Alex Smith, QB, Chiefs
|QB - #20||232.81||KC||Active||11 years||31||6'4||217|
2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs
Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Smith has fewer than 300 yards passing in each game in 2015, with only two games with three combined TDs. Alex He hasn't thrown an interception since Week 3, while attempting 27.7 passes per game in his last six starts. In Week 11 he threw for 253 yards and no TDs vs. the Chargers. San Diego ranks 12th in the NFL in QB Fantasy defense. Receivers gain 8.1 yards per attempt with 19 passing TDs. His passing upside is tied to the Chargers success on the scoreboard, which looks bleak at this point of the year.
Week 13 DFS Update (12/3): Smith hasn't attempted over 32 passes in his last five games, which limits his upside. He has two passing TDs or fewer in his last nine games. He is a very good game manager with his last Int coming in Week 3. Last season Smith threw for 531 yards and four TDs in two games vs. the Raiders. Oakland allows 295 passing yards per game with 19 passing TDs. Sneaky matchup with two solid passing options if he ever needed to throw the ball.
Smith is a solid game manager with some upside with better weapons at the WR position. Last year, he had the worst WR corps in the league and one of the weakest pass-blocking lines in the NFL. Alex was sacked 49 times with no TDs to a WR all season. Somehow he completed a career high 65.3 percent of his passes (full season). Over his last three games of the year, Smith threw for 901 yards with three TDs. He only had two games with three TDs in 2014. He's been sacked 39 times or more in three of his last four years. Alex has never passed for more than 3,400 yards in any season with his career-high in passing TDs being 23 in 2013. Over the last two years with Kansas City he has rushed for 785 yards with two TDs. His offensive line will still have weakness and his WR corps gets an uptick with Maclin added. Smith is a boring, low upside QB who plays for a team that prefers to run the ball, which is more of a result of below-par WRs. Alex now has three playmakers (Charles, Macklin, and Kelce). Smith only has matchup value in 2015 as a backup QB.
Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith
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