Notes: Smith is a dirt-cheap quarterback option who could provide high-end QB2 numbers if he becomes a bit more aggressive. He’s dangerous as a runner, and given the addition of a bona fide receiver in Jeremy Maclin, the emergence of Travis Kelce, and the always-dangerous Jamaal Charles, Smith is an unexciting yet (usually) functional fantasy quarterback.
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Monday, June 29, 2015, 8:14am
Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin had some familiarity with the Chiefs’ offensive scheme when he arrived in Kansas City this offseason because of his past working relationship with coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, but he’d never played with quarterback Alex Smith.
Maclin says that the two men clicked during the spring and that he’s never “been off to a better start” with a quarterback during his career. It’s probably fair to assume that a big part of the reason for that may be Maclin’s ability to make Smith’s life easier than some Chiefs receivers have made it in recent years.
“He has a guy he can trust,” Maclin said, via the team’s uniform. “He can put the ball in different spots and I’ll go out there and make plays. I’m looking forward to doing some special things with him.”
Maclin comes in ranked 27th on our WR list heading into fantasy drafts. With the Eagles, Maclin spent some weeks last year ranked as a WR1. While that remains to be seen with the Chiefs, Maclin is shaping up to be a solid WR3, even with the concerns of Smith not always throwing down field. The addition of Maclin should help open up the Chiefs offense, though, and the two seem to be clicking early on.
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Thursday, December 25, 2014 - 2:13pm
Week 17 – Alex Smith vs. San Diego Chargers
If Michael Buffer ever introduced Alex Smith, he would call him “the checkdown champion of the world!” Unfortunately, Kansas City head coach Andy Reid would rather have Smith throw 45 times than feed Jamaal Charles the ball on a regular basis. That Week 16 doomsday scenario probably banished the Chiefs to watching the playoffs on television, as Smith failed to throw a touchdown pass, although he did total 311 yards through the air and 14 on the ground. With players such as Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, and Tony Romo potentially leaving their games early on Sunday, Smith gets a boost this weekend, but is nothing more than a high-level QB2 who could easily disappoint.