Alex Smith QB KC 5 Days
With the Chiefs winning 45-10, Alex Smith was pulled midway through the fourth quarter of Kansas City's Week 14 game against the Redskins.
Smith managed the game to perfection on a snowy day in Washington, completing 14-of-20 passes for 137 yards and two touchdowns. He added two rushes for seven yards. Smith simply didn't have to do much with the Chiefs' defense, running game and special teams dominating the pathetic Redskins. Smith will be a top-15 option for Week 15 against the Raiders.
Alex Smith QB KC 12 Days
Alex Smith completed 26-of-42 passes for 293 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Chiefs' Week 13 loss to Denver.
He tacked on four scrambles for 46 yards. Smith deserves credit for making some impressive intermediate throws to the second and third levels for a second straight week -- he also did in last week's loss to San Diego -- but he again couldn't get it done in crunchtime. The Chiefs have now lost three consecutive games, all inside the division. Their record is beginning to catch up with their only above-average talent. Smith's own talent limitations will keep him in the QB2 range in Week 14 at Washington.
Alex Smith QB KC 26 Days
Alex Smith completed 21-of-45 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 11 loss to the Broncos.
He added five carries for 52 yards, with the majority of his yardage coming on a scramble against prevent defense at the end of the first half. Smith didn't take any shots downfield and generally held on to the ball too long, taking three sacks. His only success came in the short-to-intermediate passing game, with his longest play of the night a 26-yard completion to Dwayne Bowe. Despite the decent box-score stats, Smith isn't worth owning in the standard fantasy leagues and will remain just a QB2 against the Chargers in Week 12.
Alex Smith QB KC 1 Month
Alex Smith completed 19-of-29 passes for 124 yards in the Chiefs' Week 9 win over Buffalo.
He rushed four times for seven yards. Smith had 24 of his pass dropbacks in the first half. The Bills were winning 10-3 at that point. In the final two quarters, the Chiefs turned their offense over to Jamaal Charles and let the defense win it. Smith is one of the most limited quarterbacks in football. He isn't worth owning in standard fantasy leagues as Kansas City enters its Week 10 bye.
Alex Smith QB KC 2 Months
Alex Smith completed 24-of-36 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Browns.
He added six carries for 40 yards. Smith managed the game effectively, relying on short-to-intermediate throws and completing 67 percent of his passes. His first touchdown came on a 12-yard screen pass to Anthony Sherman and he later connected with Dexter McCluster on a 28-yard strike at the end of the first half. Through eight games, Smith is on track for 3,590 yards, 18 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. He'll remain a middling QB2 against the Bills in Week 9.
Alex Smith QB KC 2 Months
Alex Smith completed 23-of-34 passes for 240 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Kansas City's 17-16 Week 7 win over the Texans, adding six rushes for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Smith's score was a five-yard keeper from the pistol formation with time running out in the first half. Smith continued to have more faith in his legs than his arm this afternoon, taking off at the first sign of a muddied pocket, while remaining allergic to downfield challenges. His pick came on an intermediate route with a little more than seven minutes remaining. Dexter McCluster ran the wrong route. At some point, playing not to lose is going to come back to haunt Smith, but for the now the 7-0 Chiefs surely don't want him to change a thing. Smith will be a low-end QB2 against the Browns in Week 8.
Alex Smith QB KC 2 Months
Alex Smith completed 24-of-41 passes for a season-high 288 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 4 win over the Giants.
Armed with a clean pocket all day long, Smith picked and dinked his way to a highly productive fantasy day. When he couldn't find anyone open, he quickly tucked and ran for 37 yards and seven scrambles. Smith is now on pace to go 352-of-584 (60.2 percent) for 3,828 yards with 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Similar to his San Francisco days, it's the kind of line that wins real football games and provides no upside in fantasy. Smith will remain low-end QB2 for a difficult matchup at Tennessee next week.
Alex Smith QB KC 3 Months
Alex Smith completed 22-of-35 passes for 273 yards in Kansas City's 26-16 Week 3 win over the Eagles, adding nine rushes for 33 yards.
Smith threw for no touchdowns or interceptions, in large part because he appeared leery of making any throw at all. Smith attempted only a handful of passes beyond the sticks, and counted on Donnie Avery and Jamaal Charles doing work after the catch to rack up "his" yardage. It was a comically conservative performance, but Smith achieved his desired goal: No turnovers in a game where the Eagles coughed the ball up five times. Smith's play hasn't been easy on the eyes this season, but he's helped guide the Chiefs to a 3-0 record in the safest possible fashion. As weak-armed as ever and allergic to risk, Smith is a low-end QB2 for fantasy purposes.