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Alex Smith

Kansas City Chiefs

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Browns | Alex Smith linked to Browns

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:18:55 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith could be an option for the Cleveland Browns after the Browns hired general manager John Dorsey, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Dan Labbe. Dorsey was the Chiefs' general manager when he acquired Smith from the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Tip: Smith was one of the best quarterbacks in fantasy through the first four weeks of 2017, but he was inconsistent the rest of the way. He finished as a midrange QB1, and that might not be attainable with a different roster. There are options in that low-end QB1/high-end QB2 range with more upside.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Dan Labbe

Chiefs | Alex Smith throws two TDs in Wild Card loss

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 17:14:05 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 24-for-33 for 264 yards and two touchdowns in a Wild Card loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Fantasy Tip: Smith did all he could to keep the Chiefs from surrendering a 19-point halftime lead. In the end Smith completed about three-fourths of his passes with no glaring mistakes. Look to see where Smith ends up in 2018. Right now he's a lower-end QB1 but that could change if Smith goes to a team with fewer offensive weapons.

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Chiefs | KC open to trading Alex Smith?

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 09:12:04 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs will not actively seek out trade partners for QB Alex Smith this offseason, but they will listen, according to's Ian Rapoport, who speculated the one thing that may cause "all sides to pull back" is if the Chiefs make a run to the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Tip: Kansas City drafted its quarterback of the future last spring in Patrick Mahomes, who has consistently turned heads in practice and left another positive impression by going 22-of-35 for 284 yards with an interception against the Denver Broncos in his first career start in Week 17. If Smith is put on the market, there will be no shortage of suitors, with former Chiefs boss John Dorsey - now with the Cleveland Browns - at the top of the list.

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Chiefs | Alex Smith shatters small-ball tag

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 09:31:04 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith led the league with 17 completions on passes thrown at least 30 yards downfield this season. By comparison, he had 16 such completions combined from 2013 to 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Whether it was the threat of Patrick Mahomes early or the maturation of Tyreek Hill into a more complete receiver or the dominance of Travis Kelce, Smith didn't look nearly as hesitant in trying to hit the big play as he has for the bulk of his career. He's earned the right to come back as the starter in the final year of his contract in 2018, but it remains to be seen how quickly the Chiefs want to turn the offense over to Mahomes.

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Chiefs | Alex Smith goes over 300 yards

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 17:32:37 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith completed 25 of his 39 pass attempts for 304 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins and he also ran four times for 13 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Smith and the Chiefs hit a bump in the road midway through the season, losing six of seven game. The QB turned it over four times from Nov. 5-26, but he has righted the ship and the Chiefs are going well again with three straight wins. He posted his fifth 300-yard game of the season for fantasy owners who stuck with him in the championship game.

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Chiefs | Alex Smith throwing well on deep balls

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:43:00 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has thrown 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions on passes that are at least 20 yards past the line of scrimmage. He had thrown 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions on such passes in the previous six years combined.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is easily having the best passing season of his career. He has shed his reputation as being shy on throwing deep passes, thanks in large part to speed demon and deep threat Tyreek Hill. Smith remains a starting fantasy quarterback for the last few weeks of the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Mike Sando

Chiefs | Alex Smith underperforming at home

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:30:08 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has averaged 238.2 yards and thrown just five touchdowns in five home games this season compared to 292.6 yards and 18 touchdowns in seven road games.

Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for those in the playoffs who own Smith, the Chiefs play at home this week against the Oakland Raiders. That's not to say that Smith is an automatic no go, but the numbers are incredibly swayed. It is an OK matchup and after last week Smith is a low-end QB1 candidate.

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Chiefs | Alex Smith has monster game

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 14:16:45 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 19-for-33 for 366 yards and four touchdowns against the New York Jets in Week 13. He also rushed for 70 yards on one carry during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Smith recorded his fourth 300-yard game of the season and tied his season-high with four touchdowns. He has a chance to have some success against the Oakland Raiders in Week 14 and could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in some deeper leagues.

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Chiefs | Alex Smith gets vote of confidence

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:33:17 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid reaffirmed QB Alex Smith will remain his starter for the foreseeable future on Monday, Nov. 27.

Fantasy Tip: While Smith's unwillingness to anticipate throws is causing some of the problem, Reid's creativity seems to have gone out the window too. Defenses are playing much more zone against the Chiefs and the offensive line isn't holding up nearly as well, which is causing Smith to revert to some of his old habit of leaving the pocket sooner than he should. A switch to rookie Patrick Mahomes in the near future is unlikely but much more of a possibility than anyone could have imagined last month.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Terez A. Paylor

Chiefs | Alex Smith throws TD, INT

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:39:49 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith went 23-for-36 for 199 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Buffalo Bills in Week 12. He also rushed for 35 yards on five carries during the game.

Fantasy Tip: Smith has played well at times this season but does have four interceptions over the last three games. He will be facing the New York Jets next week, but owners should be able to find better options for their starting lineups.

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