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Sunday, July 29, 2018, 6:16pm
If there’s a competition in the wide receivers room to become Alex Smith’s favorite target, Jamison Crowder has taken the early lead.
The slot receiver has been open throughout training camp, and he and his quarterback seem to have developed some quick chemistry. Smith has finished in the top 10 in the NFL in completion percentage the past four seasons, including third in 2017 at 67.5 percent. In other words, he will find the open man, and Crowder has been that guy.
Smith always has been adept at working the intermediate and underneath routes—the crossing routes and outs at which Crowder specializes. The 5-foot-9, 177-pounder isn’t running many go-routes, the story said.
Posted by Steve Andress
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 10:29am
As one of our writers put it this offseason, Alex Smith in Washington has the potential to be The Good Place. Smith was more aggressive in Kansas City last season, leading to a QB4 finish and he now finds himself in a Jay Gruden offense that produced three consecutive top-10 fantasy QB finishes.
Smith's weapons are nowhere near as good as Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill and Kareem Hunt were in Kansas City. And before last season, Smith had never thrown for 4,000 yards or 25 touchdowns. Some negative regression feels like it might be coming.
2018 Bottom Line
Smith has a soft schedule to begin 2018 for those looking for a cheap QB option late in drafts or looking to stream the position. His ADP is far later than our projected QB10 this season, despite Smith being projected to average below a point per week less than that QB10.
2018 Strength of Schedule - WAS
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2017 Game Stats
|Per game||22.73||33.67||269.47||1.73||0.33||8.00||11.85||4.00||23.67||0.07||0.07||5.92||19.68||64.40/64.40||100.00% |