelce where Kelce did all of the work with roughly 78 yards of YAC. And the Chiefs cooked up a plan late in the fourth quarter to have NT Dontari Poe throw a jump-pass touchdown to Demetrius Harris. Smith will be a mere QB2 next week at the Chargers.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 09:36:00 AM

Alex Smith completed 15-of-28 passes for 163 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception in the Chiefs' Week 15 loss to the Titans.

The Chiefs' offense got off to a hot start, jumping out to a 14-0 lead early, but just like last week, they squatted on the ball the rest of the game. This time, it ended up costing Kansas City, as it blew the two-score lead and lost on a last-second field goal. Smith had a 10-yard rushing touchdown, but also threw a back-breaking interception in the end zone in the fourth quarter as he tried to squeeze one in to Jeremy Maclin from inside the 10-yard line. Smith will be a bottom-barrel QB2/3 on Christmas Night against the Broncos.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 05:00:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 11:48:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:35:00 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.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 12:45:00 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.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 09:40:00 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
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:00:00 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.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 05:10:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 04:30:00 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.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 01:07:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 09:48:00 AM