Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 week ago

Smith completed 20 of 34 passes for 172 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the Chiefs' divisional-round playoff loss to the Steelers on Sunday. He added nine rushing yards on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Another day, the same old Alex Smith. The Chiefs quarterback was his usual unspectacular self Sunday and unfortunately had a few strokes of bad luck as well that ultimately assured Kansas City's demise. His interception came off a tipped pass that fell in the hands of Steelers LB Ryan Shazier and a holding penalty by tackle Eric Fisher negated a successful two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the game at 18-18 with just minutes to go in the game. Key drops by Spencer Ware, Travis Kelce and Albert Wilson only made things worse. Despite returning a stellar receiving corps that includes the likes of Kelce, Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill in 2017, Smith simply doesn't appear to possess the upside to join the upper echelon of fantasy quarterbacks.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
3 weeks ago

Smith completed 21 of 28 passes for 264 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 37-27 win at San Diego. He also rushed six times for 21 yards with a rushing score.

EDGE Analysis

Smith tossed multiple touchdowns for the first time since Week 7 and his five-yard rushing touchdown in the first half was his third straight game with a score on the ground. The only blemish on the day for Smith was when the threw an interception that was returned for a 90-yard touchdown. The Chiefs earned a first-round bye with their win and Oakland's loss at Denver, so Smith will have some time to get prepared for a home playoff game in a couple of weeks.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
4 weeks ago

Smith completed 25 of his 36 pass attempts for 244 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 33-10 victory over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Smith threw for 300 yards in the first week of the season but has failed to do so since. The Chiefs tend to thrive on good defensive play and managing the offensive side of the ball, with Smith throwing for no more than one touchdown in each of the last eight games. His matchup against the Chargers next week is rather mediocre and it's unlikely the game-manager will do enough to warrant fantasy consideration.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith completed 15 of 28 passes for 163 yards and an interception, and added four carries for 11 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Smith found pay dirt from 10 yards out on a run, but failed to find much success in the passing game. He hasn't topped 300 yards since Week 1, and has only thrown multiple passing touchdowns in three games all season. Smith's low ceiling in a run-first Chiefs offense makes him an unappealing option in most formats.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
1 month ago

Smith completed 17 of 26 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders. He also gained three yards on four rushes and lost a fumble on a strip sack.

EDGE Analysis

The virtually unstoppable Khalil Mack forced Smith into his only miscue of the night when he separated him from the ball on an early third-quarter sack, but the veteran signal caller was otherwise virtually flawless. He was particularly proficient in an area that he rarely excels in, downfield passing, as he completed throws of 34, 36 and 39 yards on the night to three different pass catchers. Smith's 10.2 YPA equaled his second-highest figure in that category this season, and he threw a touchdown for the fourth straight week when he found Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard score early in the second quarter. Now having pulled the Chiefs into a tie for first place in the AFC West, Smith will look to keep pushing for a division crown when they face the Titans in a Week 15 home tilt.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago

Smith was an efficient 20 of 24 through the air including one touchdown pass and zero interceptions in Sunday's 29-28 win over the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

Outside of a lost fumble in the first half, Smith was quiet yet effective managing the Chiefs to a victory Sunday. He tallied his lowest pass attempt total since Week 7, tying his second lowest of the season, while the Chiefs attempted to hang on to a lead for the majority of the second half. Although his attempts were limited, the veteran signal caller averaged 10.8 yards per attempt, his highest of the season. Smith will have a short week to prepare for the division leading Raiders, as they will play Thursday night.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago1 Comment

Smith completed 26 of 44 pass attempts for 220 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Broncos.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was limited to mostly quick passes against a relentless Broncos pass rush and finished with an underwhelming average of just five yards per attempt. He did manage to protect the ball in the face of all the pressure and came through with a three-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill before converting a two-point try to force overtime. Smith remains something of a game manager, rather than a player who is tasked with making things happen on offense, and expectations should be tempered even against a generous Falcons defense next week.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago

Smith completed 24 of 31 passes for 261 yards, one touchdown and a pick in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He added 10 yards and a touchdown on two carries.

EDGE Analysis

Smith scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs the lead in the second quarter and drew them within a score with a three-yard out for a touchdown to Albert Wilson in the fourth. It was Smith's play in between that proved to be the difference in the game, however. Smith was picked off in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and the ball was returned to midfield, setting up Tampa Bay's lone touchdown. Smith, known for his carefulness with the ball, has now thrown picks in consecutive games and hasn't thrown two scores in a game since Week 7. His next test comes against Denver's top-flight pass defense.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
2 months ago

Smith completed 25 of 38 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He added 13 yards on four carries.

EDGE Analysis

Smith uncorked a deep bomb to Tyreek Hill in the first quarter that was picked off. He stuck short for the majority of the remainder of the game, with just one pass of 20 or more yards and a putrid 4.7 yards per attempt. It was the fourth time this season Smith has been held under the seven-yard mark. More notably, Smith has been held scoreless three times this season and hasn't topped 250 yards since the Week 5 bye. This Chiefs team is built on defense, running and their quarterback playing safe, which is clearly not conducive to Smith's fantasy output.

Alex Smith
QB KC (5)
3 months ago

Smith (head) will return to his starting quarterback position for this Sunday's game against the Panthers, Terez Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was replaced by Nick Foles at the helm of the Chiefs' offense Sunday versus the Jaguars amid the head injury he suffered in Week 8, but he'll return to the saddle as usual this weekend. While that figures to end the uncertainty over Smith's condition, the attention will now turn to whether he'll have No.1 wideout Jeremy Maclin (groin) at his disposal come Sunday.